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September 29, 2010 9:00 AM ET

 

Justin Bieber Readies Toy Line
Tween girls can expect to find Justin Bieber wrapped up and under their trees this Christmas: the singer will be releasing a line of Ken-like Dolls that will play 30-second snippets of his songs and wear his outfits from the "Baby" and "One Less Lonely Girl" videos. [ Billboard ]

Michael Jackson's Former Manager Seeks Royalties
Tohme Tohme, Michael Jackson's former business manager, has asked a judge to unseal financial records from Jackson's estate in an attempt to reclaim the $2.3 million Tohme says he is owed for negotiating the concert contract and theatrical rights to This Is It. [AP ]

Rihanna Unveils 'Loud' Album Cover
Check out the album cover for Rihanna's latest LP Loud, due out November 12th. [Rihanna Now]

Chris Brown Snags Drake, Kanye West, Andre 3000 for 'Deuces' Remix
Chris Brown gloated on Ustream that he has recruited West, Drake, Andre 3000, T.I. and Fabolous to provide verses for his "Deuces" remix. [MTV]

Chris Cornell, Brad Pitt and Daughters Hang Out at American Girl Store
Soundgarden's Chris Cornell was spotted at the American Girl store in Los Angeles hanging out with Brad Pitt. Cornell's daughter Toni was celebrating her 6th birthday there, and Pitt brought his daughter Zahara to the party. [TMZ]

Bruce Springsteen Co-Stars in New Jersey Couple's Engagement Photos
A recently-engaged New Jersey couple were taking engagement photos on an inlet when they encountered a barefoot Bruce Springsteen strolling on the beach. Springsteen then took the man's guitar and sat for a few engagement photos. [ New York Daily News ]

Lil Wayne Posts New Letter From Prison
In a new letter, Lil Wayne reveals that he plays a lot of UNO, listens only to "slow jams and ESPN" and that he loves Eric Benet's "Sometimes I Cry." Weezy will be released from New York's Rikers Island in 35 days. [Weezy Thanx You]

Plus: Phil Collins tops UK album charts, Lady Gaga schedules more Monster Ball dates and more.

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Song Stories

“Hungry Like the Wolf”

Duran Duran | 1982

This indulgent New Romantic group generated their first U.S. hit with the help of what was at the time new technology. "Simon [Le Bon] and I, I think, had been out the night before and had this terrible hangover," said keyboardist Nick Rhodes. "For some reason we were feeling guilty about it and decided to go and do some work." Rhodes started playing with his Jupiter-8 synth, and then "Simon had an idea for a lyric, and by lunchtime when everyone else turned up, we pretty much had the song." The Simmons drumbeat was equally important to the sound of "Hungry Like the Wolf," as Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor stated it "kind of defined the drum sound for the Eighties."

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