bbcover for pressBebe Buell’s first album in a long time hits ITunes and Amazon’s MP3 library today:

“Sugar” is written and produced by Bebe with her husband, Jim Wallerstein and his percussion mad partner Bobby Rae, aka Twinomatick. David Minehan plays lead guitar.

They’ve even updated a couple of cover songs — “Air Kisses for the Masses” by Dean Johnson and “Untouchable” by Johnny Thunders.

Bebe is still rockin’ some thirty years after giving birth to daughter Liv Tyler. She’s the hippest grandmother in the rock galaxy. All the songs on “Sugar” are power pop and rock laced with a little punk, strong hooks, memorable melodies and lava-like lyrics. Bebe sings her you-know-what off in this sort of tribute to Marianne Faithfull’s “Broken English.”

“Sugar” catches us up from her days with The Gargoyles in the 1980s. Her many tabloid adventures are captured in the incredibly catchy “Timeline.” Her penchant for writing songs ready for the movies can be found in “Trunk of Dreams.” * (If one or two of these don’t wind up in the next “Twilight” movie then someone’s sleeping in the wrong coffin!)

Did you know that Cameron Crowe based Penny Lane, Kate Hudson’s character in “Almost Famous,” partially on Bebe?

Bebe sold out the Hiro Ballroom in June and Maxwell’s in Hoboken last month. Catch her next at the Village Underground on Oct. 23. And by all means, download “Sugar” before it gets picked up by a label and the price goes up!

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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