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    The 'Lost' Beatles Concert Sony Won't Let You See

    The crummy Let It Be musical gets to go to Broadway, a documentary about the Fab Four's secretary gets to use their songs, but footage of a full "lost" Beatles concert will not be coming to a theater near you.A new lawsuit filed by Ace Arts alleges Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Apple Corps blocked the release of The Beatles: The Lost Concert, the Hollywood Reporter reports. Ace Arts had obtained 35 minutes of footage from the young band's February 11, 1964 performance at the Coliseum in Washington D.C., and had entered into agreement with leading cinema-advertising company Screenvision to show the film in 500 theaters nationwide. That's before Sony/ATV and Apple Corps interfered.Apple Corps, the multimedia corporation the Beatles' founded in 1968, was allegedly planning its own use of the footage.

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    Ciara Literally Gets Served Legal Papers Onstage During Her Show

    Remember in Pineapple Express how Seth Rogen's character is a process server who goes around in disguise, tracking people down and handing them legal papers when they're least expecting it? He's all, "You've been served."Well, Atlanta R&B singer Ciara got a real-life dose of servitude Saturday night. In the middle of Ciara's performance during Los Angeles' Pride parade, a women, who the singer mistook for a fan, reached out and handed Ciara something, which she accepted, as seen in the video above. Turns out that woman was delivering notice of legal action after Ciara backed out of a set at The Factory in West Hollywood the night before. A rep for the singer maintains that Ciara's commitment to the 2013 L.A. Pride parade prohibited other performances that weekend, and that the Factory was given adequate notice of the cancellation but continued to promote it anyway. "She got served.

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    Joke-Rockers Tenacious D to Showcase Musical Comedy at Festival Supreme

    No one brings the rock and jokes like The D brings the rock and jokes. So who better than the dynamic duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass to deliver a real rock'n'roll festival experience set to the slapstick sounds of comedy?In a video set to look like a Woodstock interview, Tenacious D announced it will host the inaugural music-and-comedy event Festival Supreme on October 19 on the Santa Monica Pier. Aside from that troublesome twosome, the day will feature sets from Zach Galifianakis, Adam Sandler, Sarah Silverman, the Mr.

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    Kings of Leon Recruit Jimmy Fallon to Hawk New Album 'Mechanical Bull'

    After promising us a "youthful" new album later this year, Kings of Leon have announced more details on what will be the band's sixth full-length release.With the help of Late Night host Jimmy Fallon in a ferocious finger-pointing infomercial, the Tennessee "Sex on Fire" quartet revealed Mechanical Bull will be out September 24. It was produced by longtime production and songwriting collaborator Angelo Petraglia, who has been on board with the Southern rockers since 2007's breakout Because of the Times. They recorded the new material in KOL's studio in Nashville. There have been few sneak peeks of the new record, which is their first since 2010's Come Around Sundown. Last month brought hard-charging the "Always the Same" to Bottle Rock Fest.

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    Watch Black Sabbath Reign Over NYC in 'God is Dead?' Video

    Tomorrow (June 11) Black Sabbath release their Rick Rubin-produced new album 13, the band's first with Ozzy Osbourne since 1978's Never Say Die!, to the excitement of rock diehards and metalheads everywhere. In anticipation of that banner day, the masters of reality have shared the video for their almost nine-minute epic “God Is Dead?” The cheap-looking modern dystopian clip features bloodied news footage set in New York City's Times Square. The message is pretty simple: Unless people stand up to authority, we're all doomed. Also, Sabbath is king. And God is dead, probably.By now, followers of the Prince of Darkness and his axe-slinging knights have already heard this track as well as "End of the Beginning", "Loner", and deluxe edition bonus track "Methademic", streamed the full-length 13 on iTunes, and bought tickets for the band's upcoming tour.

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    'American Idol' Fires Longtime Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe

    What a year for American Idol. Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Keith Urban joined Randy Jackson on the cast, making for an awesome power quartet of judges. And then… well, it's hard to recall exactly what happened. Mostly because no one was watching. But there was a drunken stabbing in Pennsylvania.For the record, in the end, Candice Glover beat Kree Harrison. More to the point: Suffering from record-low ratings and ending with a record-low finale in its 12th season, the titanic TV powerhouse proved it too was sinkable and, sure enough, the jettisoning is in full effect. Very few are sticking around to go down with the ship. Following the announcement Jackson would be leaving after 12 years of judging, the diva duo of Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey said they were splitting, too. And now, via the Hollywood Reporter, the show's longtime executive producer Nigel Lythgoe has been fired.

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    Watch Broken Social Scene's Homecoming Reunion at Field Trip Festival

    Broken Social Scene made the best of its reunion this past weekend at the Field Trip Music & Arts Festival in Toronto. After announcing a permanent hiatus following a November 8, 2011 show in Rio de Janeiro, Toronto's favorite musical collective announced in January that it would reunite to play the June 8 festival at Fort York and Garrison Common in Toronto to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their record label, Arts & Crafts.

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    Bennio Qwerty Share Gruff Yet Peppy 'Smooth Operator'

    It's probably time to get acquainted with Brooklyn's Bennio Qwerty, who released the gruff single "Smooth Operator" via Noisey Thursday (June 6). The band's gaining momentum after dropping the dreamy "Picture Of" last month, leading up to an EP to be released this summer by that same title. Local support is building, too, with spots on some good bills coming up, including one June 13 at the Hall of Williamsburg with Iceage, A Place to Bury Strangers, and Lower.As the story goes, guitarist-singer Mike Barron and bassist Nathan Delffs met on a construction site, working on the South Side Williamsburg bar Donna, and bonded over a shared love for post-hardcore and experimental pop.

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    Watch Ghostface Killah Become a Cult Leader in '12 Reasons to Die' Show Clip

    In March, Ghostface Killah took over one of the Boiler Room's Los Angeles sessions with his 12 Reasons to Die collaborator Adrian Younge, treating both the live in-person and streaming audience to a dramatic show. Anyone who missed it then is now in luck, as new video of Ghostface rolling through his high-power set, at one point assuming the role of a bizarre Illuminati-like cult leader, is available online.Backed by a Younge-led live band, the Wu-Tang Clansman walks out to "Daytona 500" from his beloved solo Ironman, then jumps into his verse on Kanye West's "New God Flow". He follows up with some help from Killah Priest on GZA's Liquid Swords classic "4th Chamber". Later, and most notably, Ghostface leads a throng of cloaked and creepy women carrying candles through the audience before sitting down and read/rapping "The Rise of the Ghostface Killah" from an oversize book.

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    Boards of Canada Fans Embark on Epic Desert Journey in 'Semena Mertvykh' Video

    Considering all the complex code-hacking and Kanye West-like projections leading up to the announcement of Boards of Canada's first release in eight years, it's safe to say anticipation has been high for Tomorrow's Harvest. So high, in fact, that on May 27 around 100 fans drove to the abandoned Lake Dolores Waterpark in middle-of-nowhere desert town Newberry Springs, California, after discovering and decoding a map and message hidden within a tweet from the band. Clueless as to what lay ahead, some of these zealots traveled up to 15 hours to the mysterious location, more than 100 miles outside of Los Angeles.What they discovered out there in the dry heat of the Mojave Desert was the first-ever listening party for Tomorrow's Harvest, which SPIN streamed a week later and then hastily reviewed. What the rest of us got immediately was a USTREAM video.

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