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Today’s Music News: Damon Albarn contributed music to Adele album, doesn’t think she’ll use it

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Another collaborator on the forthcoming Adele album has been revealed: Damon Albarn. The Blur frontman, though, doesn’t think his contributions will make the cut. “Adele asked me to work with her and I took the time out for her,” Albarn told The Sun. “And I’m not a producer, so…I don’t know what is happening really. Will she use any of the stuff? I don’t think so.” Albarn went on to describe the new Adele tracks he’s heard as “very middle of the road.” No release date for Adele’s new album has yet been announced, but it’s rumored that she’s planning a November release. (Pitchfork)

Thursday night in Montreal, Win Butler of Arcade Fire—who spins as DJ Windows 98—was joined onstage during one of his DJ sets by special guests MadonnaDiplo, and Régine Chassagne. (Pitchfork)

Rare and unseen concert footage of Frank Zappa and the Mothers will finally be released in the form of a full-length concert film. Roxy: The Movie was filmed over the course of three nights in 1973 at the Roxy Theatre in Hollywood; with a 500-person capacity, the Roxy is smaller than the Cedar Cultural Center. The film will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on October 30. (Rolling Stone)

In the first of four videos featuring members of the Dead Weather talking about their instruments, Jack White discusses…not the guitar, but the drums, which he played on the 2009 Dead Weather single “Hang You From the Heavens.” The Dead Weather’s next album, Dodge and Burn, will be released September 25. (Pitchfork)

Singer Dennis Greene has died at age 66. Greene was a founding member of Sha Na Na, a ’50s throwback band who rose to fame after playing at Woodstock in 1969. (Billboard)

Stephen Colbert has announced the next round of Late Show guests, and they include musical guests Pearl Jam—who will perform on September 23—as well as the Arcs, who will play on September 25. (Billboard)

In a new video for his song “Life Like This,” Kurt Vile takes an animated trip. The song appears on Vile’s new album b’lieve i’m goin down…, which is out September 25. (Pitchfork)

Patsy Cline‘s former home in Frederick, Maryland has been dedicated with a plaque commemorating the late country legend. On Tuesday, which would have been Cline’s 83rd birthday, the plaque was unveiled at the house where Cline lived in a second-story apartment from 1953-1957, when she was in her early 20s. (Billboard)

In a new video made at the BBC Radio 1 “Live Lounge,” FKA Twigs covers Sia‘s song “Elastic Heart.” (Pitchfork)

In newly-published excerpts from her forthcoming autobiography, Grace Jones dismisses suggestions that she imitate the styles of performers like BeyoncéMadonna, and Miley Cyrus. “I cannot be like them,” writes the music icon, “except to the extent that they are already being like me.” Jones also throws shade at an anonymous star who’s given the pseudonym of Doris. She describes having declined suggestions to collaborate with “Doris” in the past, and writes that today, Doris is “a baby in a closet full of other people’s clothes, a little girl playing dress-up, putting on shoes that don’t fit… She looks lost, like she is desperately trying to find the person she was when she started.” (Billboard)

Steve Earle and the Dukes have released a new protest song. “Mississippi, It’s Time” calls on the Magnolia State to remove the Confederate emblem from its state flag. Proceeds from the single will benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center. (Rolling Stone)