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Digest: Jack White Introduces Roving Record Store; 50 Cent Donates Qaddafi Money to UNICEF

Also: Rolling Stone's David Fricke to interview John Mellencamp in New York; Vevo to stream Bonnaroo Festival

March 9, 2011 6:00 PM ET
Digest: Jack White Introduces Roving Record Store; 50 Cent Donates Qaddafi Money to UNICEF
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Third Man Records Introduces Rolling Record Store
Jack White's Third Man Records label will debut its Rolling Record Store at SXSW next week in Austin, Texas. The truck will roam around selling the label's records and miscellaneous merchandise, and will feature a DJ booth, a high-end sound system that bands can plug into for impromptu performances. The truck will appear at other festivals through the summer. [Pitchfork]

50 Cent Donates Qaddafi Money to UNICEF
Following in the footsteps of Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Usher and Nelly Furtado, 50 Cent has donated the money he earned performing for the family of Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi to charity. The rapper has given an undisclosed sum of money to UNICEF. [Billboard]

David Fricke to Interview John Mellencamp at 92nd Street Y
Rolling Stone senior writer David Fricke will interview John Mellencamp at a special event at Manhattan's 92nd Street Y on March 28th. The conversation will cover Mellencamp's entire career, from his early days as a pop idol to his current status as an acclaimed singer-songwriter. Tickets are on sale now. [92nd Street Y]

Vevo to Stream Bonnaroo Festival
Vevo has announced that it will host a free exclusive live stream of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on June 9-12th. Some portions of the festival will also be made available on-demand. [Billboard]

Gorillaz Plan Physical Release For 'The Fall'
Gorillaz's latest album The Fall, which was quietly released for free online at the beginning of the year, will get its official physical release in April. A vinyl edition will hit stores for Record Store Day on April 16th and a CD version will be available on April 19th. [Press release]

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