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Report: U2 hint at album release date, reportedly undergo management change

Like the spy plane with which they share a moniker, U2 have been almost silent since they wrapped up the (admittedly massive) promotional tour for 2009′s No Line on the HorizonBut they plan on making a little noise in 2014.

According to Billboard, the band is sniffing around a tentative April release date for their still-untitled album that was produced by Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton. They are also reportedly searching for brand partners for an album-related announcement during the Super Bowl.

Fans have already gotten a taste of new U2 music in the trailer for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which features a portion of a new song called “Ordinary Love,” which the band wrote specifically for the movie. Check it out below:

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Britney Spears reveals 'Britney Jean' album tracklist featuring T.I., Jamie Lynn, more

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You betta track, list.

This morning, Britney Spears released the full song roster for her upcoming Britney Jean, due Dec. 3 — including the two singles already released, “Work Bitch” and “Perfume.” Also on board? Longtime collaborator and chief Pea Will.i.am, rapper T.I., and Britney’s baby sister Jamie Lynn.

Find it below: READ FULL STORY

'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' soundtrack feat. Coldplay, Lumineers, Lorde, and more now streaming on iTunes

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Boom goes the HG cannon — signaling not another dead tribute, but a live album. (Save your arrows, kids!)

Hunger Games: Catching Fire is now streaming in full on iTunes. The 15 tracks includes new songs from Christina Aguilera, the Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men, The National, Coldplay, Patti Smith, Santigold, Ellie Goulding, The Weeknd, Antony and the Johnsons, and Sia, among others — plus Lorde’s cover of Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World.”

The physical soundtrack is out Nov. 19; the movie comes to theaters Nov. 22. Click here to read our critic’s take on the album.

Lily Allen's new, Robin Thicke-teasing NSFW 'Hard Out There' -- watch it here

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Lily Allen, where have you been?

Mostly she’s been busy being Lily Cooper, then Lily Allen again — getting married, making babies, and dipping a toe back into the pop pool.

Now she’s fully back with a new single, “Hard Out Here,” and a video that pokes at both Hype Williams-era rap videos and right-now product placements plus … other kinds of placements. (Paging Mr. Thicke!)

It’s all a little bit NSFW, but keep your 18-and-over eye on the Mylar balloons that come in around 3:08: READ FULL STORY

Lorde covers Tears for Fears classic 'Everybody Wants to Rule the World' for 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' -- hear it here

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Question: What does a 17-year-old craving a different kind of buzz do for a giant movie franchise about post-apocalyptic teens fighting for their lives?

Answer: Sing a song that’s older than them all! In the latest roll-out from the upcoming Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack, Lorde takes on Tears for Fears’ 1985 chart topper “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.”

Listen to her clanging, atmospheric, and veryverydramatic take here: READ FULL STORY

Google Glass announces Play All Access integration, other music add-ons

Though it’s still several months away from actually hitting the consumer market, Google announced that the Google Glass headset computer — which at the moment is only in the hands of testers Google calls “Explorers” — will get both music-geared software (Google Play All Access, plus Sound Search) and hardware (a pair of stereo earbuds, the first accessory for Glass) in the coming weeks.

Accordingly, subscribers to Google’s music streaming service will be able to call up artist discographies and craft new playlists via voice controls. Sound Search operates like Shazam and will identify songs in the environment. The earbuds were engineered at Google Labs (and to this listener, in a testing session, sounded pretty fantastic).

“From a consumer perspective, music is such a key part of people’s lives, from commuting to partying to being in the moment to just kicking back and chilling out. We know that our consumers and our explorers love music,” says Ed Sanders, the Director of Marketing for Google Glass. “The same way that people want their music in their pocket on whatever device they’re using at the moment, we recognize they want to have the music experience on Glass. I think it’ll be a key part of the experience and something we’re intrigued to see where it goes.”

Sanders and the rest of the Glass team says they hope that the featured add-ons offer a jumping off point for more music-related integration for the technology. “There’s a professor at Cornell using it to teach people to conduct, Young Guru is using it to sample songs and build tracks, and Nicky Romero used it at Tomorrow World to do a hands-free set,” Sanders said. “Different people have different things they love, and Glass will be an interesting platform to build more of what they love into their daily lives. Music is just one component.”

Check out video of hip-hop producer and Jay Z touring DJ Young Guru playing around with Google Glass below: READ FULL STORY

Mariah Carey releases new single 'The Art of Letting Go': Hear it here

It’s not quite right to call Mariah Carey’s upcoming 14th album “long-delayed,” since it hasn’t really had an official spot on the calendar to miss since the single “Triumphant (Get’Em)” arrived last summer.

The single that followed, this February, “Almost Home,” was reserved for the soundtrack to Oz The Great and Powerful — though the date did seem to draw closer with the Miguel-assisted May jam “#Beautiful,” which made it to no. 15 on the Hot 100.

The album we now know is called The Art of Letting Go still doesn’t have a release date, but it does have a new single — the title track, no less. Produced by Rodney Jerkins, the song has a nice throwback vibe to it (think “Vision of Love”), but also doesn’t really have a chorus, which sort of makes it a toss-up. Tip of the hat to the line, “Go to Mimi on your contact/ Press delete” though.

Listen below via Carey’s Facebook: READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga wears a hover dress, performs 'ARTPOP' songs at Brooklyn artRAVE

At long last, we have arrived at the official release of Lady Gaga’s brand new album ARTPOP. And to celebrate, Gaga threw herself a party at a giant warehouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, on New York’s industrial waterfront.

Dubbed the artRAVE, Gaga’s fete featured performances of every track from the new album (she opened with “Aura,” that same way that ARTPOP does), the unveiling of new pieces by large-scale artist Jeff Koons ( including the massive sculpture that appears on ARTPOP‘s cover) and Marina Abromovic (previously seen staring down Jay Z and getting Gaga to traipse naked through the woods), and one of Gaga’s most spectacular entrances yet via a “flying dress” called “Volantis” that was essentially a wearable dirigible.

Check it out in action below.

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Busta Rhymes debuts new song 'Thank You' with Kanye, Q Tip, and Lil Wayne -- hear it here

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Oh you know, just a bunch of bros hanging out and being legendary, lending a hand to other bros.

Kanye West, Q-Tip, and Lil Wayne join Busta Rhymes — and a fat-bottomed sample from Alicia Meyer’s 1981 disco treasure  “I Want to Thank You” — on a new track from Busta’s upcoming Extinction Level Event 2, due next year.

And it’s pretty awesome; listen below: READ FULL STORY

Hear the National's new 'Hunger Games' soundtrack song 'Lean'

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We’ve already heard the contributions from Christina Aguilera, Coldplay, and the Lumineers — but the child gladiators of Hunger Games: Catching Fire demand more, more kill ballads!

Sonorous Brooklyn-via-Ohio vest rockers the National oblige today with the stately “Lean”; listen here: READ FULL STORY

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