Doobie Brothers working on a new album

THE DOOBIE BROTHERS:  New album on the way

The Doobie Brothers are working on a new album

Frontman Tom Johnston tells The Arizona Republic, "I’d really like to get something out this year. It’ll be eight years now, so I think it’s time to get an album out."

Johnston says he and co-founder Patrick Simmons have both written new material. He adds, "I haven’t heard all of his stuff and he hasn’t heard all of my stuff. I’d just like to get it all to coalesce and put something out. I think it’s imperative that we do that right now."

With such peers such as Elton John expressing frustration at how difficult it is to promote new music, where's the challenge for the Doobies? Johnston says, "It won’t be the same as the last one and won’t be the same as any other one we’ve done -- but people will still love what we do just because of the sound of the voices.

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Kylie Minogue, the veteran Australian singer best known for her '80s version of "The Loco-Motion" -- will release her 14th album today (Friday). Golden fuses country sounds with her signature rhythmic pop. The album of new songs was mainly written and recorded in Nashville.

Minogue, who will turn 50 next month is a cancer survivor. She went through a painful breakup with her longtime boyfriend, the British actor Joshua Sasse, last year. (Billboard)

Sting, after selling one New York City apartment last year for $50-million, is reportedly renting another. The building on West 28th Street has its own Imax theater, a 75-foot skylit pool, gym, 24-hour juice bar and spa. It also has a robotic car parking service.

Ann Wilson will film her first ever solo television special April 11th at the Arcada Theater in St. Charles, Illinois. Her solo album, Immortal, is due out this summer.

The L.A. home of the late Four Seasons producer-songwriter Bob Crewe has gone on the market for just under $5 million. Built in 1993, the three-story house has 12-foot ceilings, four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a fireplace, chef's kitchen, elevator and a garden courtyard.

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