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Justin Timberlake confirms second '20/20' album

Justin Timberlake made everybody wait nearly seven years between albums. With that math, we’d be into the second term of the next Clinton administration before another opus surfaced.

But JT is a giver, and he won’t make anybody sweat nearly that long the next time around.

“I need to clear up a rumor,” he told the crowd at a release party for his new album The 20/20 Experience in Los Angeles last night, during an interview with Ryan Seacrest. “This whole thing about this being the first half of the album is true.” READ FULL STORY

Green Day make triumphant post-rehab return at SXSW

“Welcome back!” Billie Joe Armstrong shouted to a capacity crowd — but he might as well have been talking about himself.

A massively energetic Armstrong led Green Day in a triumphant live performance return at SXSW music festival in Austin on Friday night. The evening marked the first major performance by the band since he had an infamous onstage meltdown during the iHeartRadio festival in Las Vegas last September and subsequently entered rehab. READ FULL STORY

Odd Future's 'Loiter Squad' returns to Adult Swim: Watch an EXCLUSIVE clip!

A few weeks ago, Odd Future centerpiece Tyler the Creator announced the release date of his new album Wolf and dropped the first single and video in “Domo 23.”

That clip looked a whole lot like a sequence from the collective’s manic sketch comedy project Loiter Squad, which also happens to be returning this Sunday, March 10, at Midnight on Adult Swim. Last season sat somewhere between The Kids in the Hall and Jackass, and based on the exclusive clip below, the second go-round will be a ratcheted-up version of the same.

Check out the soon-to-be-beloved new character “Catchphrase Jones” below.

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New Beach House video featuring Ray Wise -- Watch it here

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Eric Wareheim (of Tim and Eric), is responsible for executing the trippy pep rally for Beach House’s ‘Wishes’ music video. Off of their 2012 album Bloom, the video stars the always delightful Ray Wise (Leland Palmer from Twin Peaks, also, Robin Scherbatsky Sr. from How I Met Your Mother). It is bizarre and completely captivating.

As far as the collaboration, it’s not as random as you might think. Wareheim has been a fan of Beach House for a while, and he also directs music videos occasionally, including one for HEALTH’s “We are Water” and a few Major Lazer videos. And Wise has appeared on a few episodes of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, and then again in Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie. Wareheim also tweeted this, Thursday, to announce the debut.

In the video, Wise saunters out on a football field to lip sync ‘Wishes’ to a captive crowd, while cheerleaders and performers dance and grind around him. He’s wearing a sateen jacket and pants with the school’s stallion mascot embroidered on the back, like a deranged knock-off of Ryan Gosling’s Drive jacket.

There is too much awesome in this music video. Check it out below.

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Today in Internet victory: This Carly Rae Jepsen/Nine Inch Nails mash-up

You thought you were finished with Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” didn’t you?

One of 2012′s most parodied, lip-dubbed, covered tracks — which also happened to be no. 1 on EW’s year-end Singles list – was mashed-up seemingly ad infinitum.

But here’s one more version of “Call Me Maybe” to add to your definitive collection — chopped up in Satan’s own special sonic blender with Nine Inch Nails’ “Head Like a Hole” for a brand new track titled “Call Me a Hole.”

It’s credited to pomDeter (created on the suggestion of another genius called carly_rae_reznor), and it’s entirely possible it could end up being the best song of 2013. (Not really, but it is crazy-good.)

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Carly Rae Jepsen cancels Boy Scouts concert

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Carly Rae Jepsen doesn’t want the Boy Scouts to call her. Ever.

The singer was set to headline the Boy Scouts’ 2013 Jamboree this summer, but after a Change.org petition, which gathered 62,000 signatures in just four days, asked Jepsen to reconsider, she did. “As talented artists with incredibly loyal LGBT fans around the globe, I hope they will speak out quickly, and urge the Boy Scouts to end its dangerous anti-gay policy,” the petition read in part.

“As an artist who believes in equality for all people, I will not be participating in the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree this summer,” Jepsen wrote on Twitter this morning. “I always have and will continue to support the LGBT community on a global level and stay informed on the ever changing landscape in the ongoing battle for gay rights in this country and across the globe.” READ FULL STORY

David Bowie rocks out, parties with Tilda Swinton on 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)': Watch the video here

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Now this is more like it.

A few weeks ago, David Bowie announced the existence of his first album in 10 years with the first single “Where Are We Now?” It wasn’t necessarily disappointing, but there were concerns that a whole album of woozy dirges about the end of the world might be a bit much.

Luckily, the rest of The Next Day isn’t nearly as dour, and Bowie just released a new single called “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” to prove it. It’s a driving, guitar-fueled charge that mixes together his ’70s glam instincts with the depth of the Berlin period and a touch of the jagged indie he clearly became obsessed with at the turn of the century.

What’s better is the video, which is directed by Floria Sigismondi (helmer of the punk biopic The Runaways and Marilyn Manson’s iconic clip for “The Beautiful People”). It stars Bowie, a bunch of androgynous models, and Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton in a performance that passively acknowledges that she and DB kind of look a lot alike.

Check it out below. READ FULL STORY

Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z officially announce summer stadium tour

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The rumor has been running since Jigga dropped another luxury verse on Justin Timberlake’s comeback single “Suit & Tie,” but now it’s official: Jay-Z and JT are spending the summer together.

Or at least part of the summer. This morning, the duo announced a 12-date tour that will take them into some of the country’s best baseball and football stadiums. The pairing will launch the trek—dubbed Legends of the Summer—at Toronto’s Rogers Centre on July 17 (a few days after they co-headline the Wireless Festival in London), and they’ll wrap up at Miami’s Sun Live Stadium on August 16.

In between, they’ll hit New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Baltimore, Detroit, Boston, Hershey, and Philadelphia. Sorry, most of the South and the non-California West—no Jay and Justin for you! Don’t feel bad though; Brooklyn also gets denied a show even though Jay-Z kinda sorta has his own arena there.

The complete list of tour dates is below. Tickets go on sale to the public on February 28, save for the concert at New York’s Yankee Stadium (the details on that one will come soon).  READ FULL STORY

Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z put on their fancy pants for 'Suit & Tie' video: Watch it here!

We heard the track, we watched the lyric video, we experienced the Rat Pack-channeling live performance at the Grammys —and now it’s time for the official video for Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie.”

The official video for Timberlake’s big comeback single was directed by David Fincher (who last told Timberlake what to do on film in The Social Network) and is chock full of not-cheap Tom Ford suits.

It’s lovely, it’s louche, and it’s in black and white. Give it a watch below.  READ FULL STORY

Justin Timberlake releases album cover and song list for 'The 20/20 Experience'

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The next step in the year of Justin Timberlake’s musical comeback has arrived. Last night, the singer tweeted out the album cover (above) as well as track listings for The 20/20 Experience, which drops Mar. 19. “I wanted you guys to see this first!!!” the singer wrote.

The handwritten song list only contains 10 tracks, so for those hoping Timberlake would be bringing longer albums back, you might be disappointed. The songs? “Pusher Love Girl,” “Suit & Tie,” “Don’t Hold the Wall,” “Strawberry Bubblegum,” “Tunnel Vision,” “Spaceship Coupe,” “That Girl,” “Let the Groove Get In,” “Mirrors,” and “Blue Ocean Floor.” Feel free to overanalyze. READ FULL STORY

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