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The NY Times names hundreds more artists who lost masters in 2008 UMG fire

Just about every area of recorded music was hit by the fire, from jazz to punk to cabaret to comedy, new wave, historical speeches, metal, hip hop, you name it.

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Suicide Sally: Celebrating the music of Suicide and Alan Vega at Bowery Electric
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Martin Rev, Eugene Hutz, Ric Ocasek & more played Suicide tribute @ Bowery Electric (pics)

Bowery Electric's "Sally Can't Dance" party hosted a tribute to Suicide and the late Alan Vega on Thursday (1/25) that featured a whole host of notable folk, including Martin Rev, Ric Ocasek, Gogol Bordello's Eugene Hutz, Jesse Malin, Joseph Arthur, Bob Bert, and more...

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Martin Rev, Ric Ocasek, Eugene Hutz & more playing Suicide tribute @ Bowery Electric

Also on the bill: Kid Congo, Bob Bert (Sonic Youth), JG Thirlwell (Foetus), Jesse Malin, Peter Zaremba (Fleshtones) and more.

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John Malkovich releasing an LP w/ mixes by Yoko Ono, OMD, Dandy Warhols, Ric Ocasek, Efterklang & more (listen)

Actor John Malkovich is putting out an album titled Like a Puppet Show which is a collaboration with commercial director/photographer Sandro, and producer/composer Eric Alexandrakis...

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‘The Colbert Report’ finale: group sing-a-long w/ Jeff Tweedy, Michael Stipe, Big Bird & more ++ NMH’s “Holland, 1945″

The Colbert Report aired its final episode last night (12/18) after nine seasons on Comedy Central. At the end, Randy Newman and Jon Stewart came out to help Stephen Colbert sing the 1939 standard "We'll Meet Again" and soon they were joined by stageful of celebrity guests, including Willie Nelson, Michael Stipe, Jeff Tweedy, Cyndi Lauper, Bryan Cranston, Tom Brokaw, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Ric Ocasek, James Franco, Patrick Stewart, Arianna Huffington, George Lucas, Henry Kissinger, and many, many more...

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Weezer announce dates, planning to reunite w/ Ric Ocasek to produce new album

Weezer at Jones Beach in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Weezer have the return of their Weezer Cruise coming up in February, which includes Cat Power, DIIV, The Cribs, Ash, Palma Violets, and more (tickets); and they've just announced a few club dates to go down before then...

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The Cars played Roseland (pics, setlist), playing Lollapalooza

In case you missed it, we wrote our own little Lollapalooza preview for Lollapalooza.com, The Cars included. Bill wrote:So many bands have cribbed from The Cars' new wave playbook you may have forgotten that they did it first...

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Ric Ocasek back w/ The Cars — reunion tour & new album

After resisting the idea for many years while "The New Cars" played without him (and with Todd Rundgren in his place), Ric Ocasek has joined back up with his band The Cars, cementing the remainder of the original lineup (except for bassist Benjamin Orr for died of pancreatic cancer in 2000)...

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