Tuesday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 1:24 P.M.]

NEWS:

    AVENGED SEVENFOLD Drummer Dead at 28
    Jimmy Owen Sullivan, aka "The Rev," dies in Southern California home, reportedly of natural causes. [SPIN]
    LIL WAYNE Kicks Off Tour in New Orleans
    Weezy rocks the hits in his hometown as his jail sentence looms. [SPIN]
    JAY-Z to Premiere New Video on NYE
    Clip for "On to the Next One" to air on NBC's New Year's special with Carson Daly, where Jay-Z will also perform. [MTV]
    VAN MORRISON, Wife Welcome Baby Boy
    Rock legend, 64 (!), announces Monday's birth of George Ivan "Little Van" Morrison III. [AP]
    METRIC Named "Triumph of the Year"
    MySpace Music champions the rad Canadian band's grand 2009, which featured their hit self-released album. [MySpace]
    MARILYN MANSON Settles Lawsuit with Keyboardist
    Stephen Bier, aka Madonna Wayne Gacy, settles $20 million lawsuit for $380,000. [EW]
    TRENT REZNOR: New NIN Material in 2010
    "I am in a state of rediscovery and reinvention," says the muscular frontman. [SPIN]
    R.E.M.'s MICHAEL STIPE Remembers VIC CHESNUTT
    Patti Smith also pays tribute to the influential singer/songwriter, who died Christmas day. [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    Awesome Year-End Mashup Features KINGS OF LEON, DRAKE & More!
    DJ Earworm's YouTube mix also samples Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas, Taylor Swift. [YouTube via EW]
    WATCH:SPIKE LEE Directs MICHAEL JACKSON Video
    "This Is It" clip mixes iconic footage of the late singer with images of his hometown of Gary, IN. [SPIN]

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  • 1 J. Cole — Be Free " 04:01
  • 2 Captain Murphy — Cosplay " 02:41
  • 3 Charli XCX — Break the Rules " 03:24
  • 4 Eve — The Beat Is So Crazy (featuring Madonna) " 04:00
  • 5 Roger Sellers — Waves " 06:30
  • 6 Dorian Concept — Ann River, Mn " 04:08

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