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More Top Stories: Tom Waits, Jane's Addiction

August 31, 2010 11:01 AM ET

Tom Waits Photo Book Out October 29th
Over three decades, photographer Anton Corbijn has shot hundreds of portraits of Tom Waits. On October 29th, 200 of those photographs will be showcased in Waits/Corbijn 1977-2010, paired with lyrics from throughout Waits' career. [Twenty Four Bit]

Jane's Addiction to Play Tony Hawk Benefit
Jane's Addiction will perform with new bassist Duff McKagan at Tony Hawk's Stand Up for Skateparks benefit event on October 17th in Los Angeles. "Music of Jane's Addiction flying through the air; Tony Hawk flying through the air, that's a party!" Perry Farrell said in a statement. [ The Hollywood Reporter]

Lady Gaga Angers Edmonton
Officials in the Canadian city of Edmonton are upset that Lady Gaga Tweeted a photo of a sign, reading "Oil Country," in which the second "O" was removed. The letter was taken out to make room for a spotlight used in Gaga's recent Edmonton show. Officials say the Tweet reflected poor taste, and casts the city in a negative light. [CTV Edmonton]

Rave Organizers Sue Los Angeles
A promoter is suing the city of Los Angeles for canceling an October 30th performance by electronic artist Tiesto. The cancellation follows to a recent crackdown on raves following the drug-related death of a 15-year-old girl at the Electric Daisy fest. [ Los Angeles Times]

Plus: Radiohead fans band together to make live DVD, Beatles (illegally) appear on a digital music service and more.

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Song Stories

“Road to Nowhere”

Talking Heads | 1985

A cappella harmonies give way to an a fuller arrangement blending pop and electro-disco on "Road to Nowhere," but the theme remains constant: We're on an eternal journey to an undefined destination. The song vaulted back into the news a quarter century after it was a hit when Gov. Charlie Crist used it in his unsuccessful 2010 campaign for the U.S. Senate in Florida. "It's this little ditty about how there's no order and no plan and no scheme to life and death and it doesn't mean anything, but it's all right," Byrne said with a chuckle.

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