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Rihanna, Billy Joel, Missy Elliott and 122 Other Musicians Fighting With Pandora Radio

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Rihanna, Billy Joel, Missy Elliott and 122 Other Musicians Fighting With Pandora Radio The artist's say Pandora is pushing for a new bill that would cut online royalties by as much as 85 percent. [Rolling Stone]

The Killers Quoted The Smiths In Apology for Canceling Manchester Concerts Using a line from the The Smiths' "I Started Something I Couldn't Finish," The Killers wrote in a statement: "Manchester, we started something we couldn't finish and we're so, so sorry. Working on rescheduling tonight and tomorrow's shows. Will let you know new dates ASAP. ?K" The concerts were cancelled after singer Brandon Flowers lost his voice. [NME]

Watch Dirty Projectors Perform on Letterman The indie rockers played "About to Die," from their new album, Swing Low Magellan. [Pitchfork]

Mick Jagger Made a General Petraeus Joke At Crossfire Hurricane Premiere The frontman quipped at the premiere of the Rolling Stone's new documentary that he rememberd a "simpler America, where we didn't read other people's emails, so we didn't know four-star generals were having affairs." [Billboard]

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July 21: 5SOS Get Down in the Dirty Laundry

July 21: 5SOS Get Down in the Dirty Laundry

We know and love 5 Seconds of Summer's goofy side and it was on full display for a livestream with MTV earlier today. In a segment that surely made fans squeal, the guys riled through a pile of dirty laundry don a slew of ridiculous undergarments. While Michael looks content in his pink boxers/thong combo, we can't say the same about Calum, with Luke and Ashton looking equally perplexed, as to how to layer a lacy G-String over his highlighter-yellow shorts.