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This week, The Killers’ Ronnie Vannucci talked about the band’s plans for recording a new record, Ben Gibbard opened up about his newfound sobriety, and Ke$ha talked to SPIN about her favorite things. Meanwhile, Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae chatted about their Hooligans in Wondaland tour and Pink Floyd reunited for two songs at Roger Waters’ London show.

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


The Killers Hitting the Studio Next Week“We all have piles of songs we want to show each other,” says drummer Ronnie Vannucci.
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  • My Favorite Things: Ke$ha Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Panic!, fun. Collaborate on New Song Read >>
  • Bruno Mars & Janelle Monae Chat Backstage Read >>
  • The Lonely Island’s Top 5 Comedy Albums Ever Read >>


Pink Floyd Reunite at Roger Waters’ London ShowDavid Gilmour and Waters bury the hatchet for rare collaboration at the Pink Floyd bassist’s Wall show. Read >> Plus

  • Bon Iver Plots Summer Tour Read >>
  • Bruno Mars Responds to Tyler, the Creator’s Dis Read >>
  • Living Things Plan Triple Album, Drop Epic Video Read >>


LISTEN: Josh Homme Remixes GrindermanThe QOTSA rocker manages to make Grinderman 2‘s opening track even scarier. Read >> Plus

  • Arctic Monkeys Drop Prettiest New Tune Yet Read >>
  • Dr. Dre and Eminem Release Knockout ‘Detox’ Track Read >>
  • Death Cab Tap Shepard Fairey for New Video Read >>
  • PREMIERE: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.’s Dreamy Pop Read >>
  • PREMIERE: Face to Face Return With Punk Anthem Read >>


Adele Wows With Chops, Chatter in D.C. London singer adored, rightfully, as her U.S. tour launches in the Nation’s Capital. Read >> Plus

  • Living Sisters, Zooey Deschanel Honor Patsy Cline Read >>


Okkervil River, I Am Very Far (Jagjaguwar)Rough Cut: Songsmith twists and turns to avoid being typecast.Read >> Plus

  • Tyler, The Creator, Goblin (XL)Read >>
  • Raphael Saadiq, Stone Rollin (Columbia)Read >>
  • The Felice Brothers, Celebration, Florida (Fat Possum)Read >>
  • Gang Gang Dance, Eye Contact (4AD)Read >>
  • Manchester Orchestra, Simple Math (Favorite Gentleman/Columbia)Read >>
  • The Cars, Move Like This (Hear)Read >>
  • Booker T. Jones, The Road from Memphis (ANTI-)Read >>
  • Wild Beasts, Smother (Domino)Read >>
  • Sloan, The Double Cross (Yep Roc)Read >>
  • Urge Overkill, Rock & Roll Submarine (UO)Read >>
  • Man Man, Life Fantastic (ANTI-)Read >>
  • The Antlers, Burst Apart (Frenchkiss)Read >>
  • Liturgy, Aesthethica (Thrill Jockey)Read >>
  • Mexicans With Guns, Ceremony (Innovative Leisure/Friends of Friends)Read >>