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    Dallas Mayor Denounces Erykah Badu's Naked Video

    Public officials in Erykah Badu's hometown of Dallas are less than pleased with the R&B songstress, thanks to her new music video for "Window Seat." The clip -- which was all over the net earlier this week, but now runs exclusively on her official site -- shows Badu stripping in downtown Dallas' Dealey Plaza before she lays down naked on the spot of John F. Kennedy's 1963 assassination. Now, Dallas' mayor pro tem is hoping the city council will draft legislation to ensure more specific punishments are outlined for future acts of public indecency. "None of this would have occurred had she stayed clothed," Dwaine Caraway told the Dallas Morning News.

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    LISTEN: Preview Slash's Entire Solo Album

    Former Guns N' Roses axeman Slash still has a few days before his first solo album drops in stores next week, but fans don't have to wait any longer to hear it. The self-titled record is available to stream online now. Listen to Slash here. Boasting an all-star lineup of guest vocalists, including Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie, Iggy Pop, and Kid Rock, Slash ended up being quite the challenge for the famed guitarist. "It was very stitched together," Slash told SPIN. "It was fun, but kind of crazy.

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    LISTEN: My Morning Jacket Honors Shel Silverstein

    While many know the late Shel Silverstein as an author of classic children's books like The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends, he also moonlighted as a country singer-songwriter. His musical legacy will be honored on the upcoming Twistable, Turnable Man, which finds acts like John Prine, Dr. Dog, and Andrew Bird putting their own spin on Silverstein's compositions. Hear one of My Morning Jacket's two contributions below! The album takes its title from of one of Silverstein's quirky poems about a particularly bendy man -- Andrew Bird was given the honor of adapting the poem into a song -- and features songs penned by Silverstein himself, some of which were originally made famous by other artists.

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    Modest Mouse's Brock Pens Cartoon Music

    Looking for a new children's show to get your kids or -- let's be real -- yourself hooked on? Start watching Cartoon Network's The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack because gravel-voiced Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock is contributing music to an upcoming episode! The very trippy -- and funny -- animated show follows the exploits of little boy Flapjack as he tries to hunt down candy to satisfy his massive sweet tooth. Turns out, Brock is a big fan of The Marvelous Misadventures, as revealed on creator Thurop Van Orman's blog. In the brief note, Van Orman mentions that Brock "is about the greatest guy around, and is doing some kickass music for us." Other details, like when this bound-to-be-awesome episode will air, are still unknown.

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    WATCH: Green Day's "American Girls" Video

    Judging by their new video, you wouldn't know that it's Green Day's 2004 album American Idiot that's about to become a Broadway musical, not last year's 21st Century Breakdown. The clip for 21st Century song "The Last of the American Girls" is super catchy and packed with plenty of set-for-the-stage imagery. Watch it below. Directed by frequent Green Day collaborator Marc Webb, the clip follows a day in the life of a girl played by Lisa Stelly (you might remember her from Green Day's video for "21 Guns"). While the band jams out nearby, our protagonist wanders about in a desert landscape that's set up with furniture, like an apartment without walls.

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    FREE MP3: New Song from the National

    The release of the National's new album, High Violet, is still six weeks away, but the Brooklyn-via-Cincinnati quintet are offering up a free download "Bloodbuzz Ohio" as a preview to fans. Download the song here. The track features large, sweeping layers of piano, drums, and guitar laid beneath singer Matt Berninger's smooth, melancholy baritone. "I still owe money to the money to the money I owe / I never thought about love / When I thought about home," he sings, making this song something of a downer -- but, as is usually the case with this band, it's a gripping and gorgeous one. The band has been busy prepping for High Violet's May 11 release, appearingearlier this month on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to debut "Terrible Love." Later that same week, the guys played a two intimate gigs at the Bell House in Brooklyn, where they unveiled even more music off High Violet.

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    Christina Aguilera's Star-Studded Album Out in June

    Christina Aguilera is back -- and she's bringing loads of indie cred. Xtina has just announced that her fourth album and first release in four years, Bionic, featuring M.I.A., Sia, Ladytron, Santigold, Le Tigre and more, will drop on June 8. "The artists I chose to work with added so many unique sonic layers to Bionic," Aguilera said on her website. "My intention was to step into their world and what they do combined with my own vision and sound. The results are magic." The first single off Bionic, "Not Myself Tonight," will premiere on her site on March 30, and a preview of the track will be posted online March 26. Sia, an Aussie best known for her sweet and mellow vocals with electronic group Zero 7, was one of the first artists to sign onto Aguilera's new album in 2008.

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    Mark Ronson Will Produce Your Song

    Looking for a dashing studio whiz to propel your music career into the stratosphere? Hire Mark Ronson! The savvy, soulful producer is auctioning off his services in the studio to the highest bidder, via do-gooder website charitybuzz.com. According to the listing, the NYC-based Ronson will produce one song for any singer or band who places the winning bid. The proceeds will go toward Artists for Peace and Justice, an organization founded last year by Academy Award winning filmmaker Paul Haggis and featuring an advisory board made up of stars including Gerard Butler and Penelope Cruz. The charity's current project is helping to rebuild Haiti following January's devastating earthquake. The estimated value of Ronson's auction is listed at $5,000.

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    Riot at Metallica Concert, 160 Arrested

    South American fans have rioted at a Metallica concert for the second time in less than two months. The band's gig in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday ended in over 160 arrests after a swarm of ticketless fans tried to barge their way into the sold-out Simon Bolivar Park, where the metal band was performing in the country for the first time in 11 years. In January, a similar riot broke out in Chile, resulting in hundred of arrests. According to reports from the Bogota media, 60,000 ticket-holding Metallica fans rocked out peacefully inside the venue, while the scene outside was chaotic, with rioters trashing windows and street signs -- and even dismantling a wall in order to use the bricks as ammunition against police. Rumors of fans crashing the gig had circulated on Facebook prior to the concert, prompting 1,500 officers to show up at the event.

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    Strokes Confirm New Album Release, Lollapalooza

    Fans anxiously awaiting new music from the Strokes have two special dates to mark on their calendars. According to singer Julian Casablancas, who recently spoke to The Chicago Tribune, the quintet will release their first new album since 2006's First Impressions of Earth this September. And there's more good news: the band will bring their new tunes to Lollapalooza's main stage in August for their first U.S. show in over three years! As previously reported, rumors claimed that the Strokes, Lady Gaga, Green Day, Soundgarden, and more would appear at the Chicago fest. The Strokes' festival appearances -- which also include a few European gigs -- have Mr. Casablancas excited for his band's return. "We're getting the biggest offers of our career," he said.

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