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Apr 21, 2014 12:33 PM

Lisa Occhino

Hot Links: Music News for April 21, 2014

Jack White has just released the "world's fastest released record." The title track from his forthcoming solo album, Lazaretto, was recorded live at Third Man Records' studio in Nashville on Record Store Day, and copies were in fans' hands in just under four hours. [Pitchfork]

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Apr 18, 2014 04:47 PM

Christopher Hassiotis

Hot Links: Music News for April 18, 2014

Prince has reunited with Warner Bros. Records almost 20 years after temporarily changing his name to a symbol in protest of the major-label system. The legendary artist will regain ownership of his catalog in details still to be released. Expect lots of fancy anniversary reissues of his iconic albums. [Billboard]

Hot Links: Music News for April 17, 2014

Iconic hip-hop group De La Soul is celebrating Record Store Day this Saturday by hiding 100 copies of a limited-edition vinyl mixtape in stores in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. The distribution stunt of the J-Dilla-produced Smell the D.A.I.S.Y. is in part to raise awareness for the non-profit J Dilla Foundation. [SPIN]

Hot Links: Music News for April 16, 2014

Are Beyoncé and Jay-Z planning a co-headlining tour for this summer? Maybe it's just speculation, but it sure makes sense with the way "Drunk In Love" has taken off. [A.V. Club]

AC/DC founding guitarist Malcolm Young is "taking a break" from the group due to health reasons. Despite the setback, vocalist Brian Johnson says the band's going into the studio next month for six weeks of potential new music and album work. [SPIN]

Hot Links: Music News for April 15, 2014

Neil Young has raised more than $6 million through Kickstarter for his Pono audio player. Its the third-highest grossing campaign in all of Kickstarter history, and almost eight times the $800,000 projected as necessary to launch the high-end, high-resolution device. [ Rolling Stone]