Pearl Jam  lead singer Eddie Vedder has released  his stirring rendition of Bruce Springsteen 's "My City of Ruins" as a digital single, with the proceeds to benefit the Haitian relief efforts. The live performance was a highlight of last month's Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C., where Springsteen was among the honorees.
British rock trio Muse  are planning a record and release a live DVD, but they're looking to Nirvana as an inspiration. Speaking to BBC's Radio 6 , bassist Chris Wolstenholme said, "We'd like to something a little bit more along the lines of a touring documentary as opposed to just a live gig this time. Something a little bit more like Nirvana's 'Live! Tonight! Sold Out!.' I think that was one of the best tour documentaries I've ever watched; just life on the road and what it's like."
Dizzee Rascal  went a little bonkers during a press outing in Australia for the Big Day Out tour. The U.K. rap star lost it on a reporter, calling her a "b---h" before storming off to his trailer. According to the news.com.au , he journalist took it in stride but the rapper did not: he refused to leave his trailer until being assured that the videotape of the incident was destroyed.
Animal Collective , the critically acclaimed psychedelic rock band that topped many 2009 critics polls, is branching out into movies. The band made its Sundance Film Festival debut yesterday with "ODDSAC," a self-styled video album the group made with director Danny Perez. According to Rolling Stone , following the Sundance screenings, the film will play for one night only in New York City on Mar. 2 and Chicago on Mar. 17.
(Compiled by David J. Prince)
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