Friday's Music Roundup

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MY MORNING JACKET
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[Updated: 5:53 P.M.]

NEWS:

    ROBERT PATTINSON Not Confirmed to Play KURT COBAIN
    Courtney Love's manager refutes tabloid stories that the Twilight man and Scarlett Johansson will star in a biopic. [SPIN]
    SPIKE JONZE, ARCADE FIRE Collaborating on New Film
    Details are scarce, but the Wild Things director and Canadian band are in Austin, TX, working on the short film. [MTV]
    MY MORNING JACKET, CONOR OBERST, BON IVER on JOHN PRINE Covers Album
    Avett Brothers, Deer Tick, and more also contribute to the 12-track tribute release. [Consequence of Sound]
    WEEZER, KID CUDI, LIL JON on New STEVE AOKI Album
    Black Star, Uffie, and more will also contribute to the release. "It should be interesting," said Aoki. [MTV]
    LCD SOUNDSYSTEM Play First Gig in Three Years
    Electro-punk band debut songs off This Is Happening at a surprise tour rehearsal concert in Brooklyn. [BrooklynVegan]
    PRESIDENT OBAMA to Appear on 'AMERICAN IDOL'
    The First Lady will also appear on the show's "Idol Gives Back" charity fundraiser on April 14. [FOX News]
    JOHN LYDON Remembers MALCOLM MCLAREN
    "He was an entertainer and I will miss him, and so should you," the punk rocker said of the Sex Pistols' late manager. [Gigwise]
    NEW YORK DOLLS Pay Tribute to MALCOLM MCLAREN
    Singer David Johansen called the late punk mogul "a marvellous amalgam of exuberation, sensuality, culture and literacy."[Gigwise]
    GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR Reunite
    After a seven-year break, the Canadian post-rock band will curate the U.K.'sAll Tomorrow's Parties. [1119732]
    POWDERFINGER Announce Retirement
    "After this final tour we will call it a day as a recording and touring band," said frontman Bernard Fanning. [Oh No They Didn't]
    SEX PISTOLS Mastermind MALCOLM MCLAREN Dies
    The feisty, fashionable Brit passes in New York City at age 64. Read about his lasting legacy here. [SPIN]
    SLEATER-KINNEY Singer to Release Solo Album
    "It's definitely more of a middle-aged mom record, in a way," said Corin Tucker. [Exclaim.ca]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: WOLF PARADE Debut New Track Live
    Montreal indie rockers unveil "Fast Ballad," a New Wave-inspired track off their upcoming album Expo 86. [Media Party]
    WATCH: DEER TICK Premiere New Song
    Rhode Island folk band release "Twenty Miles," offtheir June 8 release The Black Dirt Sessions. [Music Slut]
    WATCH: SEX PISTOLS Offshoot PUBLIC IMAGE LTD Play First Live Gig in 18 Years
    John Lydon-fronted group play their 1986 song "Rise" on Jimmy Kimmel Live. [YouTube]
    WATCH: RIHANNA Rocks 'American Idol'
    The pop diva dons a guitar and gives America a crash course in "Rockstar 101." [SPIN]
    WATCH: INSANE CLOWN POSSE's Wild New Video
    Horrorcore rappers go soft with an uplifting ballad about love, miracles, and the world's magical qualities. [Videogum]

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Now Playing
  • 1 Chris Brown & Trey Songz — Tuesday (Remix) " 04:26
  • 2 Buzzcocks — "It's Not You" " 02:46
  • 3 The Drums — Magic Mountain " 04:05
  • 4 Jessie Ware — Kind Of...Sometimes...Maybe " 03:46
  • 5 Flying Lotus — Coronus, the Terminator " 02:40
  • 6 JEFF The Brotherhood — Gouge Away " 02:52

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