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This week’s top alternative tracks

LISTEN: This week's top alternative songs, according to the weekly Billboard chart.

Michael Stipe attends the "Young Ones" premiere at the Landmark Sunshine on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in New York.

Michael Stipe offered up as garage sale bargain

Watch Former R.E.M. star Michael Stipe star in a skit to mark the end of TV host Stephen Colbert's late-night show.

Noel Gallagher and Anais Gallagher at Arthur - UK film premiere held at the O2 Arena - Arrivals.
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Noel Gallagher embarrassed daughter in front of Harry Styles

Noel Gallagher left his teenage daughter mortified by embarrassing her in front of One Direction heart-throb Harry Styles.

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Joan Jett to open for The Who’s 50th anniversary tour

The "My Generation" hitmakers are set to bring their The Who Hits 50! tour to North America.

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Bono back on his feet after surgery

The Irish rocker has been spotted for the first time since undergoing extensive surgery.

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Green Day, Joan Jett, Lou Reed named Rock Hall inductees

The musicians beat other nominees including The Smiths, N.W.A., and Sting.

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Win Butler launches coffee brand

Proceeds will benefit Haitian farmers.

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John Lennon’s killer wants forgiveness from Yoko Ono

Mark Chapman wants the Beatles legend's widow to forgive him for the 1980 slaying.

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Elton John to marry longtime partner

Sir Elton John is reportedly set to marry David Furnish after more than 18 years as a couple.

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Taylor Swift retains top spot on Billboard chart

The singer continued her reign at the top, with AC/DC and Mary J. Blige among the top 10 records this week.

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Billy Corgan calls Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters music sub-par

The frontman is convinced Pearl Jam were nowhere near as influential or important as his group.

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U2 top the 2014 albums list

Miranda Lambert, Beyoncé, and Bruce Springsteen are also ranked among the year's best.

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Rare Bob Dylan collection planned for release

Reports suggest that just 1,000 copies of the collection will be available.

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Green Day guitarist battling cancer

Jason White has been diagnosed with a form of tonsil cancer that is treatable, the rock group says.

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Lorde goes through garbage for ‘new’ clothes

The pop star has confessed she is a huge fan of scavenging for clothes and household furniture.

Beyonce poses with her Video Vanguard Award in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.

Sam Smith, Beyoncé to face off for album of the year

Beyoncé and Sam Smith lead the pack with six Grammy nods each.

A Grammy Award statuette is photographed, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008 in Chicago.

Sam Smith, Beyoncé lead Grammy nominees

It took 12 hours to announce all the Grammy nominees. Find out if your favorite artist made the cut.

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Chris Martin hints at final Coldplay album

The British rockers are working on their seventh record and Martin has sparked speculation it could be the end.

FILE - This Oct. 17, 2013 file photo shows U.S. pop star Madonna at the "Hard Candy Fitness" center in Berlin, Germany. Julien’s Auctions announced Tuesday that items from the pop icon’s personal and professional life will be auctioned on Nov. 7 and 8, 2014. Pieces from Madonna’s “Material Girl,” “Music” and “American Pie” music videos will be offered during the Icons & Idols: Rock n’ Roll auction in Beverly Hills. More than 30 items from 1996’s “Evita” will also be available.

Madonna tops Paul McCartney as wealthiest recording artist

Wealth-X has released a countdown of the top ten wealthiest recording artists.

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2010 file photo, Roger Daltrey, left, and Pete Townshend acknowledge the crowd after performing during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLIV football game in Miami. Daltrey and Townshend are taking "Quadrophenia" and other Who classics on the road for a U.S. tour in fall 2012, but first plan what Daltrey calls a great finale for the Olympic Games in London. The Who tour kicks off in Sunrise, Fla., on November 1.

The Who gets classical for 50th anniversary

The Who will celebrate their 50th anniversary next year by releasing a classical version of their Quadrophenia concept album.

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