Friday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 5:28 P.M.]

NEWS:

    FOO FIGHTERS 'Absolutely' Releasing New Album in 2011
    Dave [Grohl]'s got 15 or so song ideas that are awesome and we've already demoed some of them twice," said Taylor Hawkins.[Spinner]
    BRET MICHAELS Recovering, Will Resume Tour Next Month
    Ex-Poison singer will hit the road in May, despite recently suffering a life-threatening brain hemorrhage. [NME]
    MGMT Too Weird For Jay-Z
    The duo "went crazy" on their Blueprint 3 collaboration -- and it was rejected. [Ultimate Guitar]
    Filmmakers Raising Funds to Release BIG STAR Movie
    Following Alex Chilton's death, movie producers seek funds to finish project about influential '70s band. [33 1/3]
    'TIME' Names LADY GAGA One of the Planet's Most Influential People
    Gaga is one of the 100 people "who most affect our world," alongside Oprah and Sir Elton John. [Gigwise]
    BLINK-182 to Return to Studio in June
    Tom DeLonge talks about the band's reunion, upcoming album, and his band Angels & AIrwaves. [Chicago Tribune]
    DECEMBERISTS Frontman Inks Three Book Deal
    Colin Meloy and his illustrator wife will release Wildwood, "a classic tale of adventure, magic, and danger." [Media Bistro]
    THE NATIONAL Add Summer Tour Dates
    Brooklyn band hit the road for five months in support of their new album, High Violet. Get details here! [SPIN]
    NEIL YOUNG Working on New Album with DANIEL LANOIS
    Young's former bandmate, David Crosby, spills the beans about the Canadian rocker's new collabo. [Spinner]
    BRANDON FLOWERS to Release Solo Album
    After much speculation, the Killers' website reveals that the frontman is working on a solo debut, entitled Flamingo. [SPIN]
    ALICE IN CHAINS, DEFTONES, MASTODON Tour Together
    The hard-rocking trio will hit the road in September for Blackdiamondskye, a month-long North American trek. [SPIN]
    STROKES: 'New Album Sounds A Lot Like the First'
    Drummer Fabrizio Moretti says the band's new release, out "soon," will recall their 2001 classic Is This It.[NYMag]
    V.V. BROWN Wows at Tour Opener
    The eclectic British pop starlet lives up to the hype at New York's Bowery Ballroom. [SPIN]
    FLAMING LIPS' DROZD Hospitalized, Gigs Canceled
    UPDATE: "I had to do this and I'm getting it together," tweeted Drozd. [SPIN]
    WILCO Plot Next Album
    "We are in writing mode... [and will] record quite a bit over the summer," said bassist John Stirratt. [Faster Louder]
    EXCLUSIVE: ROBERT POLLARD Talks PETE ROSE Film
    Guided By Voices mainstay helps bring the story of pro baseball's controversial Hit King to the big screen. [SPIN]
    GREEN DAY to Cover ROLLING STONES on 'Late Night'
    Bay Area punks will play a tune from 1972's Exile on Main St.. But which one? Make your pick here! [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: SOUNDGARDEN Live at Reunion Gig
    The Seattle grunge stalwarts are back -- check out Chris Cornell and Co. rocking "Beyond the Wheel" here! [SPIN]
    WATCH: CIRCA SURVIVE Unplugs, Covers NIRVANA
    The Philly rockers celebrate their album release with an acoustic set at SPIN's NYC office. [SPIN]
    WATCH: LIARS' 'American Psycho'-Inspired Music Video
    "The Overachievers" clip was directed by guitarist Aaron Hemphill, and features one seriously deranged dude. [Pitchfork]
    WATCH: CHRISTINA AGUILERA's New Video
    The singer, who tapped Sia, Le Tigre, and M.I.A. for her new album, Bionic, throws a dance party in "Not Myself Tonight" clip. [YouTube]
    WATCH: THE BLACK KEYS' Hilarious New Video
    A dinosaur doll drives the ladies wild in the blues-rock band's clip for "Next Girl." [YouTube]
    WATCH: COURTNEY LOVE Interview, HOLE Performance on 'Kimmel'
    Alt-rock songstress talks drugs, performs Nobody's Daughter's "Skinny Little Bitch" and "Pacific Coast Highway." [Oh No They Didn't]
    WATCH: ROGUE WAVE Cover DEPECHE MODE
    Oakland band play "Shake The Disease" during a live performance on KCRW. [Music Slut]
    DOWNLOAD: 'SNL' Star KRISTEN WIIG's New Song
    Comedienne sings an uplifting track about being a "Champion" for the soundtrack to Will Forte's forthcoming film, MacGruber. [Stereogum]
    DOWNLOAD: Eclectic Folkies KATZENJAMMER
    Meet these quirky Norwegians who are beloved by David Byrne, and bound for Lilith Fair. [SPIN]
    WATCH: New BAND OF HORSES Video
    Director Christopher Wilson films the Pacific Northwest's great outdoors in this clip for "NW Apt." [MySpace]
    LISTEN: New Songs from EMINEM and DRAKE
    Rap fans get two new tracks: Em's "Not Afraid" and Drizzy's "Find Your Love." Hear both now! [SPIN]

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