Roundup: Hamlet + Pearl Jam = …

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At last…a Pearl Jam-themed production of Hamlet has been given to the world.

Dave Grohl has released a longer teaser of his Sound City Studios documentary, with Tom Petty, Trent Reznor, Butch Vig, Mick Fleetwood and John Fogerty carrying on about how much they love the place. See it here.

Ed Kowalczyk, former lead singer of Live, is being sued by an entity that owns the band’s trademark. They claim he doesn’t have the authority to bill himself as “Ed Kowalcyzk of Live” as he’s been doing. (Pollstar) Meanwhile, Meatloaf is suing a Meatloaf impersonator for $100,000. (A.V. Club)

When The Who play Rhode Island next year, they’ll honor tickets from a show they had to cancel there in 1979, reports Rolling Stone.

In huge music biz news, Nielsen Soundscan reported that old albums — defined as more than 18 months old — outsold new ones over the first six months of this year. It’s the first time that’s happened. (Heard Mentality)

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