Eminem's Video Shoot, QOTSA's New Album + More

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  • Eminem is filming a new music for Recovery jam "Space Bound," and he's tapped porn queen/Entourage vixen Sasha Grey to star. Check out photos from the video's set. [Eye Prime]

  • Queens of the Stone Age are working on a new album, and leader Josh Homme says their progress was inspired by revisiting their back catalogue for an upcoming retrospective tour. "We started trying to play the first record note-perfect," he said. "It just took me back for a second where I had a chance to remember where I was when I first started doing this." He said QOTSA's new songs are "very simple and repetitive," and have "a very sort of bluesy, trance-like quality." [Exclaim]

  • One of SPIN's Artists of the Year for 2010, Florence and the Machine have started working on the follow-up to their 2009 smash, Lungs, and will return to the studio this spring to record with producer Paul Epworth (Adele, Cee Lo, Bloc Party) "There is talk of booking out Abbey Road for a month in April/May," said guitarist Rob Ackroyd. [Gibson]

  • Lady Gaga's new single, "Born This Way," has set records already. The song was downloaded from iTunes over one million times in just five days, making it the fastest-selling single in the history of Apple's music store. It's No. 1 on iTunes in each of the 23 countries that have their own iTunes Store.

  • Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba has formed a new band, called the Hell, with Angels & Airwaves drummer Atom Willard. "Be on the look-out for The Hell people!" Skiba tweeted. [NME]

  • Ex-Oasis singer and current Beady Eye frontman Liam Gallagher is blaming the Britpop kings' August 2009 split on his brother, Noel, who told the press he received no support from the band. "I just look at him now and think, 'You're a fucking fake,'" says Liam. "It's like, if you want to fucking leave the band, leave the band. If you want to stay at home with your kids, stay at home with your kids. If you wanna have five years off, have five years off. We'll sit down as a band and talk about it. But don't start going, 'I was bullied out of the band.' Fucking shite."[Guardian]

  • This summer, Paramore will release their first new music since the dramatic departure in December of guitarist Josh Farro and his drummer brother Zac. "We definitely do want to release [new song and live favorite] 'In the Mourning' and some other ones before we put out a proper album," said singer Hayley Williams. [Kerrang]

  • Kanye West is expected to join Rihanna during her halftime performance this Sunday at the NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles. They are rumored to perform "All of the Lights," from 'Ye's latest LP, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, SPIN's 2010 Album of the Year Lenny Kravitz, Josh Groban, and Melanic Fiona are also expected to perform during the game, which will be televised at 7:00 PM EST on TNT. [Deadspin]

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