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    WATCH: T.I. Returns to the High Life

    T.I. is out of prison and back in the rap game -- and boy, oh boy, did he miss the cars and the cash. The Atlanta rapper has just premiered the video for "I'm Back," his aptly-titled first new track since his March release from federal prison, and in the clip the man born Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr. is getting reacquainted with the life of luxury: he rides around the ATL in a Ferrari (with wads of cash in the trunk), while donning a glitzy Rolex watch, sunglasses and of course, a whole lot of necklace bling. Watch the video below! "I'm Back" is also the first taste of T.I.'s upcoming album King Uncaged, scheduled to drop on August 17. The track features bass-heavy beats and a more intense feel than the rapper's R&B-tinged singles. "This album is different in many ways. I think that Paper Trail was a lot more about thoughts; this is more about feelings.

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    Green Room Interview: Third Eye Blind

    Seminal alt-rockers Third Eye Blind have been making music since the early '90s, so they know a thing or two about staying power--and sustainability. Frontman Stephan Jenkins, responsible for hits like "Semi-Charmed Life" and "How's It Going to Be," talks about the environment and making music on his own terms as part of the Green Room -- a new series of exclusive video interviews, presented by SunChips and their new sustainable initiative. Watch the video, complete with concert footage from a recent show in New Jersey, below! "I fly around on a floppy unicorn, I can do that with the power of love rainbows," Jenkins jokes about reducing his carbon footprint.

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    Eminem Reveals New Single!

    Two weeks after Eminem announced the June 22 release of his highly anticipated new album, Recovery, MTV is now reporting that its first single, "Not Afraid," will hit radio stations everywhere this Friday, April 30. Like many of Eminem's announcements, initial news of the single arrived cryptically. The first clue about "Not Afraid" came late Monday night, when Eminem wrote the tune's title to his Twitter account. No word just yet on who produced the upcoming single, though Jim Jonsin, DJ Khalil, Just Blaze, and Boi-1da are attached to the album. "He was open to ideas," Jonsin told MTV about working with Em on Recovery. "He was real respectful to my craft. He let me do what I do... It was a pretty good experience." "The wordplay is crazy, the metaphors are crazy," Just Blaze added of Recovery. "He's really back on his game.

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    Regina Spektor Covers Radiohead's "No Surprises"

    Russian-born singer-songwriter Regina Spektor has lent her signature stripped-down piano and distinct vocal stylings to a cover of Radiohead's "No Surprises." The track is available exclusively at iTunes and 100 percent of proceeds will benefit the Doctors Without Borders' Emergency Relief Fund. Purchase the new track here. Spektor first covered the song during her March benefit concert in New York City, which was inspired by the recent earthquake disasters in both Haiti and Chile, and also raised money for Doctors Without Borders, an international medical/humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid in nearly 60 countries. "No Surprises," off Radiohead's iconic album OK Computer -- No. 5 on SPIN's just-posted countdown of the 125 Greatest Albums of the Past 25 Years.

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    LISTEN: Hole's Complete New Album

    Hole's new album, Nobody's Daughter, won't be released until April 27, but courtesy of SPIN and Courtney Love, you can stream the entire record right now -- just click 'like' on Hole's Facebook page! Nobody's Daughter features tracks co-written by Smashing Pumpkin Billy Corgan, and, according to SPIN's review, blends both the "slick, spiraling guitars" of Hole's Celebrity Skin era with the "seething imagery" of Live Through This. SPIN recently hosted the inimitable front woman and March cover star as she and her new bandmates -- guitarist Micko Larkin, bassist Shawn Dailey, drummer Stu Fisher, and second guitarist Invisible Dave -- played their first U.S. show at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX. Check out our coverage here. And tell us what you think of the album in the comment section below!

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    Jim James, John Legend on New Roots Album

    Philadelphia hip-hop group the Roots are no strangers to genre-bending collaborations -- they recently jammed with electro-rockers Hot Chip on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. And with their upcoming June release, the Roots are adding three new artists to their list. Indie-folk queen Joanna Newsom, My Morning Jacket/Monsters of Folk frontman Jim James, and R&B heartthrob John Legend will make appearances on the new Roots record, How I Got Over, EW confirms. Roots drummer ?uestlove recently mentioned about the collabo on Twitter: "Yes indeed we are working hard on #HOWIGOTOVER mixing the Joanna Newsom Jawn." And Thursday, he posted a new video of the pair working on the track. Watch the clip here. Newsom -- harpist, pianist, and singer/songwriter -- released her epic three-disc Have One on Me in February. Jim James, meanwhile, already has a reputation for multi-tasking.

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    EXCLUSIVE: Influential Rockers Far In the Studio

    Sacramento, CA, quartet Far are an essential building block in the emo scene, a pioneering band that influenced the likes of Jimmy Eat World and Thursday with their melodic sound and moving lyrics. Now, over a decade after their split in 1999, Far are back and gearing up to release At Night We Live, their first LP in 12 years out May 25. Below, watch exclusive video footage of the band recording their new album in the studio!Far -- frontman Jonah Matranga, guitarist Shaun Lopez, bassist John Gutenberger, and drummer Chris Robyn – are focusing on perfecting their characteristic sound. "With all of us coming together again, we were like, 'Man, let's just do what we do well and make it even better... and I feel like we have," says Lopez. Far recorded their first demo in 1991 and signed with Epic in 1994.

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    LISTEN: Eminem, Hayley Williams, B.o.B. Collabo

    Hip-hop's oddest couple has been unleashed by B.o.B, the chart-topping Atlanta rapper who brought Hayley Williams and Eminem together for his new song "Airplanes (Part II)." B.o.B. just posted track to his website and you can listen right now, right here! "Since the album is leaking...I want this one to come from ME," B.o.B. explained of the song's sudden leak. The track, off the April 27 release of the rapper's debut, B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray, features a piano-based melody, Williams' wistful vocals, and Em's angry rhymes: "Marshall you never gone make it / Makes no sense to play the game / It ain't no way that'll you win," he raps. Williams and Em never actually shared the studio, but that didn't stop the pop-punk singer from praising her vocal counterpart: "I only found out about Eminem getting on the track like a month ago.

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    DOWNLOAD: New Band of Horses Song

    Band of Horses are big on the generosity part of Southern hospitality. The South Carolina-based rockers have released yet another new track off their upcoming third album, Infinite Arms, out May 18. To download "Factory" register for Band of Horses' fan club below (you'll also be entered to win BOH shoes and a skate deck). The album's opener is an introspective, string-laden number with just a hint of country twang in the lead guitar riff. "I fell into some kind of sorry state/ But looking back now I think it's finally time for me to laugh about it," singer Ben Bridwell opines, looking back on his life. The band begins its U.S. tour Friday in Raleigh, NC, and will hit Washington State's Sasquatch festival on May 31. Check out Band of Horses' official site for their full itinerary. What do you think of "Factory"? Tell us in the comment section below. > >

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    New Broken Social Scene, Hold Steady Albums

    Good things come in pairs. Both the new Hold Steady and Broken Social Scene albums are streaming on NPR's website before their official May 4 release. To listen to the Hold Steady's release click here; for BSS, click here. After splitting with keyboardist Franz Nicolay in January, the new record from Brooklyn-based rockers the Hold Steady, Heaven is Whenever, finds the band honing "their ballsy bar-band philosophizing with a focus worthy of CSI," according to SPIN's upcoming review. Guitarist Tad Kubler has said that the songs are "guitar-heavy," but fans can still expect the emotional-heft the band is known for: "I think it has to do with the way that love can help us rise above our modern struggles," frontman Craig Finn said of the Whenever's concept. Broken Social Scene, meanwhile, are refining their songwriting on Forgiveness Rock Record.

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