Tuesday’s Music Roundup
CONTINUALLY UPDATED: All you need to know about music today -- plus songs and videos.
[Updated: 4:58 P.M.]
- LINKIN PARK‘s Mike Shinoda Talks New Album
The MC tells SPIN.com about the band’s studio work and what he wants for Christmas! [SPIN]
- JULIAN CASABLANCAS: “I Want to Make Weird Music!”
“It’s definitely a place I would like to go, musically,” the Strokes singer said. [NME]
- BEYONCE, TAYLOR SWIFT to Perform at Grammys
Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell and more will also rock the 52nd annual ceremony January 31. [SPIN]
- ROLLING STONES Replacing RONNIE WOOD?
The rocker’s drinking and women problems reportedly have Mick Jagger seeking a new guitarist. [SPIN]
- Help WEEZER Produce a New Song!
Rivers Cuomo is seeking a new studio whiz to produce “Shusui.” The best version wins $208! [Kerrang!]
- LILY ALLEN Opens Up About Miscarriage
“[It was] the worst time of my life,” the former SPIN cover star said her lost pregnancy in 2008. [SPIN]
- PETE DOHERTY Arrested Outside London Court House
Moments after being sparred jail time for another offense, the Babyshambles rocker is picked up for heroin possession. [NME]
- MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK Perform All Three Albums!
The Minneapolis pop-punkers spend their weekend in Chicago playing their hit songs and rarities. [SPIN]
- DEF LEPPARD Developing Cartoon TV Show
Series will show the Brit hard rock group “in a fictional, adventurous setting.” [Billboard]
- LADY GAGA Revamps ‘Monster Ball’ Tour for 2010
Pop star says show will be”four times the size of the one we’re on now and conceptually, it’s completely different.” [MTV]
- Get Your Xmas Photo with EMINEM!
Detroit rapper dons a Santa costume and creeps-out small children — all in the name of charity! [SPIN]
- RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Beats ‘X FACTOR’ to Top of U.K. Charts
Fans of the rock band rallied online to bump Simon Cowell’s pet project, Joe McElderry, from No. 1 spot. [Telegraph]
- RADIOHEAD Return to Studio in January
“The vibe in the camp is fantastic at present,” wrote guitarist Ed O’Brien. [Radiohead]
- LIL WAYNE Detained by Police
Texas authorities hold Weezy and his entourage after marijuana is discovered on the rapper’s tour buses. [SPIN]
- BRITTANY MURPHY Dead at 32
Clueless, 8 Mile star suffered cardiac arrest at Los Angeles home. [People]
MP3s & VIDEOS:
- DOWNLOAD: CROCODILES, DUM DUM GIRLS Record Xmas Song
San Diego bands collaborate on the original yuletide tune, “Merry Christmas, Baby (Please Don’t Die).” [Stereogum]
- WATCH: LIL WAYNE Previews New Doc
Weezy raps and shows off his Miami condo and recording studio in new release. [MTV]
- WATCH: SIA‘s Interactive New Video
Ex-Zero 7 songstress steps into a DIY video game in her “You’ve Changed” clip. [SPIN]
- WATCH: MUSE Rock ‘SNL’
Brit band rip through the catchy and arena-filling tune “Uprising.” [Hulu]
- DOWNLOAD: BROKEN BELLS‘ Debut Single!
The James Mercer/Danger Mouse team-up finally makes itself clear. [SPIN]