Thursday's Music Roundup

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SONIC YOUTH
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[Updated: 5:31 P.M.]

NEWS:

    SONIC YOUTH to Record Their 17th Album in 2010
    New York band is also working on a new DVD and digitizing demos, rarities from their 30-year history. [BBC]
    AXL ROSE Gets Into 'Bloody' Fight with Papparazi at L.A. Airport
    Rocker's pissy mood forces him to miss Guns 'N Roses' first soundcheck of their Asian tour. [Live Daily]
    KAREN O Scores Grammy Nod After MILEY CYRUS' Disqualification
    The YYY singer's Wild Things track was next in line for Best Song Written For A Soundtrack. [Twentyfourbit]
    WHITE STRIPES Live Box Set Due in March
    Under Great White Northern Lights will include a DVD of their 2007 Canadian tour and tons of other live material. [Pitchfork]
    LIL WAYNE's 'Rebirth' Delayed... Again
    Weezy's rock-influenced release now scheduled for February. [MTV]
    JAY REATARD Fights Fans in Austin!
    Two concertgoers attack the punk rocker onstage at Emo's, then get arrested. [Austin360]
    NAS to Pay Ex-Wife KELIS $51,000 in Child Support
    Court hearing also reveals that Nas is slated to drop two albums in 2010. [MTV]
    BEN GIBBARD, ZOOEY DESCHANEL Join AIMEE MANN's Christmas Concerts
    Mann is also working on a new studio album, the follow up 2008's @#%&*! Smilers. [Spinner]
    GYM CLASS HEROES Recording New Album
    "It's definitely going back to the essence of [the band]," Travis McCoy says of PCC II's sound. [SPIN]
    BON IVER Releases Live Album
    A Decade with Duke, featuring Justin Vernon's high school jazz band, benefits the school's music program. [NME]
    EDDIE VEDDER Gets Engaged
    Pearl Jam frontman proposes to Jill McCormick, his longtime girlfriend and mother of his two daughters. [E!Online]
    TORI AMOS Celebrates the Season at SPIN Office
    At an intimate, private show, the piano goddess elegantly reimagines the holiday spirit. [SPIN]
    FUCKED UP Enlist TEGAN & SARA,TVOTR, VAMPIRE WEEKEND Members for Christmas Cover
    Yo La Tengo, David Cross, Andrew WK, and GZA also join on "Do They Know It's Christmas." [The Daily Swarm]
    BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN'sCousin Died of Accidental Overdose
    Acute amphetamine and heroin intoxication were the cause of Leonard Sullivan's Oct. 26 death at a Kansas City tour stop. [KCTV]
    GOSSIP GIRL LEIGHTON MEESTER's Debut Album Due in Early 2010
    A tour is in the works, too. [MTV]
    SHE & HIM Announce Complete Details for 'Volume Two'
    Tilly and the Wall guest on the new album, due March 23. [Pitchfork]
    LADY GAGA Meets the Queen of England!
    Pop visionary channels Salvador Dali, tones down theatrics in performance for the Brit royals. [SPIN]
    RIVERS Recovering from WEEZER Bus Crash
    A hospitalized Rivers Cuomo likely to "go home pretty soon." [SPIN]
    LENNY KRAVITZ Not Replacing STEVEN TYLER in AEROSMITH
    "No voice could ever take the place of his," says the "Fly Away" rocker. [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: LADY GAGA Discusses Her Bisexuality with Barbara Walters
    Babs named Gaga one of the '10 Most Interesting People of 2009.' [Prefix Mag]
    LISTEN: PORTISHEAD Release Stunning New Song
    Bonus: Paid downloads of the track benefit Amnesty International on Human Rights Day! [SPIN]
    LISTEN: FALL OUT BOY Drummer's New Project
    PREMIERE: Andy Hurley forms Burning Empires. Check out their heavy, politically-charged song! [SPIN]
    WATCH: BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB Play 'Live'
    Blues-rock band tease their new live CD/DVD with "Berlin" and "Weapon of Choice." [Spinner]
    WATCH: JAWBOX Reunite on 'Late Night'
    Performing for the first time in 12 years, the D.C. band rips through "Savory" and two more. [Late Night with Jimmy Fallon]
    DOWNLOAD: Ex-GRANDADDY Frontman JASON LYTLE's Christmas Album
    [Jason Lytle]

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