Friday's Music Roundup

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LIL WAYNE
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SPIN Staff

[Updated: 6:46 P.M.]

NEWS:

    HOLE to Play First U.S. Gig at SPIN's SXSW Bash!
    Courtney Love debuts her new lineup for American audiences March 19 at Stubb's in Austin! Click for details! [SPIN]
    LIL WAYNE: 8 Roots Canals in One Surgery
    The rapper undergoes the dental surgery that postponed his jail sentence. [TMZ]
    TOM DELONGE Talks ANGELS & AIRWAVES Tour
    EXCLUSIVE: Blink-182 guitarist announces 40-date trek with his experimental stadium rock band. [SPIN]
    JAY-Z: "Record Labels Need to be Smarter to Survive
    "People have to be smarter about how they A and R, and what they put out, record companies need to catch up to that." [BBC]
    PEARL JAM to Play 'Saturday Night Live'
    Plus: Peep some classic footage of the Seattle rockers' previous appearances on the show! [SPIN]
    SIMON COWELL: 'NOEL GALLAGHER Could Replace Me As 'American Idol' Judge'
    "Do you think people would understand him?" Cowell says of Gallagher's thick Manchester accent.[GigWise]
    KINGS OF LEON Sell Out Their Biggest Show in "Seconds"
    Southern band will perform to more than 65,000 people atLondon's Hyde Park on June 30. [NME]
    PIXIES' FRANK BLACK: All About the Benjamins
    The iconic alt-rockers are up for anything – touring, Visa commercials – but only if the price is right. [Quietus]
    DEVO's MARK MOTHERSBAUGH Talks Olympics, New Music
    Frontman talks about testing focus groups to name their new album and pick a new look. [Pitchfork]
    GOSSIP Announce Spring Tour
    Soulful Portland, OR, trio hit the road for a mini U.S. trek, kicking off at Coachella in April.[GossipYouth.com]
    HOLE Plays First Concert in a Decade
    On classics and new songs from the band's April release, one thing remains the same -- it's all about Courtney Love. [SPIN]
    BON IVER, P.O.S. Join New Supergroup
    Under the name GAYNGS, over a dozen indie artists collaborate on upcoming album, Relayted. [Jagjaguwar]
    WU-TANG Members Detail New Album Collabo
    Raekwon, Method Man, and Ghostface unveil the cover art, tracklist, and more for The Wu-Massacre. [SPIN]
    AGAINST ME! Unveil New Songs at Florida Gig
    The Sunshine State punks take the wraps off the forthcoming White Crosses in Jacksonville. [SPIN]
    DEFTONES Announce New Album Details
    Diamond Eyes drops May 18. Click to hear a sneak preview of its first single, "Rocket Skates." [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: VAMPIRE WEEKEND Join JONAS BRO
    Jake Gyllenhaal, RZA, and Lil Jon show also act in the clip for "Giving Up the Gun." [SPIN]
    LISTEN: GIRLS Cover SKEETER DAVIS
    San Francisco band play the country singer's tune 1962 hit "End of the World." [Gorilla Vs. Bear]
    DOWNLOAD: BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE's Awesome New Song
    Download "World Sick," the epic first leak from the Toronto collective's May release. [SPIN]
    WATCH: TIMBALAND and JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE's New Video
    Duo throw a party at a Drive-In in the clip for "Carry Out." [2 Dope Boyz]
    WATCH: JACK WHITE Directs Video for BLACK BELLES
    Journeyman rocker goes behind the lens on"What Can I Do?" from the all-girl band's Third Man Records debut. [YouTube]
    WATCH: PASSION PIT's New Confetti-Filled Video
    Boston electro group turns frowns upside down in the clip for "Little Secrets." [MTV]
    LISTEN: New Music from KAKI KING
    Guitar whiz amps up the urgency on first taste of Junior, out April 13. Hear it now! [SPIN]
    WATCH: COOL KIDS Record with BLACK KEYS
    Hip-hip duo teams with the blues-rock duo to record new song for BlakRoc project. [2 Dope Boyz]

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Now Playing
  • 1 Trash Talk — "Cloudkicker" " 03:00
  • 2 Little Dragon — Let Go " 04:05
  • 3 BOOTS — Dreams (feat. Beyoncé) " 04:55
  • 4 Pompeya — Night " 03:43
  • 5 Melted Toys — Blush " 03:18
  • 6 Torres — New Skin " 05:26
  • 7 Lorde — Tennis Court (Flume Remix) " 06:04

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