Thursday's Music Roundup

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SPIN Staff

[Updated: 6:03 P.M.]

NEWS:

    MADONNA'S Stage Collapses in France, Killing One
    Too much dancing was not the cause of the accident. [MTV News]
    BECK Unveils Part Two of Interview with TOM WAITS
    The pair talk cars, $700 oranges, and why city dwellers are like sperm. [Beck.com]
    FARM AID Heads to St. Louis in October
    Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews to perform. [FarmAid]
    AMY WINEHOUSE Divorce Finally Official
    Blake Fielder-Civil blows his $3.6 million alimony on ... fedoras.[NME]
    JAY-Z Says Kanye Inspired "D.O.A."
    And not because HOVA hated 808s and Heartbreak. [Billboard]
    KORN Singer Signs Solo Contract
    Jonathan Davis' debut album will be inspired by... Peter Gabriel? [Blabbermouth]
    LOS CAMPESINOS! Announce American Tour!
    Like exclamation points, this Welsh band never gets old! [NME]
    MICK JONES Wants to Produce New LIBERTINES Album
    Ex-Clash axeman also speaks on his Rock & Roll Public Library exhibition. [NME]
    SEBASTIAN BACH to Pen Memoir
    Wait ... he's literate? [Twitter]
    TOKIO HOTEL Drummer Injured in Bar Brawl
    Some people really hate the teen glam-pop band's music. [MTV]
    COURTNEY LOVE to ERIC ERLANDSON: "Hole is MY Band!"
    Miss World wants her way... NOW! [SPIN]
    THE MARS VOLTA, YYYs Headline Colorado's Monolith Fest
    Lineup also includes Girl Talk, Of Montreal, and more. [Monolith]
    Awesome Indie Station WOXY Moves to Texas
    Internet broadcasts will include HD shows from Austin Theater. [WOXY]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    LISTEN: FREE ENERGY's Feel-Good Summer Jam
    Like the soundtrack to Dazed and Confused... but more dance-y. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: New FRUIT BATS Track, "My Unusual Friend"
    Get a preview of the Chicago folk rocker's new album, The Ruminant Band. [I Guess I'm Floating]
    LISTEN: New MODEST MOUSE, "History Sticks to Your Feet"
    Two new tracks in one week? Lucky us! [Pitchfork]
    WATCH: PAUL MCCARTNEY Performs on Ed Sullivan Theater Roof
    The Beatle takes it back to where it all began. [CNN]
    LISTEN: RAKIM's God-Lovin' Rap Jam
    Because Jesus loves frightening beats and rhymes -- duh! [SMCRECORDINGS]
    LISTEN: SHONEN KNIFE Return with Catchy New Song
    Superfan Kurt Cobain celebrates from grave. [AAM]
    LISTEN: MOBY Song Gets Remixed
    French producer Lifelike transforms "Mistake" into a Depeche Mode-like track.[RCRDLBL]
    LISTEN: THOM YORKE's New Song
    The Radiohead frontman covers Miracle Legion for new tribute album. [SPIN]

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Now Playing
  • 1 J Dilla — Give Em What They Want " 02:45
  • 2 Low Leaf — Set Me Free " 02:13
  • 3 Doe Paoro — Nobody " 03:05
  • 4 Chromeo with Ezra Koenig — Ezra's Interlude " 01:55
  • 5 The Julie Ruin — Brightside " 03:04
  • 6 Mirel Wagner — What Love Looks Like " 03:07
  • 7 Amen Dunes — I Can't Dig It " 04:53

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