Monday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 5:44 P.M.]

NEWS:

    BONO: 10 Ways to Improve the New Decade
    From sexier cars to Star Trek-style physics, the U2 singer offers his suggestions to advance life on earth. [SPIN]
    NICK JONAS Debuts His New Rock Band Live
    The youngest JoBro wins over a lively Dallas crowd with his winsome blues-tinged love songs. [SPIN]
    The Release of LIL WAYNE's 'Rebirth' Delayed Until June
    The rapper's long-awaited "rock'n'roll" album is pushed back for the 2,347th time. [USA Today]
    ANIMAL COLLECTIVE's Deacon Makes Solo Debut
    Band's semi-inactive fourth member plays new material in Baltimore as warm up for fundraising trip to Africa. [SPIN]
    REAL ESTATE Announce Spring Tour
    Lo-fi New Jersey rockers hit the road in March behind their self-titled debut album. [Filter Magazine]
    WU-TANG's RAEKWON to Release Two Solo Albums in 2010
    The Staten Island, NY, rapper will also drop a collaborative record with Method Man and Ghostface Killah. [SOHH]
    ELTON JOHN Helping EMINEM Fight Drug Problem
    The Brit piano man and recovering addict has been assisting the Detroit rapper for more than a year. [Billboard]
    ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS Break Up... Get Back Together
    Frontman Tyson Ritter and guitarist Nick Wheeler trade heated words on Twitter. [MTV]
    KANYE WEST Calls Himself a "True Poet," Returns to Recording Studio
    "I will bring you the best I have to offer with the same dedication that Kobe has on the court," the rapper writes. [Kanyeuniversecity]
    REMY ZERO Drummer Gregory Slay Dies
    He passed away New Year's Day following a lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis. He was 40. [Spinner]
    MGMT, DURAN DURAN, DEVENDRA BANHART to Play on DAVID BOWIE Tribute Album
    Vivian Girls, John Frusciante, and French First Lady Carla Bruni also appear on the May release. [Twenty-Four Bit]
    EDDIE VEDDER Sued Over 'INTO THE WILD' Soundtrack
    Canadian musician Gordon Peterson alleges that the PJ frontman's cover of "Big Hard Sun" changed it to its detriment. [Spinner]
    NFL Urged to Drop THE WHO from SUPER BOWL Halftime Show
    Child abuse organization objects due to Pete Townshend's 2003 arrest for accessing child pornography. [South Florida Sun-Sentinel]
    WU-TANG's RZA Talks About Film Career
    The rapper is preparing to direct his first movie. [LATimes]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    DOWNLOAD: YEAR LONG DISASTER's Heavy New Song
    Third Eye Blind, Karma to Burn members rock on a track off their March 9 release. [Year Long Disaster]
    WATCH: MOS DEF's "History" Video
    NYC rapper reunites with Talib Kweli to pay tribute to Brooklyn. [MTV]
    WATCH: A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS' Explosive New Video
    The overall message: kill your TV! [Stereogum]
    WATCH: JAY-Z's Arty New Video
    Hova layers black-and-white images of burning basketballs, creepy clowns, and bloody skulls in "On To the Next One" clip. [YouTube]
    WATCH: LENNY KRAVITZ Talks Leaked MICHAEL JACKSON Collabo
    The soulful rocker dishes on "Another Day," a tune he recorded with the late King of Pop. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: VAMPIRE WEEKEND's New Album
    NYC quartet leak their second record, Contra, a week before its official release. [MySpace]

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