Roundup:Jagger Was Obsessed With Jolie, M83 Design For Converse

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Celebrity bio author Christopher Anderson reveals Mick Jagger had a two year obsession with future superstar actress Angelina Jolie. The infatuation is detailed in the new book Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius Of Jagger. More at NYDN.

M83 is partnering with Converse to release a limited edition M83-inspired Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker to be sold exclusively at converse.com.

Check out the new album from Mission Of Burma, Unsound, on Spotify, now streaming in its entirety. It comes out tomorrow.

Queen guitarist Brian May says he’d rather be remembered for saving animals than as a rock legend. May has turned his estate in Surrey into an animal refuge. More at the Sunday Times.

Gwen Stefani of No Doubt is hosting an Obama fundraiser at her California home on August 12. First Lady Michelle Obama will be there and the event celebrates the family.

Carol Hawkins, a domestic aide hired by U2 bassist Adam Clayton to run his south Dublin Mansion, was sentenced last week for embezzling $3.6 million from his bank accounts. More at AP.

Lots of rock star birthdays today: Jack White is 37. Courtney Love is 48, Marc Almond, of Soft Cell, is 53, Jim Kerr , of Simple Minds, is 53.

 

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Pat Ferrise grew up loving ”the punk rock” and “new wave.” His years at one of the nation’s top college radio stations ultimately led him to a 15-year run as music director of alternative music icon WHFS Washington/Baltimore. Rolling Stone magazine named him of the most influential programmers of the 90s. He’s recorded two albums under the moniker Trampoline for the now defunct SpinArt label. He lives in Baltimore and takes no credit for writing this bio.