Badfinger's Joey Molland Says He Was "Astounded" by "Baby Blue" Appearing in "Breaking Bad" Finale

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_34d9db5896.jpgCourtesy of Joey Molland -- Badfinger is enjoying a sudden resurgence in popularity thanks to the final episode of the massively popular TV series Breaking Bad, which featured the veteran power-pop group's 1972 hit "Baby Blue" in its very last scene.  The song reportedly sold close to 5,000 digital copies on Sunday, when the Breaking Bad finale aired, catapulting the tune to the top of the iTunes Store's Top Rock Songs chart.

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"Gene Simmons Family Jewels" Is Back on TV

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_94896649b9.jpgCourtesy A&E and AXS TV -- Gene Simmons is set to return to TV thanks to cable network AXS TV, which has licensed all seven seasons of the Gene Simmons Family Jewels reality series. The KISS singer/bassist says he's excited to bring the series -- which centers on his now-wife Shannon Tweed and their two children, Nick and Sophie Simmons -- back to cable, especially since the show helped his family tremendously the first time around when it aired on A&E, starting in 2006.

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Heavy Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson to Feature War's Lonnie Jordan, Various Hard-Rock Stars

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_3434a1c5c1.jpgCleopatra Records -- Michael Jackson fans will get the chance to hear the King of Pop's music in a whole new light on an upcoming tribute album featuring heavy metal versions of his songs.  Due out on October 22, Thriller -- A Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson will feature 13 hard-rocking covers of many of Jackson's classic songs, including "Beat It," "Billy Jean," "Thriller" and "Rock with You."

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Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Playing NYC Club Show to Celebrate New Album's Release

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_4ca2903c9d.jpgPhoto: Shepard Fairey -- Joan Jett & the Blackhearts' brand-new studio effort, Unvarnished, arrived in stores on Tuesday and the veteran rockers will play a special club show in New York City tonight to celebrate its release.  The concert, which is sold out, will see Jett and company rock the stage at Santos Party House.

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John Lennon's Childhood Home to Be Auctioned at Liverpool's Cavern Club

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_9b8e0589e6.jpgFox Photos/Getty Images -- A house in Liverpool, England, where John Lennon spent his early years is scheduled to be auctioned off later this month at the city's famous Cavern Club venue.  The Liverpool Echo reports that the Beatles legend lived with his parents and grandparents at the home, which is located at 9 Newcastle Road in the Wavertree section of Liverpool, from his birth until he was about five years old.

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