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Duffy working with The Strokes' dad - Daily Gossip

Elton sells car, Ringo 'crap' at 'Rock Band', Kooks man turns to art – your music gossip stop

Welcome to the Daily Gossip: your daily stop-off to find out who in the world of music has been up to what.

Today’s top gossip:

Duffy is working on new material with Albert Hammond Sr – father of The Strokes' guitarist. Since splitting with her management late last year, the Welsh singer has also parted ways with her co-writers and band, and decamped to the US. Along with Hammond Sr, she's also working with The Roots' drummer ?uestlove (The Sun).

From the papers:

Elton John is selling his car on Auto Trader. The Maserati Quattroporte S has an asking price of £39,995 (Auto Trader).

Calvin Harris says he thinks he's a rubbish singer (Daily Record).

Katy Perry is to be the face of Proactiv acne cream (The Sun).

The Kooks' Luke Pritchard has commissioned London artist Dicky Graham to create a piece for him. He previously spent £3,000 on a wooden caterpillar made by Graham (Independent).

Ringo Starr says he's "absolutely crap" at 'The Beatles: Rock Band' (various).

Eurythmics's Dave Stewart is to pen a book about business, provisionally titled 'The Business Playground: Where Creativity And Commerce Collide' (Independent).

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