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September 13, 2010 7:00 PM ET

No New Coldplay Album in 2010
Although Coldplay hoped to release the follow-up to their Viva La Vida by the fourth quarter of 2010, Chris Martin revealed in a meet-and-greet with fans that, while the band is close to finishing songs for their fifth album, the LP won't be released until 2011. [ Coldplaying]

George Michael Sentenced to Eight Weeks in Prison
George Michael was sentenced to eight weeks in a London prison, after pleading guilty to charges that he was driving under the influence of drugs in July. [CNN]

Christina Aguilera Performs "Imagine"
Christina Aguilera performed John Lennon's "Imagine" this Sunday at a party for the release of of Montblanc's John Lennon Edition pen. [YouTube]

The Dismemberment Plan to Reunite
Washington D.C. indie band the Dismemberment Plan will reunite for a series of shows in January 2011, to celebrate the reissue of their 1999 album Emergency & I. "We're not planning a new record, but we're doing these shows and taking it day to day after that," bassist Eric Axelson said. [ Washington Post's Click Track]

Kid Rock to Face Waffle House Lawsuit
In October 2007, Kid Rock and members of his entourage were involved in a brawl at a Waffle House in Atlanta, and Rock later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge. Now, the victim has filed a lawsuit against Kid, who is due in an Atlanta courtroom today. [ Billboard ]

Plus: The Strokes rock New York, Fashion Week, Lady Gaga settles lawsuit with ex-boyfriend and more.

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Song Stories

“Nightshift”

The Commodores | 1984

The year after soul legends Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson died, songwriter Dennis Lambert asked members of the Commodores to give him a tape of ideas. "And the one from Walter Orange has this wonderful bass line," said co-writer Franne Golde. "Plus the lyric, 'Marvin, he was a friend of mine' ... Within 10 minutes, we had decided it should be something like a modern R&B version of 'Rock 'n' Roll Heaven,' and I just said, 'Nightshift.'" This tribute to the recently deceased musicians was the band's only hit without Lionel Richie, who had left for a solo career.

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