Tuesday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 6:53 P.M.]

NEWS:

    SUBLIME Planning New Album
    Reformed band plan to "write the next great album of the decade," says singer-guitarist Rome. [KCTV5]
    QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, EAGLES OF DEATH METAL Announce Benefit Gig
    Two bands will perform August 12 in L.A. with proceeds going to cancer treatment for bassist Brian O'Connor. [Girlie Action]
    DEAD CONFEDERATE and ALBERTA CROSS Announce Tour
    The two rock groups kickoff a 14-city trek in Portland, OR, on September 6. [Music Slut]
    U2 Reschedules North American Tour
    Shows cancelled due to Bono's back injury are now set to start May 21 in Denver. Click here for the full schedule. [SPIN]
    IRON MAIDEN Bring Their Metal Might to New York City
    The veteran metal gods stick to the new-and the very, very old-stuff at a sold-out Madison Square Garden. [SPIN]
    ROBERT PATTINSON Tells Off COURTNEY LOVE
    The Twilight heartthrob calls Hole singer "a dick" based on her comments about his potential casting as Kurt Cobain. [SPIN]
    LIZ PHAIR Says New Album Resulted in Loss of Management, Record Deal
    "You were never supposed to hear these songs," the singer-songwriter writes. [Liz Phair]
    L.A. Electronic Festival HARD Featuring M.I.A. and N.E.R.D. is Canceled
    July 17 event at the Los Angeles State Historic Park is scrapped due to security concerns. [Billboard]
    INDIE STARS Honor THE BEATLES' Early Days in Hamburg
    Members of Nada Surf, Guided by Voices, and Cat Power's band cover early tunes, set to rock German port city. [Spinner]
    SEAN LENNON Defends Photo of LADY GAGA Playing 'Imagine' Piano
    Beatles fans are irate, but Lennon says, "Pianos are meant to be played. Why is everyone so uptight?" [Spinner]
    LED ZEPPELIN Was "Close" to Touring Without PLANT
    Jason Bonham gives inside details on the reunion that never came to be. [SPIN]
    DEVENDRA BANHART Announces U.S. Tour
    Psychedelic folky will hit the road in October. [NME]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    LISTEN: New R. KELLY Song Featuring LUDACRIS
    The hip-hop artists connect religion and sex on the new track "Speaking In Tongues." [MissInfo]
    WATCH: FLYING LOTUS' New Video
    L.A. experimental beat master's clip for "Mmmhmm" is a boggling trip from outer space to Super Mario Bros. [Pitchfork]
    LISTEN: First Song from THE WALKMEN's New Album
    Hear "Stranded," a track from the band's September 14 release Lisbon. [NPR]
    LISTEN: BEST COAST's New Album
    Crazy for You, the debut full-length from this California duo, is streaming ahead of its July 27 release. [Urban Outfitters]
    LISTEN: INTERPOL Release New Single!
    "Barricade," from the New York band's September album, arrives online. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: Two New PANDA BEAR Songs
    "Tomboy" and "Slow Motion" are both set to drop on the Animal Collective member's new 7-inch, out July 13. [Paste Magazine]

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