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The Lollapalooza schedule was revealed today: Soundgarden or Arcade Fire? The xx or Gogol Bordello? Lady Gaga or The Strokes? Start choosing now .
Former 'Making The Band' contestant Donnie Klang has announced his split from Bad Boy Entertainment exclusively to Billboard. The R&B singer released one solo album on the label in 2008 and is now working on singles through Eight72 Entertainment, an independent label. Klang said he learned a lot about "the business side of things, not just music," from Bad Boy and its CEO Sean "Diddy" Combs, but added that, "it's tough being on a label where the president of the label is also an artist."
Musician and producer Daniel Lanois  has cancelled all summer concert appearances to recuperate from a serious motorcycle accident. Lanois, who has won numerous Grammy Awards, was hospitalized on Saturday night in Los Angeles. he is expected to make a full recovery.
Dire Straits  are apparently all talking to each other again. Expect a "Brothers in Arms" special edition later this year which may lead to a reunion and live shows.
Big Boi told GQ  exactly why you won't hear his OutKast partner Andre 3000 on his soon-to-be-released "Sir Luscious Left Foot" album. "Jive Records told me my album is a piece of art, and they didn't know what to do with it," he said. "So I moved it over to Def Jam. And now Jive is trying to block Dré from being on my record. We can't be on songs together now."
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