Friday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 5:59 P.M.]

NEWS:

    LADY GAGA, KANYE Announce Initial Dates for Joint Tour
    The duo's "Fame Kills" jaunt kicks off Nov. 18 in Sacramento, CA. [Lady Gaga]
    STROKES Frontman JULIAN CASABLANCAS Announces Solo Album Release
    The New York rocker's debut set, Phrazes for the Young, drops Oct. 20. [Julian Casablancas]
    Two LAPD Officers on Leave for RIHANNA Photo Leak
    Female officers suspected to providing TMZ with photo of battered singer. [MTV]
    MINUS THE BEAR Announce Fall Tour
    Seattle rockers will kick off two-month outing Oct. 5 in Bellingham, WA. [Minus the Bear]
    BEN GIBBARD and ZOOEY DESCHANEL to Marry in September
    The Death Cab for Cutie frontman and (500) Days of Summer actress to tie knot. [Absolute Punk]
    KAREN O to Soundtrack Anti-Obesity TV Adverts
    Wild Things track "Love is All" to remind kids that they're not a waifish rock star. [NME]
    JAWBREAKER's BLAKE SCHWARZENBACH Announces Shows From New Band FORGETTERS
    The group also features former ex-Against Me! drummer Kevin Mahon. [Altpress]
    WOLFMOTHER Add Shows to Fall Tour
    Aussie band will now rock stateside venues through the end of November. [NME]
    MICHAEL JACKSON's 'This Is It' Trailer to Debut During MTV VMAs
    First footage from the documentary will air this Sunday. [MTV]
    JAY-Z Plays New Songs at Secret NYC Show
    H.O.V.A. rocks free concert at Manhattan's intimate Gramercy Theatre -- and sets off a fire alarm. [SPIN]
    ELLEN DEGENERES Replaces PAULA ABDUL as 'AMERICAN IDOL' Judge
    "Think of all the money I'll save from not having to text in my vote," she said. [MTV]
    COURTNEY LOVE: I Didn't Approve Kurt Cobain 'Guitar Hero' Avatar
    "I think Kurt would despise this game," she writes. [Twitter]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: BECK, MGMT, DEVENDRA BANHART Cover LEONARD COHEN
    Boho rocker's covers-tastic Record Club continues with "Master Song." [Beck]
    WATCH: New GRIZZLY BEAR Video
    Doll parts? Fencing masks? Brooklyn rockers get trippy with "While You Wait For The Others" clip. [BrooklynVegan]
    WATCH: SCARLETT JOHANSSON and PETE YORN Live
    The duo play their tune "Relator" on French TV. [Player]
    LISTEN: HATEBREED's New Song
    Hardcore band leak "Merciless Tide" from their September 29 release. [MySpace]
    LISTEN: AFI Leak New Song
    Emo / hardcore band post "Fainting Spells," a track from their upcoming release Crash Love. [Veronica Sawyer]
    DOWNLOAD: MARK LANEGAN's SOULSAVERS, "Death Bells"
    EXCLUSIVE: Butthole Surfers' Gibby Haynes sings backup on this new track. [SPIN]
    DOWNLOAD: CHRIS BROWN Releases Song on Twitter
    The song's topic: Twitter itself. [Twitter]
    LISTEN: 50 CENT's Baby-Making Jam
    Ne-Yo joins in on smooth-talking new song. [SPIN]

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