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Dave Grohl gets greasy, Kings Of Leon’s “super” new single

Dave Grohl pays tribute to Grease, Kings of Leon get wet, Bob Dylan jams with Wilco and My Morning Jacket, and Earl Sweatshirt calls in the big names for his solo debut.

Grohl is the word

Sha Na Na contributed six songs to the Grease soundtrack under the name Johnny Casino and the Gamblers and on the weekend they teamed up with Dave Grohl to cover Little Richard’s ‘Lucille’ at a gig celebrating the film’s 35th anniversary. Is there any band that hasn’t collaborated with Grohl? Actually, the collaboration isn’t as random as it seems: Sha Na Na frontman John “Jocko” Marcellino is Grohl’s uncle-in-law.

Earl goes solo (with help from his famous friends)

Earl Sweatshirt has revealed that his long-awaited debut album Doris will feature guest verses from Odd Future compatriots Tyler, the Creator, Frank Ocean, and Domo Genesis, plus RZA and Mac Miller. Production on the record is handled by RZA, Tyler, the Creator, Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, Matt Martians, and the Outsidein festival bound BadBadNotGood. The record named after Earl’s late grandmother is due out on August 20.

Dad rock heaven

Bob Dylan has teamed up with Wilco and My Morning Jacket – the support acts on his AmericanramA tour – to perform a rendition of the traditional gospel song ‘Twelve Gates to the City’. Dylan has also announced the latest installment in his Bootleg series will collect rarities and unreleased tracks from 1969-1971 surrounding 1970’s Self Portrait and New Morning. Watch Dylan with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and My Morning Jacket’s Jim James on the shaky fan shot video below.

Kings Of Leon’s “super” new single

Kings Of Leon ’s new album Mechanical Bull is out on September 20. Bassist Jared Followill has described it as “a mix of Youth & Young Manhood and Because of the Times” but you can judge for yourself by listening to the lead single ‘Super Soaker’ below. By the way, Wavves’ frontman Nathan Williams isn’t too impressed that the song shares a title with a track from his 2010 album King of the Beach.