Thursday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 6:46 P.M.]

NEWS:

    GUNS N' ROSES Kick Off 'Chinese Democracy' Tour
    Welcome to the Jungle, Winnipeg! Axl is in fine form. [SPIN]
    BILLY CORGAN Records Music with JESSICA SIMPSON
    The couple's love affair just took an artistic turn. [People]
    INCUBUS' DJ Obtains Restraining Order Against Former Bandmate
    Chris Kilmore claims ex-Incubus DJ Gavin Koppell is threatening to kill him. [Exclaim.ca]
    COLDPLAY Sued for Plagiarism... Again
    A self-described "unknown" songwriter alleges that Chris Martin and Co. stole "Clocks," "Yellow," and more. [TMZ]
    RIHANNA Speaks Out on CHRIS BROWN
    "I feel like this happened to me so I could be a voice for young girls," singer says in new issue of W mag. [MTV]
    KEANE Collaborate with K'NAAN on New EP
    Night Train is due for a May release and will also feature Japanese Baile Funk MC Tigarah. [GigWise]
    Album Updates: LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, ELBOW
    The two bands give updates on their upcoming releases. [SPIN]
    KANYE WEST, DIDDY Plead for Haiti Aid
    Celebs ask Twitter followers to donate money to relief efforts after an earthquake devastates Haiti. [SOHH.com]
    PEREZ HILTON Launches Boy Band Competition
    Perez and American Idol creator Simon Fuller seek "The Boy Band for the Next Generation" via online contest. [MTV]
    DEWEY TUCKER, Bass Player for LAURYN HILL, Murdered
    The musician was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head in Oakland, CA, on Tuesday night. [All Hip Hop]
    BECK Pays Tribute to JAY REATARD
    Boho rocker posts the deceased Memphis, TN, rocker's cover of his tune "Gamma Ray" online.[Beck]
    PIXIES Mourn JAY REATARD
    Reatard's recent tour mates "express condolences to the friends and family of Jay Reatard, on his sudden passing."[Facebook]
    JAY-Z on EMINEM, Meeting OBAMA
    Hova calls meeting President "mind-blowing," remember Em wearing bullet-proof vest in studio in new issue of Interview. [MTV]
    ROB ZOMBIE to Direct Episode of 'CSI : MIAMI'
    The episode is slated to air March 1. [AP]
    Soul Legend TEDDY PENDERGRASS Dead at 59
    Singer passed in Philadelphia on Wednesday following a battle with colon cancer. [ABC News]
    LLOYD BANKS Released by Canadian Immigration, Returns to U.S.
    G-Unit MC charged with criminal confinement, aggravated assault, and robbery after altercation with concert promoter in Ontario. [MTV]
    JAY REATARD Dead at 29
    The garage-punk rocker passes in his sleep at home in Memphis, TN. [SPIN]
    WYCLEF JEAN Travels to Earthquake Ravaged Haiti
    Haitian-born musician take to Twitter to request a "state of emergency," rushes to deliver aid. [Gigwise]
    VAMPIRE WEEKEND Kick Off Tour in L.A.
    The Ivy Leaguers air tracks from their cosmopolitan new album at sold out show. [SPIN]
    KE$HA Topples SUSAN BOYLE, Hits No. 1 on Charts
    Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and Alicia Keys also appear in the Top 10. [Billboard]
    JOANNA NEWSOM Announces New Album
    The freak-folk queen's third full length, "Have One On Me," drops Feb. 23. [Spunk]
    STROKES Work Out Internal Problems, Begin Recording New Album
    "Everyone is working as a group... Which is amazing," says Julian Casablancas. "But that's only happening now."[NyMag]
    M.I.A. Releases New Song and Video
    But is the electro jam off the Sri Lanka-born star's upcoming album? [SPIN]
    LLOYD BANKS Released from Jail, Detained by Canadian Immigration
    G-Unit member expected to be released later this week for role in alleged assault and robbery. [MTV]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: AIR's Mysterious New Video
    French duo's latest clip is a dramatic film noir. [SPIN]
    WATCH: New MUSE Video. 'Resistance'
    Get a taste of the rockers' gargantuan live show in this just-released clip! [SPIN]
    WATCH: FANFARLO Play Acoustic at SPIN HQ
    The hottest new band from the U.K. play four songs -- including a gorgeous ditty about Armageddon! [SPIN]
    LISTEN: New DUM DUM GIRLS Track!
    The lo-fi punk group re-record "Jail La La" for their Sub Pop debut, I Will Be, out March 30.[Gorilla Vs. Bear]

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Now Playing
  • 1 Chris Brown & Trey Songz — Tuesday (Remix) " 04:26
  • 2 Buzzcocks — "It's Not You" " 02:46
  • 3 The Drums — Magic Mountain " 04:05
  • 4 Jessie Ware — Kind Of...Sometimes...Maybe " 03:46
  • 5 Flying Lotus — Coronus, the Terminator " 02:40
  • 6 JEFF The Brotherhood — Gouge Away " 02:52

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