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This week, Steven Tyler published his salacious new memoir,Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?, Lady Gaga debuted her freaky new video for “Judas,” and Black Lips premiered “Modern Art,” the raucous first single from their upcoming record Arabia Mountain, out June 7. Meanwhile, Big Boi talked about his funky collaboration with Modest Mouse, while picked the best instrumental rock songs of all time.

These stories, plus the week’s top news, audio/video, and live reviews, below:


Big Boi, Modest Mouse Have “Big-Ass Brainstorm”“It’s a hodgepodge of funkiness,” the Atlanta rapper said of his studio collaboration with the Northwest rockers.
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  • EXCLUSIVE: Download Black Lips’ First Single Read >>
  • 8 Wild Revelations from Steven Tyler’s Memoir Read >>
  • Lady Gaga Goes Biblical Biker Badass Read >>
  • Playlist: The 30 Greatest Instrumental Songs Ever Read >>


Mastodon Making ‘Heavy Led Zep’-Style AlbumDrummer Brann Dailor talks about the Atlanta metal group’s new music. Read >> Plus

  • Pete Wentz Talks Black Cards Album, Patrick Stump Read >>
  • Radiohead Announce TV Performance in July Read >>
  • The Killers’ Ronnie Vannucci Goes Solo Read >>
  • My Favorite Things: Christina Perri Read >>
  • Rap, Rape, and R&B: Battle of the Sexes, Round 2 Read >>


Beastie Boys: 25 Years of Mad Genius They’re back with a new album! Check out what made these three New Yorkers great. Read >> Plus

  • All Access: Bruno Mars & Janelle Monae Read >>
  • Best Photos from Bamboozle Read >>


Smashing Pumpkins Release Gorgeous Pop Anthem Hear Billy Corgan’s slick tune “Owata,” the tenth installment of his 44-track Teargarden by Kaleidyscope project. Read >> Plus

  • Hear Two Beastie Boys ‘Hot Sauce’ Bonus Tracks Read >>
  • WATCH: Kills Release Intimate Documentary Read >>
  • Prince Rocks With Gwen Stefani at L.A. Show Read >>
  • Nicki Minaj Does Striptease in Hot New Video Read >>
  • Friendly Fires Release Hottest Track Yet Read >>
  • FIRST LISTEN: Okkervil River’s Complex New LP Read >>
  • LISTEN: Black Keys Cover Buddy Holly! Read >>


Best & Worst Moments of Bamboozle Taking Back Sunday, Lil Wayne, Insane Clown Posse, and much more from the New Jersey event. Read >> Plus

  • Steve Reich’s All-Star 75th Birthday Concert Read >>


Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop)Parsley, sage, rosemary, and beards equal indie-folk nirvana.Read >> Plus

  • Beastie Boys, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (Capitol)Read >>
  • Gruff Rhys, Hotel Shampoo (Wichita)Read >>
  • Loudon Wainwright III, 40 Odd Years (Shout! Factory)Read >>