Music News: Bootsy Collins announces new album with star collaborators

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Bootsy Collins speaks on a panel in 2015.
Bootsy Collins speaks on a panel in 2015. (Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for AWXII)

Funk legend Bootsy Collins has announced his 14th solo album, his first in six years. There are just a few high-profile collaborators associated with the upcoming World Wide Funk, out Oct. 27: among the stars appearing on the LP are Snoop Dogg, Chuck D, Buckethead, Big Daddy Kane, Doug E. Fresh, and the late keyboardist Bernie Worrell, who played with Parliament-Funkadelic and Talking Heads. A first track, "Worth My While," is out now. (Rolling Stone)

Chris Cornell's widow plans online tribute

Vicky Cornell, the widow of Chris Cornell, has announced plans to collect fans' tributes in a special section on the late Soundgarden frontman's official website. Submissions for the tribute page are now open, and notes from Cornell's family members are already available for viewing. (Rolling Stone)

Nick Cave to co-score crime drama

Nick Cave is working with composer Warren Ellis to write the score for Kings, a forthcoming crime drama movie starring Halle Berry and Daniel Craig. "Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Deniz Gamze Ergüven," reports Pitchfork, "the movie follows a foster family in South Central L.A. as they deal with the riots surrounding the Rodney King trial verdict of 1992." No wide release date has yet been announced, but the film is set to premiere next month at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Remembering John Abercrombie

Jazz guitarist John Abercrobie has died of heart failure at age 72. Abercrombie first rose to fame in the 1970s in the jazz-rock genre, and later earned appreciation for his work in a more classic jazz guitar vein. (New York Times)

Amber Coffman spoofs Ivanka

Amber Coffman, the former Dirty Projectors member who's recently released her solo debut, sings on a new parody video spoofing Ivanka Trump by setting her remarks to music in the style of Lana Del Rey. (Billboard)

Celine Dion sings Rihanna and Petty

A year and a half after the death of her husband René Angélil, it's a little soon to ask Celine Dion about her love life. When a Montreal reporter pressed her on the subject on Wednesday night, Dion responded by singing the songs of Rihanna ("Diamonds") and Tom Petty ("Free Fallin'"). (Rolling Stone)

New T-Swift

The new Taylor Swift single dropped Thursday night, and if you don't already have a hot take, you're late. The rest of Reputation drops Nov. 19.


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