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New box set has trove of Elton John songs

Elton John is opening up his vault and releasing an expansive collection of rarely heard and unreleased tracks.

John has announced that the eight-CD collection, "Elton: Jewel Box," will be released on Nov. 13. The collection includes "Sing Me No Sad Songs," an unreleased studio demo from 1969.

The "Jewel Box" collection includes 148 songs, 60 of them unreleased, that span recordings from 1965 to 2019 and his early collaborations with songwriter Bernie Taupin.

No price for the collection was announced.

Banksy loses EU trademark fight

Street artist Banksy has lost a legal battle with a a greeting card company along with a European Union trademark for one of his most iconic artworks.

The cancellation division of the EU's intellectual property office said in a ruling this week that Banksy's trademark for "Flower Thrower" was filed in bad faith and declared it "invalid in its entirety."

Also known as "Love is in The Air," the graffiti artist created the work in Jerusalem in 2005. It depicts a young protester wearing a cap and with his face half-covered throwing a bouquet of flowers.

The British street artist's real name and identity are unknown.

Twisted Sister singer to anti-maskers: Don't use our song

Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider took to social media to condemn anti-maskers who went into a Florida Target store blaring the group's hit "We're Not Gonna Take It" while ripping off their masks.

In a tweet Wednesday, Snider called the stunt "moronic," and shared a video that was recorded by an upset customer inside the Target at Coral Ridge Mall in Fort Lauderdale. The video had more than 30 million views.

Snider said the group doesn't have his "permission or blessing to use my song for their moronic cause."

Today's birthdays: Actor Rosemary Harris is 93. Actor David McCallum is 87. Singer Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers is 80. Singer Sylvia Tyson of Ian and Sylvia is 80. Singer Freda Payne is 78. Singer David Bromberg is 75. Actor Jeremy Irons is 72. Actor-model Twiggy Lawson is 71. TV personality Joan Lunden is 70. Director Kevin Hooks is 62. Actor Carolyn McCormick is 61. TV chef Mario Batali is 60. Trisha Yearwood is 56. News anchor Soledad O'Brien is 54. TV chef Michael Symon is 51. Comedian-talk show host Jimmy Fallon is 46.

— The Associated Press


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