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World Class Rock Week-In-Review: 4/17/14

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  • Muse reveal plan to start new album in May (NME)
  • The inside story of Nirvana’s one-night-only reunion (Rolling Stone)
  • The Who launching world tour this year and “hoping” for new album (Billboard)
  • Lorde meets baseball legend behind her hit “Royals” (CoS)
  • Save the soundboard behind Pearl Jam’s Ten (SPIN)
  • Arcade Fire close out Coachella with set featuring Debbie Harry (Pitchfork)
  • AC/DC’s Malcolm Young to take break from the band due to ill health (NME)
  • Neil Young’s Pono Kickstarter ended up raising $6.2 million (Stereogum)
  • Courtney Love isn’t a Bruce Springsteen fan (UCR)
  • Fun.’s Nate Ruess back to work on band’s new album (Rolling Stone)
  • Interactive map shows America’s music preferences by genre (SPIN)
  • Bob Dylan off the hook in French anti-defamation case (Billboard)
  • Bonnaroo expands 2014 lineup, reveals comedy stage (CoS)
  • Peter Gabriel on Genesis reunion: “I never say never” (NME)
  • Sigur Ros share cover from Game Of Thrones soundtrack (Pitchfork)
  • B.B. King apologizes for “bad night” in St. Louis (Billboard)
  • R.I.P. Jesse Winchester, singer-songwriter (A.V. Club)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers call “bullshit” on use of music in torture (SPIN)
  • Soundgarden share “Black Hole Sun” Demo (Pitchfork)
  • UB40 fans complain of gig so loud it made “ears bleed” (NME)
  • Mars Volta members’ Antemasque try to “drown all your witches” (Rolling Stone)
  • Imagine Dragons frontman to receive Songwriters Hall of Fame honor (Billboard)
  • Jon Bon Jovi wants to buy the Buffalo Bills (UCR)
  • MGMT take “Cool Song No. 2” to Conan (Stereogum)
  • Dinosaur Jr. talk “country punk, ” Sonic Youth tour (SPIN)
  • RIAA revs up lawsuit against Megaupload (Rolling Stone)
  • There’s a Mac DeMarco video game called Squish ’em (Pitchfork)
  • Ian Anderson releases new solo album, talks “end” of Jethro Tull (Billboard)
  • Telekinesis pays tribute to Wes Anderson with a Kinks cover (A.V. Club)

The Black Keys – “Turn Blue” (Official Audio)

Kids react to Walkmans (Portable Cassette Players)

Ed Sheeran – “Sing” (SNL)

Pharrell Williams discusses the music that shaped his childhood (OWN TV)

Real Estate – “Crime”

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