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Opening Act: News on R.E.M., BSB, and NKOTB (And Possibly M.I.A.)

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• One of these things is not like the others: Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith, and Peaches will guest on R.E.M.'s early 2011 album "Collapse Into Now." [Spin

• Everyone in psych-metal band Kyuss not named Josh Homme is reuniting for a 25-date European tour next spring. [Guardian]

• We double-checked, and M.I.A. isn't one of the 11 artists on Kanye West's "All of the Lights," so Fergie must be working on her Maya impersonation. Unless... Elton, is that you? [Nah Right]

• NKOTB + BSB = OMG [Ryan Seacrest]

• Jay-Z says he didn't realize talking about MC Hammer's well-documented financial woes "wasn't on the table for discussion," when asked about Hammer's ferocious diss track. [World Star Hip-Hop via ONTD]

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