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Andre 3000's jumpsuits are works of art, apparently

Throughout OutKast’s reunion tour, Andre 3000 wore 47 different jumpsuits, each emblazoned with a different phrase on it. So at the end of the tour, what does one do with so many jumpsuits?

Instead of leaving them lying around his home, Andre decided to donate the threads to a new exhibit in Miami.


Hear five songs from Idris Elba's 'mi Mandela' album

Actor Idris Elba took on the role of curator for his upcoming album, mi Mandeladedicated to the late Nelson Mandela.

Elba played the South African president in 2013’s Mandela: Long Walk to Freedomand was inspired to make the album while filming in Johannesburg. Both South African and British artists, including James Black and Mumford and Sons, sing the 11 tracks, written by Elba himself.

Let BJ the Chicago Kid help you forget about that terrible Aaliyah biopic

Even as she’s grown into one of the most influential forces in modern pop music (just check the number of people walking around with baby hair and a SoundCloud full of atmospheric future-funk beats), Aaliyah’s suffered a depressing number of indignities since her death in 2001, from less-than-stellar posthumous albums to being press-ganged into a Chris Brown song. But the worst so far is the biopic that Lifetime just aired, which ignored her artistry in favor of focusing on her romantic relationships and portrayed her illegal underage marriage to R. Kelly as a Romeo and Juliet story rather than statutory rape.

Aaliyah fans are intensely upset about the movie, and they haven’t been shy about expressing it. Which is why it’s a good time for rising crooner BJ the Chicago Kid to release his own version of the Baby Girl classic “One in a Million” where he doesn’t try to do anything fancy or weird with it but simply sings a very good song the way it was meant to be sung. It’s an effective way of washing the Lifetime movie’s bad vibes out of your brain.


You can download the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' soundtrack for free today


From Peter Quill’s cave-spanning routine backed by “Come and Get Your Love” to the film’s special final dance set to “I Want You Back,” Guardians of the Galaxy would not be the same movie without the soundtrack. And right now, the whole thing’s up for grabs for free for those in the United States.


Motown hit maker Jimmy Ruffin dies at 78

Jimmy Ruffin, the first in a long series of singers to record the soul staple “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted,” died Monday at his home in Las Vegas, according to The Associated Press. He was 78 years old. READ FULL STORY

Cinematic pop star Kid Moxie on movies, music, and working with Angelo Badalamenti

Elena Charbila grew up in Greece and has been acting from a young age, appearing in films alongside the likes of Malcolm McDowell, Al Pacino, and Taryn Manning. So it’s no surprise that the cinema’s had an effect on the music that she makes under the name Kid Moxie.

“Just being immersed in both those worlds since I was a kid,” she says, “it was kind of inevitable that I would want to merge them somehow.”


Foo Fighters announce 'Sonic Highways' tour dates

Next summer, Foo Fighters will hit the sonic highways to support their new album. Grohl and Co. will hit 29 stadiums in what a press release touts as “the most massive North American on-the-road undertaking in FF history.”

The tour comes on the heels of the band’s new record, Sonic Highways, and the corresponding HBO docuseries. The July 4 show at Washington D.C.’s RFK Stadium will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Foo Fighters debut and will feature artists the band collaborated with for the album, including Gary Clark Jr., Buddy Guy, Joan Jett, and Trombone Shorty.

British hard rock duo Royal Blood will support the Foos on the tour’s July and August shows, with the exceptions of the July 18 and August 27 dates.

Watch the video for the band’s new single “Something From Nothing” and check out the tour dates below.


Hear Liz Phair's disenchanted Christmas song 'Ho Ho Ho'

There’s a new holiday anthem from the woman who wrote “F**k and Run,” and it’s great.  READ FULL STORY

SXSW announces second batch of 2015 performers


Industry shindig turned spring break destination SXSW has grown almost unfathomably large over the years, to the point where even one of their performer announcements has far more artists than the biggest traditional music festivals. The second round of announcements for its 2015 installment has more names than a lot of people’s iTunes collections. Highlights include postpunk icons Gang of Four, shoegaze trailblazers Swervedriver, rising Atlanta rapper Father, R&B crooner BJ the Chicago Kid, dancehall superstar Sean Paul, stoner-fuzz guru King Tuff, D.C. cult rapper Yung Gleesh, and EW favorites BØRNS and Fielded.

Keep in mind that the list after the jump only constitutes a portion of the artists who’ve been announced for the official festival. More announcements are sure to come, and there will be a baffling number of acts playing the official festival that aren’t big enough yet to make the lists, as well as even more that will be playing unofficial shows around Austin while SXSW is going on. A complete list so far (and info for how to attend) is here.


Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, more to perform at American Music Awards

Lorde, Fergie, and One Direction are already set to perform at this year’s American Music Awardsand the roster just got bigger: Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, Lil Wayne, Wyclef Jean, and Magic! will also be performing. READ FULL STORY

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