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Pop links: Wolfgang's offers concert downloads! Live McCartney! Dollhouse teasers! Tennant's last Doctor Who! More!

Popular online concert site Wolfgang's Vault is set to offer legit downloads of thousands of shows.

Beginning November 3, the site will add more than 1,000 titles from 919 artists to the approximately 500 that are currently available for purchase from the site's Concert Vault section, Bill Sagan, CEO and founder of Wolfgang's Vault LLC and its parent company, Norton LLC, told Billboard.com.

The additions will include more than 160 Grateful Dead concerts as well as titles from artists such as Santana, Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsies, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Hall & Oates, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jethro Tull, Chicago, Miles Davis, Dolly Parton, Merle Travis and many others.

...The download prices will be $7.98 and $8.98 for MP3s and $11.98 and $12.98 for Flac recordings. Wolfgang's vault will also introduce a $48 annual membership which includes a $50 gift certificate, discounts on recordings and memorabilia and unlimited higher-end 192k streaming.


Good Evening New York City, a 2-CD/1-DVD set featuring music from Paul McCartney's series of concerts inaugurating New York's Citi Field will be released Nov. 17.

A deluxe edition of the set will feature expanded packaging and a bonus DVD featuring Macca's "Late Show with David Letterman" performance atop the Ed Sullivan Theater marquee from last July.


See clips from this week's episode of "Dollhouse."


Actor John Simm, who reprises his role as the Master in this year's "Doctor Who" Christmas special says the episode serves as a great sendoff to the current Doctor, David Tennant.

"To go head-to-head with him was a real honour. It was lovely to be asked. It was a great, great experience. We had such fun doing it. Hopefully it'll come across."


Cartoonist Robert Crumb tells the press about his new adaptation of the Book of Genesis.

The 66-year-old hero of underground comics who wowed the 1960s with "Fritz The Cat" and "Mr Natural", said he took up the challenge 40 years later of creating another white-haired long-bearded figure "to illuminate the text of Genesis by illustrating every single thing that's in there."

"It hasn't been done before I think," he said. "There are hidden stories that are very strong."


One of the world's most extensive collections of Batman memorabilia has gone missing. The Batstuff belonged to Fontainebleau heir Ben Novack Jr., who was found murdered last July.


Citibank customers will get a chance to buy Bob Dylan's upcoming Christmas album early.

"Christmas In The Heart" will be available for Internet download to 13 million customers enrolled in the company's rewards program, during the week before it hits stores on October 13.

AMC's new Prisoner mini airs in November

AMC has announced its mini-series remake of Patrick McGoohan's "The Prisoner" will air Nov. 15-17.

New comics Sept. 30, 2009: Indy omni! Batman! Kryptonite! Avengers Masterworks! Crumb's Genesis! Mickey returns!

New items of interest this week. Click the links to order discounted products from Amazon.

INDIANA JONES FURTHER ADVENTURES OMNIBUS VOL 2 Another batch of Indy tales originally published by Marvel Comics. These in-color paperback collections are a good read and a great deal. Features scripts by David Michelinie and art by Steve Ditko (!), David Mazzucchelli, Herb Trimpe and Jackson Guice. Including the adaptation of "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom."

BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #9 Dig that Sprang-style cover! DC's funnest Batbook teams the Caped Crusader with Catman.

BATMAN THE BLACK GLOVE A trade paperback of Grant Morrison's storyline from BATMAN #667-669 and 672-675. Various artists including J.H. Williams III and Tony Daniels.

SUPERMAN KRYPTONITE The Darwyn Cooke/Tim Sale tale from SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #1-5, collected in trade paperback.


MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #55 I haven't been following this Marvel title for young readers, but I love the Skottie Young covers they've been featuring of late.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS AVENGERS VOL 2 THE AVENGERS #11-20 collected in an affordable, color paperback. Work by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Don Heck, Dick Ayers and other people of genius.

BOOK OF GENESIS ILLUSTRATED BY ROBERT CRUMB I can see what this looks like in my head. I'll need to leaf through the book to see if I'm right.

BEST AMERICAN COMICS 2009 Cartoonists Charles Burns and Jessica Abel edit this year's compendium of mainly art/alternative comics. A good way to sample a bunch of comics you might not otherwise try.

MICKEY MOUSE & FRIENDS #296 Disney comics are back on the stands! This is a English version of a Mickey fantasy series originally published overseas. And the Donald Duck and Friends series debuting next week is in a sci-fi/spy adventure vein. Don't know if these will be to my, or my kids' liking, as much as classic-style comedy comics might be, but they're worth a look. An upcoming revival of the Uncle Scrooge title is more in the Barks/Rosa tradition, it looks like. In any event, it's wonderful to see these characters back on the stands.

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Pop links: Billie Piper's new series! Superman/Batman pics!

Former "Doctor Who" star Billie Piper is set to appear in a new BBC drama series.

Piper will play a young wife and mother who has a romance with a Polish neighbour in 1950s Leeds.

Sue Johnston and Alun Armstrong also appear in A Passionate Woman, based on Kay Mellor's successful stage play.

"There was interest in the film rights but I held onto them," Mellor said. "Now, with the BBC and British money, it's the project I want it to be."

The drama starts filming in Leeds this month and will air on BBC One in 2010.


Yahoo! has some pics up from the new straight-to-DVD "Superman/Batman Public Enemies" film.

CD new releases Sept. 29, 2009

New CDs of note this week. Click the links to order discounted titles from Amazon.

Through The Devil Softly by Hope Sandoval

Closer To The Bone (Deluxe Edition) by Kris Kristofferson

Ciao My Shining Star:The Songs of Mark Mulcahy by Thom Yorke

All in One by Bebel Gilberto

The Collection:Bob Dylan (Another Side of Bob Dylan/Bringing It All Back Home/Highway 61 Revisited) by Bob Dylan

Where The Wild Things Are Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Original Songs By Karen O And The Kids by Karen O

The Costello Show: Live at the El Mocambo by Elvis Costello

Magnificent: The Complete Studio Duets by The Supremes and The Four Tops

The Liberty of Norton Folgate by Madness

Whip It! by Various Artists

DVD new releases Sept. 29, 2009

New DVDs of interest this week. Click the links to order discounted titles from Amazon.

Monsters vs. Aliens

The Wizard of Oz (70th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition)

The Wizard of Oz (70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition with Digital Copy and Amazon Exclusive Set of 4 Collectible 8x10 Character Posters)

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (Two-Disc Special Edition)

Life on Mars: The Complete Series

The Patty Duke Show: Season One

Ultraman: The Complete Series

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: The Complete Series

Disney Animation Collection 7: Mickey's Christmas Carol

Secret Policeman's Ball: The Secret Policeman Rocks!

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Pop links: LA Times covers Kirby! Shuster awards announced! Doctor Who animated series planned! Riverworld preview! Charlie Brown Christmas figures!

The Los Angeles Times examines the legacy of artist Jack Kirby and his family's efforts to gain control over some of his many comic book creations.


The winners of the 2009 Joe Shuster Awards, named after the co-creator or Superman, have been announced.


A new Doctor Who animated series will spin out of a new episode of "The Sarah Jane Adventures," itself a DW-spinoff.


Check out the first trailer for "Riverworld," an upcoming mini-series based on the Philip Jose Farmer books.


The woman who, as a girl, inspired fellow student Julian Lennon to draw a picture he called "Lucy in the Sky with Diamond," which in turn inspired his dad, John, to write a song of the same name, has died.

The St Thomas' Lupus Trust charity said O'Donnell had died aged 46 after losing a fight against the autoimmune disease lupus.

It said Julian and his mother Cynthia, Lennon's first wife, were "shocked and saddened by the loss of Lucy".

"It's so sad that she had finally lost the battle she fought so bravely for so long," the Trust's campaign director Angie Davidson said.


A great post about my favorite Disneyland ride.


These are fun: Charlie Brown Christmas play figures from Department 56, out next month.