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Two major announcements out of the One Direction world today:

FIRST, after taking a whole day off due to some vitriol spewed his way online, Zayn Malik is back on Twitter!

SECOND, the group has announced its next single: it will be titled "Live While We're Young" and it will be available for pre-order tonight at midnight! But don't take our word for it. Watch the video below to see the handsome young men deliver the news themselves:

The question now remains: Can this track beat the digital record just set by Taylor Swift?

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Republicans. When will they learn.

With some notable exceptions (Ted Nugent, Dave Mustaine, Hank Williams Jr.), music stars seem far from keen on having their material used at GOP campaign rallies.

Today, Dee Snider became the latest to decry such a move. He surely won't be the last. Said a rep for the Twisted Sister rocker / Celebrity Apprentice star:

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"It was brought to my attention today that Paul Ryan has been using client Dee Snider's composition 'We're Not Gonna Take It' in his political campaign to become the Vice President of The United States of America.

Dee does not support Paul Ryan. Accordingly, Dee has released this statement to Benjy Sarlin, campaign reporter for TPM in Washington, DC:

'I emphatically denounce Paul Ryan's use of my song 'Were Not Gonna Take It' as recorded by my band Twisted Sister. There is almost nothing on which I agree with Paul Ryan, except perhaps the use of the P90X.'"

The hilarious footnote to that statement refers to Ryan's personal training regimen ... check out Paul Ryan shirtless, the man's in good shape.

In any case, Paul can cross Twisted Sister off the list. The way this is going, he's going to cycle through dozens of jukebox heroes by election day.

Heck, Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello went out of his way to slam Ryan for merely saying he was a fan of the group in an interview.

Election 2012:

 

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We have news on Miley Cyrus, and it doesn't have anything to do with her haircut or her Twitter account.

The singer has randomly teamed up with Borgore, an Israeli dubstep producer, for the track "Decisions," which is an electric dance number a bit out of Cyrus' typical comfort zone.

It's actually hard to even make out Miley as the backup vocalist, though the artist Tweeted that she did, indeed, collaborate on the single.

Give it a listen now, look out for the especially sharp lyrics of "bitches love cake," and let us know what you think:

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We still may not be sure about whom Taylor Swift is singing in her latest single, "We Are Never Getting Back Together," but we can be certain of one thing:

It's already a huge hit.

The track is on pace for 600,000 downloads in its opening week, meaning it will challenge Flo Rida (and "Right Round") for the largest debut of all-time and shatter the female record-holder: Lady Gaga with "Born This Way."

Taylor Swift in White

The song also broke in to the Billboard Hot 100 at number-72, but its initial seven days of sales, combined with its overwhelming airplay, make it a strong favorite to hold the top spot later this month.

SoundScan will post final scales figures tomorrow, but we don't need to wait until then to declare: the music world belongs to Taylor Swift. All other artists are just living in it.

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Scott McKenzie, whose hit single "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" became a beloved anthem of the late 1960s, has died.

He was 73 years old.

McKenzie had been suffering from Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a disease that impacts the nervous system. His website confirmed McKenzie's death:

"Scott had been very ill recently and passed away in his home after two weeks in hospital. Farewell our much loved and wonderful friend."

Scott's "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" became one of the best known songs during 1967's famed "Summer of Love."

The song, which McKenzie sang, had been written by his childhood friend, John Phillips, who went on to form The Mamas and the Papas.

In addition to two albums, McKenzie worked and found fame as a songwriter, penning the catchy 1988 tune "Kokomo" for The Beach Boys.

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Looks like Farrah Abraham's "On My Own" has some competition for worst song released in the past week ... or in the history of human civilization.

Octomom Nadya Suleman - yes, Octomom is RECORDING MUSIC now - has a new dance track entitled "Sexy Party" coming out in the near future.

The 30-second sneak peek below, which TMZ first posted, is rather amazing, as it features Octo counting in Spanish and plugging her payday loan site.

WARNING: May cause sudden vomiting and/or uncontrollable laughter.

Listen above, at your own peril ... what the Octomom porn video is to your eyes, "Sexy Party" is to your eardrums. And this isn't even the full song!

What do you think of Nadya Suleman's song?

 

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Farrah Abraham may have outdone herself, and we don't mean that in a good way.

We almost feel we owe the Teen Mom star an apology for debating whether her debut single, "Finally Getting Up From Rock Bottom" was the worst song ever.

Turns out it may not even be the worst song by this one aspiring artist! Our bad!

Overproduced and auto-tuned to an incomprehensible degree, "On My Own" is tough to understand, both visually and audibly. Do so at your own risk.

We don't know Farrah Abraham personally, and we're sure she's a very nice young woman and a good mother. But music may not be an ideal career path.

The video is basically a montage of amateur footage of Farrah and daughter Sophia, who's a real cutie, but the whole thing is bizarre to say the least.

FYI, "On My Own" corresponds to the chapter by the same name in Farrah's memoir, My Teenage Dream Ended. So if you've read it, that's cool maybe.

Tell us: What do you think of Farrah Abraham's song "On My Own"?

 

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In America, Dave Mustaine can claim President Barack Obama orchestrated the killing of a dozen people in Colorado and simply receive mockery and anger over the Internet.

In Russia? Well...

A Moscow judge has sentenced the members of Pussy Riot to two years in prison because the group sang a "punk prayer" in the city's main cathedral earlier this year, dancing and marching around while asking the Virgin Mary to save Russia from Vladimir Putin, who was elected to a third term as the nation's leader two weeks later.

Despite protests around the world from international rights group - and outcries from artists such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Madonna - Judge Marina Syrova explained in her verdict that the three musicians "committed hooliganism driven by religious hatred."

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Yes, those were screams you heard emanating from Rockefeller Plaza this morning. But, no, you weren't hearing things regarding the reason why:

They were in response to the reunion of 98 Degrees.

For the first time in a decade, Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre gathered on stage and belted out a pair of hits for fans: "Because of You" and "I Do."

90 Degrees Reunion

Referring to themselves as a "man band," as opposed to a "boy band," Drew Lachey explained the difference between performing now and performing in the group's prime:

"There's back pain, throat pain, knee pain, ankle pain, hip pain. Our menu went from like steak and lobster to Metamucil and prune juice."

But the men will suck it up this weekend at the MixTape Festival in Hershey, PA, where they will be featured along with Aaron Carter, The Fray, New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, Kelly Clarkson and Carly Rae Jepsen.

Watch 98 Degrees sing "Because of You" below.

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Mariah Carey and Gwen Stefani are ready for some football!

The new American Idol judge and the No Doubt singer will help ring in the 2012-2013 NFL season… by rocking out in Rockefeller Plaza!

Sources confirm to The Huffington Post that these beloved crooners will be featured during the hour-long pre-game show leading up to the New York Giants beginning defense of their title by taking on the Dallas Cowboys.

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  • Gwen Stefani on Stage

In the past, such acts as Bon Jovi have taken on a similar role.

But let's look ahead to the future: Who do you think will be holding aloft the Vince Lombardi trophy next year?

 

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