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

Buzz 11:07AM EDT

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

Cassandra Wilson

Cassandra Wilson Reinterprets Billie Holiday Nicely on 'Coming Forth By Day'

Buzz 12:10PM EDT

Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the previous week. We hope to give a fighting chance to the bands you haven't heard of. This week we look at Cassandra Wilson and her tribute to the discography of Billie Holiday, 'Coming Forth By Day.'READ MORE

Beck will perform 'Song Reader' concert in Hollywood with all-star guest lineup

Genres 10:39AM EDT

Beck has announced plans to play his 2012 sheet-music album Song Reader live again with a star-studded lineup. He first performed the "album" live in San Francisco then in London over the summer and will try it out again on Nov. 24 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Rolling Stone reports.READ MORE

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