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So... when will that Kelly Clarkson cover album be coming out?

The immensely popular former American Idol has been treating fans to her own versions of famous hit songs over the last few weeks, recently taking on a Britney Spears classic and a Katy Perry smash during a concert in Las Vegas.

She also had herself a great deal of fun..

Meanwhile, in Thackerville, Oklahoma over the weekend, Clarkson took an attendee's request and covered Anna Nalick's "Breathe." Watch/listen now. It's powerful, impressive stuff...

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Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and American Horror Story Season 2 shares his love for music critics in the new issue of Inked. And by love we mean disgust.

"Music critics are all f**king idiots," Levine proclaims in his interview with the magazine, with which he discusses the band's new release, Overexposed.

“There’s obviously a certain balance between pursuing an audience and pursuing what you love to do, but I love what we do," the singer adds.

"I would never put out a record I didn’t want to listen to.”

Adam Levine Inked

Making music is up there with tattoos on Levine's list of favorite things. He says he got his first, of a dove, when he was 21. Many more followed.

His latest: A string of beads around his neck. “I was in Japan and I got this necklace. I’m not sure why I got it. I think I was bored. But I like it.”

Levine will be pulling double duty on TV this fall, on The Voice as well as on FX. Of his upcoming acting debut in Ryan Murphy's AHS, he says:

“It’s challenging ... the first thing I did when I got the job was ask some of my friends who are actors what the f**k I was supposed to do.”

Here's a photo of Adam, tattoos and all, from Inked ...

Adam Levine Tattoos

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It's been nearly eight months since Melanie Amaro walked away with the inaugural X Factor title in America, but the talented singer has only first come out with her debut single this week.

It's titled "Don't Fail Me Now," it's written by Livvi Franc (who is responsible for hits by such artists as Britney Spears and Kelly Clarkson) and it's a message to Amaro's hoofers, as these sample lyrics prove:

“I’ve paid my dues, I’ve paid the price, I’ve prayed for you almost every night. I’ve walked the longest road, so don’t fail me now, feet don’t fail me now.”

Give it a listen and then weigh in:

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

 

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For Rebecca Black, it will always be "Friday."

The 15-year old tells Billboard Magazine that she has no plans on slowing down her music career any time soon. In fact, she's nearly finished recording her debut album, a CD whose influences include Rihanna and The Black Keys.

Will any of those artists be collaborating with Black?

Rebecca Black at Teen Choice Awards

No, says the artist: "Since it's my first album, we're really just starting off and getting the base but maybe next time."

And, yes, Rebecca plans for there to be a next time. And a time after that. And a time after that. Asked if fans can expect more videos in the future, Black didn't hesitate, replying:

"For sure. Until the day I die. Until the day I die."

Fortunately, death threats against the singer have passed. So let's all hope that day doesn't arrive any time soon.

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Tony Sly, the frontman for Northern California-based punk rock band No Use for a Name, has died of as yet undisclosed causes. He was 41.

"It is with great sorrow that we must say goodbye to Tony Sly of No Use For A Name," a statement on their record label's website reads.

"We received a call earlier today of his passing, and are devastated."

Tony Sly Photo

"We have lost an incredible talent, friend, and father - one of the true greats.

"[Producer] Fat Mike had this to say: 'One of my dearest friends and favorite song writers has gone way too soon. Tony, you will be greatly missed.'"

Tony Sly joined the band in 1989, replacing founding member John Meyer (no relation to John Mayer), and they released Incognito in 1990.

No Use broke through into mainstream with "Soulmate," off of 1993's Leche Con Carne and were on several Warped Tour lineups in the '90s.

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We already know that Justin Bieber will rent out basketball arenas and take girlfriends on a helicopter date in the name of love.

But the singer proves just how far he'll go for romance in the new music video for "As Long As You Love Me."

As teased in an earlier sneak peek, the video costars actor Michael Madsen as the father of Bieber's paramour, someone who threatens the artist by saying his daughter “needs a man, not a boy" in her life. But do you think this stops Justin in his smitten tracks?

Please. Watch the video and weigh in on it now!

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Nicki Minaj is back with a new music video, and she was also back in her native country of Trinidad for its filming.

The colorful artist returned to her homeland over July 4 weekend to shoot the video for "Pound the Alarm," which features fun party goers and dancers with headdresses and unusual outfits, all covered in feathers and beads.

In other words: it's a Nicki Minaj music video. Pretty standard, really. Watch now!

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Snoop Dogg is now the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg.

The rapper announced last night that he's no longer Snoop Dogg ... or a rapper. He will be focusing on creating reggae music under the name Snoop Lion!

"Rap is not a challenge to me," the Doggfather said Monday at a press event in New York City, explaining his transformation to the ... Lionfather?

Snoop Dogg Twitpic

"With no disrespect to other rappers, but they can't f**k with me in rap," he added.

"I've won every accolade you can in rap, they call me 'Uncle Snoop' in rap. When you're an uncle, it's time to find something new ... I want to feel like a kid again."

Thus, get ready to hear Snoop Lion roar ... or at least drop smooth, Caribbean-influenced beats on his new project called, Reincarnated.

"It's not that I want to become Snoop Dogg on a reggae track," Snoop reiterated. "I want to bury Snoop Dogg, and become Snoop Lion."

"I didn't know that until I went to the temple, where the High Priest asked me what my name was, and I said, 'Snoop Dogg.' And he looked me in my eyes and said, 'No more. You are the light; you are the lion.'"

"From that moment on, it's like I had started to understand why I was there."

It's unclear if he means that metaphorically or literally, but good to know.

Check out Snoop Lion’s debut single, “La La La,” after the jump!

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Kelly Clarkson's recent tour rolls on, with covers of Katy Perry, Britney Spears hits (as well as one from .fun) marking some of her recent highlights.

Not that those three songs are shabby to start with, but the American Idol winner makes anything sound terrific. She needs to do a cover album!

Here's Kelly performing Britney's old school "Everytime" in Las Vegas ...

... and Katy Perry's current smash "Wide Awake" ...

... and after the jump, .fun's "We Are Young" ...

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Pitbull may call himself Mr. Worldwide, but he probably never imagined in a million years that he'd set foot in this remote corner of the planet.

The rapper met with residents at a Walmart in Kodiak, Alaska (pop. 6,310) as part of his new promotional campaign with the big-box retailer.

Earlier this summer, he had agreed to appear at the U.S. Walmart with the most "likes" on Facebook ... which spawned a viral effort to "exile" him.

Upon hearing of the contest, Boston Phoenix writer David Thorpe started a Twitter campaign to get Pitbull as far away from the mainstream as possible.

It worked. Fortunately, he was a good sport and obliged.

Pitbull in Alaska

"Thank U Kodiak ... I am honored, truly," Pitbull Tweeted Monday along with a photo of him posing with the town's youngest resident (above).

The "Give Me Everything" rapper performed at the local Coast Guard base and posed for photos with fans, unwitting winners in this odd twist.

Pit even invited Thorpe to join him in Kodiak, which he did. "Pitbull just shouted me out in front of like... HUNDREDS of people," the writer tweeted.

"'Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.' Sun-tzu ;)" Pit tweeted playfully in response, proving he can very much take a joke.

Walmart, meanwhile, made sure Pitbull left with some Grade A Kodiak swag - free bear repellant and bells to scare them off in the wilderness.

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