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If the caliber of performers and attendees at Wednesday night's star-studded Myspace relaunch celebration at L.A.'s El Rey Theater is an indication of the future social-music platform's success, it should have no problem as Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Pharrell, Olivia Wilde and of course the Vanderhook brothers hit the party.
Last fall, the Black Lips hit the road for a four-week tour across the Middle East. After kicking off the tour in Cairo, the Atlanta rockers performed for audiences in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates and Cyprus.
Ringo Starr reveals that he's been working on his latest album and has about seven basic tracks pieced together. "I don't go to studios now," he says. "I've started a new record and it's all in the guesthouse in L.A. I've made the last two in the guesthouse."