Thursday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 6:01 P.M.]

NEWS:

    METALLICA to Release Live Album!
    The metal titans celebrate the end of their two-year-long Death Magnetic world tour with eight-song EP. [SPIN]
    LOU REED Makes SUSAN BOYLE Cry
    The Velvet Underground legend rejects her request to sing "Perfect Day" on America's Got Talent. [TMZ]
    VINCE NEIL Accused of Attacking Woman in Las Vegas
    Motley Crue singer allegedly grabbed and threw a woman against a wall inside an elevator. [MTV]
    New IRON & WINE Album Due in Early 2011
    Sam Beam and friends return with Kiss Each Other Clean, their first album since 2007's The Shepherd's Dog. [Pitchfork]
    EMINEM to Open MTV's Video Music Awards
    The Rapper is also up for eight Moonmen, including Video of the Year. [SPIN]
    Cover Art for RIHANNA Single Leaks Online
    The Barbadian pop singer ditches her clothes and flaunts a red hairdo on "Only Girl (In the World)" cover. [Rap-Up]
    AMY WINEHOUSE to Appear on QUINCY JONES Tribute Album
    Brit songbird teams with Mark Ronson to re-record the 1963 hit "It's My Party." [MTV]
    BRANDON FLOWERS Covers ELVIS in London
    The Killers frontman drops a synthy version of "Are You Lonesome Tonight" during solo gig. [SPIN]
    DAVE MATTHEWS BAND Announce Fall Tour
    The singer/songwriter and co. will hit the northeastern and southern U.S. in November. [Dave Matthews Band]
    BRITNEY SPEARS Sued for Sexual Harassment, Child Abuse
    The pop singer's former bodyguard alleges that Spears beat her children and made unwanted sexual advances towards him. [TMZ]
    DISTURBED Hit No. 1 on Album Chart
    Metal band scores their fourth No. 1 album with Asylum, which moved 179,000 copies in its first week. [Billboard]
    M.I.A. Announces Fall Tour
    The 10-date North American trek kicks off September 21 in Montreal. [Pitchfork]
    PHOTOS: WEEZER's Hurley Clothing Line
    The items, including a puffy vest, t-shirt, and hoodie, come in shades of green, grey, and white. [Stereogum]
    Q&A: COREY TAYLOR of SLIPKNOT & STONE SOUR
    "I'm 36 now and I can't sing about teenage angst anymore," he tells SPIN.com. [SPIN]
    B.O.B. Recording with T.I.
    The 21-year-old Atlanta native says fans have "a lot of really good songs to look forward to." [Billboard]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: WEEZER Unveil Raucous New "Memories" Video
    Rivers Cuomo and Co. team up with Jackass crew for tribute to old-school skateboarding flicks. [SPIN]
    WATCH: THE THERMALS Cover WEEZER
    Punk trio play "My Name Is Jonas" at their show in Bend, OR, Wednesday night. [Stereogum]
    LISTEN: THE VASELINES Stream New Album
    Hear Sex with an X, the Scot group's first new album in 20 years, before its Sept. 14 release date. [Guardian]
    WATCH: New Video from RADIOHEAD Drummer PHIL SELWAY
    A suicide attempt ends with a twist ending in the dour clip for "By Some Miracle." [Stereogum]
    WATCH: New Clip from JOAQUIN PHOENIX's Hip-Hop Documentary
    The actor-turned-rapper chats with Diddy about funding his new album in this clip from I'm Still Here. [YouTube]

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  • 4 GENUFLEX — The Last Gods (Mark Stewart And Rambone Remix) " 05:13
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  • 6 Monster Rally & Jay Stone — Recollection " 02:10
  • 7 Little Boots — Pretty Tough " 03:18

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