Monday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 5:53 P.M.]

NEWS:

    Heath Ledger-directed Video Released by MODEST MOUSE
    Ledger's conception marks the release of the band's EP. [SPIN]
    KATHERINE JACKSON Gets Permanent Custody of Michael's Kids
    But MJ's dermatologist threw in a bid that had people wondering... [MTV]
    BRENDAN BENSON Announces First Leg of North American Tour
    The Raconteur will tour behind My Old, Familiar Friend starting August 17. [MySpace]
    DAN DEACON, DEERHUNTER, NO AGE Kick Off Round Robin Tour
    The three acts played together on one stage at New York City's Brooklyn Bowl. [SPIN]
    DEVENDRA BANHART Announces New Album
    What Will We Be features Little Joy guitarist Rodrigo Amarante. [Stereogum]
    WOODSTOCK 40th Anniversary Concert Cancelled
    Free concert planned for Brooklyn's Prospect Park lacks sponsorship. [Spinner]
    PANIC AT THE DISCO Talk About New Music
    Blink-182's Mark Hoppus may produce the band's upcoming album. [MTV]
    RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS to Return to Studio in October
    "We're ready," says drummer Chad Smith of RHCP's first reunion in two years. [SPIN]
    TOOL, YYYs, JAY-Z Play All Points West
    See photos and read reviews from the New Jersey fest! [SPIN]
      DAVE GROHL Plays Mini-Set at Street-Naming Ceremony
      Foo Fighter's birth town Warren, OH, renames one of its streets for the rocker. [NME]
      KANYE, LYKKE LI, ROOTS Live in NYC
      Cobra Starship, Passion Pit, and more also play Diesel's U:Music Tour. [SPIN]
      BLACK EYED PEAS Set New Chart Record
      Group scores longest No. 1 run in the Billboard Hot 100's history. [Billboard]
      SLUM VILLAGE Rapper BAATIN Found Dead
      Influential hip-hop artist discovered in Detroit. He was 35. [Pitchfork]

    MP3s & VIDEOS:

      WATCH: CRIBS' "Cheat On Me" Video
      Nothing says punk like shooting your video out of focus. [Stereogum]
      Battle of the PANIC AT THE DISCO Bands!
      Get our take on the first songs to emerge from the band's recent split. [SPIN]
      WATCH: MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE Unveils New Songs Live
      Check out MCR performing the Hives-esque song "Death Before Disco"! [SPIN]
      LISTEN: RAVEONETTES Premiere New Track, "Suicide"
      For a song about killing yourself, it's pretty upbeat. [Pitchfork]
      LISTEN: DECEMBERISTS Play Two New Songs Live
      Portland, OR, band unveil a pair of tracks at the Newport Folk Fest. [YouAintNoPicasso]
      EMINEM Slams MARIAH CAREY in New Dis Track
      Gosh, talk about a messy breakup. [SPIN]

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Now Playing
  • 1 Fantasmes — Bare Bones " 04:58
  • 2 The Black Angels — An Occurrence at 4507 South Third Street " 03:20
  • 3 J Dilla — Give Em What They Want " 02:45
  • 4 Low Leaf — Set Me Free " 02:13
  • 5 Doe Paoro — Nobody " 03:05
  • 6 Chromeo with Ezra Koenig — Ezra's Interlude " 01:55
  • 7 Soundgarden — Black Hole Sun (Demo) " 05:54

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