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Music News: In wake of Prince’s death, Chaka Khan enters rehab for fentanyl addiction

Chaka Khan at the She Rocks Awards in January (Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

Chaka Khan says that Prince’s death has caused her to start “rethinking and reevaluating” her “life and priorities.” Both Khan and her sister Yvonne Stevens (Taka Boom) have both entered rehab for addiction to prescription medication — fentanyl, in Khan’s case, the same drug that took Prince’s life. “My sister and I would like to thank everyone for their support, love and prayers,” said Khan in a statement. (Stereogum)

At First Avenue on Sunday night, Billy Idol covered “Controversy” in Prince’s honor.

Mourning, calls for change continue

The music world, along with the rest of America, continues to reel from last week’s shootings. My Morning Jacket have released a new song called “Magic Bullet,” protesting violence. “If we say nothing,” wrote the band in a statement accompanying the release, “then nothing will ever change. And things have got to change.” (Pitchfork)

Discussing police violence while onstage at a London festival Friday night, Miguel broke down in tears. “Our children will inherit this Earth when we’re gone,” said the singer. “What are we leaving for them?” (Billboard)

Professor Griff of Public Enemy is distancing himself from Micah Xavier Johnson, the man who launched a fatal sniper attack on Dallas police. Johnson’s Facebook account included information about Griff’s “Afrocentrism.” After the attacks, Griff posted a statement saying he does “not advocate killing cops.” (Billboard)

Joe Perry ailing

Joe Perry reportedly walked offstage and collapsed during a Hollywood Vampires performance Sunday night at Coney Island. He was treated at a local hospital and is now “stable,” according to bandmate Alice Cooper. (ABC)

Lin-Manuel Miranda leaves Hamilton

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda said an emotional goodbye to the show he starred in up through Saturday night, which marked the last scheduled performance of both Miranda and fellow leads Leslie Odom Jr. and Phillipa Soo. (Billboard)

Remembering Geneviève Elverum

Geneviève Elverum, a musician and the wife of Phil Elverum (Mount Eeriethe Microphones) has died of cancer. “We loved her,” wrote Phil Elverum in a statement, “and everything is weird now.” (Pitchfork)

Spice Girls partially reunite for “Wannabe” anniversary

Geri “Ginger Spice” HalliwellEmma “Baby Spice” Bunton, and Melanie “Scary Spice” Brown shared a video thanking fans for their support on the 20th anniversary of the Spice Girls‘ iconic single “Wannabe.” The video teases an upcoming announcement, possibly of a performance by the three under the new group name GEM. (Billboard)

Radiohead complete video series

Radiohead have released the ninth and final in a series of short videos connected with the release of their album A Moon Shaped Pool. The new film, The Numbers, focuses on Welsh steelworks. (Billboard)

Led Zeppelin seek legal fees

Having been cleared of plagiarizing a song by SpiritLed Zeppelin are seeking $613,000 in legal fees associated with the suit. The band’s publisher, Warner/Chappell, says the lawsuit against Jimmy Page and Robert Plant was unreasonable. The plaintiffs, needless to say, disagree. (Rolling Stone)

Red Hot Chili Peppers mistaken for Metallica

Red Hot Chili Peppers were called into a Belarus customs office, where they were asked to sign autographs. Annoying, certainly — all the more so given that the officials apparently believed the band were in fact Metallica, and wouldn’t be convinced otherwise. (Rolling Stone)