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Solomon Burke Dies, Kanye Leaks Pharrell Collabo

Plus: Al Pacino to play Phil Spector in HBO movie, Daft Punk push release date of 'Tron' soundtrack and more.

By: SPIN Staff // October 11, 2010
  • Solomon Burke — the soul great who recorded classics like “Cry to Me” and “You Can Make It If You Try” and whose singing style inspired Mick Jagger — died of natural causes on Sunday at Schipol Airport in Amsterdam. He was 70. [Solomon Burke's Official Site]

  • Al Pacino will portray Phil Spector in an HBO movie written and directed by David Mamet. The project is still in the development phase. [The New York Times]

  • Amazon has samples of two new Panda Bear tracks — “You Can Count on Me” and “Alsatian Darn” — to be released on October 18. [Amazon]

  • Daft Punk have pushed the release date of their Tron: Legacy soundtrack from November 22 to December 7. In the meantime, the band has posted a 20-second snippet of new material and revealed the glow-in-the-dark poster for the soundtrack. [Tron Soundtrack]