Black Friday isn’t just for buying flat-screen TVs anymore, thanks to Record Store Day coordinating a flood of special vinyl releases to hit stores on the day after Thanksgiving. This year’s crop includes discs from Paul McCartney (a new “Say Say Say” 12″ featuring, of course, Michael Jackson); David Bowie (a release of Earthling on translucent green vinyl); Spoon (a “TV Set” 10″, natch); and many more. (Rolling Stone)
Alessia Cara released her new single “Wild Things,” from her forthcoming album Know-It-All (out Nov. 13). (Rolling Stone)
On Monday, Jimmy Fallon inducted the Roots into the Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame. “They defy genre, they can play any type of music, they can appeal to all different audiences, they’re smart, they’re talented, they can do it all,” said Fallon about his Tonight Show house band. (Rolling Stone)
A tour paying tribute to Jimi Hendrix will be anchored by a core group of musicians including Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde, and Hendrix collaborator Billy Cox. The tour will kick off Feb. 24 in Florida; there are no Minnesota stops planned, though the tour will include two Milwaukee dates in March. (Rolling Stone)
Erykah Badu announced that she’ll release a new mixtape next week. She’s also opening a one-woman show on Thursday in Dallas; the show is titled Live Nudity, but she says, “we’re not going to let you know if I’ll actually be nude or not—you’re going to have to come see.” (Pitchfork)
On Monday night in London, Noel Gallagher joined U2 onstage to sing “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and the Beatles‘ “All You Need Is Love.” (Billboard)
Amy director Asif Kapadia has shared previously unseen video and photos of Sweet ‘n’ Sour—the hip-hop duo, inspired by Salt-N-Pepa, that provided Amy Winehouse with her first experience in a recording studio. Watch it at Rolling Stone.
The A.V. Club has only itself to blame for this one: Gwar covering Cyndi Lauper‘s “She Bop” as part of the site’s “Undercover” series.