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World Class Rock Week-In-Review: 3/27/14

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Pharrell Williams on the cover of GQ

News
  • Pharrell Williams covers GQ’s April issue (Billboard)
  • Lollapalooza announces lineup (Pitchfork)
  • Johnny Cash has “four or five more albums” worth of songs, says son (Rolling Stone)
  • Stream Johnny Cash’s Out Among The Stars (The Guardian)
  • Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow announce separation (NME)
  • Kurt Cobain, Elvis, and Tupac star in the greatest TV commercial ever (CoS)
  • John Lennon drawings and manuscripts going up for auction (Rolling Stone)
  • Pixies prep first album in 20-plus years (SPIN)
  • An Arcade Fire bobblehead mask has been stolen (Pitchfork)
  • Record label sues Moby over decades-old samples (Billboard)
  • Mick Jagger pays tribute to L’Wren Scott at Hollywood funeral (NME)
  • Liz Phair & Everclear join forces for Farmland (Stereogum)
  • Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn comes out as gay (Rolling Stone)
  • Jim James, Elvis Costello, others recording Bob Dylan lyrics (Pitchfork)
  • Mogwai to share scrapped ’90s album (SPIN)
  • Black Lips’ Cole Alexander on the naiveté of Lorde’s “Royals” (A.V. Club)
  • Elton John’s Las Vegas show coming to movie theaters for one night (Rolling Stone)
  • “Ghostbusters” theme to be re-released on glow-in-the-dark vinyl for RSD (NME)
  • Allman Brothers postpone beacon run after ill Gregg Allman misses shows (UCR)
  • Smashing Pumpkins releasing two albums in 2015 (SPIN)
  • Foster The People on following up debut: “I was at war with myself” (Billboard)
  • Ed Sheeran donates bags of his own clothing to hometown charity shops (NME)
  • U.K. breakout star Passenger preps new album Whispers (Rolling Stone)
  • Watch Wilco’s Glenn Kotche at work on Adventureland album (SPIN)
  • Birds Of Tokyo find their nest in the U.S. (Billboard)
  • Chrissie Hynde announces first-ever solo record (UCR)
  • The Hold Steady release “Spinners” video (Stereogum)
  • The War On Drugs cover John Lennon (CoS)
Listen

The Black Keys – “Fever” (Official Audio)

Manchester OrchestraCOPE (Album Stream)

Watch

Vampire Weekend – “Unbelievers” (Fallon)

Teens react to Nirvana

Billie Joe Armstrong & Norah Jones – “Kentucky” (Foreverly Official Video)

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – “Making Up And Breaking Up” (Kimmel)

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