Roundup: Beatles’ Homes Named Historic; New Beck, Green Day in the Works

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Calling their new album intensely personal, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong says it’s “the first time we’ve sung about fucking.” Check out the video posted on their official YouTube page:

R&B crooner Frank Ocean says Don Henley threatened to sue him if he continued to sample “Hotel California.”

Lennon and McCartney‘s boyhood homes have been declared national historic places in Britain.

Beck is working on new material, according to a tweet from guitarist J. Medal-Johnsen.

Led Zeppelin‘s 2007 comeback show funded a scholarship program at Oxford in the name of Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun to the tune of £26 million. Click here to read a Washington Post review of said show by Weeping Elvis’s own Huey.

Michael Jackson‘s daughter is claiming that her father isn’t the one singing on the King of Pop’s posthumous album, TMZ reports.

Lady Gaga launched the Born This Way Foundation at Harvard yesterday along with Oprah Winfrey.

Writing in Slate, Jeff Turrentine wonders why so many pop stars’ albums of standards–Paul McCartney‘s is the latest–fall so flat. “It’s the curse of pleasantness, of innocuousness, of valedictory tribute,” he writes.

How’s this for a novel approach to touring? Sugarland is letting its fans determine the set lists for each city’s show.

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