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For: Tuesday July 16, 2019 

>>Austin Butler Cast To Play Elvis in Biopic 

(Los Angeles, CA)  --  After an extensive casting process, director Baz Lurhmann has his Elvis.  Austin Butler has been tabbed to play the King of Rock in an upcoming biopic ahead of Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, and Harry Styles.  The story will focus on the Mississippi-native's rise to stardom, with Tom Hanks already signed on to play Colonel Tom Parker, Presley's manager.  Filming is set to begin production in Australia next year. 

>>Duran Duran Honoring 50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11 Moon Landing 

(Cape Canaveral, FL)  --  Duran Duran is putting on a special concert tonight to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.  The band will be performing at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral.  The anniversary of the historic moon mission is July 20th. 

>>Brian May Praises Adam Lambert 

(Undated)  --  Brian May says Freddie Mercury would have approved of Adam Lambert performing with Queen.  May shared his appreciation for Lambert in a lengthy Instagram post, calling him a "modern marvel" with "a voice in a billion."  He also said Lambert is the reason that Queen is still a "functioning rock band."  The American Idol alum is touring North America with Queen through August. 

>>Steven Adler Performs For First Time Since Accidental Stabbing 

(Las Vegas, NV)  --  Steven Adler is back to performing after accidentally stabbing himself.  The former Guns N' Roses drummer took the stage at the Golden Nugget hotel in Las Vegas over the weekend.  Fan footage shows him playing tracks like Sweet Child O' Mine and Mr. Brownstone.  Adler suffered a self-inflicted stab wound at his home in Los Angeles last month.  His representative confirmed that it was not a suicide attempt.