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jackwhite-112009.jpg Jack White is defending Tidal in a new Q&A posted to his Third Man Records website. "Don't devalue musicians, man; support them," he wrote in response to a fan complaining about Tidal charging a premium for music.

DaveGrohl-060211.jpg Dave Grohl presented Pat Quinn, the founder of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, with a Webby Award for Special Achievement. "Trends happen quickly on the Internet and it's easy to get distracted by a really awesome video of a monkey washing a cat," Grohl said while introducing Quinn. "But we can't unlearn what we've learned. One, we need to continue the fight until we defeat ALS."

Blink-101309.jpg Former Blink-182 member Tom Delonge has discussed plans for his new record label, To The Stars. With To The Stars, DeLonge plans to work with "concept artists, writers, illustrators and animators" and intends to open a flagship store in southern California.

hayley-williams-241210.jpg Paramore's Hayley Williams admits that her menstrual cycles are the catalyst behind her appearance in Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" music video. The new clip sees Williams make a cameo as a superhero alter-ego called The Crimson Curse, a name that Williams clearly didn't pluck out of thin air.

Janes.jpg Jane's Addiction bass player Chris Chaney will appear on Joe Satriani's forthcoming solo album Shockwave Supernova. Chaney joins a number of other musicians on the album, including keyboardist and guitarist Mike Keneally, drummer Marco Minnemann, bass player Bryan Beller, and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta.

Florence-022311.jpg Florence & The Machine have released "Delilah," the latest track off the band's forthcoming new album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. The new track was officially premiered on Annie Mac's show on BBC Radio 1. "Delilah" is the band's fourth single to be released off of the upcoming album, following "Ship to Wreck," "What Kind of Man" and "St. Jude."

KurtCobain.jpg A new Kurt Cobain album will be released this summer, according to Brett Morgen, director of the new Cobain documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. During an interview with Bedford + Bowery, Morgen was asked if any of that audio that was found during his research will be released as an album, and Morgen said that an album is being put together.

killers-100609.jpg Killers frontman Brandon Flowers has announced a signing event in London to commemorate the release of his latest solo album The Desired Effect. Flowers will be appearing at HMV's 363 Oxford Street store at 1:30 p.m. on May 22. Wristbands are currently available at the store when fans buy a copy of the album, limited to 300 on a first-come-first-served basis.

DaveGrohl-060211.jpg Foo Fighters returned to the The Late Show stage one last time to celebrate the final installment of David Letterman's career. The band even dressed up for the occasion, performing "Everlong" while dressed in black tuxedos.

Nickleback-100209.jpg A new study suggests that Nickelback's lyrics are more intelligent than those of Foo Fighters and Linkin Park. The study, conducted by Andrew Powell-Morse of Seatsmart, analyzed lyrics in 225 songs that had spent at least three weeks at Number One on Billboard's pop, rock, country and hip-hop charts.

ellayelich-101013.jpg Lorde has opened up about her recent split from manager Scott MacLachlan last month. At the time of the break up, the Kiwi pop icon posted several cryptic messages to social media including, "hey, men - do me and yourselves a favor, don't underestimate my skill."

img3-090513.jpg Imagine Dragons has signed on to appear at this year's upcoming Life Is Beautiful Festival. The event is set to take place in downtown Las Vegas between September 25 and 27 and will also feature headlining sets from Stevie Wonder and Duran Duran. "Having Insomniac on board as a partner and curating an entire stage is going to enhance the DJ programming at Life is Beautiful."

Coldplay-100209.jpg Coldplay have teamed up with actor Peter Dinklage to make musical comedy spoof Game of Thrones: The Musical, which will air this week as part of NBC's Red Nose Day broadcast. A short new trailer shows Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister on Game Of Thrones, along with a horn section and backup singers, singing about the show's tendency to kill off many characters.

CourtneyLove-090911.jpg Courtney Love has released "Miss Narcissist," a cut set to be released as a seven-inch along with "Radio Killer." A digital version, however, is available now via SoundCloud. "Miss Narcissist, come on / Magnificent and obvious / Bless us with your presence / And your paranoia," Love sings on the blistering new track.

KurtCobain.jpg Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and Duff McKagan recently teamed up to cover the classic Guns N' Roses' track "Sweet Child O' Mine." The duo played their own instrumental rendition of the track at a release party hosted by McKagan for his new book How To Be A Man at Seattle's Neptune Theatre on Sunday, May 17.

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