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All-American Rejects release new single 'Beekeeper's Daughter': Watch the dance-fantasia video (and Wayne Newton cameo) here

The All-American Rejects last scored a smash hit in 2008 with their break-up anthem “Gives You Hell,” which climbed to number 4 on the Hot 100, and, as of this week, has been downloaded more than 4 million times.

Unfortunately, the band’s next two singles, “The Wind Blows” and “I Wanna” couldn’t reach any higher than No. 113 and No. 92, respectively, and they disappeared for a couple of years.

Now, the spiky pop-rock Oklahomans are back with a new single, “Beekeeper’s Daughter,” and a colorful video to accompany it. Watch lead singer Tyson Ritter gallivant through choreographed dance scenes on a Hollywood lot (oddly reminiscent of Chris Brown’s “Yeah 3X” video  — without the martial arts) before headlining some sort of celebratory bumblebee parade: READ FULL STORY

'CMT Artists of the Year' special set list: No Hank Williams Jr., but here's what you will see

By now, country fans have heard that earlier this week, Hank Williams Jr. left the stage while taping a duet with Jason Aldean for the CMT Artists of the Year special because, as Williams said in a statement to Country Weekly, “I’ve heard people mess up my songs and screw up Daddy’s songs. I was here to honor Jason, a kid I really like. When I walked out there, it didn’t feel right, it didn’t sound right. I didn’t want to disrespect him.” CMT confirms Aldean then performed a version of his hit “Tattoos on This Town” solo, which is what viewers will see when the special honoring Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, and Taylor Swift premieres Dec. 13. The final set list:

Jason Aldean: “Tattoos on This Town”
The All-American Rejects (honoring Taylor Swift): “Mean”/”Gives You Hell” medley
Lady Antebellum: “Dancin’ Away With My Heart”
Gavin DeGraw (honoring Kenny Chesney): “Somewhere With You”
Brad Paisley with Joe Walsh: “Life’s Been Good To Me”/”Camouflage” medley
The Avett Brothers: “Laundry Room”

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How Linkin Park put together their Haiti charity album in just one week

It is just a week since the Haiti earthquake. But you can now buy a Haiti-benefiting charity album of previously unreleased material by, amongst others, Dave Matthews Band, the All-American Rejects, Peter Gabriel, Slash, and Alanis Morissette.

The compilation is called Download to Donate and was overseen by Linkin Park, whose non-profit foundation Music for Relief has a history of providing aid to the country.

“Just last Monday, I was saying how I would like to start directing more of Music For Relief’s attention to Haiti and developing some sustainable housing,” says Linkin Park bassist David “Phoenix” Farrell. “Then the earthquake happened Tuesday, and we really started scrambling to figure out a way that we could garner as much support from the music community as we could to hopefully raise a ton of money for the cause.”

Linkin Park’s own musical contribution is a track called “Not Alone,” which they recorded during sessions for the band’s 2007 CD Minutes To Midnight, though the vocal tracks were never finished. “When the opportunity to do this started coming together, Mike [Shinoda] and Chester [Bennington] got back in the studio,” says Phoenix. “I believe they finished the vocals at 3am on Sunday morning.”

Over the past few days Wyclef Jean’s Yéle Haiti charity has come under criticism for alleged mismanagement of funds (the Fugee denies using any of Yéle’s money for his own personal benefit). But Phoenix is adamant that all of the money raised by Download to Donate—which is available for purchase on a pay-what-you-like basis—will go to worthy causes. “It’s a very low cost charity,” he says.”For this, 100% of the money Music For Relief raises is going to a couple of different charities: the UN Foundation and Habitat for Humanity. And Dave Matthews Band brought their BAMA Works relief effort into the mix as well. 100% of what we raise is going towards those different efforts.”

But Phoenix says that at present the band have no plans to play a benefit show. “We couldn’t,” he says. Couldn’t? That sounds ominous. Is a member of Linkin Park in jail somewhere? “We’re in a down cycle right now where we’re writing and recording,” he explains. “So we probably couldn’t get something together quick enough. No, as of an hour ago, everyone is still a free citizen.”

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'Alice in Wonderland' soundtrack details revealed: Robert Smith, Pete Wentz, and Franz Ferdinand to contribute tracks

The soundtrack details for Tim Burton’s forthcoming movie Alice in Wonderland have just been revealed on MySpace. The album, which is titled Almost Alice and hits stores March 2, features contributions from Burton hair-a-like Robert Smith, The All-American Rejects, Franz Ferdinand, Wolfmother, Owl City, and a collaboration between Mark Hoppus and Pete Wentz called “In Transit.” The first single from the album will be “Alice (Underground),” by Avril Lavigne.

Disappear down the rabbit hole to MySpace for a look a the full track listing and tell us what you think. Does this news make you more or less excited by the prospect of Burton’s Johnny Depp-starring revamp?

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Rihanna's new album: What can we expect?

Last night Rihanna tweeted to her fans (and EW confirmed) that November 23 will see the release of her first album since 2007’s R&B smash Good Girl Gone Bad. In her words: “The wait is ova.”

So once we get ova the wait, what kind of album can we expect to hear? We know Justin Timberlake—who worked with her on “Rehab”—is a producer on her new record, and it looks like their collaboration has been fruitful if their supposedly cozy public behavior is any indication.

Timberlake talked about RiRi’s new album at the Emmys: “It’s a little more grown up. It’s got some edge to it.” Also collaborating with her are Drake, Ne-Yo, Akon, and even one of the All-American Rejects.

Any surprise guests? Well, after they gelled so well on “Run This Town,” we wouldn’t be surprised if it turns out Jay-Z or Kanye stopped by the studio at some point to spit a verse for her still-unnamed album.

And when we talked to fellow Caribbean sensation Sean Kingston a few weeks ago, he mentioned he had submitted three songs for Rihanna’s new disc, telling us, “Everybody liked the songs, so we’ll see where it goes.”

Who else would you love to see taking a bow with Rihanna on her latest record? Any of the existing collabs strike you as weird? And do you think she can top the ubiquitous smash that was “Umbrella”?

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All-American Rejects play the Warped Tour 15th anniversary party: An EW exclusive video!

On September 6th, a group of artists gathered in L.A. to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Warped Tour, everyone’s favorite annual experiment in the conflicting relationship between black hoodies and hot asphalt parking lots. Warped vets including blink-182, the Aggrolites, Bad Religion, Ice-T, Katy Perry, NOFX, and Rise Against played a show that both raised money for Musicares and feted the enduring tour, known for its uncompromising conditions, rider-free artist living, and confirmed status as a fertile breeding ground for all things trending in rock/emo/punk. The whole thing was filmed for a one-night-only theatrical release this Thursday, September 17th, at movie theaters around the country — but Music Mix readers can get a preview right now. Check out the All-American Rejects doing “Swing, Swing,” and then let us know in the comments: Will you be heading to the multiplex to see the whole film? Hey, it’s the closest Warped Tour will ever come to being air-conditioned…

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