Plus: R.E.M. Name New Album; New Lady Gaga Song?

October 14, 2010 7:10 PM ET

New Lady Gaga Song Leaks?
The web has been abuzz for the past few days over a new track purportedly by Lady Gaga called "Nothing On (But the Radio)." While it does sound like Gaga singing, she's neither confirmed nor denied whether the track is hers. And if it is Gaga, it's unclear whether the track is an older song (perhaps from those early demos she snapped up at an auction this week) or one bound for her 2011 album, Born This Way. [Consequence of Sound]

R.E.M. Name Next Studio Album
Having finished work on their 15th studio album, R.E.M. have decided what to call it: Collapse Into Now, the band's manager, Bertis Downs, revealed.  [BBC 6 Music]

Trey Anastasio Hints at Phish's Halloween Surprise
Trey Anastasio has given a small hint about which classic album Phish plans on covering when they put on their traditional "musical costume" at their Halloween concert in Atlantic City. "This year, this one's for me. The one we picked, I'm going to get more out of this as a musician than I ever have before," Anastasio said. Bet on something guitar-heavy. Last year, Phish performed the Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St. in its entirety. [ Los Angeles Times]

Pixies Play 33 Songs at Chile Concert for 33 Rescued Miners
Pixies performed the self-proclaimed longest concert in their history in Santiago, Chile Wednesday night in honor of each of the 33 miners who were rescued from a collapsed mine that same night. "We were so moved by this story, by how many lives had been affected by this, and how the Chilean people banded together to support what can only be described as a miracle. We wanted to do something to show how affected we were by this," Frank Black said in a statement. Pixies ended up playing 35 songs in all, including a two-song encore. [Slicing Up Eyeballs]

Bruno Mars Tops Hot 100 Again
Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are" topped Billboard's Hot 100 chart for the fourth consecutive week, once again fending off Far*East Movement's "Like a G6" and two debuting singles: Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" and Kanye West's "Runaway." [Billboard]

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“You Oughta Know”

Alanis Morissette | 1995

This blunt, bitter breakup song -- famous for its line "Would she go down on you in a theater?" -- was long rumored to be about Alanis Morissette getting dumped by Full House actor Dave Coulier. But while she never confirmed it was about him (Coulier himself says it is, however), she insisted the song wasn't all about scorn. "By no means is this record just a sexual, angry record," she told Rolling Stone. "The song wasn't written for the sake of revenge. It was written for the sake of release. I'm actually a pretty rational, calm person."

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