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Today’s Music News: Yoko Ono plans world’s largest human peace sign for John Lennon’s birthday

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Yoko Ono has announced plans to celebrate John Lennon‘s 75th birthday by convening the world’s largest human peace sign. Ono hopes that 6,000 to 10,000 people will join her in New York’s Central Park on Oct. 6 to arrange themselves in the form of a peace sign and set a Guinness World Record. (Rolling Stone)

Patrick Carney of the Black Keys says that Jack White “tried to fight me” at a New York City bar Sunday night. “A 40 year old bully tried to fight the 35 year old nerd,” wrote Carney in one of a series of tweets describing the incident. White has previously criticized the Black Keys for stealing his sound, though he later publicly apologized for those remarks. (Pitchfork)

Foo FightersStevie Wonder, and Taylor Swift are among the recipients of Creative Arts Emmy Awards—a subset of Emmys that go to behind-the-scenes personnel. Foo Fighters won two awards for their series Sonic Highways; Swift won an award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media; and Wonder took the Outstanding Music Direction award for his Songs in the Key of Life concert special. (Rolling Stone)

On Sunday night, the Miss America pageant officially apologized to pop hitmaker Vanessa Williams—the first African-American woman to win the crown, in 1983, only to have it stripped from her months later when it was discovered that she’d posed for nude photos. “I want to apologize for anything that was said or done,” said the pageant’s executive chairman as Williams returned to the Miss America stage to serve as head judge. (ABC News)

The holograms just keep on coming: a Whitney Houston hologram will go on a world tour next year. I was heartbroken when Whitney passed away in 2012,” said the CEO of Hologram USA, which is mounting the tour in association with Houston’s sister. “The opportunity to share her spectacular gifts with the world again is exactly what I hoped for when I built the hologram business.” (Rolling Stone)

When Elvis Costello‘s autobiography Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink comes out next month, it will be accompanied by the simultaneous release of a two-disc “soundtrack album” containing hits, collaborations, and rarities—including two previously unreleased songs. The album comes out on Oct. 9, and the book will follow four days later. (Rolling Stone)

Teen band Kalliope Jones have spoken out against judges at a Northampton, Massachusetts county fair for a critique that the band thought was sexist. The band say they were told they lost points because they didn’t “use our sultry to draw in the crowd.” The band say that “to be judged on our sex appeal and told that we need to be more sexy in order to make it as musicians goes against everything we have been taught.” Also, “WE ARE CHILDREN! WE ARE 14-16 YEARS OLD.” (Billboard)

A long-delayed Nina Simone biopic, simply called Nina, will finally be released: it will hit theaters in December, with actress Zoe Saldana playing the iconic singer. (Rolling Stone)

On Sunday—the 19th anniversary of Tupac Shakur‘s death—Kendrick Lamar posted a tribute to the legendary rapper, reminiscing about being inspired by seeing 2Pac when Lamar was just eight years old. (Pitchfork)

Chris Cornell tries his hand at acting in a new Western-themed video for his song “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart.” (Billboard)

Fans of Bon Scott have met their goal of crowdfunding £45,000 (about $69,000) to build a statue of the original frontman of AC/DC in his home town of Kirriemuir, Scotland. Project organizers are continue to raise funds, now with the goal of building a memorial garden around the statue. Scott died of alcohol poisoning in 1980, at age 33. (Billboard)