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  • Radiohead Rock For Haiti at Small Los Angeles Benefit Show

    Even Radiohead can be surprised by the difference a rock band can make. On Sunday, the forward-looking Oxford quintet took a break from recording sessions for its next album to perform at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Hollywood and raise desperately needed funds for Haiti earthquake relief. "This is how much money we made," singer-guitarist […]

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  • Radiohead Announce Haiti Benefit Show in Los Angeles

    Last night on their Dead Air Space Website, Radiohead announced the band will play their own Haiti benefit concert this Sunday, January 24th at Los Angeles' Music Box theater. "All proceeds are going to the Oxfam Haiti relief fund. We're trying to raise as much money as possible, so tickets will be sold by auction […]

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  • Inside the Recording of Bono and Jay-Z's Haiti Single "Stranded"

    Bono wrote the hook for "Stranded" — his new Haiti benefit single with Jay-Z and Rihanna, which is subtitled either "Haiti Mon Amour" or "Haiti Mi Amore" — while on the phone with producer Swizz Beatz. "The idea of the song is 'We're not gonna leave you stranded' and that's what the chorus is," Swizz […]

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  • Jay-Z and U2, Springsteen and 100-Plus Stars Join MTV's Haiti Benefit

    Jay-Z will team up with Bono and the Edge for MTV's "Hope for Haiti" television special, airing commercial-free this Friday, January 22nd on MTV, VH1, CNN and every major network. Jay will perform with the U2 duo at a London venue for the special, and their collaboration has generated a new song, produced by Swizz […]

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  • Dave Matthews Band, Lady Gaga and More Stars Rock to Aid Haiti

    It's been a week since the tragic earthquake struck Haiti, and as the full scope of the tiny nation's devastation continues to be revealed, musicians are ramping up efforts to bring relief and comfort to the disaster's survivors. Here's a rundown of the most recently announced benefit concerts, albums and fund-raising efforts: • Dave Matthews […]

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  • We Are the World Redux

    Charity single out on DVD, remake in the works

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  • Robert Farris Thompson: Canons of the Cool

    The Yale professor was destined to become another stuffy intellectual — until he danced the mambo

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