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In addition to previously recorded tracks with Miley Cyrus, Moby, and Dr. Dog, Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne has revealed the personnel for their Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band cover album, titled With a Little Help From My Fwends. The album will feature artists such as Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan, My Morning Jacket, MGMT, Tegan & Sara, Phantogram, Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis, Foxygen, and Grace Potter.

With a Little Help From My Fwends comes out October 28th via Warner Bros. Records. The full tracklist is shown below, as tweeted by Coyne on his Instagram account.

With a Little Help From My Fwends Tracklist:
01. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (feat. My Morning Jacket, Fever the Ghost, and J Mascis)
02. With a Little Help from My Friends (feat. The Flaming Lips, Black Pus, and The Autumn Defense)
03. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (feat. Miley Cyrus, Moby, and The Flaming Lips)
04. Getting Better (feat. Dr. Dog and Chuck Inglish)
05. Fixing a Hole (feat. Electric Wurms)
06. She’s Leaving Home (feat. Phantogram and Juliana Barwick)
07. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! (feat. The Flaming Lips, Maynard James Keenan, and Sunbears)
08. Within You Without You (feat. Birdflower and Morgan Delt)
09. When I’m Sixty-Four (feat. The Flaming Lips and more)
10. Lovely Rita (feat. Tegan & Sara and Stardeath and White Dwarves)
11. Good Morning Good Morning (feat. Zorch, Grace Potter, and more)
12. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (feat. Foxygen and MGMT)
13. A Day in the Life (feat. The Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus)

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Lead singer, Jarvis Cocker, of the Sheffield britpop band Pulp will now judge a karaoke contest. Contestants will be able to take the position of Cocker and sing their favorite Pulp songs for a chance to be recognized, or ridiculed, by presiding judge Jarvis Cocker.

The contest will be held at the Industry City venue in Brooklyn, NY. Willing contestants can enter by tweeting at the event organizers with the hashtag #singforjarvis, but they ask you make your plea interesting and don't just ask to sing "Common People," unless you can really deliver. They encourage creativity through drawings, videos; get as weird as you can, they say. Deadline for entry is August 4, and, yes, you must be able to attend the show August 7 to be considered. The competition will follow a special screening of Pulp's new film Pulp: A Film About Life, Death, and Supermarkets as well as a Q+A with Cocker and the film's director, Florian Habicht.

Willing contestants can select from any of the following Pulp songs to perform.

'All Time High'
'Babies'
'Common People'
'Disco 2000'
'Do You Remember The First Time'
'Help The Aged'
'Mile End'
'Monday Morning'
'Sorted For E's and Wizz'
'This is Hardcore'

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Along with already starting work on the next Elbow album, the yet-to-be-named Guy Garvey solo project is about to take off as well. Although, Garvey says he doesn't feel right as of right now calling it a "solo project." "I don't know what to call it. I don't like the term 'solo project', because it won't be that - I'll be inviting friends to play on it. I'll let the name pick itself as it progresses."

The new project is in the early stages with no release date in mind, but Garvey plans on heading to the same studios as used by Peter Gabriel. "I don't know what that's going to be. I'm going down to Real World Studios to write some songs and see where it goes. I love being in the honest and even-handed democracy that is Elbow, but I fancy being the boss for a bit, so I'm going to do a side-project. It will either be great, and a right laugh, or a disaster, and a right laugh."

Elbow recently released The Take Off and Landing Of Everything this year and the band is currently on a festival tour.

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Freedom of the City is one of the oldest surviving traditions in the UK among other countries and to be added to the list today is Eels Frontman Mark Oliver Everett. The singer will accept the award tonight at London's Guildhall before Eels perform at the Barbican Centre.

The award is said to affirm the relationship between citizen and regiment, and others on the list include such names as Winston Churchill, Princess Diana, and Nelson Mandela. While E is the first artist of a contemporary band to receive the award, musicians in the past, such as Bob Geldof, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti have also received Freedom of the City.

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The 10-ft-tall pine tree, planted in 2004, was meant to serve as a memorial to the great Beatles songwriter George Harrison but as fate as it, the tree was recently infested by actual beetles, the Los Angeles Times said. Harrison died in in LA at the age of 59 in 2001 and was cremated at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. A plaque that accompanies the "George Harrison Tree" reads: "In memory of a great humanitarian who touched the world as an artist, a musician and a gardener." It also includes a quote from the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: "For the forest to be green, each tree must be green."

Both the tree and the Plaque were located near the city's famous Griffith Observatory, and Councilman Tom LaBonge says a new seed will be planted in its place very soon.

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In a brief statement on behalf of rocker David Bowie, read at a recent charity event in London to celebrate 50 years of Bowie's music , new music is on the way. The Statement reads:

"This city is even better than the one you were in last year, so remember to dance, dance, dance. And then sit down for a minute, knit something, then get up and run all over the place. Do it. Love on ya. More music soon. David"

Bowie stunned the world last year when he, out of nowhere, announced he had completed his first studio album in a decade The Next Day. It looks like fans won't have as much of a wait between albums this time.

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Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of Pittsburgh’s finest music writers joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Scott Tady!

In case you missed it here’s what he played with commentary by Scott.

Blake Rainey & His Demons, "The Angels Were Wrong About Her" - Jangly, Georgia power-pop - sort of Matthew Sweet meets Shawn Mullins - from Rainey, who's also in the Young Antiques (with former Pittsburgher/Soda Jerk drummer Kevin Charney). A bit of an Elvis Costello feel to this one, their radio single. The full-length, "Love Don't Cross Me," is getting good reviews. Whenever he needs an extra emotional jolt for his vocals, Rainey reaches deep for a vulnerable falsetto.

Information Society, "Where Were You" - Get ready to dance, as Minneapolis' late-'80s techno/New Wave-y band is back. Remember their Billboard Top-3 hit "What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)?" If not, visit YouTube... you'll recognize it immediately. For the first time since 1997, co-founders Paul Robb, Kurt Harland and James Cassidy have joined forces on an album that arrives Sept. 23. Get hip to it now with this song "Where Were You," that asks the question, "Where were you when I fought the craving/where were you when I needed saving?

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Originally identified as Joanie Faircloth, Joan Elizabeth Harris first accused musician and Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst of rape allegations in the comments section of a 2013 xoJane article late last year, but the story has taken a drastic turn for the better as Faircloth now says she “made up those lies about him to get attention” while dealing with a sick child.

Oberst filed a defamation suit back in February in response to the situation. Now the official statement from Faircloth denies all allegations she made over the past six months and apologizes for her actions.

“The statements I made and repeated online and elsewhere over the past six months accusing Conor Oberst of raping me are 100% false. I made up those lies about him to get attention while I was going through a difficult period in my life and trying to cope with my son’s illness. I publicly retract my statements about Conor Oberst, and sincerely apologize to him, his family, and his fans for writing such awful things about him. I realize that my actions were wrong and could undermine the claims of actual sexual assault victims and for that I also apologize. I’m truly sorry for all the pain that I caused.”

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American singer/songwriter, known to be somewhat of an introvert, Cat Power and the popular London act Coldplay have premiered a new collaboration to be featured on the soundtrack for the upcoming film "Wish I Was Here." The song of the same name is an odd idea in theory, but the two acts seem to come to a happy median between their different musical minds.

When Coldplay's Chris Martin watched an early version of the film, he felt the song needed a strong female role similar to the plot of the movie, and creator of the film Zach Braff said he thought it was a genius idea on Martin's part. "One of the things the film is about is a strong woman (Kate Hudson's character) becoming the matriarch of her family," Braff said. "When Chris and I were talking, we both kind of simultaneously said, 'Cat Power.' I reached out to Chan Marshall (aka Cat Power) and she and I met and really clicked. I set her up to watch the film in her apartment. The whole time she was watching she kept texting me all the different parts she was loving. She said yes the instant it was over."

Chan Marshall tracked vocals for the song at Electric Lady studios in NYC, and Chris Martin added harmonies with Coldplay producing the song. The film will be released July 18, and the soundtrack will be out July 15, featuring other, new original work from bands like The Shins and Bon Iver and music from The Head and the Heart, Hozier and Paul Simon among others.

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As two decades approach of Oasis' most iconic album ever, the band has decided to reissue its 1995 release (What's The Story) Morning Glory? which features classics "Don’t Look Back In Anger," "Wonderwall," "Some Might Say," and "Roll With It." The new 3-disk Chasing The Sun version will feature remastered tracks from the original tapes, under the supervision of producer Owen Morris, as well as B-sides, unheard demos and live material.

Special Edition bundles include the CD with digital download, 12" vinyl LP (with digital download bundle of all bonus CD content), and Deluxe Box Sets include LP, Special Edition CD, 7" of an exclusive demo, replication of an original 12" promo and merchandise.

The reissue is set for release September 29.

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