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    Drake Ditches Grammy Nominations Concert Because #YOLO

    Drake has bailed on Friday night's Grammy nominations concert in Los Angeles, citing last-minute "scheduling complications." A representative for the "Worst Behavior" MC told TMZ, "Unfortunately, due to scheduling complications, Drake will no longer be performing... [he's] currently in the middle of his nationwide 'Would You Like a Tour?' and sincerely apologizes to his fans that he can't be there."The gossip site also notes that Drizzy does not have a performance scheduled for Friday, December 6, but the Air Jordan spokesman does have an engagement booked on Saturday, December 7. His Would You Like a Tour? extravaganza is set to take over the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri that night.Even without the Nothing Was the Same spitter, the Recording Academy has a star-studded lineup locked down for The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music's Biggest Night.

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    Hear Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel Cover the Velvet Underground's 'I Heard Her Call My Name'

    To commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Velvet Underground's White Light/White Heat, Burger Records has assembled its own version of the avant-garde classic, featuring covers of the LP's six tracks. The Velvet Underground — White Light/White Heat Tribute Album will only be available on cassette on December 10, but SPIN is premiering every single song on the homage, one day at a time. We've already shared Natural Child's cover of the title track, the Memories' version of "The Gift," Mozes and the Firstborn's take on "Lady Godiva's Operation," and Curtis Harding's rendition of "Here She Comes Now." And now it's time to dive into "I Heard Her Call My Name," as done by Los Angeles psych outfit Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel.

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    Nelson Mandela's Death: Twitter Reacts

    Following news of Nelson Mandela's death on December 5 at the age of 95, Twitter was immediately flush with reactions and remembrances which echoed the heartwarming sentiments expressed by President Obama during his memorial address. More on Nelson Mandela:Nelson Mandela R.I.P. (1918-2013)Nelson Mandela's Subversive Musical LegacyBarack Obama: 'Nelson Mandela Bent the Arc of the Moral Universe'Free Nelson Mandela! Nelson Mandela Is Free. #Respect— Questlove Jenkins (@questlove) December 5, 2013Nelson Mandela was a champion for justice & human dignity, with unmatched grace.

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    Nelson Mandela's Subversive Musical Legacy

    When Jason Bourque began work on his upcoming documentary Music for Mandela, he envisioned the project as a "tribute to our greatest living icon," he says. "At no point do I want it to come across like this was made specifically for him passing away."Instead, the Vancouver-based director wanted to explore the intrinsic link between music and Nelson Mandela’s struggle against apartheid: The iconic political figure’s message of equality was bolstered and spread by artists who circumvented an oppressive government to raise awareness about political and social injustice in South Africa.

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    Arctic Monkeys Shout Out 'The Munsters' on 'You're So Dark' B-Side

    Arctic Monkeys dropped the cornfield-set music video for "One for the Road" several weeks ago, but the Brits still haven't shared the single on vinyl. The 7-inch arrives on December 10 via Domino, and it comes backed by "You're So Dark," a potent B-side that complements the svelte R&Bruisers found on the Monkeys' outstanding fifth album, AM. Frontman Alex Turner can't help but be drawn to a not-so-sunny young lady — the type of girl who fancies H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, and cemetery gates. "Got that obsession with death," Turner sings. "I saw you driving your Prius / And even that was Munster Koach-esque."Stream "You're So Dark" above (lyric video via Stereogum) and pre-order the "One for the Road" 7-inch through the Arctic Monkeys' website.

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    Morrissey's 'Your Arsenal' Reissue Adds Unseen Live DVD

    Morrissey will unsheath Your Arsenal once again. Following reissues of 1989's Viva Hate and 1991's Kill Uncle, the former Smiths singer will re-release his third (and arguably finest) solo album on February 25. Dubbed the "definitive master" of 1992's Your Arsenal, the touched-up edition is on the way in CD, digital, and heavyweight vinyl formats via Parlophone Records. The upcoming redux doesn't come with any bonus songs or extras, but it does replace the original version of closing track "Tomorrow" with a new "U.S. mix."The CD release also comes packaged with a previously unreleased DVD that captures Moz's October 31, 1991 concert at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in California. Surprisingly, the 18-song live set doesn't overlap much with the career highlights included on Your Arsenal ("Certain People I Know," "Glamorous Glue," "The National Front Disco," etc.).

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    Third Man Reissues Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison's Sun Records Classics

    Jack White's Third Man Records has announced its next set of Sun Records reissues. The label's online store is currently selling fresh pressings of singles by Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and D.A. Hunt.For $15, vinyl nerds can own 45-RPM 7-inch versions of D.A. Hunt's "Lonesome Old Jail" b/w "Greyhound Blues" (available for the first time as an official 7-inch); Roy Orbison and the Teen Kings' "Rockhouse" b/w "You're My Baby"; and Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" b/w "You Win Again." The $15 price tag gets you the whole bundle, while the individual records fetch for $6 apiece. As with the first installment in this reissue campaign (which highlighted material by Johnny Cash, Rufus Thomas, and the Prisonaires), the second batch comes in packaging that's faithful to the original releases, complete with the classic Sun Records logo and label design.

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    Watch Angel Olsen's 'Freaks and Geeks'-Inspired 'Forgiven/Forgotten' Video

    Last month, Angel Olsen announced the upcoming arrival of her next album with "Forgiven/Forgotten," a bracing, fuzzed-over track that abandons the folky arrangements heard on last year's Half Way Home. Now, the singer-songwriter has shared an official music video for the lead single. Directed by regular collaborator Zia Anger (who also helmed Olsen's videos for "Sweet Dreams" and "Tiniest Seeds"), the new clip was shot in 16mm and partially inspired by the beloved but short-lived TV series Freaks and Geeks."I traveled to Asheville with a couple rolls of 16mm film and a Bolex camera," Anger said in an official statement. "The only idea Angel and I had decided on was that she should be given a chance to act — to perform in a way most people have never seen her perform. Upon arriving I was immediately struck by the beautiful and unruly area of Malvern Hills.

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    Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Lorde Join Grammy Nominations Concert Lineup

    Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Lorde, and Miguel will all perform for this year's Grammy nominations television special. The confirmation came from the Recording Academy on December 5, just one day ahead of the December 6 telecast. Other additions to the lineup include T.I. and members of Earth, Wind, and Fire. They all join a roster of live talent that includes Drake, Robin Thicke, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Keith Urban.Swift and Perry won't be onstage at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, though. Their performances will be broadcast from overseas locations: T-Swift from Australia, Katy (sans geisha get-up, hopefully) from Canada.Members of Earth, Wind, and Fire will be under the Nokia roof, however, taking part in a joint performance with T.I. and Robin Thicke.

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    Negligence, Unfit Pilots Caused Plane Crash That Killed Jenni Rivera

    Almost exactly one year after Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera died in a December 9, 2012 plane crash, the causes behind the tragedy have become clearer.

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