'Spiderman' stage star's contract extended

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NEW YORK, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The producers of the Broadway Spider-Man musical say they have signed star Reeve Carney to a contract extension.
Carney to star in 'Spider-Man' until May

Carney to star in 'Spider-Man' until May

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" star Reeve Carney has extended his contract and will stay with the Broadway musical until May, the show's producers said.

New John Legend album runs musical gamut

NEW YORK, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Singer John Legend's upcoming new album will feature a variety of musical styles, Rolling Stone reported in New York.

Film about musician Jeff Buckley in works

LOS ANGELES, June 28 (UPI) -- Musician Jeff Buckley, an up-and-coming talent before his untimely death in Tennessee in 1997, will be the subject of a film by writer-director Brian Jun.

Fires destroy famous Memphis studio

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Unique choices on Brit best cover list

LONDON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Jimi Hendrix's version of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" has been named best cover song ever by music critics of Britain's Daily Telegraph.

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Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997), raised as Scotty Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He was the son of Tim Buckley, also a musician. After a decade as a guitarist-for-hire in Los Angeles, Buckley amassed a following in the early 1990s by playing cover songs at venues in Manhattan's East Village, such as Sin-é, gradually focusing more on his own material. After rebuffing much interest from record labels and his father's manager Herb Cohen, he signed with Columbia, recruited a band, and recorded what would be his only studio album, Grace.

Over the following two years, the band toured widely to promote the album, including concerts in the U.S., Europe, Japan and Australia. In 1996, they stopped touring and made sporadic attempts to record his second album in New York with Tom Verlaine as producer. In 1997, Buckley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, to resume work on the album, to be titled My Sweetheart the Drunk, recording many four-track demos while also playing weekly solo shows at a local venue. While awaiting the arrival of his band from New York, he drowned during a spontaneous evening swim — fully clothed — in the Wolf River, when he was caught in the wake of a passing boat. His body was found on June 4, 1997.

Since his death, there have been many posthumous releases of his material, including a collection of four-track demos and studio recordings for his unfinished second album My Sweetheart the Drunk and expansions of debut album Grace and his Live at Sin-é EP. Chart success also came posthumously; with Leonard Cohen's song, "Hallelujah" he attained his first #1 on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs in March 2008 and reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart at Christmas 2008. Buckley and his work remain popular and are regularly featured in 'greatest' lists in the music press.

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