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News Ticker: Beck, Shyne, Green Day, Robyn

April 12, 2010 8:36 AM ET

Beck's Record Club has been slowly unveiling its covers of INXS' 1987 album Kick. To find out how Liars, St. Vincent and Os Mutantes' Sergio Dias helped him reinterpret the hit "New Sensation," watch the clip on his official site.

Shyne is scheduled to drop his first post-prison track today. MTV News reports "Messiah" is a EZ Elpee-produced song where Def Jam's newest artist rhymes, "Snitches take a nap with the fishes and the rats/ Buried in the dirt where the witnesses is at."

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong stopped by HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher to talk the band's evolving sound, American Idiot on Broadway and eyeliner. Watch his segment on YouTube.

Robyn is scheduled to release three news tracks — "Dance Hall Queen," "Fembot" and "None of Dem" via Amazon on April 13th.

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