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Joey Foley

METAL: Next Slayer Album Has Nine Songs Written
Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo spoke to The Nervous Breakdown about producing his new band Philm's forthcoming album, and in the process, they got him to speak on forthcoming Slayer tracks.  He said, "Kerry [King, guitar] and I are writing new material. We have nine songs and everything's moving forward." When asked what the material sounds like, he replied, simply, "Slayer." [Blabbermouth]

HIP HOP: T.I., Young Dro and Travis Porter Drop New Video
T.I. chills with his new signee, Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, as well as his longtime buddy Young Dro in this new video for "Hot Wheels" off T.I.'s mixtape F&%k da City Up. Check it out below.

ROCK: Jack White Releases 3 RPM LP
At Jack White's record label Third Man Records' recent third anniversary party, the giveaway was a 3 rpm record. That's one rotation every twenty seconds. The record contains every "Blue Series" single that's ever come out on the label. Basically, you can't hear it. Enjoy! [Pitchfork]

INDIE: Fiona Apple Writes Heartwarming Letter
Back in 2000, a 16-year-old asked Fiona Apple to write a letter of support for his high school's gay-straight alliance. And boy, did she write a letter of support. Read it here! [Via Buzzfeed]

COUNTRY: Martina McBride As Wedding Singer at ACM's
Martina McBride will sing at one lucky couple's wedding, which will take place at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 1. She'll play her single "Marry Me" with Train's Pat Monahan during the first-ever live wedding ceremony at the ACM's. [Country Weekly]

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August 22: Remembering MJ

August 22: Remembering MJ

Director, Spike Lee, shares a behind-the-scene photo of the late king of pop, Michael Jackson, during the taping of "They Don't Care About Us" in Brazil. The 1995 music video shows Michael dancing through the streets of Brazil pleading for human rights. "Help us celebrate Michael Joseph Jackson's 56th Born Day" Lee adds.