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Today’s Music News: Mumford & Sons release second song from forthcoming album

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Mumford and Sons pictured at the 55th Grammy Awards. (JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Mumford and Sons have released another song from their forthcoming album, Wild Mind. Entitled “The Wolf”, it is another track devoid of the banjos and instead sounds a bit like Kings of Leon. (Billboard)

Bob Dylan has said he began writing songs in the 1960s because he was — wait for it — bored. “I had nothing else to do,” he says, “so I started writing a bunch of songs.” Dylan made the claim on the Showtime television documentary, Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued. (Nova.ie)

Slash has recently attended the Sundance Film Festival, where he shared he’s working on a horror film that’s loosely scheduled for release late this year. The Guns ‘n Roses guitarist describes the project as a character-driven, psychological thriller (so it won’t be a “slasher flick” — sorry, pun fans). (Billboard)

In a project for iTunes, Noel Gallagher has listed his favorite albums of all time. Some picks aren’t surprising — the Beatles, the Stones — while others, like U2, are perhaps a bit more unexpected. Gallagher writes a small description after each LP pick, and in some of them, he can’t contain his enthusiasm; his unexpurgated assessment of some albums will come as no surprise to those who listened to Gallagher’s interview with Mary Lucia. (Nova.ie)

My Morning Jacket have played their first live U.S. shows since 2013. Earlier this week, at a 600-capacity venue in Louisville, Ky., the band played two shows that featured their entire new album the Waterfall, plus tunes from their back catalogue, in the setlist. Seen as a warm-up for their upcoming tour in support of the album, the shows were attended by a hometown crowd composed of friends and family, plus fan-club members who obtained tickets to the show. (Rolling Stone)

Will they or won’t they keep making new music? Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason has contradicted earlier statements by David Gilmour, suggesting The Endless River may not, in fact, be the band’s last record. “I now believe when I’m dead and buried my tombstone will read, ‘I’m not entirely sure the band’s over,’” Mason quipped. (Nova.ie)

Selena will release new music and tour via a hologram known as “Selena the One”, the late Tejano pop star’s family have confirmed. Reportedly, Selena’s family have been exploring holographic options for a few years. Billed as a “walking, talking, singing, and dancing, digital embodiment” of the star, an official site has gone live while an IndieGoGo campaign will go live on April 16 in an effort to raise $500,000. (Rolling Stone)

This week, President Barack Obama became the first U.S. President to visit Jamaica in 30 years. The President’s visit to Kingston included an evening tour of the Bob Marley Museum, which Mr. Obama described as “wonderful.” (Billboard)

Madonna performed a classroom-instruments version of her ’80s hit, “Holiday”, with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots on her recent visit to NBC’s The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. (Billboard)