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News Of The Day – 10/20

The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones and Lady Gaga perform on Oct. 19, 2023 in New York (photo: Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for RS)

Good morning. Here’s all you need to know about what went on in the world of music in the past 24 hours:

The Rolling Stones played a surprise seven-song gig at the 600-capacity Racket in New York to celebrate the release of their new album, Hackney Diamonds. During the encore, the band brought up Lady Gaga to perform “Sweet Sounds of Heaven” live for the first time.

The 45 King, the veteran hip-hop producer best known for his work on Jay-Z’s “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)” and Eminem’s “Stan,” died at the age of 62.

Willie Nelson’s 90th birthday celebration, which took place earlier this year at the Hollywood Bowl, will be released on Blu-Ray and as a two-CD and two-LP set in December under the name Long Story Short.

U2 added 11 dates to its Las Vegas residency at the Sphere, stretching it into February 2024.

Danny Elfman was sued for sexual assault and harassment. The 47-year-old accuser claims the alleged incident took place between 1997 and 2002.

Clairo shared the new song “Lavender” exclusively on Bandcamp. Proceeds from the sales will benefit Doctors Without Borders.