Thursday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 6:17 P.M.]

NEWS:

    SEX PISTOLS Mastermind MALCOLM MCLAREN Dies
    The feisty, fashionable Brit passes in New York City at age 64. Read about his lasting legacy here. [SPIN]
    SLEATER-KINNEY Singer to Release Solo Album
    "It's definitely more of a middle-aged mom record, in a way," says Corin Tucker. [Exclaim.ca]
    U.S. Troops Use METALLICA, THIN LIZZY, THE OFFSPRING Music to Fight Taliban
    Military vehicles are fitted with "powerful speakers" that can be heard up to two miles away. [AP]
    KINGS OF LEON Return to Studio for Fifth Album
    The Southern rockers "put down some jams that I think you all will like," says drummer Nathan Followill. [SPIN]
    KANYE WEST to Face DEATH ROW Mogul SUGE KNIGHT In Court
    Knight sues West for over a million dollars, claiming security was inadequate at West's 2005 VMAs afterparty where he was shot. [BBC]
    LIAM GALLAGHER's New Band to Release Single, Tour by October
    He added that their new songs are "a lot more musical than Oasis," and that the defunct Britpop icons will never reunite. [Short List]
    DR. DOG Announce U.S. Tour
    Philly roots rockers hit the road in support of their latest release, Shame, Shame. [Paste]
    Hot Beef: M.I.A. Disses Lady Gaga
    "None of her music's reflective of how weird she wants to be or thinks she is." Ouch. [SPIN]
    SUPERCHUNK Close to Finishing New Album
    "It's definitely more straightforward than the last record, [2001's] Here's To Shutting Up," says frontman Mac McCaughan. [Spinner]
    SIGUR ROS' JONSI Debuts Knockout Solo Tour
    The Icelander delivers the light in his very theatrical Vancouver concert kickoff. [SPIN]
    MGMT Schedule U.S. Tour
    The psych rockers will promote the release of Congratulations with a cross-country trek. Click for details. [SPIN]
    CORINNE BAILEY RAE Launches Tour with Powerful Show
    The Brit singer-songwriter brings a spiritual vibe to her musical debut at L.A.'s Cathedral of Saint Vibiana. [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: SEX PISTOLS Offshoot PUBLIC IMAGE LTD Play First Live Gig in 18 Years
    John Lydon-fronted group play their 1986 song "Rise" on Jimmy Kimmel Live. [YouTube]
    WATCH: RIHANNA Rocks 'American Idol'
    The pop diva dons a guitar and gives America a crash course in "Rockstar 101." [SPIN]
    WATCH: INSANE CLOWN POSSE's Wild New Video
    Horrorcore rappers go soft with an uplifting ballad about love, miracles, and the world's magical qualities. [Videogum]
    WATCH: SLASH, WOLFMOTHER Frontman Rock 'Leno'
    The hard rock duo wail on "By The Sword," a tune off the ex-GNR guitarist's debut solo album. [SPIN]
    DOWNLOAD: New AMANDA PALMER Song
    Cabaret punk celebrates her departure from her record label with a freedom ballad. [SPIN]
    DOWNLOAD: MATES OF STATE Cover GIRLS
    Indie-pop couple's forthcoming album also features songs by Death Cab, Tom Waits, Fleetwood Mac & more. [SPIN]

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