Thursday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 5:56 P.M.]

NEWS:

    LINKIN PARK Release New Song in iPhone Game
    Players lead a revolution against the evil PixxelKorp in Linkin Park: 8-Bit Rebellion video game. [Mike Shinoda]
    BILLY CORGAN's New Label to Release GREMS Songs
    The imprint will release new material from '60s one-hit wonders and other offbeat acts. [SPIN]
    STEPHEN KING Sings on SHOOTER JENNINGS' New Album
    Best-selling author voices Will o' the Wisp, the central character in the rocker's concept album, Black Ribbons. [Billboard]
    LADY GAGA Teams with POLAROID for 'Specialty Projects'
    Pop star will serve as the creative director and help develope "imaging products." [Wall Street Journal]
    DEAD WEATHER to Release New Single
    Sign up for White's Third Man Records Vault subscription service and score "No Horse" and "Jawbreaker." [Pitchfork]
    PARAMORE, LADY GAGA, EMINEM Win at People's Choice Awards
    Mary J. Blige and Cobra Starship performed at the L.A. bash. [GigWise]
    TAYLOR SWIFT, MICHAEL JACKSON, LADY GAGA Top 2009 Sales List
    Eminem, Jay-Z, and Kings of Leon also placed in the top 10. [NME]
    Record Label WARNER MUSIC Drops GALLOWS
    "We are the British music industry's biggest mistake," said Gallows frontman Frank Carter. [Guardian]
    KINGS OF LEON: "We're Not Collaborating with LEONA LEWIS"
    Drummer Nathan Followill corrects reports about his band working with the X Factor star. [Spinner]
    LIL WAYNE: The Voice of JESUS CHRIST
    Jail-bound rapper will voice the lord and savior in an upcoming Adult Swim special called Freakniks. [Billboard]
    LOU REED, BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE Members to Play NEIL YOUNG Tribute Gig
    Iron & Wine, Vashti Bunyan, and more will also perform at Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Feb. 18. [Exclaim]
    MARILYN MANSON Engaged to EVAN RACHEL WOOD
    Read the latest twisted turn in this on-again off-again affair. [SPIN]
    SANTIGOLD Produces DEVO
    "I made them pull out the red hats and pose for a picture," Brooklyn new wave songstress says. [Paste]
    OF MONTREAL Recruit SOLANGE KNOWLES,JANELLE MONAE for New Album
    Frontman Kevin Barnes still hoping for a collabo with Solange's big sis, Beyonce. [Gigwise]
    HOPPUS, WENTZ Record 'ALICE IN WONDERLAND' Track
    The song for the Tim Burton movie "sounds nothing like Blink or Fall Out Boy," says Wentz. [SPIN]
    GREEN DAY's 'American Idiot' Musical Headed to Broadway
    The production will open at the St. James Theatre on April 20, with previews beginning in March. [Billboard]
    THE KNIFE's New Album Inspired by Charles Darwin
    On March 1 the Swede duo will release Tomorrow, In A Year, a collection of music they wrote for a Danish opera about Darwin. [NME]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: JULIAN CASABLANCAS Rocks Letterman
    Strokes singer performs "Out of the Blue," off his debut solo album Phrazes for the Young. [YouTube]
    WATCH: LIL WAYNE's Epic New Video
    Serpents! Devils! A spooky mansion! Weezy's "On Fire" clip is an exciting, big-money production. [MTV]
    WATCH: VAMPIRE WEEKEND Play Letterman
    The Ivy Leaguers kick off the Contra era with a performance of "Cousins." [SPIN]
    LISTEN: New ALKALINE TRIO Song Leaks
    Matt Skiba uses heroin as a metaphor for love on "This Addiction," the title track from the band's February 23 release. [Ultimate Guitar]

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