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Quick quips: Steven Tyler, Motley Crue, Kathy Mattea, Connie Smith, Billy Cox, Paul Leka, Dion DiMucci 

added: 18 Oct 2011 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk 

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Steven Tyler has told the magazine Women's Wear Daily that Ron Howard has purchased the rights to his autobiography, Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? and he expects a movie to be made in the not too distant future. "It's either as soon as the plane goes down, or in my lifetime. I'm thinking since Ron Howard bought my book, his production company is thinking about doing something."


Indonesian music fans have been left in the lurch as fake concert promoters have sold $60,000 in fake tickets to a Motley Crue show that wasn't even scheduled.
On September 21, the Jakarta Globe announced a show for October 8; however, the group took to Twitter and their website the next day to say there was no show scheduled. Nevertheless, 1,500 people bought $40 tickets for the nonexistent concert.
Authorities are investigating.


Kathy Mattea, Connie Smith and Billy Cox, bassist for Jimi Hendrix, were inducted into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame on Saturday night in Charleston. Also entering the Hall were drummer Butch Miles, blues singer Diamond Teeth Mary, composer Jack Rollins (Frosty the Snowman, Here Comes Peter Cottontale) and Tommy Thompson of the Red Clay Ramblers.


Songwriter Paul Leka reportedly passed away on October 12; however, details are scant. Leka wrote such hits as Green Tambourine (Lemon Pipers) and Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) (Steam) along with producing the Peppermint Rainbow's Will You Be Staying After Sunday? He went on to work with the likes of Harry Chapin, Gloria Gaynor and REO Speedwagon.


Playwright Chris Messina is in the process of writing a stage play based on the life of Dion DiMucci. Dion is evidently on board with the project, titled The Wanderer, as he has posted quotes from the author on his Facebook page.


What I have tried to create is an entertaining and enlightening stage production based on the life and music of Dion.I wanted to get to the essence of Dion's story -- to the drama of it -- as I experienced it thru my discussions with Dion, my evaluation of the facts of his life, his music, and my own approach as to what makes a theatrical production work. I was fascinated with Dion's spiritual journey and I think this play is a glimpse into that journey. Dion has said his life is like The Sopranos with Great Music. I have called it RAGING BULL WITH MUSIC. A great story with great music, and a spiritually uplifting ending of hope.

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