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Today’s Music News: Festival Palomino will return on Sept. 17, 2016

Trampled By Turtles perform at this year's Festival Palomino. Photo by Bridget Bennett for MPR.

Festival PalominoTrampled By Turtles‘ Americana festival at Canterbury Park, has announced that it will return for a third year: the 2016 date is Saturday, Sept. 17. Early-bird tickets are now on sale. The lineup won’t be announced until early next year, but it’s a pretty safe bet that a certain quick-strumming band from Duluth will take the stage at some point that day.

Eagles of Death Metal have announced that 100% of publishing revenue from covers of their song “I Love You All the Time” will be donated to the Sweet Stuff Foundation — a charity assisting musicians who are facing illness or disability. My Morning Jacket and the Dean Ween Group have been among the first groups to cover the song. “We are calling upon our friends to donate their time, talent and good will in a show of solidarity to help the victims of these atrocious acts in Paris and those affected by terrorism worldwide,” wrote Josh Homme in a note announcing the donations. (Rolling Stone)

Sinéad O’Connor continues to publicly struggle with her family. On Monday, in a furious Facebook post aimed at family members including her daughter and her brother, she writes, “You stole my sons,” and “You’re dead to me.” Fans have been concerned about the singer’s welfare since a disturbing series of Facebook posts, one seeming to threaten self-harm, appeared over the weekend. (Rolling Stone)

As New Order‘s latest album Music Complete starts to appear on year-end best-of lists, the band is being sued by former member Peter Hook, who says his longtime bandmates owe him “millions of dollars” in unpaid royalties and that they “clandestinely” formed a new company to retain control of the New Order name. (Rolling Stone)

The English Beat have announced the release of their fourth studio album — which will also be their first album in 34 years. Frontman Dave Wakeling says the group will hit the studio early in 2016, with hopes to release Here We Go Love by mid-year. Wakeling says the band are “victims of our own success,” since demand for their live performances has helped prevent them from getting into a recording studio. (Billboard)

Coldplay have shared “Hymn for the Weekend,” a new track featuring Beyoncé (and maybe, in there somewhere, Blue Ivy Carter, who’s also been announced as a vocal guest on their new album). Hear the song at Rolling Stone.

Motörhead have canceled another show in the wake of guitarist Phil Campbell‘s hospitalization on Nov. 27. The band, who earlier this fall had to cut shows short as frontman Lemmy Klimister struggled with altitude-induced weakness, plan to return to the stage on Tuesday in Sweden. (Billboard)

Florence + the MachineKendrick LamarJamie xx, and Blood Orange have been announced as headliners for the British Summer Time Hyde Park festival on July 2. (Billboard)

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has recounted meeting one of her musical heroes: Morrissey. The meeting took place by sheer chance, in a British department store. “What was amazing to me was, Morrissey knew who I was,” said the author of the best-selling book series in history. (Billboard)

Bono has announced a charity campaign in which “once-in-a-lifetime” experiences will be given away to winners who enter by donating to the anti-AIDS charity (RED). Among the experiences: hanging out backstage with The Weeknd, enjoying a “wellness break” with Snoop Dogg, and biking with Bono. Yes, he says — referring to his debilitating bike accident in Central Park — “we’ll go visit the scene of the crime.” (Billboard)

Ready or not, Psy is back! The South Korean star, whose “Gangnam Style” still easily holds the record as all-time most-viewed YouTube video (it leads the second-place contender, Taylor Swift‘s “Blank Space,” by over a billion views), shares the spotlight with K-pop star CL of 2NE1 in his new song “Daddy.” (Rolling Stone)