Thursday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 5:23 P.M.]

NEWS:

    DJ AM Makes Cameo in "IRON MAN 2"
    The DJ, who died of an accidental overdose last summer, is featured spinning music in a scene with Robert Downey, Jr. [MTV]
    THE FRATELLIS Split Up
    "Mince, Baz and I are working on music but not with each other for awhile," frontman Jon Fratelli wrote. [The Fratellis]
    RIHANNA Hospitalized in Switzerland
    Pop diva suffers an injured rib, but it's "nothing serious," says her rep. [People]
    GANG STARR Rapper GURU's Death Bed Letter Questioned by Family
    Family claims the rapper never regained consciousness from his coma, and that his partner, Solar, shut them out. [NME]
    DANGER MOUSE, SPARKLEHORSE, DAVID LYNCH Collabo Get Release Date
    Dark Night of the Soul -- featuring Julian Casablancas, Frank Black, Iggy Pop, and more -- drops July 13. [NME]
    VOXTROT Breakup
    A creative lull in the indie band's short career brought their "instantaneous decay," writes frontman. [Stereogum]
    MGMT Album Debuts at No. 2
    The Brooklyn band's experimental release, Congratulations, bests Ke$ha, Usher, and Lady Antebellum! [SPIN]
    GREEN DAY's 'American Idiot' Debuts on Broadway
    The punk band's 2004 concept album transforms into a mainstream musical without losing its angsty charm. [SPIN]
    LADY GAGA Recording "Bigger, Better" New Music
    "Some of the [new] songs I've heard are going to be crazy," said Akon, the "Telephone" star's label boss. [SPIN]
    SUBLIME Reunite Powerfully with New Singer
    The original stoners add 21-year-old Rome Ramirez and kick off their tour in Hollywood to an appreciative crowd. [SPIN]
    50 CENT Announces U.S. Tour
    Fiddy will launch his 19-date "The Invitation" tour in Cleveland on May 28. [MTV]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: RIHANNA Covers OASIS Live
    The "Rockstar 101" singer performed"Wonderwall" in Zurich on Monday. [TripWire]
    WATCH: MARY J BLIGE, TRAVIS BARKER Cover LED ZEPPELIN on 'American Idol'
    R&B songstress rocks "Stairway to Heaven" with all-star band, also including Orianthi and Randy Jackson. [RnB Music Blog]
    WATCH: New XX Video
    Brit minimalists strike a pose in "Islands" clip. [Stereogum]
    WATCH: SMASHING PUMPKINS Rock 'Tonight Show'
    Billy Corgan recruits a nine-person vocal group to perform "Widow Wake My Mind." [SPIN]
    WATCH: DEVO Perform on 'Kimmel'
    New wave band treat viewers to their seminal hit "Whip It." [Youtube]

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Now Playing
  • 1 Paperwhite — Pieces " 03:58
  • 2 Michael Rault — Nothing Means Nothing " 02:56
  • 3 Gold Beach — Impressions " 04:32
  • 4 GENUFLEX — The Last Gods (Mark Stewart And Rambone Remix) " 05:13
  • 5 Sleigh Bells — That Did It Feat. Tink " 02:41
  • 6 Monster Rally & Jay Stone — Recollection " 02:10
  • 7 Little Boots — Pretty Tough " 03:18

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