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    Frank Ocean's Father Is Suing Russell Simmons For $142 Million

    Calvin Cooksey, the father of Frank Ocean, has reportedly filed a lawsuit against hip-hop magnate Russell Simmons to the tune of $142 million. TMZ reports that Cooksey, a self described "singer, writer, and inventor" believes that he has lost future income as a result of his portrayal on the Def Jam founder's website Global Grind. According to the same TMZ report Cooksey hasn't been a part of the Channel Orange singer's life since he was five years old, but that he alleges in the lawsuit that such an absence was because the singer's "money grubbing mother" hid him away. Simmons has yet to issue an official statement on the lawsuit.

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    Tom Skeeter, Owner of Sound City Studios, Has Died

    Tom Skeeter, the owner of Los Angeles' Sound City Studios (which Dave Grohl made a documentary about in 2013), has died according to Billboard reports. No cause of death has been released yet, but a statement on the studio's Facebook page early Saturday morning regretfully confirmed that they had lost their "main man.""[We are] grateful our Sound City movie pals for introducing him to all of you," the post continued. "Thank you to all of the people who have stopped by the office to meet Tom in the past few years—he enjoyed the visits, and loved hearing how far people had come."Alongside business partner Joe Gottfried, Skeeter was also an artist manager and industry insider for a good portion of his career.

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    Miley Cyrus' Goes Dramatically Lo-Fi on Cover of Led Zeppelin's 'Babe I'm Gonna Leave You'

    Between her latent Beatles fascination and her "Dirty Hippie" sculpture collection, it's becoming clear that Miley Cyrus is nurturing a small obsession with the late 60s and all its psychedelic accoutrements. That nascent fixation continued Friday night with the release of a cover of Anne Bredon's "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You," which was popularized by Led Zeppelin in 1969. If that sounds absolutely terrible to you, well, you must not have been following the Bangerz star's other covers of late. Following in the tradition of solid runs through the Smiths' "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out" and Arctic Monkeys' "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?," this take holds on to all the highwire dynamics of the original and allows Cyrus to embrace some of her own theatricality in the midst of it. Check out the lo-fi recording below via MTV.

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    Watch David Letterman Try to Bait the Eagles Into a Lawsuit

    David Letterman may be set to recuse his late night TV throne in 2015, but that doesn't mean he's pulling any punches until then. On Friday night's episode of The Late Show, the late night king took aim at the Eagles, one of his longtime favorites, after they flatly refused to allow bandleader Paul Shaffer to perform one of their songs. Well, when you mess with Letterman, he apparently has the power to dedicate a full five minutes of his show to making fun of your absurd policy.Needling both the band and his own producers, Letterman and Shaffer joke about playing just enough of a song to avoid a lawsuit.

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    Foo Fighters Played a Secret London Show in a Converted Railroad Tunnel

    As Foo Fighters gear up for the release of their eighth studio album Sonic Highways, it seems they're intent on providing their fans with some unique live experiences before they launch into the inevitable stadium tour that'll follow. After a show that shut down a whole New Orleans block and a couple of jager-slinging secret shows, the Foos picked up that torch again this week in England reviving their Holy Shits moniker for a couple of intimate performances.

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    Tyler, The Creator Says Finding U2's New LP on His Phone Was 'Like Waking Up With a Pimple'

    U2 fans were likely stoked when Bono and co.'s new album/marketing deal Songs of Innocence showed up unannounced in their iTunes libraries on Tuesday night. A fair share of other folks, however, were mystified, puzzled, and even a little angered when the new LP showed up on their devices. Thankfully, the always vocal Tyler, the Creator is here to speak for that miffed contingent. Taking to Twitter Friday night, he began with little ambiguity about his feelings on the surprise release."GET OFF MY FUCKING PHONE," he began in his trademark all-caps style. "YOU COULDNT COME UP WITH AN ACTUAL MARKETING IDEA? FUCK U2 I DONT WANT YOU. FUCK BONO. I DIDNT ASK FOR YOU IM MAD."Tyler then went on to say that finding the album on his phone was "legit like waking up with a pimple or a herpe [sic]," but he seemed to change his tune a bit thereafter.

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    Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Gets Remade for 'Sons of Anarchy' Final Season

    Aside from pending guest appearances by Marilyn Manson and Courtney Love (as a white supremacist and a preschool teacher, respectively) we still don't know all that much about the seventh and final season of FX's motorcycle gang drama Sons of Anarchy. The show returns Tuesday September 9 with an hour-and-45-minute season premiere, but while you wait the show's founders have shared a couple rootsy covers from this season's soundtrack.The more audacious of the two, a six-and-a-half minute cover of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" comes courtesy of the Forest Rangers, The White Buffalo, Billy Valentine and Franky Perez. Childlike vocals and a whole helping of rollicking blues instrumentation supplant the operatic strains of the original, while the other cover of the Association's "Never My Love" merely offers subdued acoustic instrumentation. You can listen to both over at Billboard.

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    Miley Cyrus Went to Alexander Wang's New York Fashion Week Party Topless

    As unpredictable as Miley Cyrus can be, it was probably inevitable that her strange sculptures wouldn't be her only memorable contribution to New York Fashion Week. After Saturday night's Alexander Wang show, which featured some backstage dance action courtesy of Nicki Minaj, the Bangerz star rolled out to a secret afterparty in Bushwick with Wang himself. Clad in ice cream pasties and pill-coated sunglasses, Cyrus mostly served as evidence that the warehouse that held the party didn't have a "no shirt, no service" policy. All that said a shirtless Miley isn't even really that shocking anymore, nor should it be probably.

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    Snoop Dogg Hawks Legal Weed With Unreleased Pharrell Collab

    As he's transitioned from canine to noble cat to run-of-the-mill white dude and back again, the one constant in Snoop Dogg's career has been a penchant for smoking copious amounts of marijuana. So who better to hawk your new strain of legal, medicinal grade bud than the Doggfather himself? With that in mind, Dogg Pound associate Kurupt enlisted Snoop for a brief commercial for Moonrocks, which is available at California dispensaries. While rolling up a blunt of the stuff, the "Drop It Like It's Hot" rapper offers a bit of a new team-up with longtime collaborator Pharrell.But after a verse and a bit of Skateboard P's auto-tuned "Get Lucky"-esque chorus, Snoop cuts the music saying that he "can’t let you hear all that shit cause you be done put the shit out." There's no word yet on when more music might surface, but for now catch the clip from the weed pitchman above.

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    Charli XCX's 'Stay With Me' Cover Takes Sam Smith to the '80s

    FKA twigs made waves over the weekend with her disemboweled take on fellow English pop singer Sam Smith's presently unavoidable single "Stay With Me," but as it turns out, she wasn't the first art-popper to tackle the track. A couple of weeks ago, as Stereogum points out, Charli XCX stopped by Portland's Live 95.5 for a cover of the track that transforms the classically trained big-voiced banger into a Purple Rain-indebted melange of flanged guitars and dusky vocalizations. Oh, and this time the rule-breaker's attempt to record a radio station tagline goes off without a hitch. Watch a video of the performance above.

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