Digest: Bieber's Record-Breaking Film; Foo Fighters Announce Covers Album

Also: Thurston Moore to release new album produced by Beck; Ne-Yo develops animated series for Cartoon Network

March 14, 2011 12:15 PM ET
Digest: Bieber's Record-Breaking Film; Foo Fighters Announce Covers Album
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Justin Bieber Has Top Concert Film of All Time
Justin Bieber's Never Say Never has grossed over $70 million in ticket sales, making it the top grossing concert film of all time, just ahead of Miley Cyrus' Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds. Without adjusting for inflation, it has also pulled in more money than Prince's Purple Rain. [Popdust]

Foo Fighters Release Covers Album
Foo Fighters will release Medium Rare, a limited edition vinyl album featuring covers of songs by Paul McCartney, Cream, Pink Floyd and Prince on April 16th. This set will be a Record Store Day exclusive and will only be available at record shops. [NME]

Thurston Moore Announces New Album With Beck
Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore will release his third solo album Demolished Thoughts on May 24th. The album, which will be issued by Matador Records, was produced by Beck, and will feature performances by violinist Samara Lubelski, harpist Mary Lattimore, bassist Bram Inscore, and drummer Joey Waronker. [Pitchfork]

Ne-Yo Developing Animated Series
Ne-Yo is developing a new animated series called I Heart Tuesdays with the Cartoon Network. The show is created in honor of the singer's sister and will be about a 16-year-old girl who is forced to save the world every Tuesday for the rest of her life. [Rap-Up]

Dave Brubek Drummer Joe Morello Dead at 82
Joe Morello, a jazz drummer best known for his work with the Dave Brubek Quartet has died at the age of 82. Morello performed on several of Brubek's most famous recordings, include "Take Five," one of the best-selling jazz singles of all time. [BBC]

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