Tuesday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 6:01 P.M.]

NEWS:

    RIVERS CUOMO Talks New WEEZER Album
    How does the frontman test out his songs? By listening to them while on the treadmill. Duh. [Pitchfork]
    SNEAK PEEK: GREEN DAY's 'American Idiot' Musical
    Watch the trailer for the punk band's record-breaking foray into theatre! [SPIN]
    JAY REATARD's Band Quits
    Fuck them! They are boring rich kids who can't play for ahit anyways," writes the punk rocker. [Twitter]
    DRAKE, KINGS OF LEON, KID CUDI Lead MTVU Woodie Noms
    Silversun Pickups, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit also receive nods. [MTV]
    DAFT PUNK to Appear in Disney's 'TRON' Remake
    French electro duo also handling the soundtrack for the film, due in 2010. [MTV]
    JAY-Z Wants to Work with LIAM GALLAGHER
    "I think we could blend our styles well," Hova says of former Oasis singer. [Gigwise]
    GUNS N' ROSES Sued for Copying Songs
    Labels seek $1 million, claiming band copied songs by German musician Ulrich Schnauss. [Reuters]
    BACKSTREET BOY Brian Littrell Diagnosed with Swine Flu
    Maybe Marilyn Manson and the boy band singer should write an album about pigs. [People]
    Dead Weather, Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Invade AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
    As the rain fell, concertgoers splashed and moshed to their favorite bands. [SPIN]
    PETER HOOK Admits to Faking IAN CURTIS' Autograph
    Bassist says he conned memorabilia fans by faking the signature of his late band mate. [NME]
    DJ AM's Drug Intervention Show to Air
    MTV series Gone Too Far finally premieres Monday, Oct. 12, at 10 P.M. EST. [People]
    AFI Launch Tour in Minneapolis
    Heavy cuts from their past pepper a mix of fresh material from the just-released Crash Love. [SPIN]
    U2, LADY GAGA Rock NYC Benefit
    Courtney Love, Lou Reed, ScarJo, and others honor Virgin Prunes frontman Gavin Friday! [SPIN]
    METHOD MAN Arrested for Tax Evasion
    Wu-Tang Clan rapper owes nearly $33,000 in personal income taxes. [MTV]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    DOWNLOAD: JUSTICE Remix LENNY KRAVITZ's "Let Love Rule"
    French DJ duo put a robotic, dance floor-ready twist on Kravitz's love ballad. [Stereogum]
    WATCH: METALLICA Perform Rare Song Live
    The metal legends play "Through the Never" for the first time in 16 years. [SPIN]
    DOWNLOAD: SOFT PACK Remix PHOENIX
    L.A. punks (formerly the Muslims) transform "Fences" into a jittery rocker. [Aquarium Drunkard]
    DOWNLOAD: VAMPIRE WEEKEND's New Single
    The Ivy League preppies leak "Horchata," the first official release from their second album. [SPIN]
    WATCH: DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE Preview 'NEW MOON' Video
    Seattle band film clip for "Meet Me on the Equinox" in a mansion outside Toronto. [MTV]

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Now Playing
  • 1 M.I.A. — Gold " 01:48
  • 2 A Sunny Day in Glasgow — Bye Bye, Big Ocean (The End) [Ice Choir Remix] " 04:35
  • 3 Azealia Banks — Heavy Metal And Reflective " 02:31
  • 4 Mystery Skulls — Paralyzed (Single Version) " 02:34
  • 5 G-Eazy — Say Ft. French Montana " 04:32
  • 6 Kevin Morby — We Did It All Wrong " 04:47
  • 7 Kiesza — Giant In My Heart (Arches Remix) " 05:50

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