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Thursday’s Music Roundup

CONTINUALLY UPDATED: All you need to know about music today -- plus songs and videos.

[Updated: 6:03 P.M.]


    MADONNA’S Stage Collapses in France, Killing One
    Too much dancing was not the cause of the accident. [MTV News]
    BECK Unveils Part Two of Interview with TOM WAITS
    The pair talk cars, $700 oranges, and why city dwellers are like sperm. []
    FARM AID Heads to St. Louis in October
    Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews to perform. [FarmAid]
    AMY WINEHOUSE Divorce Finally Official
    Blake Fielder-Civil blows his $3.6 million alimony on … fedoras.[NME]
    JAY-Z Says Kanye Inspired “D.O.A.”
    And not because HOVA hated 808s and Heartbreak. [Billboard]
    KORN Singer Signs Solo Contract
    Jonathan Davis’ debut album will be inspired by… Peter Gabriel? [Blabbermouth]
    LOS CAMPESINOS! Announce American Tour!
    Like exclamation points, this Welsh band never gets old! [NME]
    MICK JONES Wants to Produce New LIBERTINES Album
    Ex-Clash axeman also speaks on his Rock & Roll Public Library exhibition. [NME]
    SEBASTIAN BACH to Pen Memoir
    Wait … he’s literate? [Twitter]
    TOKIO HOTEL Drummer Injured in Bar Brawl
    Some people really hate the teen glam-pop band’s music. [MTV]
    Miss World wants her way… NOW! [SPIN]
    THE MARS VOLTA, YYYs Headline Colorado’s Monolith Fest
    Lineup also includes Girl Talk, Of Montreal, and more. [Monolith]
    Awesome Indie Station WOXY Moves to Texas
    Internet broadcasts will include HD shows from Austin Theater. [WOXY]


    LISTEN: FREE ENERGY’s Feel-Good Summer Jam
    Like the soundtrack to Dazed and Confused… but more dance-y. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: New FRUIT BATS Track, “My Unusual Friend”
    Get a preview of the Chicago folk rocker’s new album, The Ruminant Band. [I Guess I’m Floating]
    LISTEN: New MODEST MOUSE, “History Sticks to Your Feet”
    Two new tracks in one week? Lucky us! [Pitchfork]
    WATCH: PAUL MCCARTNEY Performs on Ed Sullivan Theater Roof
    The Beatle takes it back to where it all began. [CNN]
    LISTEN: RAKIM’s God-Lovin’ Rap Jam
    Because Jesus loves frightening beats and rhymes — duh! [SMCRECORDINGS]
    LISTEN: SHONEN KNIFE Return with Catchy New Song
    Superfan Kurt Cobain celebrates from grave. [AAM]
    LISTEN: MOBY Song Gets Remixed
    French producer Lifelike transforms “Mistake” into a Depeche Mode-like track.[RCRDLBL]
    The Radiohead frontman covers Miracle Legion for new tribute album. [SPIN]
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