Willie Nelson Teams Up With 'Jackass' Guys

Also: Dakota and Elle Fanning in talks to star in Shaggs biopic; Rod Stewart honored by ASCAP

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'Jackass' Guys To Star in Movie With Willie Nelson
Jackass stars Johnny Knoxville, Ryan Dunn and Bam Margera are set to play criminals searching for buried treasure in the upcoming movie Mustache Riders. Willie Nelson will co-star as a grizzled outlaw helping them on their quest. [/Film]

TV on the Radio, Animal Collective Headline Pitchfork Festival
TV on the Radio, Animal Collective, Fleet Foxes, the Dismemberment Plan and Deerhunter are among the top acts announced for the 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival. The event will be held at Union Park in Chicago on July 15-17th, and will also feature performances by Destroyer, James Blake, Das Racist, Cut Copy, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti and Odd Future. [Pitchfork]

Fanning Sisters May Star in Shaggs Biopic
Dakota and Elle Fanning are in talks to star in a biopic about the Shaggs, the legendarily inept band of sisters from New Hampshire who recorded the cult classic Philosophy of the World in 1969.
The movie is set to be directed by Katherine Dieckmann, a filmmaker who has made music videos for R.E.M., Aimee Mann and Throwing Muses. [Vulture]

Rod Stewart to Receive ASCAP Award
Rod Stewart will be honored with the ASCAP Founders Award at the performers-rights organization's 28th Annual Pop Music Awards in April. Previous recipients of the award include Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder. [Billboard]

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