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It's an Mmmmmboppin Halloween for the California sister trio HAIM, or for a day, HAIMson. Este, Danielle and Alana dress up in blonde wigs as Isaac, Taylor and Zaz for a mimed rendition of Hanson's mega catchy hit in a new video.  "Baby It's Cold Outside" gets a badly needed update and transforms a creepy-at-best holiday (shunned?) staple into a loving ode to consent in a new version by John Legend & Kelly Clarkson. Keith Richards may own the title of Rolling Stone with Nine Lives, but his fellow bandmate Ronnie Wood can count himself lucky too. The current Stone and ex-Faces guitarist is the subject of a new documentary, the accurately-titled Somebody Up There Likes Me, which chronicles his very rock & roll lifestyle and his recovery from longtime addictions.

Artists for, perhaps, the most coveted gig in the world, opening for the Rolling Stones on their forthcoming U.S. tour which starts June 21 in Chicago, have been announced.  They include St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Gary Clark JR., The Revivalists, Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real, and in New Orleans, hometown heroes Ivan Neville & Dumstaphunk have the honor. If you have truly had enough of the viral sensation song "Baby Shark," sorry to say it's going to become the subject of a new Nickelodeon animated TV series for toddlers. Conservative tv host and former Arkansas governor and two-time presidential candidate Mike Huckabee jams with Korn guitarist, and holds his own quite well on bass. And Japanese Breakfast releases ethereal cover of "Head Over Heels" by Tears For Fears to the acclaim of one-half of the English synth-pop pioneers.

Streaming for Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" and "Supermassive Black Hole" by British prog-rock trio Muse have gone through the roof after photo of an actual supermassive black hole came out last week. Aretha Franklin was awarded a posthumous Pulitzer for her five decades while LA sound designer Ellen Reid won the coveted Pulitzer for music this year for composing an opera about sexual assault. Spotify drops two Kurt Vile songs- a live version of "Loading Zones" and a cover of the Rolling Stone's "No Expectations." Mick Jagger posts an Instagram of himself among some beautiful flowers with the caption, "A Walk in the Park," signaling to fans that he made it through heart valve surgery in New York last week just fine. 


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The Cure's Robert Smith responds in the most understated British deadpan way when asked by a red carpet reporter if he was as excited by the band's induction as she was, and goes viral. Beloved LA rapper & entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle shot outside his clothing store and later dies in hospital. The Rolling Stones have postponed their forthcoming U.S. tour because Mick Jagger is suffering from an undisclosed illness. Tesla & Space X CEO Elon Musk releases a bizarre, two-minute, auto-tuned rap in homage to a gorilla.