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New music from Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Rihanna, and more appear in honor of 4/20

You may have noticed that Snoop Dogg’s been suspiciously active today. That’s because the rapper, like a number of other like-minded musicians, has a calendar, and it’s telling him that his favorite holiday has arrived.

Yes, there’s been a flurry of 4/20-themed releases surfacing all day, and it seems like Snoop has something do with all of them. The most high-profile offering is “Rollup,” a country collaboration with his braid-bro Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson, and Kris Kristofferson. You can roll up to Nelson’s official site to give it a listen.

Mr. Dogg also dropped a new song of his own (why, yes, it is called “Stoner’s Anthem”!), a collaboration track with Belly, and a Jamaica-centric 4/20 PSA. Check it all out in the videos below: READ FULL STORY

Johnny Depp plays guitar on stage with Marilyn Manson for 'Sweet Dreams': Watch it here!

The guest list for Wednesday night’s Revolver Golden Gods Awards wasn’t particularly glamorous, as it featured mostly stars from the heavy metal community. There was one exception, however, as Johnny Depp — he of Hollywood red carpets and “Sexiest Man in the World” awards — dropped in to share the stage with Marilyn Manson on a run through the band’s first big hit: a cover of Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This).”

Depp began the song on stage at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater rather incognito, but frontman Manson gave away his special guest. “If you don’t recognize my personal friend, my personal savior, my personal guitar hero, Johnny Depp!” he told the crowd.

Check out “Sweet Dreams” below. READ FULL STORY

Every Kelly Clarkson cover from her 'Stronger' tour, compiled for your viewing pleasure

This weekend, Kelly Clarkson will wrap up her Stronger tour after three months on the road, and we have to admit, we’re pretty sad about it.

The end of her tour means the end of the fan-requested covers, which have become YouTube highlights — and EW office favorites — over the past few months.

Throughout the duration of the tour, Clarkson has let fans submit song suggestions online, from Cee Lo Green to Britney Spears to Bonnie Raitt to Radiohead, for her to perform onstage.

Thus, because we love you so much (and because we need a playlist to get us through this slow Monday), Music Mix decided to put together a playlist of every single cover that Ms. Clarkson has performed during her tour. We’ll start with the two covers she delivered every show, and then move into the nightly specials. Enjoy! (And let us know your favorite in the comments below.)

“I Know You Won’t” by Carrie Underwood

“Heavy in Your Arms” Florence and the Machine

January 13 (MGM Grand Theatre, Mashantucket, CT)
“F**k You” by Cee Lo Green

January 17 (Times Union Center, Albany, NY)
“Fix You” by Coldplay

January 21, (Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY)
“My Man” by Barbra Streisand

Drake drops videos featuring Rihanna, Lil Wayne, and his own bar mitzvah: Watch them here

Under the cover of darkness, Drake released not one but two music videos last Friday night, quickly turning G.O.O.D. Friday into Double Drake Day including him wearing another Drake shirt he’s so popular for.

One of the clips is the arty  “Take Care,” the Rihanna-featuring title track off Drizzy’s latest album, featuring the pair giving one another moody embraces and jumping around in slow motion, alongside a bull and a bird (metaphors for the singers? Maybe, I dunno) also doing slo-mo stuff, with intercuts of snowy nature vistas.

The second video, “HYFR,” is much more festive, kicking off with vintage footage of a young Aubrey “Drake” Graham becoming a man at his bar mitzvah. What follows is his re-bar mitzvah, full of celebration, cake, and Lil Wayne with a panda head.

Check out both videos below:

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Rufus Wainwright releases video for 'Out of the Game,' featuring Helena Bonham Carter: Watch it here!

What’s better than one Rufus Wainwright? Three Rufus Wainwrights, plus a bonus Helena Bonham Carter!

The indie-pop singer-songwriter and opera composer dons costumes for three separate personalities in the new video for “Out of the Game,” the lead single from his forthcoming album of the same name (out May 1).

The video takes place in a library overseen by Bonham Carter, who is seen lip-synching and, in Wainwright’s words, “being very naughty.”

“We have been friends for years,” Wainwright told The Sun. “Not only is she very beautiful, very glamorous, but she is also incredibly funny. At the end of the video, she is basically wearing a bra. So I very much appreciate her friendship for furthering my career.”

Check out the new Bonham Carter-starring video below and let us know if it makes you think differently of the Dewey Decimal System.

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Katy Perry covers 'N---s In Paris': Watch it here!

Katy Perry’s collaborations with rappers so far have been pretty fruitful — the Snoop Dogg-assisted “California Gurls” and the Kanye West-abled “E.T.” both ended up in the top position on the Billboard Hot 100. Earlier today, she proved that she might have learned a thing or two from her collaborators.

While visiting BBC Radio 1, Perry put a New York Yankees hat on top of her electric-blue hair and ripped into a cover of “N—-s in Paris,” from West and Jay-Z’s Watch the Throne. It was slowed down slightly and re-arranged so that it could be played by her band, and nixed most of the bad words.

The energy level is way lower than the original, though Perry seemed really focused on getting all the lyrics out (and it’s a lot of lyrics).”This is about to get embarrassing,” she said before ripping into the first verse. You can be the judge of that below. READ FULL STORY

Radiohead premiering new songs on tour: Hear 'Identikit,' 'Cut a Hole,' and 'Skirting on the Surface' here

Radiohead

As Radiohead have become more difficult and esoteric, their fans only become more rabid and devoted. These days, Thom Yorke’s band of misfit robots regularly fills arenas and throws the Internet into a full-on tizzy with each fresh note played.

Such has been the case over the past week, as the band has begun its latest North American trek and pulled the curtain back on a few new songs. The first, “Identikit,” surfaced on the tour’s opener in Miami a few nights ago. It’s a claustrophobic Radiohead groove, with their now-patented wash of keys, bloops, and bleeps filling in the spaces between Yorke’s hypnotically alluring warbling. Give it a listen below. READ FULL STORY

Mariah Carey returns to the stage for the first time since the birth of #DemBabies: See the video here

Throughout her career, Mariah Carey has rarely done anything that could be described as “understated” (you need look no further than her legendary episode of MTV Cribs for proof).

But for her grand return to the stage last night– her first performance since giving birth to twins — Carey kept it small.

Her performance was part of a series called “Plot Your Escape: Four Concerts. Countless Celebrities,” at New York’s tiny Gotham Hall. The evening simulcasted four shows from four different cities: Carey and Diddy in New York, Lil Wayne and Cee Lo in Los Angeles (is that why Weezy bagged on Jimmy Kimmel Live?), Sara Bareilles and Maroon 5 in Chicago, and Mary J. Blige and Gavin DeGraw in New Orleans.

A be-gowned Carey kept the whole thing pretty loose, even joking with the audience that she wasn’t entirely prepared for the evening. (Such was the case when she ran into a bit of trouble on her 1996 hit “Always Be My Baby,” when she seemed to have forgotten where she was supposed to come in). Check it out below. READ FULL STORY

Julia Nunes: How a YouTube star was born

When Julia Nunes first uploaded a video of herself singing an original song called “A Welcome Vacation”  onto YouTube in January 2007, she never expected what came next.

“I put it on YouTube instead of Facebook because I wanted it be more private!” Nunes, now 23, insists. Suffice it to say, she didn’t get her wish. Over the last five years, the Rochester native has amassed 50 million video views, scored 207,000 subscribers on YouTube, toured with Ben Folds, released two albums, played at the Bonnaroo festival, and performed on Conan.

Now, she’s gearing up for the release of her Kickstarter-funded fourth album, Settle Down, which will be available on Tuesday, Feb. 28. So how exactly did Julia go from Web upstart to main-stage star? Read on: READ FULL STORY

Encore! President Obama sings again -- VIDEO

President Barack Obama has officially given the White House a much, much cooler soundtrack. (“Hail to the Chief” does get a little repetitive after a while.) Just one month after the Commander-in-Chief wowed us all with a few bars of Al Green’s classic “Let’s Stay Together” at New York City’s famed Apollo Theater, the POTUS serenaded the nation once again.

With a little nudging from performers like B.B. King, Mick Jagger, and Buddy Guy (how could he even say no?) President Obama sang a few lines from Robert Johnson’s “Sweet Home Chicago” last night during a White House blues concert in honor of Black History Month.
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