◊ The world's foremost musicians signed a petition calling for the release of Pussy Riot. Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Arcade Fire, the Knife, Björk, Bruce Springsteen, Yoko Ono, Animal Collective, Adele and many others have all signed.
◊ Reacting to the controversial acquittal of George Zimmerman, Jay-Zattends a Trayvon Martin rally with wife Beyoncé, then, along with Justin Timberlake, dedicates "Young Forever" to the slain teen during their show at Yankee Stadium. Watch the touching video of the performance below:
◊ Morrissey cancels his entire South American tour, apologizes via an amazing letter to fans, excellently titled "If I by chance your eye offend you."
◊ Marc Maron's fantastic podcast WTF with Marc Maron was just made more awesome by the presence of Thom Yorke.
◊ Empire of the Sun announced a massive North American tour. Check out the dates and buy tickets.
◊ The Rolling Stones just released a live album called Hyde Park Live - the official recording of the bands' return to the legendary venue after 44 years. The album is sold exclusively through iTunes. Check out the career-spanning tracklist below:
Hyde Park Live:
01. Start Me Up
02. It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll
03. Tumbling Dice
04. Emotional Rescue
05. Street Fighting Man
06. Ruby Tuesday
07. Doom And Gloom
08. Paint It Black
09. Honky Tonk Women
10. You Got The Silver
11. Before They Make Me Run
12. Miss You
13. Midnight Rambler
14. Gimme Shelter
15. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
16. Sympathy For The Devil
17. Brown Sugar
18. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
19. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
◊ Kid Cudi is kicking off his Cud Life Tour this September with dudes like Big Sean, Tyler The Creator and Logic supporting him. It's bound to be a great show. Dates and ticket info here.
◊ Courtney Loveowes the IRS $260k. Shocker.