Wednesday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 5:53 P.M.]

NEWS:

    MICHAEL JACKSON's Doctor's Office Raided by DEA
    Houston Dr. suspected of illegally prescribing Jackson with strong anesthetic. [Reuters]
    PAT BENATAR, BLONDIE Kick Off U.S. Tour
    The chardonnay and tunes flowed at the new wave icons' Saratoga, CA, gig. [SPIN]
    CONOR OBERST Says Bye Bye BRIGHT EYES
    After one more release, the indie darling will retire the moniker for good. [Pitchfork]
    SPRINGSTEEN, U2, METALLICA Confirmed for Rock Hall B-Day Bash
    The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will celebrate its 25th with two NYC concerts in October. [SPIN]
    50 CENT Would "Love" to Record Joint Album with EMINEM
    Um, how much longer until Dre's Detox drops? [MTV]
    OASIS Singer LIAM GALLAGHER Storms Offstage in London
    Apparently he was upset concertgoers threw full pints of beer at his face. [GigWise]
    'TWILIGHT''s Kristen Stewart Rocks Out to JOAN JETT
    The young actress studies up for her upcoming role as Jett in The Runaways. [People]
    BECK and WILCO Collaborate
    Rockers cover onetime Moby Grape/Jefferson Airplane member Skip Spence. [Pitchfork]
    LEONARD COHEN Sets More U.S. Tour Dates
    After a 15-year hiatus, the songwriter returns with additional fall shows. [SPIN]
    New WEEZER Album Nearly Complete
    Band also plans deluxe edition of Pinkerton. [Pitchfork]
    JAY-Z Recruits MGMT For Blueprint 3
    Is HOVA going psych-pop?! [SPIN]
    WEEZER, NO DOUBT, PUMPKINS On Guitar Hero 5
    Jam like Rivers Cuomo and Billy Corgan on... uh, a plastic guitar. [SPIN]
    WHITE STRIPES to Premiere Documentary in Toronto
    The film captures Jack and Meg's 2007 tour of "the great white North." [NME]
    CHRIS BROWN Apologizes for RIHANNA Assault in New Video
    "I only can pray that you forgive me, please," he said. [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    LISTEN: KINGS OF CONVENIENCE's New Album!
    Norwegian rock duo will release their first record in five years on Oct. 20. [DailySwarm]
    DOWNLOAD: DOVES Get Remixed
    Sasha (of Sasha and Digweed) transforms this tune into a trippy club banger. [RCRDLBL]
    DOWNLOAD: TV ON THE RADIO Guitarist Unveils Solo Track
    One thing is clear: Kyp Malone wants more cowbell! [Pitchfork]
    LISTEN: BEASTIE BOYS' New Song with Nas
    Oh, snap -- the New Yorkers take aim at "crap rappers." [Stereogum]

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