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Today’s Music News: New earbuds let you control the EQ at live concerts

via Doppler Labs Kickstarter

Savvy concertgoers have long sought the perfect ear inserts to protect their hearing while minimizing musical distortion. A new set of electronic earbuds takes that a step further. Here Active Listening system earbuds connect to a mobile app that allows you to adjust the sound balance that hits your ears—even adding or eliminating effects like reverb and echo. You can’t run out and buy them yet, though: the developer, Doppler Labs, is seeking Kickstarter funding to put the earbuds into production. (Consequence of Sound)

As they prepare to reissue their 1971 album Sticky Fingersthe Rolling Stones have shared an alternate version of “Brown Sugar” featuring Eric Clapton on slide guitar. (Rolling Stone)

23 years after the American public opted for a “young Elvis” stamp over “old Elvis” postage, Elvis Presley is getting another stamp. On August 12, the US Postal Service will add the King to its series of “Music Icons” with a new stamp to be dedicated in a ceremony at Graceland. It has not yet been announced whether the new stamp will depict the young Elvis or the Vegas years. (Rolling Stone)

Dave Grohl has shared a fan letter he wrote, at age 14, to Ian MacKaye (Minor ThreatFugazi). He says he was hoping that MacKaye’s label Dischord Records would put out a demo tape by his teenage band Mission Impossible. (Pitchfork)

Janet Jackson‘s new album—expected this fall—will be the first release on Rhythm Nation, a label she’s just formed with BMG. “With Rhythm Nation Janet Jackson becomes arguably the first female African-American recording artist to form her own record label,” says an announcement on Jackson’s website. “At Rhythm Nation Janet plans to offer a home to both new and established recording artists.”

Blur appear as video game bosses in a new video for their song “Ong Ong.”

Led Zeppelin have announced details of the final three deluxe reissues in their yearlong series. The band’s last three studio albums, Presence (1976), In Through the Out Door (1979), and the aptly named Coda (1982), will be reissued with lots of extras on July 31. (Rolling Stone)

Music mythbusting, part one: the 1975 aren’t actually breaking up, contrary to speculation that came from the band’s temporary deletion of their social media accounts. They’re in fact working on a new album and have plans to tour. The new album “signifies the start of a new world for us, a more colorful world a less colorful world,” mysteriously writes frontman Matt Healy. (Billboard)

Apple has recalled Beats Pill XL speakers, citing a fire risk. (NME)

Music mythbusting, part two: those testy tweets that seemed to signal a beef between R&B singers Cheryl Lynn and Anita Baker didn’t actually come from Lynn, but rather from an impersonator. (EurWeb)