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More Top Stories: Kenny Chesney, Daft Punk, Mario

October 1, 2010 11:08 AM ET

Kenny Chesney on Track for Number One Album
Kenny Chesney's new album Hemingway's Whiskey will sell an estimated 180,000 to 200,000 copies in its first week, more than enough to grab the top spot on the Billboard 200. It will be Chesney's sixth number one album. Lil Wayne's digital-only I Am Not a Human Being will likely land in second place. [Press Release]

Daft Punk to Cameo in 'Tron'?
In addition to providing the score for the upcoming Tron: Legacy, the dance-music duo Daft Punk will also reportedly cameo in the film. The group, or at least two people donning the their trademark helmets, were seen briefly triggering "digital fireworks" during a 23-minute preview reel screened by Walt Disney Studios. [ Los Angeles Times' Hero Complex]

Mario Arrested for Assault
R&B singer Mario was arrested in Baltimore this morning and charged with 2nd degree assault after an alleged confrontation with his own mother. He was released on $24,000 bail. [TMZ]

Campaign to Make John Cage Number One
Last year, a Facebook campaign led by a British man helped make Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name" the UK's numberoOne Christmas single, ending a streak of X Factor winners. This year, John Cage's experimental piece "4'33"," which is essentially four minutes and 33 seconds of silence, is being championed in a campaign called Cage Against the Machine. [The Guardian]

Plus: Sade plans her first North American tour in a decade, Dee Snider joins Rock of Ages and more.

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Song Stories

“Stillness Is the Move”

Dirty Projectors | 2009

A Wim Wenders film and a rapper inspired the Dirty Projectors duo David Longstreth and Amber Coffmanto write "sort of a love song." "We rented the movie Wings of Desire from Dave's brother's recommendation, and he had me go through it and just write down some things that I found interesting, and they made it into the song," Coffman said. As for the hip-hop connection, Longstreth explained, "The beat is based on T-Pain. We commissioned a radio mix of the song by the guy who mixes all of Timbaland's records, but the mix we made sounded way better, so we didn't use it."

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