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For Tuesday, October 13, 2015
>>Author Calls Lou Reed A Monster
(Undated) -- The soon-to-be-released unauthorized biography of Lou Reed is not painting a pretty picture of the music legend. Howard Sounes, who wrote "Notes From The Velvet Underground" interviewed 140 people for the book, and says Reed was a monster. Sounes told The Daily Beast Reed was an unpleasant man who abused women and used racial slurs to describe other musicians including Donna Summer and Bob Dylan. The book will be released on October 22nd.
>>Tower Records Documentary Opens Friday
(Undated) -- The documentary about Tower Records is being released this weekend and Spin is giving away tickets. The publication will post a question on Twitter every day this week and one respondent will get two tickets for a New York City showing and a prize pack including a signed festival poster, a pin, and a bag. The trailer for "All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records" features a bevy of musicians reminiscing about the store, including Dave Grohl, who used to work there.
The film hits select theaters Friday.
>>Twisted Sister Announces Farewell Tour
(Undated) -- Twisted Sister is planning a farewell run. The band will hit the road next year on their "Forty And F*#k It" tour. Mike Portnoy will be on drums following the death of original drummer, AJ Pero, last month. More details and dates are expected to be released soon.
>>Queen In Hammersmith To Be Released
(Undated) -- A classic Queen concert is being released, just in time for Christmas. "Queen - A Night at the Odeon - Hammersmith 1975," is scheduled to be out on November 20th. The show includes the live debut of "Bohemian Rhapsody." Brian May recently said the quality, "after great rescue work," is amazing. The show will be released on CD, DVD, Blu-Ray, vinyl and digital formats, as well as a super-deluxe box set edition.
>>Is Bowie Done Touring?
(Undated) -- Rumors are swirling about David Bowie. U.K. concert promoter, John Giddings, recently said Bowie told him he has retired from touring. If the retirement is for real, Bowie's last-ever show will have taken place on June 25, 2004.
>>Stones Trying To Record This Year
(Undated) -- Keith Richards says The Stones could be back in the studio this year. The legendary guitar player recently told Rolling Stone magazine that the band may try to do some recording before Christmas. Richards also revealed he was never a big fan of Led Zeppelin, saying although he loves Jimmy Page, the band always sounded a little "hollow." In addition, he talked about the Who's late drummer, Keith Moon, saying he was an incredible talent, but would have been "a disaster" in any other band. The Rolling Stones have a South American tour planned for February.
>>Metallica In Studio
(Undated) -- Metallica is currently working on their 10th album. Frontman James Hetfield recently revealed that the guys are in the studio recording the follow-up to 2008's "Death Magnetic." The band reportedly has close to 20 new songs. A release date for the album has not been revealed.