[Updated: 9:33 A.M.]
Label Boss Urges BLUR to Record New Album
The band "sound as competent and as strong as they've ever sounded before," said Parlophone Records' Miles Leonard. [BBC]
COACHELLA Bands vs. the Volcano!
The Cribs, Bad Lieutenant, Frightened Rabbit & more battle the Icelandic ash cloud en route to the CA festival. [SPIN]
TYPE O NEGATIVE Singer PETER STEELE Dies
The metal crooner is believed to have passed from heart failure. He was 48. [Blabbermouth]
MGMT, WILLIE NELSON, FLAMING LIPS, SNOOP DOGG Added to Glastonbury Fest
The event, which runs from June 23- 27, is already sold out. [BBC]
KANYE WEST Organizing RUSSELL BRAND's Bachelor Party
Rapper planning three-day shindig, including stops in New York and Las Vegas, before Brand marries Katy Perry. [Oh No They Didn't]
New WAVVES Album Due This Summer
"Finished recording in Oxford, Mississippi and are currently mixing it. Sounds caraaazaaaaaay," wrote Nathan Williams. [Ghostramp]
MODEST MOUSE Announce Summer Tour
Seattle band hit the road in July, following The Moon & Antarctica's reissue in April for its 10th anniversary. [Pitchfork]
MARK RONSON: 'Expect New AMY WINEHOUSE Songs Soon'
The duo are working on the follow-up to Winehouse's multi-million selling release Back To Black. [Gigwise]
OUTKAST "Brewing" New Album
Atlanta duo are working on their first release in four years, but Big Boi is mum: "It's top secret information." [NME]
MP3s & VIDEOS:
WATCH: SILVERSUN PICKUPS Unplugged at SPIN
The chart-topping rockers strip down hits like "Panic Switch" and "Lazy Eye" at our NYC office. [SPIN]
EXCLUSIVE SONG: SOMETHING CORPORATE Return!
Frontman Andrew McMahon talks about the beloved piano-punk band's reunion shows, and what's up next. [SPIN]
WATCH: GREEN DAY Interview on 'Late Night'
Punk band talk about the Broadway musical version of their blockbuster album, American Idiot. [SPIN]
WATCH: HANSON's New Music Video Featuring WEIRD AL!
"MMMBop" brother are all grown up, dancing in the streets, in their clip for "Thinking 'Bout Somethin'." [MySpace]
WATCH: 'KICK-ASS' Stars InvadeTHE SOFT PACK's New Video
Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Moretz, Clark Duke appear on the band's clip for "Answer to Yourself." [Paste]
WATCH: SNOOP DOGG & KID CUDI's New Video
Duo praise the sticky icky green in their goofy "That Tree" clip. [SPIN]
LISTEN: MARY J BLIGE Covers LED ZEPPELIN
Preview the R&B diva's version of "Stairway to Heaven" and "Whole Lotta Love." [Amazon]
WATCH: LCD SOUNDSYSTEM's Entire New Album
In response to its leak, James Murphy streams This Is Happening before its official May release. [SPIN]