FYI/TMI: Moscowitz Exits Warner, Johnny Depp Makes Pirate Music

Cameron Strang to assume president and CEO responsibilities; Depp teams with Iggy Pop, Courtney Love and others for new compilation album
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    Johnny Depp
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    Courtney Love
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    Iggy Pop
December 07, 2012 -- 11:03 am PST
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(In an effort to keep you fully informed, and fully entertained, below we present today's FYI and TMI — news you need and news that's, well, sometimes needless….)

FYI …

Moscowitz To Exit Warner Bros. Records
Todd Moscowitz is resigning from his post as president and CEO fof Warner Bros. Records, according to a Billboard.biz report. Details on timing for Moscowitz's exit were not revealed, but he will be replaced by current Warner/Chappell Music Chairman and CEO Cameron Strang. Warner Bros. Chairman Rob Cavallo and Co-President and COO Livia Tortella will now report to Strang.

TMI …

Johnny Depp's Pirate Mix
Johnny Depp
, aka Captain Jack Sparrow, is taking his big-screen pirating skills into the studio in the form of a new compilation album titled Son Of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs And Chanteys. The album follows an initial volume in 2006 called Rogue's Gallery and will feature guest appearances by artists such as Iggy Pop, Courtney Love, Keith Richards, Patti Smith, and Tom Waits, among others. Tracks on the two-disc set include "The Mermaid," featuring Depp dueting with Smith; "Shenandoah" featuring Richards and Waits; "A**hole Rules The Navy" by Iggy Pop and A Hawk And A Hacksaw; and "Rio Grande" featuring Love and R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe. The album is set for release on Feb. 18, 2013. Could Depp be up for a second GRAMMY nomination at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2014? Yo ho, yo ho, we'll have to wait and see.

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