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Daily Top 5 News Countdown: U2 Release First New Song in Three Years + More

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So you think you can stay on top of every nugget of music news out there? We doubt it. There’s just way too much info being passed around the Internet on a daily basis to possibly keep up with it all. That’s why has collected the top 5 items of the day and ranked them in terms of newsworthiness. Scroll down to see our picks.


Pharrell Williams Is ‘Happy’ for 24 Hours

The hit producer calls on celeb pals for new video.

Pharrell Williams a 24-hour music video (!) video for ‘Happy,’ a song which appears on the ‘Despicable Me 2’ soundtrack. The clip also features cameos from Jamie Foxx, Magic Johnson and a few other celebrities. [Pitchfork]

Philip Cosores
Philip Cosores

Baroness Working on New Album?

Georgia metal masters get cryptic on us.

It appears that Georgia’s Baroness is back in the recording studio. The band posted a photo on their Facebook page taken at GodCity, the studio owned and operated by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou. The band’s most recent album, ‘Yellow & Green,’ was released in 2012. [Metal Sucks]

Trixie Textor, Getty Images
Trixie Textor, Getty Images

Beck Planning on Huge 2014

The singer-songwriter is taking after Bob Pollard’s lead.

In February, Beck will be releasing ‘Morning Phase,’ his first original album in six years. But in a new interview, Beck revealed that he’s hoping to release yet another album in 2014, with the possibility of a third, previously unreleased album from 2009 also hitting stores. [Consequence of Sound]

Andrew H. Walker, Getty Images
Andrew H. Walker, Getty Images

A Tribe Called Quest Reunite on Stage

So what’s the scenario?

‘90s rap legends A Tribe Called Quest reunited on stage last night (Nov. 20) at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center on a bill that also included Busta Rhymes joining them for a performance of their collaboration hit, ‘Scenario.’ [The Boombox]

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U2 Release First New Song in Three Years

Irish rockers do it in the name of Nelson Mandela.

U2 have released a lyric video for ‘Ordinary Love,’ their first new song in three years. The song was written for the Nelson Mandela biopic, ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.’ [Consequence of Sound]


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