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Today’s Music News: Win Butler and Régine Chassagne opening Haitian restaurant in Montreal

Régine Chassagne performs with Arcade Fire last year at Target Center. Photo by Nate Ryan/MPR.

Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, the married couple who are both in Arcade Fire, are planning to open a Haitian restaurant in their home town of Montreal. The restaurant, to be called Agrikol, will also feature Haitian music and art. The duo will be collaborating with two restauranteurs who run a Haitian restaurant that Butler and Chassagne have enjoyed in Toronto. (Pitchfork)

B.B. King, now in home hospice care, has 11 living children, and three of his children are contesting his manager’s control of the blues legend’s affairs. King’s daughter Karen Williams petitioned to be made King’s guardian, alleging that manager Laverne Toney has been complicit in theft and elder abuse. After investigations by police and social services failed to substantiate Williams’s claims, a judge ruled that guardianship of King would remain with Toney, who has worked with King for four decades. (Rolling Stone)

Spotify is reportedly planning to expand into video streaming, potentially setting it up as a competitor to YouTube for music videos. (SPIN)

Lorde is continuing to work on her new album, but it’s going to be a while: producer David Little, who also collaborated with Lorde on her breakout debut Pure Heroine, says they’ve only written a couple of songs and are still experimenting with different sounds. (Billboard)

There is now a release date, meanwhile, for Miguel‘s next album. Wildheart will come out on June 30. (Billboard)

Additional details of the new Kurt Cobain album have also emerged. Brett Morgen, director of the Cobain documentary Montage of Heck, had access to over 200 hours of Cobain’s home tapes; from that audio, Morgen culled music to feature in his film and also assembled an album’s worth of material that he urged Cobain’s family to release. The album is expected to come out this summer. (Billboard)

In the wake of a vocal hemorrhage that forced him to cancel Australian tour dates, Sam Smith announced that his condition requires surgery that will keep him out of commission for several more weeks. (Billboard)

Slash wants to get the band back together—and by “the band,” we of course mean Guns N’ Roses. “I mean, if everybody wanted to do it and do it for the right reasons,” the guitarist told CBS This Morning (!), “I think the fans would love it. I think it might be fun at some point to try and do that.” (Consequence of Sound)

A new trailer for the movie Ricki and the Flash shows Meryl Streep in the title role, as a rocker seeking to rebuild her relationships with her adult children. The film is directed by Jonathan Demme, who helmed acclaimed concert film Stop Making Sense for the Talking Heads. (Rolling Stone)

Liam Gallagher has asked his brother (and sometime Oasis bandmate) Noel to lay off the criticism of beleaguered boy band One Direction. “Hey NG leave those 1d kids alone,” tweeted Liam. (Rolling Stone)

Kanye West “thanked me for Autotune,” says Cher, whose 1998 hit “Believe” was the first commercial recording to feature the now-ubiquitous pitch-correcting software. (NME)

In the latest installment of Jimmy Kimmel‘s musical mash-up series, Imagine Dragons and REO Speedwagon combined to form Imagine REO SpeedDragons. (Stereogum)