Friday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 4:54 P.M.]

NEWS:

    LIAM GALLAGHER Talks Solo Return, OASIS Split
    "I'll be back doing that [playing live] within a couple of months," says the Brit singer. [SPIN]
    DAN DEACON Hospitalized, Cancels Shows
    Baltimore electro wizard suffers back injury, scraps five East Coast dates. [Twitter]
    THE CRANBERRIES Reunite After Six Years
    The Irish hitmakers open their U.S. tour in Baltimore -- to a hall full of fans, but with mixed results. [SPIN]
    KING KHAN & BBQ SHOW Arrested, Shows Canceled
    Garage rock duo nabbed by police in Kentucky, drug charges rumored. [Pitchfork]
    THE WHO to Perform at Super Bowl XLIV
    The Brit band is set for this season's big halftime show -- but should the NFL have picked someone else? [SPIN]
    CHRIS BROWN "Nervous and Embarrassed" After Rihanna Assault
    "I'm really going through it. It's not just the physical labor [aspect of my punishment]; it's the mental labor," he said. [MTV]
    ALICE COOPER to Create Villain Character for New Album
    "He's a bit of a phantom but what he does allows the music to do a lot of things," says Cooper. [Quietus]
    THE XX Member Quits Band
    Guitarist-keyboardistBaria Qureshi departs dues to personal differences. [NME]
    GUCCI MANE Sentenced to One Year In Prison
    Atlanta rapper sent back to jail for violating his parole. [MTV]
    BAD LIEUTENANT Cancel U.S. Tour
    Bernard Sumner's post-New Order group scrap trek due to visa issues. [BrooklynVegan]
    JULIAN CASABLANCAS Recorded Solo Album to Kill Time
    "[The Strokes] wanted to go do their own thing... I didn't want to sit around," he said. [Orange County Register]
    New BLINK-182 Songs on TRAVIS BARKER Solo Album
    Slash, DJ A-Trak, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington will also contribute to the release. [MTV]
    NICK CAVE Discusses 'The Road' Soundtrack
    "[It's a] light, haunting, simple score with a sense of absence and loss at its heart," says the Aussie renaissance man. [SPIN]
    SNOOP DOGG, DIPLO, DJ QUIK, SOULA BOY For New Album?
    Soul man Mayer Hawthorne may also be in on the upcoming supergroup. [LAWeekly]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: RAIN MACHINE's "Give Blood" Video
    TVOTR man Kyp Malone rocks out in a hotel room in this clip for his new solo project. [Stereogum]
    WATCH: MONSTERS OF FOLK's "Say Please" Video
    Oberst / Ward / James / Mogis supergroup sport vintage clothes -- army uniforms, cowboy outfits -- and rock out at a roller-rink. [Pitchfork]
    WATCH: GOODIE MOB Perform on 'Fallon' with THE ROOTS
    Reunited Atlanta group perform their influential hit "Soul Food." [Culture Bully]
    DOWNLOAD: Hot New Band: ANIMAL KINGDOM
    Check out a tune from the moody Britpoppers' new album that's inspired by Noah's Ark. [SPIN]
    WATCH: BRENDAN BENSON's "A Whole Lot Better" Video
    Quartet rock out as visual effects -- kaleidoscopes to split screens -- lend a psychedelic vibe. [Stereogum]
    WATCH: ANIMAL COLLECTIVE's New Video
    Ballet dancers! Mannequins! Freaky animation! Beards! They're all in the clip for "In the Flowers." [SPIN]
    WATCH: BECK, WILCO, FEIST Collaborate
    They cover an album by onetime Moby Grape/Jefferson Airplane member Skip Spence. [SPIN]
    WATCH: Talking Music with the Cast of 'GLEE'
    Dianna, Jenna, Kevin, and Mark chat about the show -- plus Radiohead, Britney, Pantera, and more! [SPIN]
    DOWNLOAD: SOLANGE KNOWLES Covers DIRTY PROJECTORS
    Beyonce's sister transforms the Brooklyn band's "Stillness is the Move" into a R&B groover. [Pitchfork]
    WATCH: Soul Star RAPHAEL SAADIQ
    Check out the clip for "Staying in Love," and get the details on his upcoming tour with Janelle Monae. [SPIN]
    WATCH: NORAH JONES Plays New Single on Letterman
    With a slick backing band, Jones offers further evidence that her new album may be her coolest yet. [SPIN]

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