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Want to play bass in Smashing Pumpkins? Here's your chance (via

Murdoc says Gorillaz turned down Katy Perry for a guest spot on their new album because she's got "Russell Brand all over her" (via Contact Music)

Kelis, as photographed by Rankin (via The Wonderland of Alexandra)

The US women's hockey team talk about being inspired by Beyoncé's music (via Jezebel)

The Prodigy will headline this year's Bestival (via

New Madlib tracks, taken from forthcoming album Beat Konducta in Africa (via Gorilla Vs Bear)

The revolution will not be blogged: Gil Scott-Heron on his new album
(via Daily Swarm)

MGMT show off their new, freaky (unlistenable?) direction
(via Stereogum)

First Jay Sean, now Taio Cruz: UK R&B tops the US charts (via BBC)

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