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Digest: Kanye West Releasing Line of Designer Scarves; Gloria Estefan Records With Pharrell Williams

Also: Bob Mould publishing memoir; Guided by Voices headline summer festival

April 7, 2011 11:30 AM ET
Digest: Kanye West Releasing Line of Designer Scarves; Gloria Estefan Records With Pharrell Williams
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Kanye West Plans Silk Scarf Line
Kanye West is collaborating with the French design duo M/M to produce a line of silk scarves based on their designs for the packaging of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The line is set to debut this spring with a limited edition of 250 scarves at Colette and mmparis.com. [Hip Hop Wired]

Gloria Estefan Recording an Album with Pharrell
Gloria Estefan announced on Twitter that she is in the process of making a new album with producer Pharrell Williams. The disc will be the singer's first English-language album since 2003. [Billboard]

Bob Mould to Release Memoir
Former Hüsker Dü frontman Bob Mould is set to release a memoir titled See a Little Light: The Trial of Rage and Melody in June. The book, which is co-written by Our Band Could Be Your Life author Michael Azerrad, is expected to detail Mould's time in Hüsker Dü, his experiences as a gay man in punk rock and his later career as a member of Sugar, a solo artist and a DJ. [Vulture]

Guided by Voices to Headline Brooklyn Northside Festival
The recently reunited Guided by Voices have been announced as the headliner of a Brooklyn Northside Festival show at McCarren Park on June 18th. The bill will also include a set by Wavves. [Brooklyn Vegan]

Styx and Yes Team Up For Progressive U.S. Tour
Yes and Styx will co-headline the Progressive U.S. Tour, a 22-city jaunt that will kick off with an as-yet-unannounced Fourth of July event and will conclude at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California on August 3rd. [Press release]

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