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Watch: Fleetwood Mac premieres new song 'Sad Angel' at tour opener

New EP with two new songs coming on iTunes

<p>Fleetwood Mac's Steve McVie and Stevie Nicks in 2009</p>

Fleetwood Mac's Steve McVie and Stevie Nicks in 2009

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Fleetwood Mac kicked off its tour last night in Columbus, Ohio. Along with the usual hits, the veteran band debuted a new song, “Sad Angel.”

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Coachella/Stagecoach promoters reach deal to stay in Indio through 2030

Goldenvoice's pact allows for two more festivals at Empire Polo Grounds

<p>Cee-Lo rocks the crowd at Coachella 2011.</p>

Cee-Lo rocks the crowd at Coachella 2011.

Credit: AP Photo

After threatening to pull out of Indio last year over raised fees, Coachella promoters Golden Voice have now agreed to a deal with the California city that could keep both Coachella and its sister festival Stagecoach on Indio’s Empire Polo Grounds through 2030.

As part of the deal, according to the Los Angeles Times, AEG subsidiary Golden Voice will more than double the city’s share of per-ticket revenue starting next year, when it will leap from $2.33 per ticket to $5.01 per ticket.

Goldenvoice’s proposal, which was unanimously accepted by Indio’s Planning Commission, includes the plan to expand the current three weekends of festivals (two Coachella and one for Stagecoach) to five if Goldenvoice wishes to. If they are added, the two additional festivals would happen in the fall.

Coachella has been held on the Empire Polo Grounds since it started in 1999. It expanded to two weekends last year. Stagecoach rolled into town in 2007.

The three festivals brought in $89.1 million in 2012 to the local economy according to the Direct Management Group,

Watch: 5 things you don't see in the 'Rihanna 777' teaser for her May 6 TV special

Where's the streaking Australian journalist?

<p>Rihanna on her 777 Tour</p>

Rihanna on her 777 Tour

Rihanna gives fans a very short (17 seconds’ worth) teaser of what to expect from her upcoming “Rihanna 777” tour TV special, which airs on Fox on May 6.

The show chronicles her November promotional tour for "Unapologetic,"  during which she performed seven shows in seven countries in seven days, and was, indeed, very unapologetic for keeping folks waiting for hours time and time again.

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Watch: Beyonce previews new song and challenges her past selves to a dance-off in Pepsi ad

Hear a snippet of 'Grown Woman'

Watch: Beyonce previews new song and challenges her past selves to a dance-off in Pepsi ad

Beyonce is confronted with the ghosts of Beyonce past in a new spot for Pepsi Max. The clip— which previews a new song, “Grown Woman”— could also be a hint at what’s to come on the Mrs. Carter Show world tour.

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Listen: Snoop Lion and Miley Cyrus duet on 'Ashtrays and Heartbreak'

Do their voices mesh or clash?

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Listen: Snoop Lion and Miley Cyrus duet on 'Ashtrays and Heartbreak'

The salvia-smoking, blunt-toking Miley Cyrus is leaving her teen queen image even further in the dust on “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks,” a new song on Snoop Lion’s (aka Snoop Dogg) new album, “Reincarnated.”

The hazy, reggae-influenced track opens with Snoop Lion declared “tonight there’s going to be a lot of smoke in the air,” as he lifts a blunt for those no longer with us. Shortly thereafter, Cyrus comes in with refrain, “Now my buzz is gone/I need to re-up on reality.” She also sings the majority of the chorus (with some vocal assistance from Angela Hunte, according to Billboard).

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Watch: The-Dream's 'Slow It Down' video makes a major case for slow songs

New music clip ends in a cliffhanger

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The-Dream’s “Slow It Down” offers up the absolutely most ludicrous Winnie The Pooh reference we’ve ever heard in a song (courtesy of guest Fabolous), but that’s just one of the questions we have with the new clip.

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Thrift Shop' tops the Billboard Hot 100... again

Imagine Dragons and Ariana Grande also celebrate a great week

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Thrift Shop' tops the Billboard Hot 100... again

Thrift Shop” continues its run at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 as the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis track, featuring Wanz, spends its sixth week at the top. Also making news in the top 10 are Imagine Dragons and Nickelodeon’s Ariana Grande.

“Thrift Shop” reclaimed the top spot last week after being pushed out of the pole position by Baauer’s “Harlem Shake,” which drops 2-4 this week.

“Shake” switches places with Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man,” which rises 4-2. Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie,” featuring Jay-Z holds at No. 3. Pink’s “Just Give Me A Reason” featuring fun’s Nate Ruess climbs 6-5, swapping places with Rihanna’s “Stay,” featuring Mikky Ekko, according to Billboard.

Imagine Dragons' alternative hit “Radioactive” finally becomes a pop hit as the song leaps 15-7, giving the rock group its first Top 10.  Drake’s “Started From The Bottom” slides 7-8, pushing Pitbull’s “Feel This Moment,” featuring Christina Aguilera down one to No. 9.

Grande, whose “The Way,” featuring Mac Miller, leapt  to the top of the iTunes singles chart last week, makes a similarly grand entrance onto the Billboard Hot 100, bowing at No. 10. That gives the “Victorious” actress the first Top 10 entrance for a female lead artist in five years. The last one was Yael Naim’s “New Soul” in February 2008. 






 

Beyonce and Andre 3000 to record 'Back to Black' for 'The Great Gatsby'

Pair will remake the Amy Winehouse tune for Jay-Z-produced soundtrack

<p>Beyonce</p>

Beyonce

The Great Gatsby” is turning into a family affair. Jay-Z, who is producing the soundtrack to the film, has recruited his wife, Beyonce, to record a cover of Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” for the film.

Beyonce will collaborate with Outkast’s Andre 3000 on the remake, according to E! News Daily.  The pair previously worked together on Beyonce tune, “Party.”

The Baz-Luhrmann-directed “The Great Gatsby” stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mullligan. It will open the Cannes Film Festival on May 15.

The soundtrack to “The Great Gatsby” will come out on Interscope. Jay-Z is also scoring the film, as we previously reported.

And because the mogul is clearly not busy enough, Jay-Z has now launched Roc Nation Sports with Creative Artists Agency. Their first client is New York Yankee Robinson Cano.

 

Watch: Drake takes a tour of his hometown in '5 AM in Toronto' video

Go where the tourists don't go

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Watch: Drake takes a tour of his hometown in '5 AM in Toronto' video

Drake pays homage to his hometown with his new clip for “5AM in Toronto."  As he tweeted this morning about the video:  “Doing it for the city this time around. Well, every time, but this time especially.”

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Stevie Nicks on her 'In Your Dreams' doc, new 'Twilight'-inspired song, and Dave Grohl

Why she and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham are getting along better than ever

<p>Stevie Nicks performs with Dave Grohl's Sound City Players at the 2013 SXSW&nbsp;Music Festival in Austin, Texas.</p>

Stevie Nicks performs with Dave Grohl's Sound City Players at the 2013 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas.

Credit: AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner

When Dave Stewart first suggested to Stevie Nicks that he film the making of her 2011 solo album, “In Your Dreams,” which he co-produced, her blunt reaction was “I think you’re nuts.”

However, the Eurythmics co-founder convinced Nicks by simply reassuring her “If you don’t like it, we don’t use it.” And in the end, she not only liked it, but she saw the documentary as a way to extend the shelf life of the critically-acclaimed album, which debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200, but did not have the high-profile run Nicks hoped it would and fell off the charts after 16 weeks.

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