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News Ticker: Soundgarden, Rihanna, Tool, T.I.

April 16, 2010 9:32 AM ET

Perry Farrell thought he'd scored Soundgarden's first-ever reunion gig for Lollapalooza, but the grunge vets will actually take the stage tonight at Seattle's Showbox for a secret show, Billboard reports.

Rihanna's "Rude Boy" continued its strong run on the Hot 100, taking Number One for the fifth straight week, according to Billboard. B.o.B.'s "Nothin' On You" scored second place.

Tool have begun work on their fifth album, TwentyFourBit reports via the band's newsletter to fans, which promises they're working up "intros, progressions, agitatos, con sordinos, crescendos, diatonics, inversions, resolutions, transitions, variations, obbligatos, consonance, and endings."

T.I. has confirmed his new album, titled King Uncaged, will hit stores August 24th. For much more on the Atlanta rapper's return, grab our new issue, on sale now.

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Song Stories

“Vans”

The Pack | 2006

Berkeley, California rappers the Pack made their footwear choice clear in 2006 with the song "Vans." The track caught the attention of Too $hort, who signed them to his imprint. MTV refused to play the video for the song, though, claiming it was essentially a commercial for the product. Rapper Lil' B disagreed. "I didn’t know nobody [at] Vans," he said. "I was just a rapper who wore Vans." Even without MTV's support, Lil' B recognized the impact of the track. "God blessed me with such a revolutionary song… People around my age know who really started a lot of the dressing people are into now."

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