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R. Kelly drops his 'White Panties'

R. Kelly — everyone’s favorite World Cup opening act (remember when that happened?) — revealed to V Magazine that he is planning a followup to Black Panties. It will be called White Panties. Because, of course.

But we can’t throw too much shade at Kells since Black Panties did debut at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 last year. Kelly said that this new album is going to be “a whole other level” and the sound will be in the vein of his early work: “Everyone has been asking me when I’m going to do another baby-making album, because that’s what started me out. I’ve been all around the world musically, in every genre. I can write ‘I Believe I Can Fly,’ and I can write ‘Bump ’N’ Grind.’ Now is the time to bring it back around.”

For those of you waiting with baited breath for more Trapped in the Closet, (I mean, cliffhanger. Is he still in there?) Kelly said what every fan was dying to hear: “One chapter led to another, and the next thing you know I have all of these chapters and now I have a leash on it. I can walk it wherever I want. I have a lot of characters. I have 57 more chapters that I haven’t released yet that are going to be released. This thing is forever.” So now you know.

Coldplay release another new song, announce album release date and preorder

After last week’s surprise single “Midnight” dropped, Coldplay has officially announced that their new album, Ghost Stories, will be released May 19th. The band also revealed another new single, “Magic.” (Is Coldplay cashing in on the YA fantasy frenzy again?)

The new track is a moody love song with simple lyrics, “Still I call it magic when I’m next to you/and I don’t, it’s true/I don’t want anybody else but you.”

Both songs will be on Ghost Stories, and will likely appear in the band’s upcoming headlining set at the iTunes Festival in Austin later this month. If you’re a fan, you can get the instant download when you pre-order the album on iTunes. . Check out the complete track list:

1. Always In My Head
2. Magic
3. Ink
4. True Love
5. Midnight
6. Another’s Arms
7. Oceans
8. A Sky Full Of Stars
9. O

 

 

David Crosby postpones shows after heart surgery

Rock performer David Crosby has undergone heart surgery and is postponing his sold-out California shows.

Publicist Michael Jensen tells City News Service that the 72-year-old had a cardiac catheterization last week to fix a blocked coronary artery. READ FULL STORY

Pussy Riot members detained at the Olympics

A member of the punk group Pussy Riot said she and one of her bandmates were detained Tuesday while walking in downtown Sochi, the host city of the Winter Olympics.

Local activist Semyon Simonov told The Associated Press the Pussy Riot members were accused of theft and nine people were held in all. READ FULL STORY

Macklemore talks about losing a friend to drugs, keeping his sobriety and more in MTVU special -- watch a clip here EXCLUSIVE

It’s a pretty good week to be Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

As much as the duo might be high on life (and Grammy fumes) right now, Macklemore has always been open about his past issues with substance abuse, and in a special , he talks specifically about losing a friend to addiction, and the advice he has for ones who are struggling.

The  interview is part of “The Other Side,” an initiative launched by mtvU and The Jed Foundation’s “Half Of Us” campaign to help students deal with prescription drug abuse on college campuses.

Watch the two clips exclusively here:
Losing A Friend

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Pete Seeger dies at 94

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Pete Seeger, the iconic folk singer who dedicated his decades-long career to using music to fight for peace and justice for all, died Jan. 27 at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He was 94.

Beginning in the 1940s, Seeger played an instrumental role in the rise of folk music as a popular form. On his own and as a member of the Weavers, the banjo-playing New Yorker followed in the footsteps of legends like Woody Guthrie, bringing traditional songs sung by common Americans to a wider audience as well as composing soon-to-be-classic original tunes like “If I Had a Hammer.” Seeger became a nationwide star in 1950 when the Weavers’ cover of Leadbelly’s “Goodnight, Irene” became a No. 1 smash.

Yet Seeger’s blossoming career was nearly cut short forever in 1955 when he refused to testify before Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s notorious House Un-American Activities Committee about his associations with the leftist movement. Seeger’s subsequent blacklisting severely limited his ability to make a living through music. Seeger didn’t give up in the face of such crude intimidation, though — not then, not ever. Instead, he redoubled his musical activism, working hard to rally fellow citizens in support of labor unions and civil rights. READ FULL STORY

Grammys 2014: The complete winners list!

And the Grammys went to… (Updated throughout the show. Winners in bold) READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber arrested for DUI, drag racing in Miami -- Updated

Add another line to the list of Justin Bieber’s recent woes: The troubled singer was arrested in Miami early Thursday. He’s been charged with drag racing and driving under the influence. The Miami Beach Police Department confirmed the arrest via Twitter around 4 a.m. Thursday morning, adding a few hours later that 19-year-old R&B singer Khalil Sharief was arrested alongside Bieber.

Update: The Miami Beach Police Department has released both Bieber’s mugshot and his arrest report, which indicates that both Bieber and Sharief were driving 55-60 miles per hour in a 30 MPH residential area. Bieber’s arresting officer writes that he “immediately smelled an odor of alcohol eminating [sic] from the drivers breath and bloodshot eyes,” noting also Bieber’s “slow deliberate movements” and the “stuper look” on his face. Bieber apparently swore at the officer as he was being arrested, at one point trying to pull his arm away, though in the end he went with police “without further incident.”

19-year-old Bieber had recently left a local nightclub and was driving a rented yellow Lamborghini on Pinetree Drive when police pulled him over for speeding. Sharief was driving a red Ferrari, according to his arrest report. According to local news station NBC 6, Bieber was “being trailed by multiple SUVs” when police gave chase; the singer was driving “at such a high speed it took officers significant distance to catch him.”

The Miami Herald writes that members of Bieber’s entourage used their cars to block traffic on Pine Tree in order to create Bieber’s own personal drag racing strip. Police also told the Herald that Bieber did not have a valid driving license.

Miami Beach Police spokesman Sgt. Bobby Hernandez tells NBC 6 that Bieber is expected to be booked into Miami-Dade County Jail later Thursday.

The arrest follows a week of partying for Bieber, during which he reportedly dropped ridiculous amounts of money at the King of Diamonds Gentlemen’s Club. He’s also currently under investigation for an egging incident in Los Angeles that caused thousands of dollars worth of damage; a recent search of Bieber’s home ended in one member of his entourage being arrested on suspicion of drug possession.

Katy Perry announces U.S. dates for Prismatic Tour

You’re gonna hear her roar — as long as you live in or near one of 46 cities on Katy Perry’s upcoming Prismatic tour roster.

Following a string of U.K. dates revealed last November, the singer has now announced her full U.S. schedule: The four-month jaunt begins June 22 in Raleigh, NC — and will rotate opening acts Kacey Musgraves, Capital Cities, and Tegan & Sara throughout the dates.

Find the full list of shows after the jump:

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Bruce Springsteen, Vampire Weekend, Christina Aguilera, Arcade Fire, more headline New Orleans Jazz Fest 2014

New Orleans knows how to throw a good party. And the 45th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival looks like it will be no exception.

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Christina Aguilera, Eric Clapton, Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Santana, Phish, Public Enemy, and more will join New Orleans jazz and funk acts like Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Kermit Ruffins, the North Mississippi Allstars, and Allen Toussaint at the annual music extravaganza, which runs over two weekends, April 25-27 and May 1-4.

Other highlights include Robin Thicke, Robert Plant, Alabama Shakes, and Chaka Khan.  In a nod to the indie rock turn the annual event has taken in the past few years, Foster the People and The Head and The Heart have also joined the lineup.

Springsteen last played Jazz Fest in 2012 and Arcade Fire paid a visit to the fairgrounds in 2011. Check out the announcement video below and get the full daily lineup on the festival’s site here.

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