Craig Finn, the always engaging front man for The Hold Steady, has earned a reputation for his clever, witty and wordy story songs he’s crafted across his band’s four must-listen albums. Finn’s next project will take things a step further as he will team up Late Show writer Tom Ruprecht to adapt Chuck Klosterman’s 2001 memoir Fargo Rock City : A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota into a feature length film. The duo, who are currently looking for financing for the project, “plan to include specific portions of the book while also broadening its appeal”. We look forward to watching it.
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Finally, when record dealer John Tefteller was contacted by the widow of a former Capitol Records executive to look at some vintage vinyl little did he know he was about to stumble upon one of the rarest rock records.
Amongst the collection was a sealed copy of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. This was no ordinary version of the band’s psychedelic masterpiece as this copy featured faces of the record label’s executives instead of the usual collage of famous and friendly faces. After consulting with noted Beatles collector Stan “The Beatleman” Panenka it was determined that there many have only been about 100 copies ever made, and none have turned up in over 10 years. Quite a score for Tefteller.