News Ticker: Phil Spector, Madonna, Tupac Shakur, Beck

July 30th, 2009 by Rolling Stone Leave a reply »

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  • Two months into his 19-year sentence for the murder of Lana Clarkson, Phil Spector is “not doing great” in prison, his publicist tells the BBC, adding the producer was “very, very alarmed and scared at the notion of Charles Manson contacting him for any reason.”

  • Madonna broke out her pen to write a story for Israel’s Yediot Ahronot newspaper titled “How My Life Changed” about embracing Kabbalah, the AP reports. The piece runs Friday.
  • Yet another posthumous Tupac Shakur release is being planned, this time a September 13th compilation of his earliest recordings (when he was known as MC New York) called Shakurspeare, All Hip-Hop reports.
  • Beck’s Record Club rolls on at his official Website, where the rocker has posted a cover of the Velvet Underground & Nico’s “All Tomorrow’s Parties” as well as a personal tribute to choreographer Merce Cunningham.

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