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This week’s top alternative tracks

LISTEN: This week's top alternative songs, according to the weekly Billboard chart.

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Pink Floyd’s flying pig set for auction

Executives at Air Artists, the firm behind the floating porky, are selling off the blow-up pig as part of a rock memorabilia sale, which will also feature items created for the Rolling Stones, Iron Maiden and AC/DC.

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Paul McCartney drawings among Beatles auction

The sketches, which are expected to fetch more than $16,000, feature line portraits of three figures who look like members of the band, and were found in an attic by the seller.

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MTV VMAs: Tears, chaos, and music history

The Executive Producer of the MTV Video Music Awards looks back at the craziest and the most unpredictable moments in the ceremony's history.

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Ed Sheeran’s lion tattoo is fake … or is it?

The "Sing" hitmaker made his followers question if the large black and orange chest tattoo was a prank on Wednesday when he showed off an ink-free torso on Instagram.com and wrote, "Was only joking about the lion."

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Grateful Dead and John Mayer announce tour

While the final chance to see all the surviving members of Grateful Dead jam out together came and went with their epic “Fare Thee Well” reunion concerts, the Dead aren’t exactly done.

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The Beatles’ ‘Help!’ turns 50

The spy spoof - at one point titled "Eight Arms to Hold You" - opened on Aug. 25, 1965.

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Courtney Love writes touching note to Kurt Cobain

The Hole rocker posted an emotional note to her late husband on Instagram, days after their daughter's 23rd birthday.

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At this record store, vinyl outsells everything

The comeback of vinyl records is strong at Austin's Waterloo Records, where LPs account for more than 50 percent of sales.

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The Beatles first recording contract valued at $150K

A Dallas-based auction plans to sell what's said to be the first recording contract signed by the Beatles on Sept. 19.

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Foo Fighters ‘Rick Roll’ Westboro Baptist Church protesters

The band foiled a protest by the notorious church in epic fashion.

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Even Dave Grohl gets nervous

The Foo Fighters frontman suffers from "social anxiety" and he is convinced his fears will ruin his big night at the Emmy Awards next month.

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That time when Mumford & Sons were in a boy band

The fun-loving Brits dressed up like 1980s pop stars for the VH1 "Behind The Music" sketch, which documented Kimmel's rise and fall as the band's chief songwriter.

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Death Cab for Cutie targeted by hackers

Hackers infiltrated the band's Facebook account and flooded the page with explicit content.

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Kurt Cobain’s childhood home keeps getting cheaper

The home in Aberdeen, Washington, where Kurt Cobain spent his childhood is for sale and just dropped $71,000 from the asking price.

FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

Beatles’ first recording contract to be auctioned

The Beatles' first recording contract was signed in Hamburg, Germany, where the band honed its craft performing in the city's boisterous nightclub district.

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50 years later, Beatlemania alive and well for Minnesota fans

It has been five decades since the legendary band's first and only Minnesota performance.

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Watch Neil Young give Meryl Streep a guitar lesson

The actress spent six months learning how to play guitar for her role in "Ricki and the Flash."

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Obama to release music playlists on Spotify

The White House is launching an official channel on the popular music streaming service Spotify.

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Dave Grohl shares stage with singing fan at Canada gig

Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl let a fan take control of the band during a gig in Canada on Wednesday night.

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This week’s top alternative tracks

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LISTEN: This week's top alternative songs, according to the weekly Billboard chart.

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