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Peapod’s plan: All they are saying is give kids a chance

Black Eyed Peas member Will.i.am, pictured, was inspired by bandmate and best friend Apl.d.ap to found the Peapod Music and Arts Academy -- a state-of-the-art music educational center and recording facility serving youths in foster care and other at-risk teens.

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Will.i.am knows a bit about disenfranchised kids. His bandmate and best friend, Apl.d.ap, was one of them.

Gibson tuning up to shred with new barrage of Slash

LAS VEGAS -- TAMARA CONNIFF reveals that Gibson will release eight new Slash-branded guitars, from cheap to high-end custom models personally signed by Slash, pictured.

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First robotics, now Slash. The full details are not yet confirmed, but we've exclusively learned that Gibson is going to release eight new Slash-branded guitars. The campaign is so important to Henry Juszkiewicz, chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar, that he is taking the company's exciting Slash guitars off the market to create even more hype around the new ones.

When it comes to Zeppelin, the son remains the same

When Led Zeppelin had its reunion last month, no one was happier than Jason Bonham, who waited 20 years to get another chance to play the drums his late father John Bonham used to bang for the band, TAMARA CONNIFF writes.

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Will Led Zeppelin tour in 2008? The legions of fans who didn't make it to their successful Dec. 10 reunion show at the O2 Arena in London certainly hope so.

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Songwriter Diane Warren is known for her pop ballads, but she tried something different for Ridley Scott's "American Gangster": a vintage R&B song, "Do You Feel Me," performed by Anthony Hamilton.

Warren goes ‘Gangster’ as she ventures into new turf

Best known for her pop ballads, Diane Warren, pictured, not only wrote the R&B styled "Do You Feel Me" for "American Gangster," she's also begun developing new artists, TAMARA CONNIFF writes.

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Moby has been busy lately. The veteran dance music artist has a new publishing deal with Kobalt Music Group and a new album due out in the spring. He also recently launched an innovative Web site that gives his music away — to the right people, of course.

Indie filmmakers can score Moby freebies

Veteran dance music artist Moby has a new publishing deal and a new album due out in the spring and, writes TAMARA CONNIFF, has also recently launched an innovative Web site that gives his music away -- to the right people, of course.

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"Repo! The Genetic Opera" is "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" meets "Saw." A horror musical that is bound to become a cult classic, the trailer has had more than half a million views on YouTube in one month. The Twisted Pictures film recently completed principal production and will hit the big screen next year via Lionsgate.

‘Repo!’ sews together pop, metal, rap, horror

"Repo! The Genetic Opera" is "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" meets "Saw." A horror musical that is bound to become a cult classic, the trailer has had more than half a million views on YouTube in one month.