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New music from Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Rihanna, and more appear in honor of 4/20

You may have noticed that Snoop Dogg’s been suspiciously active today. That’s because the rapper, like a number of other like-minded musicians, has a calendar, and it’s telling him that his favorite holiday has arrived.

Yes, there’s been a flurry of 4/20-themed releases surfacing all day, and it seems like Snoop has something do with all of them. The most high-profile offering is “Rollup,” a country collaboration with his braid-bro Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson, and Kris Kristofferson. You can roll up to Nelson’s official site to give it a listen.

Mr. Dogg also dropped a new song of his own (why, yes, it is called “Stoner’s Anthem”!), a collaboration track with Belly, and a Jamaica-centric 4/20 PSA. Check it all out in the videos below: READ FULL STORY

U2, Britney Spears, Eminem, Justin Bieber, hundreds more throw their support behind Bob Marley-affiliated Save The Children campaign for East Africa: Learn how you can also give

Save the Children works all over the world to combat hunger, sickness and abuse among the world’s underprivileged children, and starting today they are launching a massive outreach program to aid East Africa—and dozens of the biggest music acts in the world have pledged to drum up support for the program on their Facebook pages and Twitter accounts.

Among the names: Lady Gaga, U2, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Eminem, Avril Lavigne, Rihanna, Madonna, and Beyoncé. (If you see a star send out a message with the hash tag #beafriend, that’s them throwing their support behind STC.)

The name of the social media campaign is I’m Gonna Be Your Friend, which takes its title from a lyric in Bob Marley & the Wailers’ 1973 song “High Tide or Low Tide,” and their goal is to get in front of hundreds of millions eyes to encourage people to donate to Save the Children and help the million suffering children in Somalia and the rest of East Africa.

The proceeds from download sales of “High Tide or Low Tide” will go directly to Save the Children, and filmmaker Kevin MacDonald (director of The Last Kind of Scotland and the forthcoming Bob Marley documentary Marley) has put together a video that features footage from Somalia with “Tide” laid over it, which you can watch here:
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Keith Richards, Lauryn Hill join Jimmy Fallon's Bob Marley tribute week

Jimmy Fallon is giving viewers two more reasons to lose a little sleep in honor of Bob Marley.

Last week, EW’s Music Mix announced that Late Night With Jimmy Fallon would spend this week paying tribute to Marley, with each of the week’s musical guests performing a classic cut by the reggae legend. Ziggy Marley, Chris Cornell, Jennifer Hudson, Jakob Dylan and Lenny Kravitz were already signed on for the salute (which kicks off tonight with Ziggy), and now the show has announced that Keith Richards and Lauryn Hill will both be joining in the fun. READ FULL STORY

'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' to host weeklong tribute to Bob Marley with Jennifer Hudson, Chris Cornell, Lenny Kravitz and more - EXCLUSIVE

Last year, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon invited a handful of bands to pay tribute to the Rolling Stones in honor of the re-release of Exile on Main Street. It was a tremendous week of music, featuring performances by the likes of Green Day and Phish tackling classics like “Loving Cup” and “Rip It Up.”

Starting on Monday, May 9, the musical guests on Late Night will all tip their (giant, dread-covering) hats to reggae legend Bob Marley in honor of the 30th anniversary of the great one’s passing.

Monday night’s show features Bob’s son Ziggy, while Tuesday night’s (May 10) episode welcomes Chris Cornell. Jennifer Hudson checks in on Wednesday (May 11), Jakob Dylan pays his respects on Thursday (May 12) and Lenny Kravitz wraps things up on Friday (May 13). Each artist will perform a classic Marley tune that pays tribute to his revolutionary spirit and deep influence on music.

“Big up Jimmy Fallon for honoring the memory of my father,” said son Ziggy, who will also spend time on the couch discussing his father’s legacy with Fallon. “Much respect.”

Though Fallon is still a relative newcomer to the late-night scene, his show has rapidly grown into the best place to see after-hours performances from some of the greatest names in music.

He shrewdly hired the Roots as his house band, and since the show’s inception has played host to a number of huge musical moments, from the drum-off between Ringo Starr and Roots drummer Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson to Fallon dressing up as Neil Young to perform Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair” (with assistance from a very game Bruce Springsteen) and bananas hip-hop collective Odd Future’s first network appearance.

The weeklong tribute to Marley promises to be yet another notch in Fallon’s ever-expanding musical belt. So tell us, readers: What Bob song would you like to see each slated artist get irie on?

More on EW.com:
NBC renews ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ — EXCLUSIVE
Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon sing Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’
Phish to appear on Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Exile on Main Street’ tribute week

'Give Peace a Chance'? 'Fight the Power'? 'American Idiot'? What's the best protest song of all-time?

If there’s one thing rock stars like more than driving expensive cars into swimming pools while on angel dust, it’s writing tunes about how gosh darned unfair society can be. The history of the latter tendency is exhaustively tracked in British music writer Dorian Lynskey’s new tome, 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs, from Billie Holliday to Green Day, which is out this week.

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New 'round the world viral video from 'Playing for Change' -- this time, with 100% more Bob Marley!

No doubt, you received the feel-good forward in your inbox sometime in the past year — the so-called "Song Around the World" cover of the Ben E. King classic "Stand By Me." The brainchild of producer Mark Johnson, who traveled the globe collecting clips from musicians from all over (New Orleans, Moscow, Zimbabwe, Tibet), and then distilled them all into a single video, the clip has since garnered nearly 10 million views on YouTube.

Now, to coincide with the April 28 release of the related Playing For Change — Peace Through Music CD/DVD (via Hear Music), there are four new videos on the site, including Bob Marley’s lay-down-your-arms reggae classic "War/No More Trouble," below, which once again highlights musicians from a smorgasbord of nations, including Congo, Israel, India, South Africa, and Ghana.

See if you can spot a wee Irish fellow named Bono, starting at around 1:38, and one other (posthumous) cameo, and tell us, Music Mixers, are you feeling irie for the cause?

More on the Music Mix:
Lilith Fair to return in 2010 — are you feeling it?
Adele to kick off new run of MTV Unplugged
Take on Me: What are the best — and worst — cover songs?

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