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Your Week in Music: A little bit country, a little bit rock 'n' roll (with a side of Outkast)

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This week's music news is exciting across the board - no matter what genre is your favorite. (Source: MGN) This week's music news is exciting across the board - no matter what genre is your favorite. (Source: MGN)

(RNN) - Going through the archives of his parents' music after their death, the son of Johnny and June Carter Cash found something he - and nobody else - had ever discovered before: lost recordings of the Man in Black.

John Carter Cash's discovery of never-before released material means fans will soon hear new Johnny Cash music, 11 years after he died.

The songs were recorded in the 1980s and shelved for 30 years before Carter Cash unearthed them in 2012.

Out Among the Stars features the 12 original songs, not demos or outtakes, and will be available March 25. 

Christine McVie rejoining Fleetwood Mac

Well, it turns out the rumors are true and Christine McVie will once again be a part of Fleetwood Mac.

During a Fleetwood Mac concert in Hawaii over the weekend, Mick Fleetwood announced the exciting news to the audience.

"This is the worst kept secret there is, but Christine McVie will be rejoining Fleetwood Mac," he said, according to Fleetwood Mac News.

McVie retired from the group 15 years ago. However, after performing with the band in London last September, she expressed her desire to make her return more permanent.

"I miss them all. If they were to ask me I would probably be very delighted ... but it hasn't happened so we'll have to wait and see," she said in an interview with The Guardian.

We're glad the band didn't make McVie wait long before welcoming her back, because we're more than excited to see the full Fleetwood Mac back in action.

Speaking of killer reunions …

Outkast is getting back together for a 40-date tour this year.

The duo, formed by Antwan "Big Boi" Patton and Andre "3000" Benjamin, confirmed via their newly-created Twitter account on Monday that they will team back up to thank fans for 20 years of support.

The tour will kick off with their headlining performance at Coachella in April, and continue with another headlining performance at Firefly Music Festival in June.

"It's truly an honor to celebrate 20 years and still be free to do music the way we choose," Big Boi said in a statement. "I'm looking forward to rocking the stage with my Bro Ski and to all the fans, stank you smelly much. This is for y'all!"

No further tour dates have been released.

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to perform at the Grammys

That's right, the two Beatles stars will be performing at this year's Grammys - but not without accepting an award first.

The Beatles will receive the 56th Grammys Lifetime Achievement award (about time), and both Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are scheduled to accept the award and then perform.

The two rock legends are among a long list of performers including Daft Punk, Lorde, Willie Nelson, Imagine Dragons, Blake Shelton and a Sara Bareilles duet with Carole King.

The Grammys will air Sunday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

Kanye goes after "Coinye" site, wins

A company, which is choosing (wisely) to remain anonymous, recently created a virtual currency site named after Kanye West, cleverly titled Coinye West.

The site featured a cartoon image of the currency which included a gold coin with a cartoon version of West on it - shutter shades and all.

The website, however, didn't last long once the litigious-natured star caught wind of it. His lawyers claimed the cartoon was copyright infringement, among a list of grievances.

West's lawyers were quick to send a cease-and-desist letter to the email address given on the website. And because the identity of the creators is unknown, he requested an injunction against a number of companies potentially responsible - including Amazon, according to TMZ.

The website didn't last long, and West can now add it his list of legal battles won. All that's left of the Coinye website is a message that reads: "Coinye is dead. You win, Kanye."

The Coinye currency was very similar to Bitcoin - an internet currency that exists independent of bank and countries. To read more about Bitcoin currency, click here.

Stream it before you can buy it

Need a second dose of Cough Syrup?

Young the Giant's follow up to its 2011's self-titled release, featuring the hit Cough Syrup, is streaming for free on iTunes.

Mind Over Matter can be heard on iTunes radio until its release Jan. 21 at www.smarturl.it/mindovermatter2.

They'll be there for you ...

The Friends theme in three-part harmony? Yep.

Three friends from Ireland, Glenn Murphy, Oisin O'Callaghan and Ronan Scolard, turned the peppy, pop hit to an emotional piano ballad with seamless vocal harmony.

Grab a tissue, it's not the happy-clappy theme you're accustomed to. But it's awfully pretty.

New Releases

Jennifer Nettles: That Girl - Jan. 14

Switchfoot: Fading West - Jan. 14

Bruce Springsteen: High Hopes - Jan. 14

Upcoming Releases

Various: 2014 Grammy Nominees - Jan. 21

Broken Bells: After the Disco - Feb. 4

Eric Church: The Outsiders - Feb. 11

Candice Glover: Music Speaks - Feb. 18

The Fray: Helios - Feb. 25

And Finally

In light of its Golden Globe nomination, the Frozen soundtrack song Let It Go by Idina Menzel has received some amazing covers - but one group of sisters, The Gardiners, took the cake.

The Gardiner Sisters, normally comprised of the three older sisters Mandi, Hailey, and Allie, asked their younger sisters to join in for the cover - providing a rather harmonious version of the popular song.

Not to mention the youngest sister, Lucy, is simply adorable.

And in case you missed it, Frozen is headed to Broadway, according to Fortune. It has one Golden Globe win under its belt and is being deemed the No. 2 Disney animation title of all time, after The Lion King.

What we're listening to

The Griswolds - Mississippi

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Kanye goes after "Coinye" bitcoin site; wins

A company, which is choosing (wisely) to remain anonymous, recently created a bitcoin site named after Kayne West, cleverly titled Coinye West.

The website, however, didn't last long once the litigious-natured star caught wind of it.

West's lawyers were quick to send a cease-and-desist letter to the email address given on the website. And because the identity of the creators is unknown, he requested an injunction against a number of companies potentially responsible - including Amazon, according to TMZ.

The website didn't last long, and West can now add it his list of legal battles won. All that's left of the Coinye website is a message that reads: "Coinye is dead. You win, Kanye."

Bitcoin is internet currency that exists independent of bank and countries. To read more about the currency, click here. http://manageraycomgroup.worldnow.com/story/15209359/bitcoin-future-of-global-commerce-or-internet-fad

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