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Elton John Calls Miley Cyrus "Brilliant," Compares Her to Frank Zappa

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During a new interview, Sir Elton John has offered his praise for Miley Cyrus and her antics, claiming that they're "brilliant" and much like what Frank Zappa would do.READ MORE

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Deal Means Frank Zappa Vault Exclusives to See Release Soon Enough

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It's been a big week for fans of Frank Zappa, as his estate has announced plans for an ambitious documentary on the iconic performer and now has let us in on an exclusive agreement with Universal Music to grant access to a huge amount of the performer's "vault."READ MORE

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Alex Winter Helming Ambitious Frank Zappa Documentary with Estate's Approval

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Musical documentaries on characters such as Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse have been all the rage this year, and now an ambitious project revolving around the life of Frank Zappa has been announced. The film, approved by the Zappa Family Trust, won't be expected to hit theaters until 2017, but that's because of the huge level of material that filmmakers Alex Winter and Glen Zipper will have to work with.READ MORE

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The Beatles, Michael Jackson and More Musicians with Space Objects Named After Them

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The Beatles received an interesting honor on this date 25 years ago, as each member-John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr-received the honor of having four newly discovered asteroids named after them. It's not a rare honor-as Mental Floss explains, there are literally hundreds of asteroids and "minor planets" in our galaxy, and although they don't necessarily need to be named after anything, we're a sentimental species. That's how individuals such as The Beatles, Michael Jackson and Phil Spector ended up with astronomical objects named after them.READ MORE

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Frank Zappa's 100th and Final Album 'Dance Me This' Will Be Out in June

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Frank Zappa's final album, Dance Me This, which was completed before his death in 1993, will finally be released. According to JamBase, the icon's 100th studio album will hit retailers in June, with a specific date still pending. Fans can pre-order the album now.READ MORE

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Public Enemy's Chuck D Wants A Record Store Day Radio Station, DJ SKEE Helps

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After last year's Record Store Day, Chuck D of Public Enemy went to the founder of the national event, Michael Kurtz, to share an idea. What if the day dedicated to vinyl had its own radio station? Kurtz adopted the idea and recently struck up a partnership with DJ SKEE's new venture, DASH Radio, which premiered last August. The station is no longer a dream - it will go live Mar. 1, well ahead of this year's annual celebration of vinyl.READ MORE

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Happy Halloween from Music Times! Check 5 Epic Concerts That Occurred on October 31: Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead and More

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Happy Halloween! Hopefully you've got fun plans tonight even if it isn't a concert, but many excellent shows have taken place on this most pagan of holidays over the years. Music Times opted to select six notable Halloween performances worth remembering:READ MORE

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Five Great Bass Tracks from and in Memory of Jack Bruce: Cream's "White Room," Solo Tracks and Guest Appearances

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Check out five great bass tracks from throughout Jack Bruce's career in honor of the legendary bassist of Cream, who passed away this weekend.READ MORE

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6 Artists Who Recorded Two Albums At Once: Justin Timberlake, Radiohead and More

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Recording just a single album can be an incredibly difficult and time-consuming process (just ask Dr. Dre or Axl Rose), but these six artists took up the challenge (and succeeded) of recording two albums at once (or even more).READ MORE

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7 Artists Who Have Released Two Albums at Once: Guns N' Roses, Bruce Springsteen and More

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Recently, pop legend Prince returned with not one album, but two new albums — "Art Official Age" and "PLECTRUMELECTRUM" — both of which were released Sept. 30. Though this is typical Prince eccentricity, he is far from the first artist to do this. Here are seven other artists who have released two albums in one day, including Guns N' Roses and Bruce Springsteen.READ MORE

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7 Great Artists Who Switched Genres Early in Their Careers: Pink Floyd, Beastie Boys and More

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Though most musicians tend to evolve musically over the course of their careers, they usually stick to the same genre they started off in. But these seven, great artists — from Pink Floyd to the Beastie Boys — actually started off playing totally different styles of music early in their careers from the ones they eventually became known for.READ MORE

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6 Bands Who Originally Formed Without Their Lead Songwriter: Oasis, The Replacements, And More

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If there's one member of a band who writes all of the music, it would be fair to assume that forming the band was their idea, and that they were a founding member. However, the lead songwriters in these six bands weren't even members when the bands originally formed.READ MORE

The Smiths - 'Shoplifters of the World Unite'

7 Album Covers With Musicians Who Aren't On The Album: The Beatles, The Smiths, And More

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Putting yourself on your own album cover is a pretty simple concept: if people see you on the cover, they'll assume you're the person singing on the album. However, these seven artists included musicians on their album covers that didn't appear in the album at all.READ MORE

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7 Live Albums Made Up Entirely Of New Songs: Neil Young, Frank Zappa, And More

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A typical live album serves as a greatest hits album of sorts, compiling live performances of an artist's best-known songs. These seven live albums, however, took a different approach, including songs that had been previously unreleased, basically making them studio albums that just happened to be recorded in front of an audience.READ MORE

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7 Albums Released Without The Artist's Permission: Bob Dylan, Radiohead, And More

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In a perfect world, an artist would have complete control over how their music is released and sold. However, there are plenty of instances of record labels acting against an artist's wishes, even going so far as to release albums without their permission. Here are seven albums released without the artist's permission.READ MORE

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