News Ticker: Paul McCartney, “Fela!” Musical, PiL, Ken Ober

November 17th, 2009 by Rolling Stone Leave a reply »

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  • Paul McCartney will receive the Library of Congress’ third annual Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The AP reports an all-star tribute — all the stars TBA — will honor the Beatle in 2010.

  • Jay-Z and Will & Jada Pinkett Smith have joined the producing team of Fela!, the musical about the life of Africa legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. The show opens at Broadway’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre on November 23rd.
  • John Lydon tells the BBC that if Public Image Limited’s upcoming tour — the band’s first in 17 years — is successful, he’ll record new music with the band.
  • Ken Ober, who hosted five seasons of the MTV pop-culture quiz show Remote Control starting in 1987, has died at age 52. MTV News reports cause of death is still unclear, but police don’t suspect foul play.

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