Monday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 3:33 P.M.]

NEWS:

    MADONNA Working on New Album
    Pop star reportedly recruits Pearl Jam producer Brendan O'Brien for 12th studio release. [Prophet Blog]
    GLENN DANZIG Reunites with Former MISFITS Guitarist
    Punk frontman and Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein play "Skulls" and "Die, Die My Darling" in New Jersey. [Spinner]
    LADY GAGA Wants Fans to "Feel Alive"
    "I create an atmosphere for my fans where they don't leave loving me, they leave loving themselves," the singer said. [MTV]
    TRENT REZNOR: New NIN Material in 2010
    "I am in a state of rediscovery and reinvention," says the muscular frontman. [SPIN]
    SNOOP DOGG, FERGIE on New PUSSYCAT DOLLS Record?
    "Having her on an album would be incredible and something I've always wanted to do," Robin Antin says of the Black Eyed Pea. [MTV]
    R.E.M.'s MICHAEL STIPE Remembers VIC CHESNUTT
    Patti Smith also pays tribute to the influential singer/songwriter, who died Christmas day. [SPIN]
    FIELD MUSIC Announce U.S. Tour
    Brit indie rockers head stateside in support of their February release, Measure. [MySpace]
    'AMERICAN IDOL' to Continue With or Without SIMON COWELL
    FOX is finalizing a contract with the talent show, despite rumors that its lead judge is leaving. [Billboard]
    KANYE WEST: Voted 2009's Scrooge
    A new survey recasts celebrities as famous holiday characters -- also starring Taylor Swift! [SPIN]
    TOM WAITS Working on New Album
    Singer/songwriter says he hopes to record "sometime in the spring." [LA Times]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH:SPIKE LEE Directs MICHAEL JACKSON Video
    "This Is It" clip mixes iconic footage of the late singer with images of his hometown of Gary, IN. [SPIN]
    WATCH:"CHOCOLATE RAIN" Star TAY ZONDAY Sings "Mr. Grinch"
    Xmas standard is a perfect match for the web phenom's deep vocals. [YouTube]
    WATCH: JULIAN CASABLANCAS' Hot New Video
    The Strokes crooner travels to a mountaintop pagoda in this otherworldly clip. [SPIN]

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  • 3 The Drums — Magic Mountain " 04:05
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  • 5 Flying Lotus — Coronus, the Terminator " 02:40
  • 6 JEFF The Brotherhood — Gouge Away " 02:52

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