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CHART TOPPERS: This week’s top alt tracks

LISTEN: This week's top alternative tracks, according to the latest Billboard charts.

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Paul McCartney tops ‘richest bassist’ list

The Beatles legend is worth an estimated $1.2 billion.

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Man arrested on drug, burglary charges claims to be Scott Weiland

A man who falsely claimed to be the STP frontman has been behind bars since last month

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John Lennon’s killer fights for freedom

Mark David Chapman is awaiting a decision over whether he will finally be freed from prison after his eighth parole case this week.

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Johnny Cash’s daughter to release book

The book, started in 1995, contains tales of Cash's favorite childhood memories.

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Amy Winehouse statue to be unveiled on her birthday

The "Back to Black" singer will be honored with a life-size bronze sculpture.

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‘Awesome Mix’ of ’70s hits holds top Billboard spot

The "Awesome Mix" of retro songs featured in "Guardians of the Galaxy" topped the weekly album chart for a second week.

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Bush needs fans to help fund new album

Gavin Rossdale and his bandmates have launched a campaign to fund the new album on PledgeMusic.

FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

Author’s dive into Beatles story still has depths to explore

For author Mark Lewisohn, telling the story of the rock band the way it deserves to be told will take time - a quarter-century, to be exact.

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Johnny Cash family home opens as museum

Cash's childhood home in Dyess, Arkansas has opened as a museum to the country music legend.

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CHART TOPPERS: This week’s top alternative tracks

LISTEN: This week's most-played alternative tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.

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PHOTOS: Woodstock 45 years later

Today marks the 45th anniversary of the start of the most iconic music festival in American history.

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Sam Smith baffled by ‘Bond’ rumors

Smith claims he has no knowledge of the negotiations, but he'd love to tackle a "Bond" theme if given the chance.

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‘Awesome Mix’ of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ tops Billboard

The alien superheroes' throwback, '70s-style soundtrack climbed to the top spot on the weekly album chart.

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Goodbye Candlestick Park

In a bow to historical symmetry, Candlestick Park will host Paul McCartney, the final act in the iconic stadium's history.

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London studies safety measure for ‘Abbey Road’ crossing

Officials are considering posting a crossing guard at the iconic intersection.

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New book reveals details on ‘quiet Beatle’ George Harrison

The "Dream Weaver" hitmaker will publish "Dream Weaver: Music, Meditation, and My Friendship with George Harrison" in October.

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Paul McCartney’s next project: Video games

The former Beatle wrote the score for the video game "Destiny," scheduled to be released next month.

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Rare Beatles photographs go up for auction

The photographs are part of a series of recently discovered snaps of the band at the beginning of their career.

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Devo launch crowd-funding campaign to pay for Casale tribute album

Punk-pop veterans Devo have launched a crowd-funding initiative to help them release a new live album.

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