Thursday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 6:54 P.M.]

NEWS:

    GOSSIP Announce Spring Tour
    Soulful Portland, OR, trio hit the road for a mini U.S. trek, kicking off at Coachella in April.[GossipYouth.com]
    HOLE Plays First Concert in a Decade
    On classics and new songs from the band's April release, one thing remains the same -- it's all about Courtney Love. [SPIN]
    LIL WAYNE Sued For Copyright Infringement
    Producer Darius "Deezle" Harrison claims he owns the rights to Weezy's hit "Mrs. Officer." [All Hip-Hop]
    ANIMAL COLLECTIVE to Premiere Psychedelic Art Exhibit in New York
    Transverse Temporal Gyrus is a collaboration with visual artist Danny Perez, featuring original new music. [Guggenheim]
    BON IVER, P.O.S. Join New Supergroup
    Under the name GAYNGS, over a dozen indie artists collaborate on upcoming album, Relayted. [Jagjaguwar]
    WU-TANG Members Detail New Album Collabo
    Raekwon, Method Man, and Ghostface unveil the cover art, tracklist, and more for The Wu-Massacre. [SPIN]
    SEX PISTOLS' JOHN LYDON Wants to Record PINK FLOYD's 'Dark Side'
    Punk frontman also says he was invited to collaborate with the experimental British rock band. [Stool Pigeon]
    AGAINST ME! Unveil New Songs at Florida Gig
    The Sunshine State punks take the wraps off the forthcoming White Crosses in Jacksonville. [SPIN]
    Singer MARY LOU LORD Reveals History with KURT COBAIN
    Singer/songwriter clears rumors about her relationship with the Nirvana frontman, tells detailed stories about his life. [Twenty-Four Bit]
    DEFTONES Announce New Album Details
    Diamond Eyes drops May 18. Click to hear a sneak preview of its first single, "Rocket Skates." [SPIN]
    AGAINST ME! Reveal New Album Cover
    Check out the Florida punk band's semi-NSFW art for their upcoming release, White Crosses. [Blogspot]
    MYSTIKAL Returns Home to New Orleans
    After his six-year jail term, the high energy rapper returns for a Fat Tuesday show full of his classics. [SPIN]
    Mother of KILLERS Frontman BRANDON FLOWERS Dies
    Jean Flowers, 64, succumbed to brain cancer late last week. [SPIN]
    LEONARD COHEN Inducted to Songwriters Hall of Fame
    The "Hallelujah" singer is joined by composer David Foster and members of Earth, Wind, and Fire. [BBC]
    MGMT Unveil New Album Cover
    And it looks like Sonic the Hedgehog surfing! See the psychedelic art for Congratulations here. [SPIN]
    AEROSMITH to Headline 2 Festivals with STEVEN TYLER
    The band's semi-estranged frontman will be back in the saddle this summer. [SPIN]
    SADE Tops Album Chart, Sets Sales High
    Singer moves 502,000 copies of Soldier of Love, setting best sales week since AC/DC's Black Ice in 2008. [Billboard]
    ERIC CLAPTON, PAUL SIMON Join YOKO ONO Jam
    A galaxy of music stars host an impromptu birthday concert for the fifth Beatle. [SPIN]
    LADY GAGA Leads BRIT Awards
    Jay-Z, Lily Allen, Kasabian, Oasis, and more also win at the London ceremony. [SPIN]
    GREEN DAY, LADY GAGA, SOUNDGARDEN at LOLLAPALOOZA
    Reports say these three acts will headline the Chicago fest, set to hit Grant Park in early August. [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: PASSION PIT's New Confetti-Filled Video
    Boston electro group turns frowns upside down in the clip for "Little Secrets." [MTV]
      LISTEN: New Music from KAKI KING
      Guitar whiz amps up the urgency on first taste of Junior, out April 13. Hear it now! [SPIN]
      WATCH: COOL KIDS Record with BLACK KEYS
      Hip-hip duo teams with the blues-rock duo to record new song for BlakRoc project. [2 Dope Boyz]
      WATCH: RUFUS WAINWRIGHT Performs Live
      Songwriter plays the piano on "Zebulon," a song about his recently deceased mother. [BBC]
      WATCH: PARAMORE's New Love Story Video
      Hayley Williams retraces the steps to finding Mr. Right in "The Only Exception" clip. [SPIN]
      WATCH: PANIC!'sBRENDON URIE, BUTCH WALKER Spoof 'American Psycho'
      The producer stops a recording session, brandishes an axe, and goes on a murderous rampage! [SPIN]

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Now Playing
  • 1 SFV Acid — And No Stress " 07:46
  • 2 Dub Thompson — No Time " 04:03
  • 3 Big Search — Game of Images " 05:02
  • 4 Trash Talk — "Cloudkicker" " 03:00
  • 5 Little Dragon — Let Go " 04:05
  • 6 BOOTS — Dreams (feat. Beyoncé) " 04:55

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