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    Hear Escort's 'Makeover' From the Best Disco Album of 2011

    SPIN's favorite 17-member disco luxuriants Escort are finally compiling their critically adored five-year run of 12"s into a monumental debut album — we already gave it a glowing review, saying it's "Paradise Garage-worthy"and "hypnotic-ally hooky." Basically, the album should be an easy homereun for anyone who likes Michael Jackson's Off the Wall, Kid Creole & the Coconuts and Tom Tom Club... a.k.a., anyone with a pulse. Brand new MP3 "Makeover" updates their sound a couple decades with some lush synth textures, sounding like Robyn getting in the DeLorean to jam with Lizzy Mercier Descloux. Whatever's inspiring this, we guarantee there's a lot of sweat and neon. This album comes out today, so run to your local discotheque and tell the DJ to take a coffee break.

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    Red Hot Chili Peppers Hipster Makeover Continues Unabated With 'Monarchy of Roses' Video

    Now approaching their 30th year as a band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are doing their damnedest to stay young and current. Their last video, "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie" introduced frontman Anthony Keidis's new look — hipster stache, Franzcentric blazer and haircut combo, and an OFF! Trucker cap — not to mention the band's new 32-year-old wunderkind guitar player Josh Klinghoffer, formerly of Los Angeles art-fucks Warpaint. Now they've released the second video off, I'm With You, "Monarchy Of Roses," and it might has well have fallen off the truck at a Vice party.

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    Black Sabbath Reunite for First Ozzy Album Since 1978

    Heavy metal's founding forgers Black Sabbath announced the details of their long-anticipated reunion today at the Whisky A Go Go, the legendary dive where they played in Los Angeles for the first time more than 40 years ago. The original band members will record a new studio album — their first with Ozzy Osbourne since 1978 — with producer Rick Rubin; it's due in fall 2012 via Vertigo/Universal, Billboard reports.

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    Hear Faith No More Play Unearthed Song in Argentina

    SPIN cover stars and "Artist of the Year" for 1990 Faith No More are still busy making the most of their three-year reunion, tooling around South America for a slew of shows. An unidentified song, which Roddy Bottum had referred to on Facebook as "the mystery song," has been popping up in recent set lists in Buenos Aires and Montevideo. Its very existence naturally had fans drooling over the possibility of new material. As it turns out, its identity has been revealed as an old, unreleased leftover from the sessions from their underrated 1995 record King for a Day...

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    Jay-Z Supports, Profits Off Occupy Wall Street With New T-Shirt

    "I'm not a businessman, I'm... No, really guys, I'm not a businessman" Although the $63 million that Jay-Z pulled in last year puts him squarely in the dreaded 1 percent, the Jiggaman is defiantly out to show his support of the Occupy movement to protest wage inequality...uh, sort of. Today, Jay-Z's Rocawear clothing line is releasing the OCCUPY ALL STREETS shirt that Jay-Z was seen sporting backstage in a Twitpic sent via Rocawear three days ago. However, there are no plans to actually distribute any of the cash to the protesters currently freezing in Zuccotti Park or runningaround on fire in Oakland. " 'Occupy All Streets' is our way of reminding people that there is change to be made everywhere, not just on Wall Street," a Rocawear rep said in in a statement to Business Insider. "At this time we have not made an official commitment to monetarily support the movement.

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    Hear Cee Lo and Rivers Cuomo Team Up for 'Anyway'

    Mr. Gnarls Barkley meets Mr. Snarls Starkly in "Anyway," the new Cee Lo song co-written by Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo. The track (which also features an assist from blown-out hipstatronica crew Wallpaper) also has a spiffy lyric video, which has already worked magic in making "Fuck You" a viral smash... although it can't be understated that it also benefited from having the word "fuck" in it 16 times. "Anyway" will be forced to survive on it's comforting Daft Punk-gone-disco feel, hilarious sad-sack lyrics and the hook we're already singing after hearing the song exactly once.

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    A Brief History of Rappers Sampling Radiohead

    In 2011, "Looking for the perfect beat" increasingly means digging on the Hype Machine for out nerdball indie rock â€" in the last two years, you can hear Lupe Fiasco rap over Modest Mouse, E-40 flipping Bjork, the Roots borrowing Joanna Newsom, B.o.B. ganking Vampire Weekend, and of course Kanye West pulling Bon Iver from his cabin and giving him a shutter shade makeover. Adding to that inglorious list is "Cold Corner 2 (Eyes Wide)," the latest mixtape from G-Unit soldier Lloyd Banks, which flips Radiohead's OK Computer heatrock "Climbing Up the Walls" (via Stereogum).

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    Watch Lou Reed and Metallica Terrify a 'Jools Holland' Crowd

    The Loutallica Metal Music Machine rolls on, somehow drowning out the sound of everyone screaming that they should put on the brakes. The latest stop for these two legendary tastes that taste weird together is British TV show Later... With Jools Holland, where they burned through "Iced Honey" and a chugging version of the Velvets classic "White Light/White Heat." We like seeing Metallica's preternaturally short-attention-span rhythm section play the Velvet's minimalist repetition...but we love seeing a crowd of well-dressed British people awkwardly exploring out how to dance to this.

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    Rap Pioneer Heavy D Dead At 44

    Heavy D, the "Overweight Lover" of hip-hop's golden age, is dead at 44. The news broke over Twitter this afternoon, when Grandmaster Flash posted, "I was just told Heavy D passed away." Dream Hampton, a hip-hop journalist close to the rapper, confirmed the news to SPIN, and TMZ provided additional details, reporting the rapper was brought to a Los Angeles hospital at 12 p.m. today and pronounced dead an hour later. Heavy D, born Dwight Arrington Myers, a native of "Money-earnin' Mount Vernon," New York, is best known for a series of consistently topnotch albums from the late '80s to the early '90s that seamlessly mixed hip-hop with pop aspirations, reaching an apex with the Top 20 single "Now That We Found Love" in 1991.

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    Iggy Pop Shills For Weird French Perfume

    Your pretty face is going to smell! Punk godfather and reformed stage diver Iggy Pop is going to donate his rubbery mug to the advertising campaign for Paco Rabanne's new men's and women's fragrances, Black XS L'Excs.

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