• Avicii

    Snus Control: Avicii on His Favorite Vice

    We've all got our vices. Some of us drink, some gamble, and others, like mega-DJ Avicii opt for a nicotine fix. The 22-year-old Swede, born Tim Bergling, is a devotee of snus — a powdered tobacco originating and widely used in his native Sweden and not to be confused with snuff or dip. "It isn't really chewing tobacco," Avicii clarifies, speaking over the phone before a gig in Riccione, Italy. "You don't have to chew or spit or anything like that. You put it on your upper lip and it doesn't really drip that much, so it's kind of like a nicotine patch with tobacco taste. My favorite flavor is called General White." The jet-setting "Levels" star is sure to be well-stocked at all times. "When I travel, I try to bring as much as I can," he says. "I'll bring like 10 boxes, and when I start running out, my manager orders 10 more to a specific location.

  • Jack White, Skrillex Lead Lineup for Virgin FreeFest '12

    Jack White, Skrillex Lead Lineup for Virgin FreeFest '12

    Jack White is not done headlining 2012 festivals. In addition to the other dozen or so fests he's anchored this year, the onetime White Stripe will be leading the Virgin Mobile FreeFest, scheduled for October 6 at Maryland's Merriweather Post Pavilion.The event announced its lineup today — which also includes M83, Nas, Santigold, ZZ Top, and Porter Robinson — via winners of a Twitter contest (thus the cutesy photos above). Skrillex is also slotted for an evening set on one of the two main stages, allowing Above & Beyond to rattle the autumn leaves over at the EDM-grounded Dance Forest. Tickets go "on free" at noon August 24, but select advanced tickets can be preordered by fans who find a private link on Virgin's Twitter account. There will also be some "freemium packages" available to very special FREE. I. P.

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    Hear Gwyneth Paltrow's Summer Jams Playlist

    It seems like Gwyneth Paltrow realized summer is coming to an end — but she's not saying farewell without a fight. (Being in the only real blockbuster of the season will have that effect on people.) Clinging to what's left of 2012's warm rays, she released a 13-track playlist today on Jay-Z's Life + Times website featuring her favorite summer jams." Her playlist is eclectic, bringing up the question of just how, exactly, she's been spending her summer — it's hard to imagine a situation where French Montana and Neon Indian would sound right played next to each other.

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  • 1 G-Eazy — Say Ft. French Montana " 04:32
  • 2 Bellows — Funny Things " 03:17
  • 3 Living Days — Thrill Anybody (MNDR Remix) " 04:07
  • 4 Whirr — Heavy " 04:15
  • 5 Chance the Rapper & The Social Experiment — Wonderful Everyday: Arthur " 03:33
  • 6 Tweedy — Low Key " 03:15

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