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Today’s Music News: Adele says she ‘regrets hanging out with’ Damon Albarn

A new Rolling Stone profile of Adele contains lots of new details about the star’s life and music, but the part that’s getting most attention is her response to Damon Albarn‘s dismissal of her as “insecure,” her new album as “middle of the road.” Adele now says “it ended up being one of those ‘don’t meet your idol’ moments. And the saddest thing was that I was such a big Blur fan growing up. But it was sad, and I regret hanging out with him.”

Suspicion of manslaughter charges have been filed against three owners of the Bucharest nightclub where 31 people died in a fire this past weekend; among the dead were two members of Goodbye to Gravity, the band that was performing when pyrotechnics ignited foam insulation and created a rapidly-spreading blaze. Romanian authorities say the club was over capacity and that flammable materials had been illegally installed to cut costs. (Rolling Stone)

Dr. Know, guitarist for Bad Brains, has reportedly been hospitalized for unknown reasons. “The family respectfully ask that their privacy be honored during this time and very much appreciate all the great energy that is being sent their way,” said the band in a statement. (Pitchfork)

The producers of Demi Lovato‘s song “Stars” have denied using samples in the making of the song. Sleigh Bells, who on Monday alleged that Lovato’s team sampled two of their songs without permission, say they nonetheless continue to believe their music was sampled in “Stars,” and that they are seeking “all available remedies” from Lovato’s label Island Records. (Rolling Stone)

Weezer have released a new song that harks back to their early years: “Do You Wanna Get High?” Rivers Cuomo says the band are not currently working on a new album but are “open to dinner dates” with record labels. (Consequence of Sound)

Straight Outta Compton continues to break records: with over $200 million in box office revenues, the movie about N.W.A. is not only the highest-grossing music biopic ever released, it’s now the highest-grossing film ever helmed by an African-American director. (Billboard)

Mark Ronson, who produced Amy Winehouse‘s breakout album Back to Black, has spoken in defense of the biopic Amy. “I know there were a few things the family weren’t happy about,” Ronson told an audience at Oxford University. “I’m a huge supporter of the family and really sympathize with their concerns, but this film gives Amy that legend status” she deserves. (NME)

What is raffish rapper (and former Duluthian) Riff Raff about to have in common with Jewel? They’ll both be published poets after Riff Raff drops his book Neon Vibes. (Pitchfork)

BBC Radio 1 convinced famed documentarian David Attenborough to narrate Adele‘s “Hello” video. (Billboard)

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders gamely re-enacted Drake‘s “Hotline Bling” video for Ellen Degeneres. Watch it on Billboard.