Wednesday's Music Roundup

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NEWS:

    YEAH YEAH YEAHS Release iTunes Original Sessions EP
    Features interviews, acoustic renditions of "Maps," "Runaway," and more. [Pitchfork]
    SLASH Records with WOLFMOTHER Frontman ANDREW STOCKDALE
    Pouffy-haired Aussie sings on the former Guns N' Roses guitarist's next solo album. [NME]
    TRENT REZNOR Returns to Twitter, Celebrates Classic Album
    "Happy birthday, old friend. Pretty Hate Machine turns 20," writes the NIN frontman. [Twitter]
    RUN-DMC Plan a Broadway Musical
    Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels are meeting with a veteran producer this week! [SPIN]
    YEASAYER Unveil Second Album
    Brooklyn psychedelic band's Odd Blood drops Feb. 9. [Pitchfork]
    AGAINST ME! Wrap Recording on New Album
    Butch Vig-produced follow-up to 2007's New Wave will be called White Crosses. [SPIN]
    JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Exploring New Sounds, Not Rushing Next Record
    "For me it is about the process - the discovery of whatever it is it's going to be." JT said. [MTV]
    FAITH NO MORE Reunion to Hit U.S.A.
    The alt-era metal stars announce -- maybe -- their first American shows in a decade. [SPIN]
    EVANESCENCE Announce NYC Concert
    "Secret show" scheduled for the 1,000-capacity Grand Ballroom on Nov. 4. [Blabbermouth]
    JULIAN CASABLANCAS Announces L.A. Concert Residency
    Strokes singer will play four nights at the Downtown Palace Theatre behind his new solo album. [NME]
    SLAYER to Perform on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
    The metal band's performance will air the morning of Thursday, Nov. 5. [Blabbermouth]
    BILLY CORGAN Joins Benefit Concert for SMASHING PUMPKINS Fan
    Alt-rocker forms new band, Backwards Clock Society, for Nov. 8 show. [LA Times]
    METALLICA Join Search for Missing Fan
    A 20-year-old college female was last seen at the band's Charlottesville, VA, concert. [SPIN]
    NEW FOUND GLORY Play Secret Hometown Gig
    The pop-punk band invite 100 lucky fans into their Florida recording studio. [SPIN]
    PAVEMENT Tap FAUST, THE FALL, QUASI for ATP
    Indie pioneers also confirm first UK reunion show, set for London's Academy Brixton in May. [Pitchfork]
    ERYKAH BADU, SHINY TOY GUNS Face Off in Dallas
    Who'll win the battle of the bands between these two disparate acts? [SPIN]
    RZA to Join METHOD MAN, RAEKWON, GHOSTFACE's New Album?
    "If anybody from Wu-Tang needs me, I'm there for them," RZA said. [MTV]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: SLAYER Explain Female Serial Killer Song
    Metal band discuss "Beauty Through Order," their first tune ever written from the female perspective! [SPIN]
    WATCH: LINKIN PARK Side-Project Rocks 'Letterman'
    Chester Bennington's Dead By Sunrise shred through "Crawl Back In." [Blabbermouth]
    WATCH: NIRVANA Live at Reading!
    The band goes back to "School" in a clip from their upcoming DVD. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: AFI Cover DAVID BOWIE
    California hardcore band put a gritty touch on the Thin White Duke's classic tune "Ziggy Stardust." [A Fire Inside]
    WATCH: KINGS OF CONVENIENCE Play SPIN Office
    Norwegian folk duo play acoustic versions of songs from their new album. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: OF MONTREAL Leaks Bizarre New Song
    Kevin Barnes and Co. get all Frank Zappa-like on "Wet Butcher's Fist." [YANP]
    LISTEN: TEGAN AND SARA's Entire New Album!
    Twin sisters leak Sainthood in advance of its Oct. 27 release. [SPIN]

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