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Today’s Music News: Neil Young recording new album with Willie Nelson’s sons

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While he was at the Consumer Electronics Show promoting his new Pono music playerNeil Young happened to mention that he’s working on a new album with Willie Nelson‘s sons Lukas and Micah Nelson. He joked that the album is going to be about his change-of-heart regarding an agribusiness giant he’s been protesting for years. The Monsanto Years, Young said, will be “an upbeat review of the situation.” (Rolling Stone)

As though Bonnaroo needed more buzz, the Tennessee music festival is taking a new tack for its lineup announcement this year. While the lineup is usually announced in February, this year the announcement will be made on Jan. 13—via telephone. Fans will be encouraged to call 844-ROO-2015 to learn the lineup, which the festival is hoping they’ll share via social media. (Consequence of Sound)

Philadelphia rapper Cool C, who was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection yesterday for a 1996 murder conviction, has been given a stay of execution. (NBC Philadelphia)

When Jack White plays Madison Square Garden on Jan. 30, his openers will be “very special guests” Run the Jewels. (Pitchfork)

Punk band Stereo Fire Empire have solved an art heist in New Orleans. The painting Wendy and Me, depicting local artist George Rodrigue with the head of his iconic Blue Dog character next to his wife Wendy, was stolen from Rodrigue’s gallery on Tuesday afternoon. The band saw news about the theft on Facebook, and recognized the painting when they noticed it propped up against the wall of the House of Blues after they finished a show there. The band returned the painting to the grateful Rodrigue family, and say they plan to write a song about the incident. (BBC)

The Foo Fighters announced a surprise Saturday show in L.A., part of a benefit concert to raise money for multiple music-related charities. (Billboard)

Sia has apologized to upset viewers who saw overtones of pedophilia in her new “Elastic Heart” video featuring an intimate, sometimes combative dance between 28-year-old Shia LaBeouf and 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler. The video is actually about two warring “Sia self states,” the singer explained via Twitter. Ziegler will perform with Sia on Saturday Night Live on Jan. 17. (Rolling Stone)

Led Zeppelin will release a deluxe edition of Physical Graffiti to celebrate the album’s 40th anniversary next month. The album has been remastered by Jimmy Page and will include a bonus disc with alternate takes and early versions of songs on the album. (NME)

Move over, Britney SpearsMariah Carey is coming to town, “town” being Las Vegas, where Carey is reportedly set to ink a deal for her own residency at a resort on the Strip. (Billboard)

Wyoming, an off-Broadway play opening Jan. 15, will feature original songs by Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes. (Pitchfork)

Toto will release their first new album in nearly a decade. The album, set for release on March 24, will be called Toto XIV despite the fact that it’s actually the band’s XIII studio album and XXXVIII release overall (if you count compilations and the Dune soundtrack). The band say they consider this to be the true follow-up to Toto IV, and keyboardist Steve Porcaro adds, “We are treating this like it is Toto V.” (Billboard)

Swedish pop star Zara Larsson is being hailed as a feminist heroine after Instagramming a photo of herself wearing a condom like a stocking, encasing her entire leg up to the knee, to demonstrate the absurdity of some men’s claims that condoms are too small to accommodate their needs. “I merely meant it as a funny joke,” wrote Larsson on her blog, saying she doesn’t consider herself to be a “Holy Mary of feminism.” (Gawker)

Grindcore band Corrupt Leaders have recruited a new guest vocalist: Mom. (City Pages) Heads-up: Mom uses some language we can’t use on the radio.