Big 95 Music News: Elton John, Ringo Starr

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ELTON JOHN:  Deal in place for Lion King  remake

Elton John has re-enlisted with Disney.

New York's Daily News says the studio will soon announce that the Rocket Man will rework his Lion King soundtrack songs for the upcoming remake. There also might be some new songs added to the score.

With Beyoncé signed to voice the character Nala, it's not surprising her voice will be featured. An unnamed source says, "It is unthinkable when you have Beyoncé involved not to have her sing some of those iconic hits -- and that means huge sales to a new generation. The deal is a huge one and will earn [Elton] millions at many stages."

Three songs in the 1994 version earned Academy Award nominations -- with "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" taking home the Oscar for Best Original Song.

RINGO STARR:  Bed-In for kids

Tuesday was not only Giving Tuesday -- where we're encouraged to help those less fortunate -- it also marked the fourth year of Bedstock.

Bedstock is where artists play from bed for sick kids stuck in theirs. It raises funds and awareness for MyMusicRx, a program that delivers the healing power of music to hospitalized kids across the country.

Taking part this year were Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band, who do under- and on-top-of-the-covers versions of "Yellow Submarine" from the back of their tour bus.

Among the many other artists taking part in Bedstock were Ed Sheeran and Nick Jonas.

MORE BIG 95 MUSIC NEWS HEADLINES:  November 29th

Paul McCartney, his wife Nancy, actor Steve Buscemi and others had dinner together at the famed pizza restaurant Lucali in Brooklyn, New York Friday.

A Christmas ornament designed by Sheryl Crow is being sold by the Home Shopping Network, with all profits going to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Mike Nesmith has added three First National Band shows in California: January 21st at Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown, January 26th at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz and January 28th at The Chapel in San Francisco.

Foreigner will tour again next summer on a bill with their former drummer Jason Bonham and his Led Zeppelin Experience. They will be joined by Whitesnake.

Ramport, The Who’s old recording studio in south London, was recognized with a green plaque last week to commemorate it as an historic location. They recorded Quadrophenia and filmed the video for “Who Are You” there.

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