Electronic Dance Music Pioneer Jean Michel Jarre Is Planning A Major Comeback With An Album Featuring Guest Spots From Air, Moby, Erasure Star Vince Clarke, The Who's Pete Townshend And Laurie Anderson.
Electronica 1: The Time MAChine will also feature collaborations with M83, Little Boots, Tangerine Dream, DJ Armin van Buuren, Massive Attack star 3D and Lang Lang.
The album is set for release on 16 October (15) and talking about the project, Jarre tells WENN, "I've wanted to tell a story for a while regarding electronic music history and its legacy from my point of view and experience, from when I started to nowadays.
"So I planned to compose for and collaborate with an array of artists who are, directly or indirectly linked to this scene, with people I admire for their singular contribution to our genre, that represent a source of inspiration for me over the last four decades I have been making music, but who also have an instantly recognisable sound.
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Veterens, Intrepid Sea, Air, Space Museum, Japanese and Pearl Harbor Friday 7th December 2012 Veterens during a ceremony next to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum commemorating the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor
The Beatles icon reaches the milestone age on Monday (18Jun12), and a host of stars have offered up tributes to celebrate his big day.
Rapper Jay Z says, "He's a genius writer, he changed music - he has always been ahead of his time," and Destiny's Child star Rowland adds, "Paul MCCartney is a true legend, he's written some of the most iconic tracks of all time. I have always been a huge fan and would like to wish him a very happy birthday!"
Take That frontman Gary Barlow says, "Happy birthday to a legend and a top bloke. What do you get the man who has everything for his birthday? Many happy returns Paul," and actor James Corden insists, "I don't know if there will ever be a more important presence in music. He is as integral to the landscape of Britain as fish and chips and bad weather. I feel honoured to know him. Happy birthday, Paul."
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As far as cinematic visionaries go, Georges M'liSs is usually ranked among the top of the heap. Widely consider the first science-fiction film, M'liSs a was true legend in his field, regardless of how dubious that title may now seem. Imagine then the honour bestowed on fellow Frenchmen Jean-B'noit Dunckel and Nicolas Godin when approached to score the newly remastered edition of the film in glorious Blu-Ray quality.
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Canadian rockers the Arcade Fire, Air, the Polyphonic Spree and DEERHOOF are the first acts confirmed for the inaugural High Line Festival, which will be curated by David Bowie.
Bowie agreed to select and book acts for the 10-day event, which will be held at venues near a public park created on top of an abandoned elevated railway line in Manhattan, New York.
Bowie admits he's thrilled that all the acts he approached to play at his festival, agreed.
In a posting on his website, he writes, "Although this inaugural year will be modest in scale we've been pretty lucky in that many whom I asked have accepted.
"I'm also pleased that many emerging artists are participating alongside more established talents that represent a fairly wide cross section of disciplines within the arts community."
The H+M-sponsored festival will also feature a show by EXTRAS and The Office creator Ricky Gervais and performance art spectaculars.
Bowie will also screen his favourite Spanish-language films at the High Line Festival, which begins on 19 May (07).
French pop acts Air and Phoenix have picked out an unusual location to team up for fans - they'll be playing the royal palace of Versailles, near Paris, later this year (07).
The historic venue, built by Louis XIV, will host the concert on 29 June.
Air will be promoting their new album POCKET SYMPHONY, which features guest vocals by artists including Jarvis Cocker and NEIL HANNON of THE Divine Comedy.
A host of stars including Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker and Air are helping Charlotte Gainsbourg record her first album in two decades. Gainsbourg, the daughter of legendary French singer Serge Gainsbourg and actress Jane Birkin, is better known for being an actress in films such as 21 GRAMS. She hasn't released an album since CHARLOTTE FOREVER in 1986. 5:55, set for release in September (06), also features THE Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon and is produced by prolific producer Nigel Godrich, famed for his work with Radiohead and Beck. Beck's father DAVID CAMPBELL has provided the disc's string arrangements. In recent years Gainsbourg has provided the spoken introduction to Madonna's 2001 song WHAT IT FEELS LIKE FOR A GIRL and sang backing vocals on Badly Drawn Boy's 2002 album HAVE YOU FED THE FISH?.
Fleeting hitmakers THUNDERCLAP NEWMAN, Nena and THE KNACK are being celebrated in a new book commemorating the best pop one-hit wonders of all time.
THE ONE AND ONLY, itself named after British pop star Chesney Hawkes' 1990 number one smash, details one-off pop smashes that have gone on to become classics in their own right.
Author TOM BROMLEY names Thunderclap Newman's 1969 hit SOMETHING IN THE Air as the best one-hit wonder ever. Second comes 1979's MY SHARONA by THE KNACK, while NENA's 1984 monster success 99 RED BALLOONS is named eighth best.
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The VANITY FAir IN CONCERT eBAY auction aims to give fans "the chance to bid on one-of-a-kind, music-inspired items" to raise funds for the STEP UP WOMEN'S NETWORK, a non-profit organisation working to provide better community resources for women and girls to improve their futures.
Among Aguilera's items up for auction on eBay are several different outfits, including signed photographs and a skirt she wore in the DIRRTY video, which is currently selling for $262 (GBP145).
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The acts are among the 10 hopefuls fighting for the honour - a US equivalent of Britain's MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE - which is competed for by critically acclaimed albums that have not yet been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
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