Thursday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 6:38 P.M.]

NEWS:

    SUGE KNIGHT Arrested for Alleged Assault
    The ex-Death Row Records honcho allegedly pointed a gun at a man and then drove off in his Cadillac Escalade. [AP]
    THE ROOTS Record with Members of DIRTY PROJECTORS
    "Workin on 2 interludes at the same time w/ the ladies of the Dirty Projectors," Questlove tweeted with an in-studio pic. [Twitter]
    New EELS Album Out in August
    Mark Oliver Everett unveils Tomorrow Morning, the final act of his indie rock band's album trilogy. [SPIN]
    RYAN ADAMS Releases 'Sci-Fi Metal Concept Album'
    Orion, out now in "very limited" clear vinyl, is the rocker's first release since splitting with the Cardinals in 2009. [Spinner]
    MGMT Join Psych Rocker PETER KEMBER Onstage in Brooklyn
    Performing as Spectrum, Kember -- who produced MGMT's new album -- invited the band onstage for a 19-minute jam. [BrooklynVegan]
    M.I.A. Performs at 'Adult Swim' Party!
    Sri Lankan rapper plays new tracks in New York City. [BrooklynVegan]
    THE NATIONAL HitNo. 3 on Album Chart
    New York band's latest, High Violet, sells over 51,000 copies in its debut week. [Billboard]
    STP Rock Album Release Party
    See photos of the reunited alt-rock quartet blasting a 90-minute set in New York City. [SPIN]
    R.E.M. Unearth Rarities for 'Fables of the Reconstruction' Reissue
    Double-disc album, out July 13, features demos, unreleased tracks, and new liner notes by guitarist Peter Buck. [R.E.M. HQ]
    Q&A: GOOD CHARLOTTE's BENJI MADDEN
    On boxing ex-MTV VJ Riki Rachtman and recording the band's new album -- twice! [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    LISTEN: New BECK, STP, ELVIS COSTELLO Songs on 'TRUE BLOOD' Soundtrack
    Eels, Lucinda Williams, M. Ward, the Band's Robbie Robertson, and Bob Dylan also contribute. [EW]
    LISTEN: SNEAK PEEK: Two New ARCADE FIRE Songs!
    Preview "The Suburbs" and "Month of May," off the Montreal indie kings' upcoming album! [SPIN]
    LISTEN: New DRAKE Song
    "Miss Me," featuring Lil Wayne, is the third single off the rapper's debut Thank Me Later. [Sound of the City]
    WATCH: MUSE's New 'TWILIGHT: ECLIPSE' Video
    Bella is caught in a love triangle in the British band's clip for "Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)."[SPIN]
    WATCH: Freaky New GOLDFRAPP Video
    The clip for "Alive" features vampires doing aerobics. [Pitchfork]
    WATCH: 'GLEE' Star Directs THAO & GET DOWN STAY DOWN
    Dianna Agron, aka Quinn Fabray on the hit FOX show, heads behind the camera on clip for "Body." [SPIN]
    WATCH: EDDIE VEDDER Joins BAND OF HORSES
    Seattle rockers team up for obscure Jagger/Richards-penned "Act Together" at a New Jersey concert. [SPIN]
    WATCH: NAS & DAMIAN MARLEY Play 'Leno'
    Duo play "As We Enter," the first track off their collaborative album Distant Relatives. [Nah Right]
    WATCH: DEVO Announce New Album's Tracklist
    After tallying votes from fans, who rated song snippets online, Devo confirm songs for Something for Everybody . [YouTube]
    WATCH: TRAVIE MCCOY, BRUNO MARS Unplug at SPIN Office
    The Gym Class Heroes frontman plays two songs with the up-and-coming singer, who drops his own track, too. [SPIN]

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