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No Doubt hits the studio with Major Lazer producers Diplo and Switch on July 21. Major Lazer is working on the group's first album of original material since a decade.

The latest reader mailbag looks at Olympic theme songs, Maroon 5, Carly Rae Jepsen, No Doubt and Washington, D.C.'s best musicians.

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Dear Gary,

What a great spring and summer it's been for new talent! With the last three consecutive No. 1 Hot 100 hits by