Tuesday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 6:56 P.M.]

NEWS:

    M.I.A.'s New Album is "Weird" and "Heavy"
    Producer Diplo says the new record -- expected in July -- is influenced by Animal Collective and Motown. [MTV]
    SUGE KNIGHT Wanted for Alleged Beating and Robbery
    Knight and his posse allegedly attacked and robbed rapper Yukmouth of $92,000 in jewelry. [TMZ]
    STROKES Recording Tracks Without JULIAN CASABLANCAS
    Plus: Find out why the band accepted offers to play festivals this summer, including Lollapalooza. [SPIN]
    NEW PORNOGRAPHERS Release Single, Announce Tour
    "The Crash Years" is on sale today at iTunes; tour kicks off in late May. [Matador]
    TEENAGE FANCLUB Announce New Album
    Shadows, the Scot band's first album in five years, releases June 8. [Merge Records]
    FOO FIGHTERS to Record With NIRVANA Producer
    Dave Grohl and Butch Vig will reunite for the first time since 1991's Nevermind. [SPIN]
    TOM HANKS Seeks Movie Rights to GREEN DAY Musical
    After scoring a hit with Mamma Mia, the Oscar winner's production company sets its sights on American Idiot. [SPIN]
    JACK WHITE's Wife KAREN ELSON Plays New Songs Live in NYC
    With a five-piece band the model performed 13 songs off her debut, but, alas, no cameo from Jack. [NME]
    FALL OUT BOY Drummer Joins New Band
    Andy Hurley will play with straight edge hardcore outfit Earth Crisis on their upcoming U.S. tour. [Kerrang]
    OUTKAST's BIG BOI Signs with Def Jam
    The label will release his much-delayed solo album Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty. [Yahoo]
    Eyewitness: DR. CONRAD MURRAY Stopped CPR on MICHAEL JACKSON to Hide Evidence
    Bodyguard Alberto Alvarez says the Doc hid Propofol bottles in a nearby closet. [TMZ]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    LISTEN: Two New BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE Songs!
    Canadian indie rock collective leak a pair of tracks from their May release, Forgiveness Rock Record. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: New DEAD WEATHER Video!
    "Die by the Drop" is the first single off Sea of Cowards, the second album from Jack White's supergroup. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: GASLIGHT ANTHEM's New Single
    The New Jersey band unveil the first track from their upcoming third release, American Slang. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' New Single!
    "Between the Lines" is a classic alt-rock gem from the L.A. quartet's May 25 reunion album. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: RADIOHEAD Guitarist's New Orchestral Piece
    Check out Jonny Greenwood's composition called Doghouse. [BBC]

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