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Adele Trumps Taylor Swift for Best-Selling Album of 2012

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Kevin Mazur

Adele Continues Domination Unabated Despite coming out in 2011, Adele's 21 outsold every album of 2012 in the States—including Taylor Swift's Red. But as a consolation prize for Swift, her latest did out-perform her bf's LP: Red was the second best-selling album of 2012, while One Direction's Up All Night came in third. [Billboard]

The Host Adam Levine will host SNL on January 26 with Kendrick Lamar serving as the musical guest. [Vulture]

Brit-Eyed Pea Recent collaborator will.i.am is working with Britney Spears on her new album. [EW]

Cribs Last Waltz with Marr The Cribs' final track with Johnny Marr, recorded a few years back, is online now. [JohnnyMarrPlaysGuitar]

Simpsonsfishtrombones Tom Waits will appear on this Sunday's episode of The Simpsons as a paranoid survivalist. [CoS]

Phish Played Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" on NYE The cover-loving jam band tackled Sabbath's immortal tune at MSG to ring in 2013.

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June 23: Jack White's Really Rooting for the Home Team

June 23: Jack White's Really Rooting for the Home Team

Were the Cubs down or something? Jack White was spotted at last night's baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres looking absolutely miserable. The Cubbies pulled out a 6-0 win over San Diego last night so the White Stripe ideally should have been enjoying himself in spite of the team's current 41-57 record. 

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