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Steve Perry joins Eels on stage, sings live for first time in nearly two decades: Watch here!

How did you spend your Memorial Day weekend? Did you go to the beach, hang out at a barbecue, or get married in a cartoonishly extravagant ceremony you’re bound to regret?

Former Journey singer Steve Perry found his own way to celebrate the holiday– by stepping up on stage and singing live for the first time in almost 20 years.

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Song of the Summer? Ariana Grande talks the making of her hit 'Problem'

After moving 438,000 downloads in its first week (the fourth-best-selling debut ever for a female artist), Ariana Grande’s “Problem” is now officially a contender for the 2014 song-of-summer title.

But the 20-year-old pop star originally didn’t think the swagger-fueled jam would be a single. “It was so different from me,” says Grande, who had her breakout hit last year with ’90s throwback “The Way,” featuring rapper Mac Miller, and was best known before that for her roles on the Nickelodeon series Victorious and Sam & Cat. She decided to go with the Max Martin-produced track after getting some advice from her friend Big Sean. READ FULL STORY

Playlist: Early summer mix feat. Robyn, Ratking, Le1f and more

Thanks to the polar vortex, it’s slated to be an extra-brutal summer. While you wait on the inevitable sweaty radio bangers, stay cool with some of our favorite tracks from the final days of spring.

Ought “Habit” Every time a really good art-rock bell rings, David Byrne gets his wings (or smiles mysteriously, at least).

The Fresh & Onlys “Animal of One” San Francisco psych rock excel­lently updated, with extra reverb.

EMA “3Jane” A mod-goth mood piece as horizon-spanning as singer Erika M. Anderson’s native South Dakota.

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Tupac musical director Kenny Leon on the 10 year journey to 'Holler If Ya Hear Me'

Theater director Kenny Leon, who was just nominated for a Tony for Best Direction of a Play for his work on the revival of A Raisin in the Sun, knows that his next project is perhaps the most challenging of his career.

Then again, the subject whose songs inspired the new show was no stranger to struggle. Holler If Ya Hear Me, a new musical written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Leon, is inspired by the life and work of late hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur.

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The Black Keys beat Michael Jackson on the charts, score first number one album

It’s been a big couple of weeks for the Black Keys. They performed on SNL, released their eighth album, Turn Blue, managed to escape from the sinister clutches of Danny McBride on our cover, and now they’ve got themselves their first ever chart-topping record.

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Mariah Carey's 'Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse' available early for streaming

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Mariah Carey’s upcoming album was first advertised as a Beyonce-style drop, with no warning or promotion. (That announcement, of course, negated the whole idea of a surprise release, but anyway.)

Then it was set to be released May 27. And now, Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse is available early for streaming on iTunes Radio.

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Maroon 5 announce new album

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Five: It’s roughly the number of jobs Adam Levine has right now (singer, film actor, TV talent show mentor, professional smell maker, serial supermodel monogamist).

It’s also the name of his band Maroon Five’s (yes) fifth album, V, due Sept. 2. The followup to 2012′s Overexposed will reunite the band with longtime keyboard player Jesse Carmichael, and reportedly features production by several members of the Hot 100′s varsity squad, including Max Martin, Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, and Shellback.

The band has signed a worldwide tour deal with Live Nation, and is scheduled to announce tour dates within the next few weeks; the album’s first single will arrive this summer.

 

Kylie Minogue is a jean genie in new 'I Was Gonna Cancel' video -- watch it here

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Even Kylie does casual Friday.

In the new clip for her feathery roller-skate jam “I Was Gonna Cancel,” the ageless Australian pocket diva is part Jordache girl, part Twyla Tharp, and fully ignored by passing pedestrians. Watch it here:

Eminem celebrates Mother's Day with Spike Lee-directed 'Headlights' video: Watch it here

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One of the great ongoing narratives in the music world is the continued success of Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 which has kept moving big units since its release last November, without very much promotion or fanfare. But when Eminem does come out of hiding to plug a new single, he does it in the biggest ways possible.

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Wu Tang's 'secret' album has a new featured guest: Cher

Cher will appear on two tracks off of Wu-Tang’s upcoming “secret album” The Wu – Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. (Hear a snippet here).

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