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Daft Punk, Elton John, The Clash, and other join Tony Hawk and Ben Harper for second 'Boards + Bands' charity auction

Last year, Tony Hawk launched the first Boards + Bands auction, which raised over $126,000 to build skate parks for at-risk youth by auctioning off custom skateboard decks featuring hand-written lyrics from famous artists — and this year, the participants include Daft Punk, Ben Harper, members of the Clash, Elton John, and John Lydon.

The idea is that Hawk’s friends donated decks they actually rode. Then Hawk sent those boards to some of his rock star friends, who wrote lyrics to their skateboarder-approved tunes on the decks. “Last Year’s Boards + Bands auction surpassed all expectations,” Hawk said in a statement. “This year we have equal caliber of skaters and musicians contributing, so I am looking forward to seeing the excitement (and high bidding) they bring.”

The auction kicks off tomorrow, December 5, at the auction’s official site. You can take a look at the wares available online, or if you’re in Los Angeles, check out the decks at the Grammy Museum. You can also donate to Hawk’s cause even if you don’t want to buy a custom Elton John skateboard.

Check out the highlights from last year’s auction below.


Miley Cyrus singing about cocaine and ecstasy on her new single? Yep

UPDATE: A rep for the song’s producer, Mike Will Made It, denies that the song is about ecstasy, telling TMZ that the lyric is actually “Dancin’ with MILEY.” (Even if it doesn’t sound like that.) The rep declined to talk about the “trying to get a line in the bathroom” lyric.

PREVIOUSLY: Hannah Montana has officially left the building.

Miley Cyrus’ new single “We Can’t Stop” her first solo release in nearly three years, subverted the expectations of listeners who thought the intermittently engaged ex-Disney superstar would deliver another “Party in the USA”-type anthem.

Instead, Cyrus unveiled a downtempo party jam, complete with a hypnotic beat courtesy of producer Mike Will Made It (seriously, that’s his name) and a heaping dose of her own Rihanna-lite rude-girl swagger.

The sound of the song was enough to make headlines, but it’s the not-so-thinly-veiled drug references that have sent the internet into a an Urban Dictionary–referencing frenzy: READ FULL STORY

Reebok dumps Rick Ross over rape lyrics UPDATE: Ross releases official statement


Looks like the Boss has been fired.

In the wake of the controversy surrounding his date-rape-endorsing lyrics on the track “U.O.E.N.O.,” Reebok has acquiesced to the multiple women’s groups who called for Ross’ ouster as an endorser of its shoes.

In a statement made to TMZ, the shoe company said, “Reebok holds our partners to a high standard, and we expect them to live up to the values of our brand. Unfortunately, Rick Ross has failed to do so. While we do not believe that Rick Ross condones sexual assault, we are very disappointed he has yet to display an understanding of the seriousness of this issue or an appropriate level of remorse.” READ FULL STORY

The 10 most Owl City-ish lyrics on the new Owl City album

Don’t be fooled by the beachy vibes of Owl City’s hit single “Good Time” — frontman/mastermind Adam Young is way less interested in the shore than he is in amateur astronomy.

At least that’s how it seems on his brand new album, The Midsummer Station, which was released today and has already hit No. 1 on iTunes.

Owl City, who formerly topped the Hot 100 with “Fireflies,” his trenchant exploration of twinkly lightning bugs, has developed an even stronger penchant for nature-based melodrama on Station, and it seems the celestial themes have completely taken over his writing. Skies burst, rainbows glitter, stars shine, people shine — everything shines, perhaps, but the melodies.

Check out  Young’s most over-the-top lines below: READ FULL STORY

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