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Beyoncé to Debut Song on 'Piers Morgan Tonight'

Also: Tori Amos to release classical album; Thom Yorke DJs with Flying Lotus in L.A.

May 5, 2011 12:10 PM ET
Beyoncé in New York City, May 3, 2011.
Beyoncé in New York City, May 3, 2011.
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Beyoncé to Debut Song on 'Piers Morgan Tonight'
Talk show host Piers Morgan has announced that Beyoncé will debut her version of "God Bless the USA" on his show tonight at 9 p.m. ET on CNN. Beyoncé is releasing the song as a single to raise money for the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund. [Piers Morgan Tonight]

Tori Amos to Release Classical Album
Tori Amos is set to release Night of Hunters, her first classical album, on the Deutsche Grammophon label in September. The record is a song cycle that Amos says is about "a woman who finds herself in the dying embers of a relationship." Amos will promote the album with tours in Europe and North America, kicking off with a performance in Helsinki, Finland on September 28th. [Press release]

Red Hot + Rio 2 Out in June
Red Hot + Rio 2, a sequel to the Red Hot Organization's 1996 bossa nova–inspired compilation supporting AIDS and HIV charities, will hit stores on June 28th. The set will include 33 original tracks featuring contributions from artists such as Beck, Of Montreal, Os Mutantes, John Legend, Devendra Banhart, Beirut, Tom Zé, Caetano Veloso and Madlib. [Press release]

Thom Yorke DJs With Flying Lotus
Thom Yorke made a surprise DJ appearance with producer Flying Lotus at Low End Theory in Los Angeles last night. According to the Los Angeles Times, the collaborative set included bits of Radiohead songs such as "Reckoner" and "Bloom." [Los Angeles Times]

Nick Cave and Neko Case Duet
Nick Cave and Neko Case have recorded a duet version of the Zombies' classic "She's Not There" for a forthcoming soundtrack of the hit HBO show True Blood. The song will make its debut in the first episode of the fourth season, which will air on June 26th. [NME]

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