>> Stress is a killer. Sometimes we all just need a few minutes alone. Just a couple minutes away from the terrible things on the news and in our minds. 10 deep breaths, in the nose, out the mouth. A time out. But if you're unable to get away, you're chained to your desk, might I recommend raising the headphones to their full and ear-locked position and listen to Ashley Eriksson's "Humming in the Dark." If that's not your cup of Roche, try Ciara's new anthem, "I'm Out (feat. St. Nicki)." And if you like to heal your head with guitars, THIS IS YOUR EVERYTHING.
>> What is the meaning of life? Who am I? What is my true nature/essence? What is my true identity? What is my greater purpose? How should I live my life? What is death? What happens when we die? Is there a god, and, if so, what is her nature? Also, is Daft Punk's new album, Random Access Memories, good or not?
>> If you count Liberace as music news (of course you do), then you should really check out the great piece at NPR on HBO's upcoming Steven Soderbergh-directed Liberace movie, Behind the Candelabra.
>> Queens of the Stone Age have stitched together a 15-minute short film from their recently released ... Like Clockwork videos/cartoons by Boneface and Liam Brazier.
>> 17-year-old rapper Chief Keef uses adorable twitter emoticons to express his rage. Awwww.
>> Kendrick Lamar talks to Erykah Badu for Interview: "Since day one, since the first time I touched the pen, I wanted to be the best at what I do."
>> Solange is the amazing, gorgeous, stunning, perfect cover model/story for the June/July 2013 issue of Complex magazine.
>> Drake to stay classy,
San Diego New York City.
>> RIP Ray Manzarek
>> In case you missed it, you really missed it, but not really because this is the future and the internet so you never really miss anything anymore, and isn't that reassuring and so who really needs DVRs for anything anymore right? ... ANYWAY, Kayne pretty much destroyed SNL with serious new tunes, "Black Skinhead" and "New Slaves." In a related, The Lonely Island got that "Diaper Money."
>> Another day, another bassist leaves another band. This time it's Tame Impala's Nick Allbrook.
>> Good job/great GIF, Miguel.
>> Some adorable little girls just want to watch the world burn. Like the one in Magneta Lane's new video for "Burn."
>> Former and forever Sonic moppet Thurston Moore talks to Rolling Stone about his current steady project Chelsea Light Moving.
>> Oh, look. It's golden-throated hit-maker (I don't know) Bruno Mars and a black leopard on the cover of the big SUMMER MUSIC PREVIEW issue of Entertainment Weekly.
>> Original Jane's Addiction bassist Eric Avery has quit the upcoming NIN tour because he was feeling overwhelmed.
>> Did you know that Danity Kane creator Sean P Diddy Combs (Puffy) was the first black cast member on Downtown Abbey? Well, he was. So, yeah.
>> "I like to think that Mike & Ike have played a part in my upcoming album, because you look for certain things to continuously enhance your creativity." ~ Nelly
>> According to an US Weekly EXCLUSIVE(!), an anonymous source whispered in the tabloid's ear that "#Beautiful (feat. Miguel)" queen Mariah Carey is planning a world tour. (le sigh) Dates or ain't happening. And elsewhere at US, "Body Party"-star Ciara got a bob!
>> Another day, another frightening new song/animation from Queens of The Stone Age. They have chosen to call this one "Kalopsia."
>> Watch Rihanna play with some new pieces from her very own River Island collection.
>> New York attempts to pry a single usable quote from Beastie Boy Ad Rock.
In honor of CL's 2013 Music Issue (out June 20), we're asking readers to chime in and name their favorite local band.
In the comments section of this entry, please drop us a line and let us know who you dig the most!
>> Ron Burgundy and Kanye, San Diego.
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