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Beastie Boys planning a book about the band

The Beastie Boys want it all on the record. The iconic hip-hop group has a deal with Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House Inc., for an illustrated oral history. The currently untitled book is scheduled for fall 2015. Spiegel & Grau says the book will track the band’s rise from its high school years in New York to its induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. The publisher says ‘‘world-famous writers and cultural figures’’ will be interviewed for the project. The book will be organized by surviving band members Michael Diamond (Mike D) and Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) with the help of hip-hop writer and editor Sacha Jenkins. Adam Yauch (MCA) died last year.

Aldeans divorcing

Jason Aldean has filed for divorce. The country music star filed the complaint for divorce against his wife, Jessica, on Friday afternoon in Williamson County, Tenn., citing irreconcilable differences. The two met in high school and have been married since 2001. Aldean’s publicist confirmed last week the couple had separated after media reports surfaced. The filing comes six months after Aldean was photographed while appearing to kiss former ‘‘American Idol’’ contestant Brittany Kerr in a Los Angeles bar. Aldean later apologized to fans on Twitter for acting inappropriately. Aldean is country’s top-selling male act. He and his wife have two young daughters, Keeley and Kendyl.

Stones play small show

For one night only, the Rolling Stones were an up-and-coming band again. The legendary group rocked a small club in Los Angeles on Saturday night for a minuscule crowd compared with the thousands set to see them launch their ‘‘50 and Counting’’ anniversary tour on May 3 at the Staples Center. The band kicked off Saturday’s hush-hush 90-minute concert at the Echoplex in Echo Park with ‘‘You Got Me Rocking’’ before catapulting into a mix of new and old material. Despite clocking in several decades as a band, frontman Mick Jagger, drummer Charlie Watts and guitarists Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood showed no signs of slowing down Saturday. Bruce Willis, Gwen Stefani, and Skrillex were among the famous faces in the sold-out crowd.

Peet play signs stars


Actress Amanda Peet has managed to lure Sarah Jessica Parker and Blythe Danner to share a stage again with her first play. The Manhattan Theater Club said Monday that it will stage the world premiere of Peet’s ‘‘The Commons of Pensacola’’ this fall at New York City Center. Lynne Meadow will direct. Producers said the play ‘‘is an incisive and funny new play about trying to love your family even when you hate what they’ve done.’’ Previews begin Oct. 22 with an opening on Nov. 21. Danner and Parker previously starred together in MTC’s 1995 production of ‘‘Sylvia’’ by A.R. Gurney.

‘Voice’ lineup adds volume

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NBC says it’s lining up musical artists including Rod Stewart to perform on ‘‘The Voice’’ in May. The network said Monday that Stewart, CeeLo Green, Lady Antebellum, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I. will take the stage on upcoming episodes of the hit singing contest. Stewart and Green are set to sing on the May 8 episode of ‘‘The Voice.’’ Lady Antebellum, Thicke, Williams, and T.I will perform May 14. Most of the guest stars have ‘‘Voice’’ connections, including former coach Green.

Strike a match

“I started to laugh halfway down the page. It was, like, impossible.” — Martha Stewart, telling “Today” host Matt Lauer she once started to fill out a dating profile but never completed it.