Friday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 5:41 P.M.]

NEWS:

    FLAMING LIPS' 'Dark Side of the Moon' Gets Release Date
    Oklahoma band team with Henry Rollins, Peaches to cover of Pink Floyd's classic, out Dec. 22. [Exclaim]
    COLD WAR KIDS Talk About Their Next Album
    "We want to take everything we do to the next level," said frontman Nathan Willett. [Billboard]
    OZZY OSBOURNE Announces New Album
    Soul Sucka drops in June. [NME]
    New INTERPOL Album: "Elegant" and "Orchestral"
    "There's some really classical stuff going on," said frontman Paul Banks. [SPIN]
    AGNOSTIC FRONT Reunites Original Lineup for 25th Anniversary Shows
    Hardcore band schedule February 26 concert at Brooklyn's Bell House. [Agnostic Front]
    JAY-Z, ALICIA KEYS' "Empire State of Mind" Rules Charts
    New York anthem hits the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 for the fifth week in a row. [Billboard]
    WEEZER Cancel More Shows After Bus Crash
    Plus: Rivers Cuomo's recovery is documented in a video webisode. [Interscope]
    It's Official: FRUSCIANTE Leaving CHILI PEPPERS
    "I simply have to be what I am," guitarist says -- and that means no more "Dani California." [SPIN]
    ROLLING STONES: Top Touring Artist of the Decade
    Brit band grossed $869 million over 264 shows; U2, Madonna follow with just over $800 million. [Billboard]
    KID CUDI Leaves LADY GAGA's 'Monster' Tour
    Cleveland rapper's departure may be related to punching a fan at a Vancouver, BC, show. [SPIN]
    JACK WHITE, KAREN O Make OSCARS Shortlist
    63 tunes are up for consideration for Best Song. [Oscars]
    LIL WAYNE and YOUNG MONEY Announce U.S. Tour
    Weezy wants to bid his fans one final "goodbye" before heading to prison in February. [MTV]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: SLIPKNOT's Dramatic New Video
    Frontman Corey Taylor stars in a tale of love and obsession... which ends with a surprising twist. [Spinner]
    WATCH: AMANDA PALMER Honors "Gaga, Madonna" in New Song
    Dresden Dolls frontwoman confesses love for the pop stars with ukulele ditty. [Music Slut]
    WATCH: RIHANNA's "Hard"Video
    The Barbadian hottie goes paramilitary in her new clip. [SPIN]
    WATCH: THOM YORKE Invades U.N. Climate Change Conference
    Radiohead frontman sports press pass, grills nerdy scientists about earth's future. [Pitchfork]
    LISTEN: NEKO CASE Covers TOM WAITS
    Alt-country songstress sings the heart-tugging "Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis." [Aquarium Drunkard]
    WATCH: SNOOP DOGG Bakes Brownies with MARTHA STEWART
    "The greener the better," joked the Long Beach rapper. [Martha Stewart]
    WATCH: KStew Sings in New 'RUNAWAYS' Trailer!
    The Twilight star changes her image as the leader of the '70s all-girl punk group! [SPIN]
    WATCH: MILES BENJAMIN ANTHONY ROBINSON's New Video!
    Songwriter frolics in a Brooklyn park and runs along a Coney Island beach in "The Sound" clip. [Spinner]
    LISTEN: New VAMPIRE WEEKEND Song
    New York band releases "White Sky," from their January album Contra. [MySpace]

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