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Lou Reed turned up at a New York bar for a recent playback of his classic ‘Transformer.’ [NME]

Did the department store Kohl’s plunder ideas from dance-rockers YACHT? [Pitchfork]

David Bowie is commemorating his new album with a fancy T-shirt. [NME]

The new Merchandise album has a name, and we have a fresh jam from the Florida band. [Stereogum]

James Blake’s new Brian Eno collaboration, ‘Digital Lion,’ is darn good, but we’re not sure it’s better than Snoop Lion. [Death + Taxes]

Twenty-five years ago today, EMI dropped some Beatles reissues that, get this, weren’t shameless cash-grabs. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

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