Friday's Music Roundup

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NEWS:

    New ARCADE FIRE: 'DEPECHE MODE Meets NEIL YOUNG'
    "If it doesn't sound weird then I think it's a success," frontman Win Butler says of their sound. [SPIN]
    BLACK KEYS Drummer Sounds Off About LEBRON JAMES
    Patrick Carney, also an Akron, OH, native, says the basketball star has let his hometown crowd down. [WSJ]
    USHER Announces New Album
    R&B smoothy follows up his No. 1 album Raymond V. Raymond with Versus, out August 24. [Billboard]
    KORN Perform in the Middle of a Crop Circle
    Tune into watch the band's special performance outside their hometown of Bakersfield, CA. [NME]
    NICKI MINAJ Debut Album Set for November
    "The album is coming along just spectacular," the Young Money MC says. [SPIN]
    New LINKIN PARK Album Due in September
    The rap-metal kingpins are back! Click here for details on their first release in three years. [SPIN]
    LADY GAGA's Remix Album Gets U.S. Release Date
    The Remix drops August 3 with 10 remixes including hits like "Just Dance," "Paparazzi," and "Bad Romance." [Entertainment Weekly]
    MICHAEL JACKSON Video Game Due in November
    "Michael Jackson: The Experience" will allow users to recreate MJ's moves to hits like "Billie Jean." [GigWise]
    ARCADE FIRE Showcases New Album in London
    Canadian indie-rockers played eight new tracks from their upcoming August 3 release The Suburbs. [Gigwise]
    DAFT PUNK's 'Tron' Soundtrack Due... When?
    The duo gets ready to release their first new music in a while. But when will it drop? [SPIN]
    ARCTIC MONKEYS, SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO Members Record Film Soundtrack
    Alex Turner and James Ford work on Submarine, a new flick from Brit actor-director Richard Ayoade. [Gigwise]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: LADY GAGA Performs New Song on 'Today Show'
    Gaga unveilsnew song "You and I," about "the most important person I ever met." [MSNBC]
    LISTEN: New Song from JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD
    Hear the Nashville buzz band's new single, released on a split 7-inch with S.F.'s Ty Segall. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: Preview the New PANDA BEAR Single
    Hear a 30-second snippet of the Animal Collective vocalist's new single "Tomboy," out July 13. [Amazon]
    WATCH: SHE & HIM's Cute New Video
    M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel's black-and-white "Thieves" clip features papier-mache clouds and tin-can phones. [Pitchfork]
    LISTEN: PHARRELL Song for STEVE CARELL's 'DESPICABLE ME'
    The N.E.R.D. suave drops "Fun Fun Fun," from the new 3-D animated movie, out today. [SPIN]
    DOWNLOAD: New TOADIES Tune
    DOWNLOAD: If you liked "Possum Kingdom" you'll love "City of Hate," a song off the Texas band's August release. [SPIN]
    WATCH: PAUL MCCARTNEY, RINGO STARR Together Again
    Macca pops up at the Beatles drummer's 70th birthday party, jumps onstage to perform... "Birthday." [SPIN]
    LISTEN: KID CUDI, ROSTAM, BEST COAST Collabo
    Hear "All Summer," a unique teaming of three hot musicians who are part of a Converse series. [SPIN]
    WATCH: CHARLIZE THERON in BRANDON FLOWERS Video
    The Academy Award winner saves the Killers' frontman from badass ninjas in the new clip for "Crossfire." [SPIN]
    WATCH: BIG BOI Performs on 'Tonight Show'
    OutKast rapper plays the funky "Shutterbugg" with a full live band. [YouTube]
    WATCH: New Video from GRANDADDY, EARLIMART Project ADMIRAL RADLEY
    Beaches, babes, palm trees and other images of the Golden State appear in the clip for "I Heart California." [Stereogum]
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