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Ke$ha’s Cover Of Bob Dylan’s Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright

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Amazing! How is this Ke$ha?!?

If we didn't know who was singing we would have NEVER guessed it was the girl who brushes her teeth with Jack Daniel's.

This version of Bob Dylan's Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright(above) was recorded for music Amnesty International’s upcoming Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan compilation.

Ke$ha says covering Dylan was emotional experience. She explained:

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All New Bob Dylan Cover Songs Collection To Be Released Benefitting Amnesty International

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A star-studded CD collection of Bob Dylan cover songs is being released to benefit Amnesty International.

The four CD collection will feature all new or unreleased songs except for the title track, Chimes of Freedom.

Releasing January 24, 2011, the producers in charge will be the same as a Darfur benefit album featuring John Lennon songs.

Some of the artists included on the collection include Miley Cyrus, Adele, Cage the Elephant, Dave Matthews Band, Ziggy Marley, Maroon 5, My Chemical Romance, Sting, and Ke$ha.

A total of 80 artists and 75 songs will be released.

The disc released will also mark and celebrate Amnesty's 50th birthday.

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Quote Of The Day

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"People are going to stop buying CDs. People are going to stop selling and making them, so I am looking for different ways to get music to people, and the [app] at the moment seems to be the favorite. The app is the new model. It's very full and can also be constantly updated, so it's not a static thing. It's organic."

Sting to Billboard on the impending doom of compact discs

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All-Star Tribute Album For Bob Dylan To Feature Adele, Ke$ha And More!

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Any excuse to get more people to hear Adele's version of Make You Feel My Love is fine by us!

Amnesty Interntaional is putting an all-star tribute album out to celebrate the man, myth and legend that is Bob Dylan. The charity album, dubbed Chimes of Freedom: Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 years of Amnety International, will feature some of the biggest names in music singing some of Dylan's best. Sting, Dave Matthews Band and Adele are attached to the disc, as well as Patti Smith singing Drifter's Escape, My Morning Jacket singing You're A Big Girl Now and perhaps the biggest surprise of them all, Ke$ha performing Don't Think Twice, It's All Right.

Of the latter, Ke$ha reveals that she has always been a big admirer of Dylan and was honored to be asked to be a part of the video. She says:

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GaGaloo Performs With Sting For His 60th Birthday Concert

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And they sound hella good! HELLA HELLA GOOD!

Check out the video (above) to hear Lady GaGa make sweet, sweet music with Sting at his 60th birthday concert.

It's a duet on King Of Pain, but you won't feel any pain listening to these two so seamlessly sing together!

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Sting Is Getting Intimate!

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At least he is for his upcoming series of shows!

Sting recently announced his Fall 2011 North American Tour, which kicks off in Boston, MA October 21st and runs through the beginning of December, but unlike past concerts, the iconic singer has instead chosen to perform this year in much smaller venues!

Very cool! We wouldn't mind being that up close and personal with him! LOLz!

Check out the tour dates and venues…AFTER THE JUMP!

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Sting Writing A New Musical!

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Hell yeah!

Sting is writing a new musical called The Last Ship, which kinda sounds like a horror movie. Wait, no, that was Ghost Ship. Whatever!

Here's a bit about it, but there is NO official synopsis yet. Bummer:

The Last Ship features music and lyrics written by Sting and a book by Yorkey, who will direct the production, according to a casting breakdown being sent around. No official synopsis was provided, though the character descriptions indicate that the production is set in the city of Newcastle in the 1980s.

Lead character Gideon is said to be a "charismatic, charming, cynical, worldly-wise" man in his thirties, who is "quick to buy a round or throw a fist" but "slow to open his heart." He is a Newcastle native. The Last Ship is in early stages, in a "throw it up against the wall and see what sticks" phase.

"Sting's first foray into writing for musical theater so we wanted to start having him meet actors and hear them sing at the earliest possible point."

The good news is that it will probably have brand new Sting music, instead of rehashing his catalogue. New Sting?? Yes please!

Apparently he's got like 20-24 of them ready to go, too!

Can't wait to hear more about it!

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