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Extreme/Van Halen singer writes songs for Mumia doc

Gary Cherone has recorded two songs for Tigre Hill's "The Barrel of a Gun," a documentary on Mumia Abu-Jamal.

The "More Than Words" singer wrote one song, "The Murder of Daniel Faulkner," several years ago out of sympathy for the slain Philadelphia police officer's widow, Maureen.

We're told Cherone will be in town soon shooting a music video for the song.

Hill would not say whether it was Cherone, but did coyly confirm that he'll soon direct someone's music video in the city.

The video will be produced by Violet Mendoza, who directed "No Boundaries." But Hill sure seemed knowledgeable about Cherone, plugging the live CD/DVD of the Extreme reunion tour, which will be out on May 4.

Click here to read the rest of our column in Tuesday's Daily News.