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RZA says he and Raekwon have 30 days to resolve issues to make July release of 'A Better Tomorrow' -- EXCLUSIVE

There is a lot going down in the land of the Wu-Tang Clan right now. They have their one-copy-only album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin currently up for auction, plus a proper album called A Better Tomorrow that has been in the works for about a year. But the release of A Better Tomorrow may be in jeopardy now that Raekwon has declared himself “on strike” from the Wu.

That does not sit will with Wu leader the RZA, who sat down with our friends over at Sports Illustrated for a conversation about his turn in the new film Brick Mansions and the upcoming Wu projects.

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Moon Taxi's 'Morocco': Watch the Nashville buzz band's new video here

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If you haven’t seen Nashville rockers Moon Taxi on tour opening for the likes of Gov’t Mule or Matisyahu, or caught them earlier this year on Conan, you’d be forgiven for thinking they’re either ace travel agents or amateur geographers, based on the name of their most recent album, Mountains Beaches Cities, and the title of their latest single, “Morocco.”

But nope, they’re just a charmingly beard-y band, with a fun new video directed by photographer Matthew Wignall (Cold War Kids, Black Keys, Delta Spirit), which you can watch exclusively here: READ FULL STORY

MTV's VMAs will return to Los Angeles in 2014

Live from Inglewood!

After visiting New York last year, the MTV Video Music Awards announced Wednesday that the show is returning to the West Coast this summer to become the first major awards ceremony broadcast from the storied Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

For decades, the “Fabulous Forum,” as it was known, hosted some of the world’s biggest musical talents, from Bob Dylan to the Rolling Stones. But in recent years, the arena and its working-class neighborhood near the LA airport fell on hard times as newer, hipper venues gained favor.

Then, after a $100 million makeover, the Forum reopened in January as the largest indoor entertainment venue in the country. It has already hosted such acts as the Eagles and Justin Timberlake.

Phox's 'Slow Motion' -- watch the neo-soul breakouts' new video here

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It’s been a pheel-good year for co-ed soul collective Phox. The Baraboo, Wisconsin six-piece, who’ve been praised everywhere from NPR to the New York Times and will spend the summer touring behind their self-titled debut, due June 24 on Partisan Records (the Brooklyn label that’s also home to Deer Tick, Heartless Bastards, and Eagulls).

In the meantime, you can watch the video for the breezy, syncopated charmer “Slow Motion” exclusively here: READ FULL STORY

The Obamas write personal condolence letter to Frankie Knuckles' family after legendary DJ's passing

There’s been a public outpouring for Chicago house music producer Frankie Knuckles, who passed away last month at 59-years-old. But now he’s been recognized by the leader of the free world: It turns out fellow Chicagoans Barack and Michelle Obama are fans. READ FULL STORY

Courtney Love screams back with new single 'You Know My Name'

Fresh off the all-is-forgiven love-fest that was Nirvana’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Courtney Love is back with some fresh music. The new track is called “You Know My Name,” and it finds Love burning some bridges on the back of a thumping pop-punk riff. It’s one half of a double A-side single (along with a song called “Wedding Day”) that will be officially released on May 4.

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Passion Pit remix SomeKindaWonderful's 'Reverse' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Sometimes, inspiration is a tiny seed that hibernates until it blossoms, fed slowly but steadily by patience and luck. And sometimes it’s a thing that happens a few hours after a bunch of dudes meet in a bar in Cleveland.

That second scenario is pretty much how SomeKindaWonderful‘s “Reverse” which recently took the #1 most-played song spot on SiriusXM Alt Nation and is sneaking up the playlists of rock-radio stations across the country, came to be. Now the band’s breakout track has a brand-new remix by Passion Pit, available exclusively on EW.com — listen below: READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry plays dress-up in music video preview, maybe makes awkward anti-Semitic gesture -- VIDEO

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Katy Perry really wants our attention, and she’ll do whatever she can to get it. Even if that means making a video that might be a tiny bit racist.

In a preview for Perry’s upcoming “Birthday” music video, the singer put out a clip in which she poses as various birthday party performers — a dancer, a princess, a clown. Spoiler: It’s weird. Super weird:

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Eminem, OutKast, Pearl Jam, Beck lead Austin City Limits lineup

Summer festival season has only just begun, but it’s already time to start thinking about where you’re going to binge on music this fall. You can start with Slim Shady himself, who is the just-announced headliner at the annual Austin City Limits Festival.

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Record Store Day 2014 Roundup: Reviews and samples of new stuff by Bruce Springsteen, Jack White, and the glorious return of Veruca Salt

Another Record Store Day is in the books, and based on preliminary statistics and the number of photos of crowded indie shops that popped up all over Instagram on Saturday, it appears to be bigger than ever.

This year’s crop of exclusive vinyl releases featured several big-time reissues or first vinyl appearances of classic albums, but there were also a handful of newly minted pieces of music unveiled via Saturday’s festivities. Bruce Springsteen released a four-song salvo, Jack White set a record with a record, and Veruca Salt announced their return via two new tracks. Check out the reviews of these new tunes from big-name artists below.

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