Wednesday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 6:02 P.M.]

NEWS:

    MICHAEL JACKSON's 'This Is It' Documentary Premieres Worldwide
    Film details elaborate stage production for planned 50-date concert run in London. [Billboard]
    'NEW MOON' Soundtrack Hits No. 1 on Charts
    Album featuring exclusive songs from Death Cab, Yorke, Killers triumphs on Billboard 200. [Billboard]
    STONE TEMPLE PILOTS to Finish New Album In Early 2010
    Scott Weiland says the band will wrap the reunion album after their winter tour. [Blabbermouth]
    BILLY CORGAN Blogs About Swine Flu
    "I do not trust those who make the vaccines, or the apparatus behind it all to push it on us thru fear," he writes. [Everything From Here to There]
    WATSON TWINS Announce New Album
    Talking to You, Talking to Me drops Feb. 9. [Exclaim]
    MORRISSEY Returns to Stage After Collapse
    The ex-Smiths singer resumes tour in London, following hospitalization last weekend. [BBC]
    FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE Make U.S. Debut
    The 23-year-old Brit lives up to her overseas buzz at the band's intimate New York City show. [SPIN]
    Q&A: TOM GABEL on AGAINST ME! Album
    The frontman also talks about the band's near breakup, rad baby strollers, and the Olsen twins. [SPIN]
    KILLERS Announce Premiere of Concert Movie
    Live at the Royal Albert Hall will screen in select movie theaters Nov. 5. [Killers]
    DOOM, MADLIB Record New MADVILLAIN Album
    TVOTR's Dave Sitek and Mos Def contribute to the album. [Pitchfork]
    U2 Play Free Show to Celebrate Fall of Berlin Wall
    Peacemaking Irish rockers perform at Brandenburg Gate to honor the 20th anniversary of the end of communism in Germany. [SPIN]
    DEFTONES Plan Benefit Gig for Injured Bassist
    Nov. 19 show at Avalon in Hollywood, CA, will help pay Chi Cheng's medical bills. [Metal Underground]
    SUPERCHUNK Cover SPOON & More Live
    Merge founders Mac McCaughan and Laura Ballance also read from Our Noise, a new book about the seminal label. [SPIN]
    BUSTA RHYMES Recording New Album with LIL WAYNE's Producers
    Tha Bizness are working with Busta on upcoming LP. [MTV]
    RIHANNA's Album Art Revealed
    Ohhhhh... edgy! [Fact Mag]
    JOHN PAUL JONES Talks Scrapped LED ZEPPELIN Tour
    "We couldn't really agree on singers," Jones says of finding Plant's replacement. [BBC]
    LIAM GALLAGHER to Start New Band!
    "I don't want to do anything solo," says the ex-Oasis singer. [NME]
    CHRIS BROWN Tweets Album Release Date
    Graffiti drops Dec. 15. [Twitter]
    DEAD WEATHER Release Live Album, Video to iTunes
    Just like you were there, but from the comfort of wherever your computer is. [Dead Weather]
    BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Cancels Show After Cousin's Death
    Lenny Sullivan, also a member of the Boss' road crew, is found dead. [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: LOU BARLOW Covers LA ROUX!
    Plus, the Dinosaur Jr. star goes acoustic at SPIN HQ for two tracks off his new solo album. [SPIN]
    WATCH: CHRIS BROWN Makes Live Comeback at New Jersey Concert
    R&B singer performs first official concert since the Feb. 8 altercation with Rihanna. [YouTube]
    WATCH: JULIAN CASABLANCAS Plays 'The Tonight Show'
    Strokes singer performs solo song "11th Dimension." [YouTube]
    WATCH: SPIKE JONZE Slaps KANYE WEST
    Check out a hilarious deleted scene for the "We Were Once a Fairytale" video shoot. [SPIN]
    WATCH: GWAR Invade Richmond!
    Frontman Oderus Urungus -- and his giant codpiece – takes to the streets for this SPIN photo shoot. [SPIN]
    WATCH: NORAH JONES Chases Pirates in NYC
    Your mom's favorite piano crooner embraces newfound soul-rock sound, sets sail in the Big Apple! [SPIN]
    WATCH: SLAYER Frontman Interviewed in Australia
    Tom Araya talks about the band's ninth studio release, World Painted Blood. [Blabbermouth]
    WATCH: CHRIS BROWN Releases "Transform Ya" Video
    R&B singer transforms into a motorcycle, ninja, and Hummer, sings about changing women. Um... [MTV]
    LISTEN: WEEZER and LIL WAYNE Collabo
    REVIEW: Alas, it's a cheesy club-banger about partying too much. Eck! [SPIN]

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Now Playing
  • 1 J Dilla — Give Em What They Want " 02:45
  • 2 Low Leaf — Set Me Free " 02:13
  • 3 Doe Paoro — Nobody " 03:05
  • 4 Chromeo with Ezra Koenig — Ezra's Interlude " 01:55
  • 5 The Julie Ruin — Brightside " 03:04
  • 6 Mirel Wagner — What Love Looks Like " 03:07
  • 7 Amen Dunes — I Can't Dig It " 04:53

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