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RedHotChiliPeppers-050410.jpg John Frusciante, former guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, will release an eight-track acid house LP under the name Trickfinger. Frusciante spoke to Dummy about the new album, due April 7. "I started being serious about following my dream to make electronic music, and to be my own engineer, five years ago," he began.

rihanna-021113.jpg Rihanna is featured on the cover of the pre-spring edition of i-D. The front page sees Riri rocking braids and a top by Celine in a pic shot by Paolo Roversi. According to Hollywood Life, the cover sees Riri at the top of her game. "She looks like a beautiful badass wearing her hair styled in thick box braids with sleek baby hairs and showing off dark brown lipstick."

defleppard-100909.jpg Def Leppard have confirmed a full run of summer tour dates. The run will take Lep mostly through Canada and Europe with a hand full of dates coming in the U.S. in the early fall. The U.S. dates will also feature appearances by Styx and Tesla.

tim-013015.jpg Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford and his current band Future User have connected with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong for a new music video. According to Tim, the video is commentary about America's hypocritical punishment of some drug users and not others.

Taylorswift-042412.jpg Taylor Swift has reportedly trademarked the use of various phrases from her most recent album 1989, including "That Sick Beat." The pop idol filed a number of trademark registrations with the U.S. Trademark office earlier this month and will now be able to use the phrases on various merchandising items.

Dream-10042009.jpg The-Dream has released the music video for "That's My S**t" featuring a guest spot from T.I.. The pair host a mansion party filled with bikini clad women. "It may be misogynist, but at least it looks pretty different from your typical R&B/hip-hop music video," writes Music Times of the new vid. Dream has two EPs planned for 2015.

GarthBrooks1.jpg Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will release a duets album, possibly due this year. Brooks says the husband and wife team are working on an atypical duets record. "We are trying to get it out this year. It'll be a duets album, but it will not be like what you've seen before. She's got a lot of strong ideas." Trisha added that the record is something that they've wanted to do.

BillyCurrington-042513.jpg The full lineup for the 2015 Taste Of Country Music Festival has been announced. The fest takes place in Hunter, New York from June 12 to 14 at Hunter Mountain Resort. New additions Billy Currington, Eli Young Band, Jerrod Niemann, Sara Evans, Easton Corbin, Chase Bryant, Colt Ford and Tracy Lawrence join previously announced headers.

TomPetty-112409.jpg Tom Petty has responded to the recent controversy over pop singer Sam Smith's song "Stay with Me." The rock legend's publishers threatened legal action against Smith's team for similarities between "Stay with Me" and Petty's classic "I Won't Back Down."

img2-110714.jpg Neil Young will appear on the Tuesday, February 3 episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, where he'll perform a song and chat with the host. The program will be taped in Los Angeles for one week beginning next week following a special Super Bowl edition on Sunday from Phoenix. The episode marks Young's return to Fallon.

KeyshiaCole-050211.jpg Keyshia Cole has come under fire from members of her family who claim the singer unfairly left them out of a reality series. Various members of Cole's family have blasted the singer, claiming that she intentionally limited their potential screen time on her reality series.

LilWayne-01082010.jpg Lil Wayne has filed a law suit against Cash Money Records head Birdman, asking to be released from the label. TMZ reports that Weezy claims that Birdman violated the terms of their deal by withholding tens of millions of dollars Cash Money owes him for his oft-delayed album, Tha Carter V. Wayne says he wants the contract canceled and is suing for an additional $51 million.

Aerosmith-01192010.jpg Fans of Aerosmith will be able to watch live footage of the band captured during their Donington Park concert from this past summer. The 19-song set will hit select theaters for one night on February 26. "It's always an absolute hoot that leaves me howling at the moon, performing at Donington we couldn't have had a better time on stage that night," says Steven Tyler.

CourtneyLove-090911.jpg Courtney Love will be featured in a recurring role on the FOX drama Empire. According to a presser, Love plays a "hard rock powerhouse, who is part of Empire Entertainment's stable of artists." The role follows Love's guest spot on the AMC program Sons of Anarchy. Love is teaming up with Lana Del Rey this summer for her Endless Summer trek.

FrankOceans-082912.jpg Frank Ocean, Andre 3000, and J. Cole are among the acts announced to appear on the upcoming debut album from Chance the Rapper. "We worked with Migos. We worked with J. Cole. We did some work with Emily King just last week," Chance said of other collabs on the follow-up to his 2013 mixtape Acid Rap.

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