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Hit It! Daft Punk, Kylie Monogue, More On World Music Charts

Here are some of the songs topping the charts from music hot spots around the world.

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This week, British heavy metal band Motörhead announced they will organize a festival cruise setting off from Miami next fall. Named “MotörBoat,” the rock ’n’ roll cruise will also hit Key West and Cozumel before returning to the U.S.

No dates or band lineups have been confirmed yet, but the MotörBoat Facebook page has promised to make an announcement so soon. Only last month, the band had to cancel several European tour dates because of frontman Lemmy Kilmister’s health issues.

MotörBoat won’t be a typical Florida cruise. Until then, here is a video of Motörhead’s Lemmy and “Philthy Animal” destroying a hotel room in 1983:

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Donetsk People's Republic holds referendum on joining Russia

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Russia's proxies in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia regions announced that referendums on joining Russia had begun that Ukrainian and Western officials have denounced as shams.

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For four days, "voting" will be held at people's homes "for security reasons," Russian state-controlled news agency RIA Novosti wrote. On the last day of the "referendums," on September 27, locals will be asked to go to "polling stations."

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