Nicole Sia

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    Dave Grohl Writes Open Letter to Dispel Ridiculous Breakup Rumors

    Foo Fighters aren't breaking up, and Dave Grohl never said they were. Yesterday's widely misreported story that Grohl announced at Saturday's Global Citizen Festival that the Foos were packing it in and calling it a career has moved the frontman to release an open letter putting the rumor to rest. What he actually said at the time was, "Without making a big deal out of it, we don't have any shows after this. This is it, man. Honestly I don't know when we're gonna do it again ... and this is the perfect place to do it." The Internet subsequently did make a big deal of it, though, misinterpreting a regular-old hiatus between albums for a final farewell. A spokesperson for the band later had to tell MTV, "They are definitely not breaking up."Nasty Little Man released Grohl's statement to the press today (October 2).

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    Nas Holds a Wake for Amy Winehouse in 'Cherry Wine' Clip

    Nas says goodbye to another doomed love of his life, Amy Winehouse, in the video for "Cherry Wine." Playing bartender/eulogist as footage of Winehouse is projected on to the brick wall of a dark speakeasy, Nas raps, "Your smile put me at ease / You’re the woman I need but where is she?" By the clip's end, Nas eventually leaves the bar with a woman who is at least a close Amy facsimile, dressed in a tight, cleavage-baring dress with red lips and dark eye makeup.Reportedly titled after the late singer's guitar — she called hers "cherry" — the serene Salaam Remi-produced track sits on Nas' tenth studio LP Life Is Good. Winehouse turns in a masterful jazz vocal that evolves to scat by the song's end, longing for the man "who is just like me." That Nas and Winehouse shared a tragic-romantic relationship (the rapper confirmed he's the Mr.

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    Bruno Mars Will Do Double Duty as 'SNL' Host and Musical Guest

    With Justin Timberlake off pursuing the dramatic arts (and Jessical Biel) full time, Bruno Mars is making a play for the crooner-who-also-does-sketch-comedy throne. The "Lazy Song" singer will host and serve as musical guest on the October 20 episode of Saturday Night Live, NBC announced Monday (October 1). That puts him in the company of SNL double-threats before him Mick Jagger, Elton John, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Jon Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift, and yes, Justin Timberlake.  The retro-styled balladeer doesn't have many acting credits yet to his name — excepting his less "funny," more "die" Funny or Die short, "Whatta Man," and that one time he was on Sesame Street.Mars previously appeared on the late-night telecast in 2010, in support of his debut studio album Doo-Wops & Hooligans.

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    Sky Ferreira Makes Playground Love in 'Everything Is Embarrassing'

    Sky Ferreira aimed for the feels with her shimmery Blood Orange-penned bleeder "Everything Is Embarrassing," but the video is pointed squarely at the crotch (and, by extension, the crotch points back). Surprisingly, the brooding, pouty, black-and-white clip isn't the work of Dov Charney — Grant Singer, who last worked with DIIV, directs. Filmed against a Los Angeles backdrop of rooftops, playgrounds, and sad-face subway rides, Ferreira's lip-dub is less "performance" than it is an extended audition for, and costumed by, American Apparel."Everything Is Embarrassing" comes off the all-of-a-sudden indie It-girl's upcoming Ghost EP, out via Capitol October 16. Shirley Manson, Cass McCombs, Jon Brion, Greg Kurstin, and Ariel Rechtshaid helped put it together. The track list follows:1. "Sad Dream"2. "Lost in My Bedroom"3. "Ghost"4. "Red Lips"5. "Everything Is Embarrassing"

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    Morrissey Says Coachella Offered to Go Meatless for Smiths Reunion

    Where's the beef?

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    Yes, Adele Is Singing The 'Skyfall' Theme (UPDATED)

    British singer/songwriter and winner of every award ever, Adele, has at last officially confirmed what we suspected all along: She will, in fact, sing the theme song for the latest James Bond feature-film installment, Skyfall.Adele put the rumors to rest on Monday (October 1) by tweeting a picture of the cover of the song's booth copy. According to a press release that followed shortly after, "Skyfall" will premiere Thursday, October 4 at 7:07 p.m. EST — that's 0:07 BST/London time, get it? — on Adele's official site, and is already available for pre-order on iTunes.“I was a little hesitant at first to be involved with the theme song for Skyfall," Adele is quoted as saying. "There's a lot of instant spotlight and pressure when it comes to a Bond song. But I fell in love with the script ...

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    Iggy and the Stooges' New Tour Rider Is the Best Thing You'll Read Today

    Penned — or, rather, ghost-written for a "ouija board" — by Iggy Pop's stage manager Jos Grain, the Stooges' "Marvellous and Most Instructive Information Document: Including Utterly Confusing Comments and Asides" tour rider has gotten a refresh for these modern times.Dubbed "the single most entertaining concert rider" when the Smoking Gun first unearthed it six years ago, the document has been appended to insult child actor-turned-director Ron Howard — "You know, the ugly, baldy one out of Happy Days" — and to request ham "sliced directly off a pig's bottom" in addition to a "bottle of extremely hot pepper sauce so that no one has to actually taste the sliced ham..."To specify how Iggy Pop's dressing room should be appointed, Grain advises: "Just let someone loose with a little bit of artistic flair... Er, do you know any homosexuals? And am I allowed to say that?

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    Hear Tom Morello's Occupy Wall Street Anthem 'We Are the 99 Percent'

    Onetime Zuccotti Park occupier Tom Morello rages against the one percent in a new fist-pumping protest anthem, "We Are the 99 Percent." The Rage/Audioslave guitarist co-wrote the chant-heavy rawk track with "brothers-in-arms" Tim McIlrath of Rise Against and System of a Down's Serg Tankian as a "gift" to the Occupy Wall Street Movement on the heels of its one-year anniversary. Recorded at Morello's Veritas Studio in Los Angeles, the song sits on a "Testify"-era riff that growls beneath crowd-sourced shouts of "We— are— the 99 percent! We— want— everything!" Morello tells Rolling Stone, who hosted the song's premiere, "I wanted to do a huge riff-rock anthem... It would feel like the excitement of the global Occupy Wall Street movement." It's not all hard edges, though.

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    No Doubt Party Hella Good In 'Push and Shove' Video

    No Doubt dropped their sixth studio album (their first in 11 years) yesterday — and along with it came this video for its title track "Push and Shove." Shot in black-and-white with a shaky cam by longtime No Doubt music video director Sophie Muller, the visual pits the Anaheim ska-poppers on the streets, bent on party rocking. Jamaican dancehall king Busy Signal, who guests on the track, didn't make the shoot, nor did Diplo and Major Lazer, who both have backend credits.Bassist Tony Kanal called "Push and Shove" the No Doubt equivalent of "Bohemian Rhapsody," because the track has that this-is-what-the-kids-are-listening-to-now dubstep time-change. But the music video is mainly informed by the band's 2002 video "Hella Good," all blown-out Gwen glamor shots and nebulous intraband carousing. 

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    The Shins, Feist Stop by 'From the Basement': Watch Full Episodes

    Four new episodes of Nigel Godrich's sessions series From the Basement are available for streaming online — and in 3D! The Shins, Feist, Aimee Mann, Father John Misty, and various combinations thereof kick off the show's third season, which in previous seasons hosted performances by Radiohead, Jack White, and Fleet Foxes.Split over the first two episodes, James Mercer leads his band through a pu pu platter of The Shins' January album Ports of Morrow, including its title track, "No Way Down," and "Bait and Switch." Aimee Mann and Father John Misty pop in for spell, too.In the latter two videos, Feist runs through parts of 2004's Let It Die and 2011's Metals, then invites Charles Spearin and his Happiness Project into the studio for a version of "Vanessa."Watch each 26-minute episode below.

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