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Backstreet Boys announce album release date, perform new single on 'GMA' -- VIDEO

And the 20th-anniversary happenings continue!

The Backstreet Boys graced Good Morning America with their presence this morning, where, in addition to talking about their tour, which kicks off Aug. 2 in Chicago, they announced that their new album, In A World Like This, will be dropping on July 30. The boys then took to the stage to perform their latest single from their upcoming album, “Permanent Stain.”

Watch the group perform below: READ FULL STORY

Kelly Rowland releases intense new track 'Dirty Laundry', talks abusive boyfriend, Beyonce struggles: Hear it here

While the rumor mill swirls about Beyoncé’s possible bun in the Bey-oven, her former Destiny’s Child stablemate is making her own internet waves with a confessional new song.

Kelly Rowland’s new album Talk a Good Game comes out next month, and so far we’ve already heard the smooth Lil Wayne-assisted “Ice” and the barely SFW “Kisses Down Low,” but this morning Rowland unleashed an entirely different kind of conversation starter in the song “Dirty Laundry.”

The song finds Rowland airing out her feelings about an abusive ex-boyfriend and having to watch as Beyoncé’s career skyrocketed while her own failed to reach those kinds of heights. Listen below: READ FULL STORY

Backstreet Boys announce tour with Jesse McCartney, DJ Pauly D

After 20 years of being in the music biz, the Backstreet Boys are as busy as ever. After previewing their new album, announcing their upcoming documentary, and earning a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, the boy band has announced that they are going on tour this summer.

BSB member Nick Carter told Ryan Seacrest that all five members are hitting the road for a new tour, titled In A World Like This, which kicks off on Aug. 2 in Chicago. The band will be joined on the road by Jesse McCartney and Jersey Shore‘s DJ Pauly D.

Check out the band’s website for a full list of tour dates. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 17.

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David Bowie taunts Gary Oldman, gives Marion Cotillard stigmata in 'The Next Day' video: Watch it here!

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David Bowie’s new album The Next Day (his first in 10 years, don’t forget) is obsessed with mortality and the uncertainty of the future. And in his video for the album’s title track, he taps into those themes of death and resurrection with the help of two world-famous actors who are very good at evoking both of those things.

In the clip, Bowie stands on stage performing for a number of characters that include a violent priest (played with studious pathos by Gary Oldman) and a stigmata-afflicted showgirl (Oscar winner Marion Cotillard).

Bowie plays up the Jesus imagery present in the song’s lyrics — the chorus includes a line about his “body left to rot in a hollow tree” — and in the end thanks everybody for his own professional resurrection.

Check it out below (though fair warning: it’s vaguely NSFW because of quite a bit of blood and a nipple or two).  READ FULL STORY

British comedian (and voice of Darth Maul) Peter Serafinowicz posts hilarious clip for Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky'

British comedian, onetime Hot Chip video director, and, yes, voice-of-Darth-Maul Peter Serafinowicz has just posted a highly entertaining clip for Daft Punk’s track, “Get Lucky.” According to the French duo’s publicist, the video is not authorized (although can robots really “authorize” anything anyway?) and we’re not sure quite why Serafinowicz decided to make the clip. But we’re glad he did!

You can check out the video below. READ FULL STORY

Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu slink through 'Q.U.E.E.N.' video: Watch it here!

The sexy, slinky, impossibly funky grooves of Janelle Monae’s new Erykah Badu-assisted single “Q.U.E.E.N.” demanded a next-level video, and the forward-thinking Monae has certainly delivered.

Last night, Monae pulled back the curtain on her new clip, which takes place in an alternate future that casts Monae and her musical accomplices as exhibits in a living museum, imprisoned there because of some sort of unsavory undermining of authority (or maybe they just got freaked out by Badu’s hair).

The video was directed by Alan Ferguson, who previously directed the clip for Monae’s “Many Moons” and has also guided spots for Beyoncé, Katy Perry, and Fall Out Boy.

Check out the clip below, which stars Monae as herself and Badu as “Badoula Oblongata,” which is a fantastic alter ego. READ FULL STORY

Backstreet Boys reflect on their 20th anniversary, release album sneak peeks

The Backstreet Boys are far from boys these days.

Almost all of them are married (Nick Carter was recently engaged), four of the five have children (the oldest is 11), and this week, they celebrated their 20th year as a band. “It’s amazing,” Kevin Richardson, 41, told EW before the band previewed material from their forthcoming record for fans in Hollywood Saturday night. “To be able to do this for so long, it’s quite an accomplishment.” READ FULL STORY

Record Store Day 2013: What's on your must-have list for the annual vinyl bonanza? Here's ours

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This Saturday, April 20, a great yearly tradition arrives once again.

No, not that one. We’re talking about the sixth annual Record Store Day, which pays tribute to the independently-owned record stores that were once ubiquitous but are often now fighting just to stay afloat in in the iTunes and Amazon age.

The day is more than just a tribute to the fetishization of vinyl; it also honors the sense of community that comes when a bunch of music obsessives get together to talk about their favorite stuff — and kick-fight in the aisles over a limited-edition Roky Erikson 7-inch, or whatever their coveted object may be. (Check out the impressively large list of stores that are participating in this year’s festivities.)

Though there are plenty of live in-store performances, signings, and giveaways, the main attraction has become the vinyl releases that surface for one day only (and then for an eternity on eBay). This year’s list doesn’t have the same parade of heavy hitters as last year’s, but there are still plenty of goodies worth seeking.

I love Record Store Day, mostly because I just love record stores. I’ll be celebrating this year at my home base during my high school years, and here’s what I’ll be searching for:  READ FULL STORY

Daft Punk's new single 'Get Lucky' lands on Earth: Hear it here!

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At long last, everyone’s favorite French robo-dudes are back.

Just after midnight, Daft Punk finally unveiled “Get Lucky,” the first single from their new and long-awaited (unless you’re one of the guys this guy is looking for) album Random Access Memories. Though there have been some brief snippets that have shown up during television commercials and some pretty convincing fakes circulating around the Internet over the past week or so, this is the real deal.

The track features vocals by Pharrell Williams and some blistering guitar work care of Nile Rodgers. It’s now available for sale on iTunes, but you can go ahead and give it a spin below.  READ FULL STORY

Fall Out Boy pay tribute to Spinal Tap on 'Conan': Watch here!

Fall Out Boy just dropped their latest (and actually very good) album Save Rock and Roll, and though their song titles are not as pun-tacular as they used to be, the band clearly hasn’t lost its sense of humor.

On last night’s episode of Conan, the band busted out Save Rock and Roll‘s first single “My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark” with a little help from the famous “Rock and Roll Creation” pods from This Is Spinal Tap.

When one of the pods failed to open (as they are wont to do) and imprisoned bassist Pete Wentz, Tap’s own bassist Derek Smalls (a.k.a. actor and writer Harry Shearer) filled in on the low end.

He brought along some pals, too. Check out the entirety of Fall Out Boy’s performance on last night’s episode of Conan below: READ FULL STORY

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