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    Back when Twilight star Robert Pattinson started showing up in pictures with Zach Hill and MC Ride, people started speculating that maybe one of the Death Grips members was branching out into filmmaking. But now over a year later the nature of the actor's collaboration has become clear. As a Redditor who scooped up the Record Store Day Black Friday vinyl release of 2013's Government Plates points out, it turns out that Pattinson played the twittering guitar on that album's "Birds." This revelation highlights something of an avant-garde streak for the actor. After acting in a Don Delillo adaptation, he's now dating FKA twigs, and just got himself a totally confounding haircut, so in retrospect—maybe this whole friendship with our favorite punk rap provocateurs makes a little more sense than it did at the time.For a refresher, listen to "Birds" below.

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    Scott Stapp's Wife Requests He Undergo 60-Day Psychiatric Hold

    Just two days after Scott Stapp posted a rambling video to Facebook in which he claimed to be homeless, as Rolling Stone points out, more details of the Creed singer's recent troubles have emerged. According to court documents that TMZ has reportedly acquired in conjunction with the singer's ongoing divorce from his wife Jaclyn Stapp, the frontman might not be as sober as he purported in that initial video, which may have led to him being placed on temporary psychiatric hold by police earlier this month.According to a Madison County, Florida Sheriff's Department report from November 13 that TMZ acquired, deputies came upon Stapp in his car on the side of the road at which point he was "wasted, incoherent and rambling that someone was trying to poison him." At that time, Stapp was placed on an involuntary 72-hour psychiatric hold before he was eventually released.

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    Listen to St. Vincent's Moody, Billowing Ballads 'Pieta' and 'Sparrow'

    If the usual Black Friday deals weren't enough to get you out of bed at an absurd hour yesterday, America's favorite space-pop guitar virtuoso, coffee aesthete, and former SPIN cover star St. Vincent put out a new limited 10-inch record as part of Record Store Day's Black Friday festivities. But if you weren't able to get down to your local independent record retailer in time to snag one of the few copies, both the A-side "Pieta" and the flip "Sparrow" have already hit the Internet thanks to some enterprising Tumblr users. Both of the moody ballads were apparently recorded with producer John Congleton during sessions for this year's stunning St. Vincent, but they tend to be a little more wispy and amorphous than most of the laser-guided melodies that filled up that record.

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    Smashing Pumpkins Are Now Selling 'Fuck You Anderson Cooper' T-Shirts

    Just when you thought it was safe to go outside, Billy Corgan and Anderson Cooper are at each others' throats again. Less than a month after their initial Twitter tiff, Smashing Pumpkins debuted a piece of merchandise at their Chicago show on Wednesday that might upset the CNN newscaster. On the band's newest t-shirt, Corgan's felines Mr. Thom and Sammi get a starring role, but everything isn't all cute cats and internet memes. In big block text, the shirt reads "Fuck You Anderson Cooper."The initial conflict between the A-list alt-rockers and America's preeminent cable new anchor flared up when Cooper used a segment on his show to poke fun at Corgan's appearance on the cover of the for-charity cat magazine PAWS Chicago and in a commercial for a Chicago-area furniture store.

  • Killer Mike Sunday Morning Massacres Mixtape

    Killer Mike Releases Mixtape of Forgotten Freestyles 'Sunday Morning Massacres'

    Though he's busy touring off the release of this month's Run The Jewels 2, his most recent collaboration with El-P, Killer Mike took some time out of his busy schedule to reach deep in his back catalog today and drop a mixtape of 2008 freestyles. Titled Sunday Morning Massacres, the tape compiles 18-tracks worth of Mike's fiery, polemical bars, and it's certainly interesting to note the progression he's made in the six years since these lost raps were recorded. You can listen below, thanks to DJ Greg Street, or download the whole thing over at LiveMixtapes. For more, read our recent Q&A with Mike and El-P about their new record.

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    Amy Adams Joins Janis Joplin Biopic

    After nearly a half decade stuck in development hell, a Janis Joplin biopic called Get It While You Can appears to finally be headed to production. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amy Adams has signed on to play the legendary songwriter and Dallas Buyers Club's Jean-Marc Valleé is in talks to direct.Adams was originally rumored to star in the project way back in 2010, but in the intervening years a number of different names have been attached to the project, including Tony winner Nina Arianda. Now that Adams has returned to the role, it seems that principal photography on the film could begin as soon as 2015, which places it among a massive slate of forthcoming musical biopics.

  • James Blake New Album Overgrown Followup April 2015 Release Date

    James Blake's New LP Will Be Out in 'About Five Months,' Could Feature Kanye West

    Back in June at Governors Ball, James Blake let slip that his next album was about halfway done, and it seems like all's proceeding smoothly according to an interview with the Miami New Times. Estimating now that the album is "70 percent done," the U.K. producer said that his Overgrown follow-up is expected to be released in "about five months," meaning that it could be released as soon as April.Our favorite Idris Elba collaborator notes that he's "taken a focus on the songwriting again, even more closely" and that he'll be exploiting "different production techniques," some of which have been on display in the instrumentals he's released on his BBC radio show. In addition, that rumored collaboration with Kanye West seems like it's still slated to happen."It looks like we should be able to get something done," Blake explains of his collaboration with Yeezus himself.

  • Bruno Mars Mark Ronson Mystikal Uptown Funk SNL Video

    Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson Give 'SNL' Some 'Uptown Funk'

    If this week's Saturday Night Live episode is any indication, perennially suited London retro soul producer Mark Ronson has finally found an appropriate match in Bruno Mars. We've already heard the song and seen the video for their forthcoming collaboration "Uptown Funk," but when they brought that collaboration to the 30 Rockefeller Plaza soundstage on it highlighted just the sort of kindred spirits that the Unorthodox Jukebox singer and Ronson really are. As Ronson gave an electric guitar performance that Prince, another recent SNL guest, could have been proud of, Mars coolly sing-rapped his way through the recent single with an effortlessness that fits the producer's compositions. New Orleans rapper Mystikal also turned up to perform his single with the duo, "Feel Right," you can catch that one below and "Uptown Funk" above.

  • Metallica Late Late Show Sad But True Ferguson Video

    Metallica's 'Late Late Show' Residency Comes to a 'Sad But True' Conclusion

    During Metallica's weeklong residency on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, the Los Angeles thrash legends dug up a whole host of hits from across their nearly three decade career, and Friday night to close out their stay they ended with "Sad But True." After tearing through "Enter Sandman," "Fuel," and "Hit the Lights," it's only fitting that the band offer up a little bit of the plodding stomp of this Black Album standout. And hey, it's even better for the fact that (as Ferguson pointed out) this performance came in violation of a strange practice called No Music Day. You can watch video of the full performance up above.

  • Foo Fighters Black Metal Christmas Sweater Emperor

    Check Out Foo Fighters' Hilarious Black Metal Christmas Sweaters

    Thanksgiving's now less than a week away, which means it's just about time to break out all of those ugly Christmas sweaters up in the attic. But before you do that Foo Fighters, who are still in the midst of rolling out their Sonic Highways HBO show and prepping for a marathon tour in support of their record of the same name, have a bit of new merch that's seasonally appropriate. The alt-rock legends have unveiled their own riff on the traditional ugly christmas sweater featuring an angry gingerbread man in corpse paint and the Foo Fighters name in a font that seems to crib from the black metal legends in Emperor. It's pretty cute, and you can pre-order it now in both red and green if you're so inclined.

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