Etta James funeral set for Saturday; Ne-Yo joins Motown; Tom Petty talks Dylan

Rev. Al Sharpton will eulogize Etta James on Saturday. (James R. Minchin III)

- Not only is R&B star Ne-Yo moving from Def Jam to Motown, but he’s taking on the role of senior VP of A&R for his new label.

- In other Google-knows-what’s-best-for-you-news, Google/YouTube has rejected the latest video from Perfume Genius , according to label Matador Records. The video, of two men embracing each other, was denied for “promoting mature sexual themes” and being “not family safe.”

- American Songwriter got Tom Petty to give some reflections on his time spent with his time spent working with Bob Dylan as part of its 30 Days of Dylan series.

- Peter Hook says he never gave Disney permission to make a Joy Division-inspired Mickey Mouse shirt.


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