Friday's Music Roundup

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FRANZ FERDINAND
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[Updated: 6:14 P.M.]

NEWS:

    SLIPKNOT Divided Over Future of Band After Bassist's Death
    Members of the Des Moines, IA, alt-metal group have differing opinions about the band's return... or lack-thereof. [MTV]
    Tour Gallery: UNDERWORLD in Italy
    EXCLUSIVE: Frontman Karl Hyde documents his band's recent trip to Italy with photos, poetry, and more! [SPIN]
    TOUR EXCLUSIVE: TEGAN & SARA & HAYLEY Backstage
    The Canadian duo hang out with the Paramore singer on their hit summer tour. SPIN.com captures their conversation! [SPIN]
    FRANZ FERDINAND Writing and Recording Songs for Fourth Album
    Scot rockers are hard at work on their follow-up to 2009's Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, which could drop in early 2011. [BBC]
    THE NATIONAL Deliver Big at SPIN25 Live Concert!
    Smart, funny, musically enthralling --- what's not to like about the Brooklyn-based qunitet? [SPIN]
    LIAM GALLAGHER Says New Album Will 'Best of the Next 50 Years'
    Rocker said that the debut from Beady Eye, his band with ex-Oasis members, will drop in early 2011. [Gigwise]
    MORRISSEY to Sing at KATY PERRY's Wedding?
    The pal of her fiancee, Russell Brand, is invited to attend the nuptials, but he isn't sure the marraige is a great idea. [SPIN]
    LCD SOUNDSYSTEM and HOT CHIP to Tour Together
    So far the only joint date is set for October 22 in Milwaukee, but more shows should be revealed shortly. [Pitchfork]
    REPORT: JENNIFER LOPEZ to Replace ELLEN DEGENERES on 'AMERICAN IDOL'
    Ellen walked from the show because it"didn't feel like the right fit for me," she said. [DEADLINE]
    SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS Announce Fall Tour
    After appearances at summer fests, the soul singer and her band will return to the road in September. [Paste Mag]
    ROBERT POLLARD Plans to Release Five New Albums
    Rocker will release a solo album, plus records with Boston Spaceships, Lifeguard, Mars Classroom, and more in next 10 months. [Pitchfork]
    Q&A: GAVIN ROSSDALE to Reunite BUSH
    "If I was smart I would've made Sixteen Stone over and over again. But that's not me." [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: INTERPOL Rock 'Letterman'
    New York band play "Barricade," the latest single off their upcoming self-titled album (Sept. 7). [YouTube]
    WATCH: EMINEM Posts Behind-the-Scenes Video from Album Cover Shoot
    See Em on the set of his Recovery photo shoot in downtown Detroit on a chilly, 33-degree day in April. [Eminem]
    LISTEN: Unreleased QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Track
    "Ode to Clarissa" appears on the upcoming reissue of the Cali rockers now-classic Rated R. [SPIN]
    WATCH: OF MONTREAL Rock 'Late Night' with SOLANGE
    The Athens, GA, psychedelic band debut "Sex Karma" on live TV with help from Beyonce's sister. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: GORILLAZ Live in Syria
    Damon Albarn and guests (Bobby Womack, De La Soul, the Pharcyde) play the 1,000-year-old Damascus Citadel.[NPR]
    DOWNLOAD: New Song from THE BLACK ANGELS
    The Austin psych rockers go '60s retro on "Telephone," a taste of their upcoming third album. [SPIN]
    WATCH: THE FLAMING LIPS Rock 'Letterman'
    Oklahoma psychedelic band freak out on a version of "See the Leaves," from their latest album Embryonic. [YouTube]

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