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Watch James Hetfield "Audition" to Be a Zombie in New "Call of Duty" Video Game
Updated: August 28, 2015 - 11:30 am

Credit: Ross HalfinJames Hetfield can sing and plays a mean guitar, but can the Metallica frontman do a viable zombie impression?  You can find out by watching him "audition" to play a zombie in the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops III video game.

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Expanded Reissues of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks and His Band and the Street Choir Albums Due in October
Updated: August 28, 2015 - 11:30 am

Warner Bros. RecordsOn the heels of the announcement that most of Van Morrison's solo albums will be reissued digitally and made available to streaming services starting Friday, August 28, as part of a new Legacy Recordings deal, comes news of a separate series of Morrison reissues.  Expanded and remastered versions of two of Van the Man's classic early studio efforts, 1968's Astral Weeks and 1970's His Band and the Street Choir, will be released on October 30 via Warner Bros. Records.

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Rare Paul McCartney Sketches Part of Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction This Saturday
Updated: August 28, 2015 - 11:30 am

CBS Photography 1964A series of four sketches Paul McCartney scrawled during the 1960s are among the many collectibles going up for bid this Saturday in Liverpool, U.K., at the 2015 edition of the city's annual Beatles Memorabilia Auction. The drawings, done on white scrap paper, feature faces of various Beatles members and include quirky messages on the opposite side.

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Patti Smith Celebrates Electric Lady Studios' 45th Anniversary at Intimate NYC Gig
Updated: August 27, 2015 - 11:50 pm

Credit: Steven SebringPatti Smith gave a special intimate performance on Wednesday night at New York City's Electric Lady Studios to mark the 45th anniversary of the day that Jimi Hendrix opened the famed recording facility.  Smith, who actually was at the studio that day in 1970, performed her 1975 debut album Horses in its entirety.

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Listen to Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp -- aka Hollywood Vampires -- Cover a Who Classic
Updated: August 27, 2015 - 11:50 pm

UMeA new full-length preview clip from Hollywood Vampires, the all-star tribute album organized by Alice Cooper and big-screen superstar Johnny Depp, has debuted online.  The collective's rendition of The Who's "My Generation" can be heard in its entirety now at the Hollywood Vampires VEVO channel.

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Julianne Hough Says Her Wedding Proposal Was 'Magical and Sweet'
Posted: August 28, 2015

ABC/Adam Taylor(NEW YORK) -- Earlier this month Julianne Hough announced she's engaged to her boyfriend, pro hockey player Brooks Laich. And after a short self-imposed social media break, the Dancing with the Starsjudge hasnow revealed how Laich popped the question, writing on her blog that it was "magical and sweet."

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Chaka Khan Confirmed for "Dancing with the Stars"
Updated: August 28, 2015 - 11:31 am

ABC(NEW YORK) -- The reports were true: Grammy Award-winning singer Chaka Khan will be among the celebs competing for the Mirrorball Trophy on season 21 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.

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"Dancing with the Stars" Season 21: Alexa and Carlos PenaVega Join Celebrity Cast
Updated: August 28, 2015 - 11:31 am

ABC(NEW YORK) -- The Dancing with the Stars cast is growing.

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Nicki Minaj Opening Sunday's MTV VMAs Telecast
Updated: August 28, 2015 - 11:31 am

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(LOS ANGELES) -- Here's proof Nicki Minaj no longer holds a grudge against the MTV Video Music Awards: she's opening the 2015 edition of the show this Sunday night.

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Kim Kardashian West's Fertility Problems Took 'Fun Out of' Getting Pregnant
Updated: August 28, 2015 - 11:31 am

Peter Kramer/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Kim Kardashian West is pregnant with her second child, but she reveals in the September edition of Cmagazine that the numerous complications she experienced this time around took "the fun out of" getting pregnant.

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