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Today’s Music News: ‘Hello,’ meet ‘Hello’: Lionel Richie plans Adele collaboration

“Lionel and Adele…that’s the best pairing you could have!” So declares Lionel Richie, who’s an Adele fan and is happy that her smash hit “Hello” has drawn renewed attention to his signature ballad from 1984. “We are going to be doing something together,” he says — but acknowledges that it may have to wait for her tour to be over. (E!)

Sinéad O’Connor‘s Facebook page has been deactivated after disturbing posts continued to appear this week, detailing struggles with her family and alarming fans who are worried about the singer’s safety. People reports that O’Connor’s Facebook hiatus is “at the urging of her loved ones.”

John Fogerty and Spoon have been added to the lineup for a star-studded John Lennon birthday concert to be broadcast Dec. 19 on AMC. Also booked for the show are Eric ChurchSheryl Crow, and Juanes; Lennon’s former bandmates Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will contribute video tributes. (Billboard)

Meanwhile, Ringo Starr is preparing to auction 800 personal items to raise money for his Lotus Foundation charity. The online auction, which will take place Friday and Saturday, will include a pair of rings he wore at every Beatles show and an original U.K. mono edition of the White Album — with serial number A0000001. That item alone is expected to fetch over $200,000, which would set a new sales record for a vinyl album. (Rolling Stone)

There’s a new trailer for I Saw the Light, the Hank Williams biopic that comes out on March 25. (Billboard)

Lauren Mayberry (CHVRCHES) and Matt Berninger (The NationalEL VY) swap stories about dancing, SXSW, and the media in a new video for Live Nation TV. (Pitchfork)

Meanwhile, The National’s Bryce Dessner has shared “Imagining Buffalo,” a track from the soundtrack of the forthcoming Alejandro González Iñarritu film The Revenant. Dessner created the score along with Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto. (Pitchfork)

The Amy Winehouse documentary Amy is a step closer to Oscar nomination: it’s on the short list of 15 films that are in contention for this year’s Academy Award for Best Documentary. Final nominations will be revealed on Jan. 15. (Billboard)

Taylor Swift and Prince might not like it, but Spotify is gaining traction with listeners: it’s just surpassed Pandora as the most popular music streaming app worldwide. (Billboard)

50 Cent is developing a potential Fox comedy series that would focus on an “unstable twentysomething” who thinks that joining the rapper’s entourage will solve all her problems. The working title: My Friend 50. (Rolling Stone)