Friday’s Music Roundup
CONTINUALLY UPDATED: All you need to know about music today -- plus songs and videos.
[Updated: 6:46 P.M.]
- CHRIS BROWN Announces First Show Since Conviction
Singer joins Fabolous, Keri Hilson, Ginuwine and more at New Jersey concert Oct. 27. [Billboard]
- GIRLS Announce New Single
2009’s best new band ready their third single, plus a new B-side, for November release. [Pitchfork]
- PARAMORE Talks About New Album’s Connection to Thrift Store
Tennessee band frequented hometown Goodwill store to recharge and plan new record. [MTV]
- TVOTR‘s KYP MALONE Welcomes You Inside His Brooklyn Apartment!
Watch out for bed bugs! [NY POST]
- SAVES THE DAY Announce Album Details
Frontman Chris Conley unveils the forthcoming album’s 11 track titles. [Punknews]
- WAYNE COYNE Nearly Arrested for Naked Bicyclists Video
The Lips’ new clip features 400 nude bicyclists — all breaking public indecency laws! [Spinner]
- BUILT TO SPILL Announce New Tour Dates!
Indie icons plot shows behind their new album’s October 6 release. [Punknews]
- GUNS N’ ROSES Announce Concert in Korea!
Axl Rose and Co. take Chinese Democracy to the far east this winter. [Blabbermouth]
- JAY-Z Recruits N.E.R.D., WALE for North American Tour
Hova’s protégé J. Cole also joins the 24-date outing, hitting college campuses and arenas this fall! [SPIN]
- METHOD MAN Records Joint Album With GHOSTFACE, RAEKWON
“It feels great,” Method said about the partial Wu-Tang Clan release. [MTV]
- THEM CROOKED VULTURES, PEARL JAM on TV
Austin City Limits returns with a stellar lineup, including Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews, and more. [SPIN]
- RADIOHEAD, BLUR, KEANE Support U.K.’s Three-Strikes Downloading Law
Bands sign bill to limit internet speed to those caught illegally downloading music repeatedly. [Guardian]
- MORRISSEY to Release Album, Tour U.S.
Ex-Smiths crooner packages obscurities, live gems on November release, and plans concerts. [SPIN]
- LEONARD COHEN Plays First Concert in Israel Since 1975
75-year-old songwriter’s concert went on despite protests from some Palestinian groups. [Gigwise]
- FACES Plan Reunion Concert Without Rod Stewart
Guests vocalists include ex-Spice Girl Melanie C, Georgie Fame, and Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall. [BBC]
- Live: KID ROCK, EMINEM, ROOTS Celebrate Def Jam
Public Enemy, Wale, and more pay tribute with Brooklyn concert, filmed for VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors. [SPIN]
- Hot New Band WYE OAK Extends Fall Tour
Baltimore duo will bring moody, dark rock tunes to cities across U.S. through November. [Paste]
- TRENT REZNOR to Record with GARY NUMAN
Collabo follows Numan’s appearances on NIN’s final tour. [Quietus]
- MTV Plans to Air DJ AM Reality Series
Adam Goldstein wrapped filming on the intervention-style rehab show days before his death. [Oh No They Didn’t]
- BLUR‘s DAMON ALBARN to Direct Opening Ceremony for London’s 2012 Olympics?
Britpop icon has already had preliminary discussions with officials. [NME]
MP3s & VIDEOS:
- WATCH: SUFJAN STEVENS Plays Epic New Song Live
Detroit-bred singer/songwriter performs “There’s Too Much Love” at an Ithaca, NY, show. [Pitchfork]
- WATCH: ARCTIC MONKEYS Rock ‘Craig Ferguson’
Brit rockers play their Humbug ballad on late-night TV. [YouTube]
- LISTEN: New FOO FIGHTERS Song Leaks!
Like Tom Petty, but grungier. Dave Grohl & Co. craft their version of a classic rock hit with “Wheels.” [SPIN]