Friday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 2:39 P.M.]

NEWS:

    TRENT REZNOR Scores Facebook Movie
    NIN mastermind works on The Social Network, starring Justin Timberlake and Rashida Jones. [SPIN]
    AMY WINEHOUSE Forms New Band with THE ROOTS Drummer
    The unnamed group also features producer Raphael Saadiq on guitar. [The Sun]
    JAMES CAMERON to Direct 3-D BLACK EYED PEAS Movie
    Avatar director is filming a tour documentary in South America, which will premiere in theaters. [BBC]
    PETE WENTZ Forms New Electro-Pop Band
    Of his group's new sound, the Fall Out Boy bassist says, "If it's not for you then we understand." [NME]
    LILITH FAIR Cancels 10 Tour DateS
    Shows in Montreal, Charlotte, Austin, Houston, and Dallas are scrapped due to poor ticket sales. [EW]
    SMASHING PUMPKINS Triumph Over Hecklers in Debut
    Billy Corgan powers a strong set at L.A.'s Viper Room, despite cutting it short because of crowd chatter. [SPIN]
    KINGS OF LEON Play New Songs at Massive Hyde Park Gig
    Tennessee band rip out newbies like "Radioactive," "Southbound," and "Immortal" off their upcoming release. [NME]
    KANYE WEST Returns with New Single
    Chicago rapper drops "Power," the first song from his September release Good Ass Job. [SPIN]
    DRAKE Postpones European Tour Due to Mother's Illness
    "I cannot thank my fans enough and I look forward to performing abroad soon," the rapper said. [NME]
    LIL WAYNE Sentenced to Three Year Probation for Arizona Drugs & Guns Case
    Wayne will begin his probation once he completes his one-year jail sentence at Riker's Island in NYC. [Reuters]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    LISTEN: PETE WENTZ Releases New Song
    Fall Out Boy bassist links to mysterious new girl-fronted synth pop song under the name Black Cards. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: WAVVES Drop Album Early to Combat Leak
    King of the Beach from the indie SoCal outfit gets a pushed-forward digital release. Hear it now! [SPIN]
    WATCH: BECK and SONIC YOUTH's MOORE Cover YANNI
    The pair reinterpret the Greek new age composer's 1994 smash Live At The Acropolis. [SPIN]
    WATCH: MAROON 5's Violent New Video
    "Misery" features frontman Adam Levine getting beaten up by a blond bombshell. [MTV]
    WATCH: Video from Hot New Band GOLD MOTEL
    Led by ex-Hush Sound singer Greta Morgan, these Chicagoans apply a girl-group touch to a sweet L.A. story. [SPIN]
    WATCH: BIG BOI's New Video
    In the "Follow Us" clip, the OutKast crooner rolls around in a vintage convertible with alt hip-hip group Vonnegutt . [YouTube]
    WATCH: CEE-LO Releases Video for BAND OF HORSES Cover
    NSFW: A young couple hits the road and discovers love's hardships in "No One's Gonna Love You" clip. [SPIN]
    WATCH: New CORINNE BAILEY RAE Video
    Brit songbird unveils clip for "Closer." [2dopeboyz]

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