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Music News: Wild may change goal-score song to ‘Let’s Go Crazy’

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The Minnesota Wild are considering changing their longtime goal-celebration song: “Crowd Chant” by Joe Satriani. In an e-mail to season ticket holders, the Wild ask whether the song should be changed to Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” — or something else. (Star Tribune)

Crystal Pepsi coming back, sponsors ’90s stars in concert

Crystal Pepsi, one of the most infamous beverages of the early ’90s, is coming back — and Pepsi is celebrating the occasion by sponsoring a concert with ’90s stars Salt-N-PepaEn VogueLisa Loeb, and Biz Markie. Crystal Pepsi returns to stores on Aug. 8, and the “Summer of ’92” event happens in New York on Aug. 9. (Stereogum) If you’re reading this in time, listen for a little Salt-N-Pepa Wednesday night on The Current’s H2!

Today’s tribute news

On Sept. 1, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills will host a tribute to B.B. King. Among the performers: SlashKeb’ MoJimmie VaughanSusan Tedeschi, and Derek Trucks. (Billboard)

Keith Richards has penned a tribute to Scotty Moore, the late guitarist who was best-known for playing with Elvis Presley. “Scotty Moore was my hero,” Richards writes in Rolling Stone. “There’s a little jazz in his playing, some great country licks and a grounding in the blues as well. It’s never been duplicated. I can’t copy it.”

Ryan Adams dusts off “Sweet Carolina”

Ryan Adams went on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to play the Heartbreaker nugget “Sweet Carolina” with the Infamous Stringdusters and Nicki Bluhm. (Rolling Stone)

Nas and Erykah Badu join forces

Nas and Erykah Badu have collaborated on a new song. “This Bitter Land” appears on the soundtrack of the new film The Land, in which Badu appears. Hear the new track at Pitchfork.

Lorde? Who’s that?

Lorde tweeted about the fact that her Uber driver didn’t recognize her. The story wouldn’t be especially amusing if not for the fact that the driver was telling the world-famous singer all about the “celebrity passenger” he’d just had. (Billboard)

Band remakes Apple vid

Brooklyn band It Was Romance decided that, for their new single “Hooking Up With Girls,” they’d recreate Fiona Apple’s “Criminal” video — shot by shot. (Billboard)