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Music News: Iggy Pop honors David Bowie with two-hour radio tribute

Iggy Pop plays the Northrop on April 4, 2016. Photo by Nate Ryan/MPR,

“Iggy Confidential” goes all-Bowie

Iggy Pop dedicated an entire episode of his BBC Radio 6 show to David Bowie, his friend and colleague. Listen for two hours of music and Iggy’s memories of the late star (including what happened when Bowie first played Iggy “Just Dance”). (Pitchfork)

Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga among featured performers at Tony Bennett’s 90th

Bennett will celebrate his 90th birthday by performing music along with Elton John, k.d. lang, Andrea Bocelli, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, and many more at an all-star concert. Although he actually turns 90 on August 3, the associated NBC special (“Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best is Yet to Come”) airs on December 20. (Variety)

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds release album trailer

The black-and-white video teases the band’s new album (Skeleton Tree, out September 9) and film (One More Time With Feeling, which will play in more than 650 cinemas on September 8). (Rolling Stone)

Go-Gos begin farewell tour

Before Belinda Carlisle and her husband move to Thailand, she and the rest of the Go-Gos are playing 18 final shows, beginning with an Aug. 2 date in Clearwater, Florida. So far, they’ve hinted at covers and early songs on their setlist. But fans may wonder: once these 18 shows are over, will the band ever reunite? On that, their lips are sealed. (Rolling Stone)

Margo Price releases videos from Willie Nelson’s ranch

When at Willie Nelson’s ranch…shoot a few music videos? The #MicroShow alum/United States of Americana performer-to-be just released three live videos shot on the Luck, Texas property. (Rolling Stone)

Kanye teases album with Drake

Performing on the last night of Drake’s OVO Fest in Toronto, Kanye West teased a new album — not from him or Drake, but from them both together. (The FADER)

Jared Leto gives Jimmy Fallon a gift…from the Joker

Suicide Squad reviews may be mixed so far, but Jimmy Fallon is certainly not a fan of the gift he got from Thirty Seconds to Mars’s Jared Leto. Ophidiophobes beware. (Billboard)