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This week in music/porn: RZA in Vanessa del Rio biopic; Miley no longer in NYC Porn Fest; Azealia Banks posing for Playboy

Coolio's PornHub collaboration is so last year. This week, the worlds of music and porn can't stop finding new ways to collide:

Wu-Tang Clan member, and no stranger to acting, RZA will be appearing in the upcoming biopic on the "World's First Latina adult film star" Vanessa del Rio (titled Vanessa del Rio)...

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‘The Colbert Report’ finale: group sing-a-long w/ Jeff Tweedy, Michael Stipe, Big Bird & more ++ NMH’s “Holland, 1945″

The Colbert Report aired its final episode last night (12/18) after nine seasons on Comedy Central. At the end, Randy Newman and Jon Stewart came out to help Stephen Colbert sing the 1939 standard "We'll Meet Again" and soon they were joined by stageful of celebrity guests, including Willie Nelson, Michael Stipe, Jeff Tweedy, Cyndi Lauper, Bryan Cranston, Tom Brokaw, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Ric Ocasek, James Franco, Patrick Stewart, Arianna Huffington, George Lucas, Henry Kissinger, and many, many more...

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2015 Grammy Awards nominations (Arcade Fire, St. Vincent, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye, Jack White, Beck, Disclosure, James Franco, Aphex Twin, Little Dragon & more)

This year, the 2015 Grammy nominations are being revealed gradually on CBS This Morning. A few categories have already been announced, with a lot more on the way, and we'll have to wait for tonight's A Very Grammy Christmas special to find out the Album of the Year nominees...

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James Franco’s band Daddy releasing Smiths-inspired album featuring Andy Rourke on bass (stream a track)

As everyone knows, James Franco can do everything. And he often does. That includes being in a band, Daddy, which is him and pal Tim O'Keefe...

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Dev Hynes performing score of James Franco film ‘Palo Alto’ in NYC (stream a track); Blood Orange’s free NYC show is soon

Blood Orange at Webster Hall in February (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Blood Orange mastermind Dev Hynes has just announced a performance of his score from Gia Coppola's new film Palo Alto (based on the book by James Franco, who also stars in the film) in tandem with a screening of the film...

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Speedy Ortiz tell us their Top 13 of 2013; upcoming tour dates include NYC shows w/ The Breeders & Los Campesinos!

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Speedy Ortiz had one of the finest indie rock albums of the year with Major Arcana which we're already seeing on some best of 2013 lists, and we asked them for a best of 2013 list of their own...

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Kanye West played 2 shows @ MSG & 2 @ Barclays Center, appears on new Busta Rhymes/Q-Tip track (videos & setlist)

Kanye West just wrapped the 4-night NYC run

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Arcade Fire played ‘SNL’ and half-hour NBC concert special

As you may know, Montreal's Arcade Fire are in NYC this weekend and were just musical guests for the season premiere of Saturday Night Live, and they played the title track from the forthcoming Reflektor, as well as "Afterlife" from the album...

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ALSO: Warner Bros goes Kickstarter; White Stripes, Boards of Canada and ISIS reform; Andrew WK takes it easy +++ more

Here's some April 1 news you may have missed....

Amanda Palmer at T5, NYE 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Music biz insider Bob Lefsetz reports today that Warner Brothers will fund all new albums on the label via Kickstarter:
Perennially third, the smallest of the three majors saw a need to shake it up, to move ahead of Sony and Universal in the game of music production...

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ALSO: more Fiona Apple, new Myspace, James Franco’s band Daddy, Bill & Hillary @ Roberta’s, Grizzly Bear, RIP baby panda & more

Fiona Apple @ Winstar World Casino last night (via rideincircles)

The brouhaha surrounding Fiona Apple's drug arrest last week just keeps going...

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