Friday's Music Roundup

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WHITE STRIPES
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[Updated: 4:53 P.M.]

NEWS:

    FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS' HBO Series Canceled
    "We won't be returning for a third season," the New Zealand comedy duo says of their eponymous sitcom. [SPIN]
    Songwriter for JAY-Z's "Empire State of Mind" Marvels at Track's Success
    Angela Hunte co-wrote the song about her hometown with a friend and sent it to HOVA. [Billboard]
    TV ON THE RADIO, MICHEL GONDRY Draw Portraits of DAVID BOWIE for New Book
    Lightning Bolt drummer Brian Chippendale also contributed to the collection, called The Thin White Sketchbook. [Pitchfork]
    JIMI HENDRIX Live Albums Set for January Release
    1967-1968 Paris and Ottowa performances will arrive as a CD/vinyl package with a T-shirt and other goodies. [NME]
    NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL's JEFF MANGUM, YO LA TENGO, MOUNTAIN GOATS on New Benefit Comp
    The covers compilation benefits the Tall Dwarfs' Chris Knox, who suffered a life-altering stroke last June. [Merge Records]
    WHITE STRIPES Live Box Set Due in March
    Under Great White Northern Lights will include a DVD of their 2007 Canadian tour and tons of other live material. [Pitchfork]
    YEASAYER Debut Psychedelic 'Odd Blood' Cover Art
    The new album drops Feb. 9 via Secretly Canadian. [Pitchfork]
    NO DOUBT Counter-Sued by Activision Over 'Band Hero' Game
    Activision accused SoCal quartet of breach of contract, the same claim the band made in their original suit against the company. [NME]
    THERMALS Talk About "Brutal" New Album
    "A lot of the songs are pretty brutal lyrically. It's really negative thoughts about love and relationships," says Hutch Harris. [Paste]
    KAREN O's 'WILD THINGS' Song Scores Grammy Nod
    After Miley Cyrus is disqualified, "All is Love" steps up for Best Song Written for a Soundtrack. [SPIN]
    LIL WAYNE's 'Rebirth' Delayed... Again
    Weezy's rock-influenced release now scheduled for February. [MTV]
    GYM CLASS HEROES Recording New Album
    "It's definitely going back to the essence of [the band]," Travis McCoy says of PCC II's sound. [SPIN]
    SONIC YOUTH to Record Their 17th Album in 2010
    New York band is also working on a new DVD and digitizing demos, rarities from their 30-year history. [BBC]
    AXL ROSE Gets Into 'Bloody' Fight with Papparazi at L.A. Airport
    Rocker's pissy mood forces him to miss Guns 'N Roses' first soundcheck of their Asian tour. [Live Daily]
    BON IVER Releases Live Album
    A Decade with Duke, featuring Justin Vernon's high school jazz band, benefits the school's music program. [NME]
    EDDIE VEDDER Gets Engaged
    Pearl Jam frontman proposes to Jill McCormick, his longtime girlfriend and mother of his two daughters. [E!Online]
    TORI AMOS Celebrates the Season at SPIN Office
    At an intimate, private show, the piano goddess elegantly reimagines the holiday spirit. [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: KRISTEN STEWART Talks Music in '09
    Looking back on the expiring year, the New Moon star reveals the songs that helped her on set. [SPIN]
    WATCH: HOT CHIP's New Video
    UK dance band mix nerdy dance moves with aerial camera work in the video for "One Life Stand." [Pitchfork]
    WATCH: LADY GAGA Discusses Her Bisexuality with Barbara Walters
    Babs named Gaga one of the '10 Most Interesting People of 2009.' [Prefix Mag]
    LISTEN: PORTISHEAD Release Stunning New Song
    Bonus: Paid downloads of the track benefit Amnesty International on Human Rights Day! [SPIN]
    LISTEN: FALL OUT BOY Drummer's New Project
    PREMIERE: Andy Hurley forms Burning Empires. Check out their heavy, politically-charged song! [SPIN]
    WATCH: BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB Play 'Live'
    Blues-rock band tease their new live CD/DVD with "Berlin" and "Weapon of Choice." [Spinner]

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Now Playing
  • 1 KLOË — Grip " 03:24
  • 2 Dead Right! — Rising Tide (Saint Motel Remix) " 03:17
  • 3 The-Dream — Fruition " 04:33
  • 4 A. G. Cook — What I Mean " 04:06
  • 5 Howardian — Be Fruitful " 02:03
  • 6 The Suffers — Make Some Room " 04:34
  • 7 Adventures — Your Sweetness " 04:10

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