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World Class Rock Week-In-Review: 4/3/14

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Jack White's "Lazaretto" comes out in June.

Jack White’s “Lazaretto” comes out in June.

News
  • Jack White unveils June album, Lazaretto with “High Ball Stepper” (SPIN)
  • What is a Lazaretto? Behind Jack White’s new album title (Rolling Stone)
  • Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Chris Martin part of Rock HOF ceremony (Billboard)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea to write memoir (CoS)
  • The Walkmen score How I Met Your Mother swan song (SPIN)
  • Kurt Cobain musical is “very likely” to happen, says Courtney Love (NME)
  • Arcade Fire and Tegan & Sara win 2014 Juno Awards (Stereogum)
  • New Michael Jackson album Xscape to come out in May (Rolling Stone)
  • Julian Casablancas says he recorded a second song with Daft Punk (Pitchfork)
  • Albert Hammond, Jr.: The Strokes will “hopefully” record new album in 2015 (NME)
  • Rolling Stones to resume tour in May (Billboard)
  • Lorde speaks out against Photoshop (Paste)
  • New Order debut their first new song since 2005 (SPIN)
  • R.I.P. Frankie Knuckles, “Godfather of House music” (A.V. Club)
  • Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers announce new album Hypnotic Eye (NME)
  • Radiohead will reconvene this summer (CoS)
  • Regina Spektor gives birth to son (Billboard)
  • Pharrell Williams joins The Voice as coach in season 7 (EW)
  • Robert Smith doesn’t sound too enthusiastic about the Cure’s next album (Pitchfork)
  • Flaming Lips sell out for April Fools’ (Rolling Stone)
  • U2, Linda Ronstadt, more added to National Recording Registry (UCR)
  • The Black Keys discuss getting Mike Tyson to announce Turn Blue (NME)
  • Elton John & David Furnish set wedding date (Billboard)
  • Watch: Fiona Apple plays a super villain on French TV show H-Man (CoS)
  • Father John Misty, Local Natives, more cover Johnny Cash (Paste)
  • All-stars give Paul Simon the tribute treatment at Carnegie Hall (Rolling Stone)
  • Behold the Justin Vernon family tree (Stereogum)
  • Kings Of Leon urge fans to get naked during live shows (NME)
  • Radio is still No. 1 source for music discovery, study shows (CoS)
  • Handwritten John Lennon letter auctioned for $88,000 (UCR)
  • Inaugural ACL HOF to induct Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan (Rolling Stone)
Watch

Jack White – “High Stepper” (Lazaretto album track)

Dan Croll – “From Nowhere” (Live from Dingwalls)

Beck – “Blue Moon” (Ellen)

8-Bit Remix of “Fever” by The Black Keys

White Denim – “At Night In Dreams” (Official Video)

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