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    Rock Photog Danny Clinch Releases iPad App of Iconic '90s Shots

    In 1998, photographer Danny Clinch released Discovery Inn, a hefty collection of mostly black-and-white portraits taken over the past decade featuring artists from Johnny Cash to Radiohead to Tupac.

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    School of Seven Bells Rediscover Rock on 'Ghoststory' Concept Album

    For School of Seven Bells' third album, the Brooklyn dream-pop duo revisited a sound they had long abandoned: rock'n'roll. "At the start of this band, rock was a four-letter word to me, but I fell in love the guitar again," says singer/multi-instrumentalist Benjamin Curtis, who joined the band after serving as the guitarist in heavy psych trio Secret Machines. "I love the visceral power you get from blasting into a song. This album is more energetic and frenetic than any music we've written before." (Don't worry — there are still synthesizers.) The amped-up vibe of Ghoststory, due February 28th, is partly due to when it was recorded — between gigs on the band's tour with Interpol earlier this year. "We brought the energy from our shows straight back home," says Curtis, who sketched out tunes in the Brooklyn apartment he shares with singer Alejandra Deheza.

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    White Rabbits Start Road-Testing Beyonce-Inspired Album

    White Rabbits will be spending the next week on the road, wrapping up 2011 with a quick tour that ends December 11 in Baltimore. The reason for the trek, singer-pianist Stephen Patterson admits, is "a bit selfish." "We were itching to get out and play new songs," he says. Although Patterson initially worried about blasting the crowd with unfamiliar tunes — the band hasn't released a new album since 2009's It's Frightening— he says the reaction has been positive. "People are dancing more," he says. "I think that's a good sign." Here's a possible reason why: For their third album, the Brooklyn indie rockers took their inspiration from an unlikely source — Beyoncé. "I love how she takes on different attitudes in her vocals," Patterson says, pointing to the singer's shifts from party-ready to dark and contemplative on her latest disc, 4.

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    Road Rules: Tegan and Sara's 5 Tips for OCD, Wrinkle-Free Touring

    Tegan and Sara have been touring nearly half their lives — they started shortly after graduating from high school in 1998 — so it makes sense that the indie-rock sister act's latest project is a CD/DVD set that chronicles life on the road. On November 15, the duo will release Get Along, a four-disc package that includes tour documentaries States (which touches on the band's early days) and India (which traces the pair's trip to the country last year). The package also features For the Most Part, a 2010 concert film shot in Vancouver, and a 15-track recording from the gig.brightcove.createExperiences();"When I look at the volume of shit we've done, it can be daunting," says Sara Quin, who's currently writing songs for the band's seventh LP. "But I can see what we've accomplished in a real way.

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    'Glee's Darren Criss Picks 5 Must-Hear Indie Bands

    Darren Criss is an unabashed Justin Bieber fan. He also loves Beethoven, Katy Perry, Disney composer Alan Menken - the list goes on. "There's artistry in all kinds of music," says the breakout Glee star, who shot to fame last year after covering Perry's "Teenage Dream." "This is not me being diplomatic or all-inclusive. I honestly love all genres." But Criss isn't just a fan of mainstream music - he's got solid taste in underground and indie-rock bands. He just got back from his first trip to Coachella, where he checked out plenty of up-and-coming acts like Yelle and Foals. "It was so well curated," Criss tells SPIN, adding that he jotted down his favorite acts so he could pick up their records. "A couple days after the festival, I stocked up." With Criss taking center stage on the new compilation Glee Presents: The Warblers (which landed at No.

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    Patrick Stump Stars at Intimate Hometown Gig

    Patrick Stump's new solo tour kicked off Sunday night the same way his early outings with Fall Out Boy did: at a small, sweaty Chicago club packed with screaming girls under the legal drinking age. But that's where the similarities end. From zipping through sax-fueled numbers with Mos Def horn player Casey Benjamin to big-upping Prince on a keyboard-driven cover of "Nothing Compares 2 U," the former emo-pop heartthrob (and Chi-town native) made one thing clear: This ain't a Fall Out Boy concert, it's a goddamn Patrick Stump show. Clad in a black tuxedo and fingerless gloves, the newly svelte singer – and first-time solo artist since FOB went on hiatus in 2009 – dedicated his one-hour show mostly to tunes from his new EP, Truant Wave.

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    Diddy Talks Dirty Money, Sex, and Twittermania

    If you follow Diddy on Twitter - and really, why wouldn't you? - you know that the rap superstar taps out incessant musings on everything from the TV show Dexter to Jesus' greatness. But recently, his tweets have been devoted to one topic in particular: Last Train to Paris, his fifth studio LP, which also marks the debut of his new group, Diddy Dirty Money. The band, featuring singers Dawn Richard and Kalenna Harper, gives Diddy the chance to play on a team for a change. "I've said everything I could say as a solo artist, so I didn't want tomake a whole album with just me," he tells SPIN.com. "I wouldn't even want to buy an albumwith just me." Diddy spent three years prepping the record, which chronicles the ups and downs of his love life and is sonically influenced by Euro-flavored club tunes.

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    Ke$ha On Her Haters: "I'm Not Going Anywhere"

    Ke$ha may be a pop star, but during her performance on Sunday's American Music Awards, she lifted a move straight out of the classic rock playbook. "Smashing my guitar felt fucking amazing," says the 23-year-old, who bashed her white axe into the stage after busting out a Spring Break-appropriate version of "We R Who We R," the chart-topping first single off her new album, Cannibal. But Ke$ha says there was a message behind the destructive act: Scrawled across the back of her guitar, in bold letters, were the words "Don't Hate." "Young people need a role model to tell them they're beautiful exactly the way they are and that they don't have to be apologetic about themselves," says Ke$ha, who wrote the song in response to the recent spate of gay teenagers committing suicide. "So I wanted to write a super-positive anthem.

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