The bottomless yellow jumpsuit Prince wore to the VMAs in 1991 appears on a new Rolling Stone list of “20 great moments in rock star nudity.” There aren’t any other Minnesota artists on the list, but Minneapolis regular Janet Jackson makes the list with her Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction,” and Rock the Garden alumni Matt & Kim get honors for their naked-in-Times-Square “Lessons Learned” video.
Electric Light Orchestra have shared “One Step at a Time,” a new track from their forthcoming album Alone in the Universe. The LP drops on Nov. 13, the first ELO record in 14 years. (Rolling Stone)
Eleanor Friedberger has announced a new album: New View will be released on Jan. 22. Listen to the album’s first track, “He Didn’t Mention His Mother,” on Pitchfork.
Cage the Elephant have released the first single from their forthcoming album Tell Me I’m Pretty. The album comes out Dec. 18, and the new song is called “Mess Around.” Dan Auerbach, who produced the new album, contributes a guitar solo to the single. (Consequence of Sound)
Alabama Shakes visited The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Oct. 28 for a stirring performance of one of their B-sides, “Joe.” (Billboard)
In case you were in any doubt, Ozzy Osbourne has confirmed that the upcoming tour by Black Sabbath, titled “The End,” will really and truly be the end. “I don’t want it to dwindle and dwindle and play just for the sake of making another f——‘ sack full of cash,” said the 67-year-old metal legend. (Billboard)
Adele‘s “Hello” has become the second-fastest YouTube video ever to climb to 100 million views. Which song racked up the views even faster? Nope, nothing by Taylor Swift or One Direction: it was Psy‘s “Gentleman.” (Billboard)
The legal battle between Taylor Swift and David Mueller—a Denver radio host who sued Swift after he was fired for allegedly groping her buttocks—is escalating, with Swift countersuing Mueller. If Swift wins her suit, she says she’ll donate any income to charities “dedicated to protecting women from similar acts of sexual assault and personal disregard.” (Rolling Stone)
“Weird Al” Yankovic stars in a new video parodying inane post-game news conferences. (Rolling Stone)