Music Roundup: Elton Wants JT to Play Him, Kasabian Says Rock Is Dead

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In one of the strangest all-star jams we can remember, Steven Tyler, Alice Cooper and Weird Al Yankovic covered “Come Together” in Hawaii on New Years Eve. Check out Weird Al bringing home the goods in verse 3:

Elton John wants Justin Timberlake to play him in an upcoming biopic.

The members of Kasabian lamented the “drought” of rock bands.  Frontman Tom Meighan said, “There’s a rock ‘n’ roll drought at the moment, so I’m glad we’re here. People are frightened of making records that sound good on the radio.”Bandmate Serge Pizzorno added: “We’ve been overrun by pop and I hate that indie attitude. Life’s too short to give a fuck.”

John Lennon fans were none too pleased with Cee Lo Green‘s rendition of “Imagine” on New Years Eve. Cee Lo changed the lyrics “nothing to kill or die for / and no religion too” to “nothing to kill or die for / and all religion’s true.”

Velvet Revolver is reuniting with Scott Weiland for a charity gig in L.A. on Jan. 12. Also on the bill: Stephen Stills, Sheryl Crow and Tom Morello.

To honor the 40th anniversary of Eat a Peach, the Allman Brothers Band are calling 2012 the “Year of the Peach.” The reenergized grandfathers of jam rock just announced their annual residence at the Beacon Theatre in March.

Paul McCartney confirmed his new album of (mostly) covers will be called Kisses on the Bottom.

Gossip Beat: Steven Tyler and Aretha Franklin have both gotten engaged. Kelly Clarkson‘s sales appear to have ticked up since her endorsement of Ron Paul.

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