Love Pays $430K, MMJ's Free Live Cuts + More

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MMJ's Jim James / Courtney Love (Photo: Kathryn Yu; Love, Kyle Dean Reinford; James)
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  • Courtney Love has settled a defamation lawsuit with designer Dawn Simorangkir for $430,000. The Hole singer was accused of making defamatory statements on Twitter, which Simorangkir said ruined her business, and was scheduled to go to court in late January before reaching a financial settlement. [The Hollywood Reporter]

  • As they lead up to the release of their Spring album Circuital, My Morning Jacket are offering free downloads of live tracks, including performances from their five night stand at New York's Terminal 5. The promotion will culminate with the premiere of the first track from the album on April 12. [My Morning Jacket's Official Site]

  • Trent Reznor is in negotiations to score the soundtrack for a thriller movie titled Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The Nine Inch Nails frontman is also in discussions to play the character Jack Barts, a vampire "who kills Lincoln's mother and sets the hero on his path of righteous vengeance." [Entertainment Weekly]

  • Check out Britney Spears' thumping, club-ready single "Till the World Ends," which was co-written by Ke$ha. The track will appear on her comeback album Femme Fatale, out March 29. [via Entertainment Weekly]

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  • Art Brut will release a new album Brilliant! Tragic! on May 23. The disc was produced by Pixies' Frank Black (who helmed the band's last LP Art Brut vs. Satan) and the lead single "Lost Weekend" will be released on May 16. [Pitchfork]

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