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'Monsters University' CD features Swedish House Mafia singers

'Monsters University' CD features Swedish House Mafia singers

BURBANK, Calif., May 22 (UPI) -- The soundtrack for Hollywood's "Monsters University" features music from Randy Newman, and Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia, Disney said.
Dido back with album after 5 years

Dido back with album after 5 years

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- British singer-songwriter Dido is releasing a new album after a five-year absence from the music world, her U.S. record company said Friday.

Feature: 'Huckabees' has nerve

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The film "I (Heart) Huckabees" has an all-star cast including Dustin Hoffman, Lilly Tomlin and Jude Law -- but otherwise it comes off as sort of an anti-Hollywood movie that practically dares audiences to live without many of the comfortable conventions t
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Beck, Brion cover Korgis song

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Singer Beck and producer/songwriter Jon Brion have covered

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

After months of vituperation, Justin Timberlake finally admits former lover Britney Spears broke his heart in a cover interview for the February issue of Vibe.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Jazz trombonist and guitarist Eddie Durham was born this day in 1906 in San Marcos, Texas. He played with Walter Page's Blue Devils, Benny Moten's Band, Jimmy Lunceford and Count Basie.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

SONIC YOUTH WORKS ON REISSUE SET
By United Press International

Rock News: Music's highs and lows

ALIEN ANT FARM CRASH
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Jon Brion
Composer Jon Brion poses for photographers at the DVD launch party for the movie, ' Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' in Los Angeles, September 23, 2004. (UPI Photo/Francis Specker)
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Jon Brion (born December 11, 1963) is an American rock and pop multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, composer and record producer.

Jon Brion was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. He came from a musical family: his mother was a jazz singer, his father a band director at Yale, and his brother and sister became a composer/arranger and a violinist, respectively. Brion had difficulties at Hamden High School and at the age of 17 left education for good, opting instead to play music professionally.

In the early 1980s, Brion and musician/producer Bill Murphy began a writing collaboration in New Haven, Connecticut. They eventually enlisted bassist Don "Riff" Fertman and together formed The Bats, (not to be confused with the New Zealand group of the same name). The Bats released a single, "Popgun" and one album How Pop Can You Get?, on Gustav records in 1982. The recordings had much critical acclaim, but little commercial success, and the trio eventually disbanded.

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