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If you've had Icona Pop's I Love It stuck in your head all summer, there's more "stuck in your mental jukebox" tunes to come. On Tuesday, the band announced they will release their debut album This is… Icona Pop on Sept. 24 via Ten/Big Beat Records.
The album will be chock-full of new music including their second single All Night, which was also revealed on Tuesday.
Much like I Love It, All Night includes the Swedish duo, Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo, shout-singing to an electronic beat mostly about partying. We will give it this though, it's catchy.
The duo is gearing up for their first American tour, which will be kicked off with an appearance at this year's Lollapalooza on Aug. 2 in Chicago.
Icona Pop released a self-titled set in Sweden in 2012 but This Is... Icona Pop marks their official debut.
As a side note, have you heard Robin Thicke's soulful cover Icona Pop's I Love It? It's actually quite impressive.
Beyonce gives flawless performance despite hair getting caught in fan
As we have all learned - never underestimate Queen Bey.
Beyonce got her hair stuck in a fan while performing Halo at a concert in Montreal on Monday, according to NME. And despite security guards yanking her hair and trying to free her from the fan, she never stopped performing - never even muttered an "ouch" or had a voice crack.
The note read: "Gravity can't begiiiiiiiin to pull me out of the fan again/I felt my hair was yankiiiiiiiin/from the fan that's always hatiiiiiiiin" ... "I got snatched."
Clearly Beyonce would agree with us that a sense of humor can get you through just about anything.
For all of you Beyonce fans, just sit back and watch her own the stage once again.
Paramore fights scalpers through new ticketing system
Any regular concertgoer knows how difficult scalpers can make it to get tickets. However, Paramore is following Kid Rock's lead in recognizing the problem and is putting up a fight in the name of their fans - a pretty bold and refreshing move for a band of their stature.
Paramore recently posted a note to their website detailing a past problem with scalpers scooping up the best seats to their shows and selling them at ridiculous prices.
"First and foremost, it is of utmost importance to us that every ticket we sell is affordable to our fans. Seriously, we fight people about this! It's a big deal to us. Unfortunately, despite our best attempts, tickets often get into the hands of scalpers or secondary ticketing systems and are then sold for ridiculous prices," the note said.
So beginning with their fall tour they will be offering a variety of options for fans, including paperless ticketing for the best seats in the venue, that will require an I.D. for pickup, and limiting the number of tickets that can bought at one time to six. For the full list of options, click here.
"We really hope that all of this is going to ensure our fans have the first shot at the best seats in all the venues, and for prices that we feel more comfortable with."
On behalf of all broke concertgoers, we'd like to extend a big thank you to Paramore.
Rolling Stones Hyde Park Live album released for a limited time
Shortly after performing a pair of nostalgic concerts at Hyde Park, the Rolling Stones released an album with 19 songs from the performance on iTunes.
The Rolling Stones Hyde Park Live is available for a limited time, from July 22 through Aug. 19.
The concerts were performed on July 6 and 13 at Hyde Park in London and had a lot of historical meaning for the band. They marked, almost to the day, the 44th anniversary of their legendary performance at Hyde Park in 1969. The '69 concert was their first with Mick Taylor after a former member of the band, Brian Jones, died a couple of days before.
The band even redecorated the set to resemble the original stage from '69.
The album includes hits like (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, You Can't Always Get What You Want and Honky Tonk Women. It also includes recent songs like Doom and Gloom.
Cassadee Pope's first video
Punk princess turned country queen Cassadee Pope has released her first video. Pope, AKA the winner of Season 3 of The Voice, calls out a no-good cheating boyfriend in the video for Wasting All These Tears.
Word to the wise: Cheating is never a good idea. Especially on a musician. It's not cool. And three verses, a chorus and a few zillion downloads later, you will still be the guy who is (deservedly) getting called out on the radio.
Don't say we didn't warn you.
If you're looking for some quality bluegrass, look no further than Whiskey Gentry.
Whiskey Gentry combines traditional bluegrass with the rock and roll of modern country. By putting an original twist on classic bluegrass, they produce the sound people love with just enough originality to grab your attention and hold it.
Comprised of a group of seasoned veterans, the band produces foot-stomping, fast-picking, high-energy music.
Their entire album Please Make Welcome is currently available on NoiseTrade and is comprised of 14 tracks including one live version.
So the next time you and your friends grab some drinks and fire up the grill, try adding a little Whiskey Gentry.
Selena Gomez: Stars Dance - July 23
Marc Anthony: 3.0 - July 23
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - July 23
Candice Glover: Music Speaks - July 16
Seabird: Troubled Days - July 16
Sara Bareilles: Blessed Unrest - July 16
Matt Nathanson: Last of the Great Pretenders - July 16
Robin Thicke: Blurred Lines - July 30
Buddy Guy: Rhythm and Blues - July 30
Backstreet Boys: In a World Like This - July 30
Michael Franti & Spearhead: All People - July 30
The Civil Wars: The Civil Wars - August 6
And Finally ...
Our friends at Your Week in Viral Videos introduced us to the mysterious rocking grandma who recently walked into a Wisconsin drum shop, laid down a wicked beat and walked right out, a nameless stranger.
Thanks to the power of the internet, grandma has since been identified ... and it turns out she's not a grandma at all. She's 63-year-old Mary Hvizda and she picked up the sticks at 15 years old.
She would go on to play in a number of Wisconsin area bands, including an all-girl band in a time when that was even more rare than it is today.
"I can't get used to being called Grandma," she told La Crosse, WI affiliate WKBT. "I've never had children of my own and I never got married, but I am 63 and that is certainly a grandma's age."
Her last band broke up in 1990 and she sold her kit years ago, but would occasionally head into local music stores to play.
Hvizda recently stepped into Coalition Drum Shop and the rest is viral history.
She won't have to come to the shop to play any longer - they're giving her an apartment-friendly electronic kit.