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Today’s Music News: Canadian indie-rock video game to feature Metric, Tegan and Sara, more

A Toronto-based video game developer is seeking Kickstarter funding for Loud on Planet X, a video game that would have players using music to defend themselves from alien attacks. The game will be soundtracked by a who’s-who of Canadian indie rock artists including MetricTegan and SaraF—ed Up, Austra, and Metz. (Stereogum)

Third Man Records retweeted 55 Twitter users who shared a meme that suggests Jack White and Jack Black should play together in a band called Jack Grey. (AV Club)

Meanwhile, Black and Jimmy Fallon have recreated, shot for shot, the music video for Extreme‘s 1990 number one hit “More Than Words.” (Billboard)

Leslie Morris, longtime friend of Joni Mitchell, has been granted legal authority to make medical care decisions, if necessary, for the acclaimed singer-songwriter. According to Morris’s lawyer, Mitchell may soon be able to head home after being hospitalized for over a month. (Rolling Stone)

Miley Cyrus has launched the “Happy Hippie Foundation,” an organization dedicated to help homeless youth and raise awareness about LGBT issues. To announce the launch, Cyrus shared a video of herself and rock icon Joan Jett playing the song “Different.” Cyrus says that future “backyard sessions” for the foundation will feature artists including Ariana Grande and Against Me!‘s Laura Jane Grace. (Billboard)

Lauryn Hill has canceled a planned Tel Aviv show after a social media campaign demanded the show be called of in protest of Israel’s occupation of Palestine. Hill says her initial plan was to play in both Israel and Palestine, but planning a Ramallah show “proved to be a challenge.” (Rolling Stone)

Karen O wrote the first original song ever to be commissioned for a Google Doodle. Her song pays tribute to journalist Nellie Bly, whose 151st birthday was on Tuesday. (Pitchfork)

Ellen Albertini Dow, best known as the “rapping granny” who performed the Sugarhill Gang‘s “Rapper’s Delight” in the 1998 Adam Sandler comedy The Wedding Singer, has died at age 101. (Rolling Stone)

Miguel has been sued by a woman he landed on after a stage jump at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. Cindy Tsai is suing both Miguel and Las Vegas venue the MGM Grand Hotel for negligence, reportedly seeking to recoup her medical expenses and lost wages. (Billboard)

In the understatement of the year, former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd—who just pleaded guilty to threatening to kill a man in New Zealand—says “we all make mistakes.” He says he’s “fit and ready to go” back on tour with AC/DC, but former bandmate Angus Young won’t return his calls. “You know who your friends are, really,” says Rudd. (Rolling Stone)

  • Emily

    oh my gosh this video game is real life Scott Pilgrim!!!