Wednesday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 5:19 P.M.]

NEWS:

    LIL WAYNE Collaborates with 'GOSSIP GIRL' LEIGHTON MEESTER
    Rapper drops rhymes on Meester's song "Make it Rain." [MTV]
    50 CENT Is Motivated by EMINEM's Success
    "This is what keeps me down to Earth and working," says Fiddy. [MTV]
    JOHN MAYER Plays to the Cameras in NYC
    The Twitter-mad pop star tries hard to reconcile his rock and non-rock sides at a filmed tour stop. [SPIN]
    SHEARWATER Announce New Album
    The Golden Archipelago drops Feb. 23. [Matador Records]
    THE FACES to Tour Without ROD STEWART
    "The world's our oyster here... we're just steaming right ahead," says keyboardist Ian McLagan. [Billboard]
    LADY GAGA Ineligible for Best New Artist Grammy
    Because her hit "Just Dance" was nominated for best dance song of 2010. [MTV]
    YOU SAY PARTY! WE SAY DIE! Announce New Album
    XXXX, the Canadian group's follow-up to 2008's Remik's Cube, drops in February. [NME]
    ROGUE WAVE Announce New Album, Tour
    Permalight drops March 2; U.S. trek starts one day earlier in Boston. [Pitchfork]
    AEROSMITH Drummer Talks About STEVEN TYLER
    "Steven wants to do what he wants to do... but we want to play too," says Joey Kramer. [Classic Rock]
    VELVET UNDERGROUND Reunite to Discuss Career, New Book
    Highly influential rock group will speak at the New York Public Library Dec. 8 [Billboard]
    WU-TANG CLAN's RAEKWON Remembers OL' DIRTY BASTARD
    "He was one of our greatest entertainers on the planet when it came to representing real hip-hop." [Exclaim]
    Father of MICHAEL JACKSON Molestation Accuser Found Dead
    Dentist Evan Chandler, 65, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wounds in luxury New Jersey apartment. [MTV]
    QUEEN, FOO FIGHTERS Drummers to Team Up for Tour?
    "[Foo's Taylor Hawkins] is like one of my best blood brothers," says Roger Taylor. [Spinner]
    Freak Out: DEVENDRA BANHART Kicks Off Tour!
    The singer-songwriter stays on the less freaky side of folk on the first night of his new tour in Chicago. [SPIN]
    'NEW MOON' Premieres in L.A.
    RPatz, KStew & TLaut join Death Cab, Lykke Li, and others for fun and profit. [SPIN]
    U.S. Library of Congress to Honor PAUL MCCARTNEY
    The Beatle is picked as the third recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. [Washington Post]
    BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE Announce New Album
    Who Killed Sgt. Pepper? drops Jan. 1. Music possibly streaming on band's website. [Brian Jonestown MAssacre]
    SLAYER Announce American Tour with MEGADETH
    The metal vets are gearing up for the "American Carnage Tour," beginning in January 2010. [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: BECK and CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG's New Video
    Knife fights, a game of fruit baseball -- the duo get surreal in "Heaven Can Wait" clip. [Spinner]
    WATCH: MEGADETH Kick Off U.S. Tour
    Plus: See more than 40 photos from the Grand Rapids, MI, gig. [Blabber Mouth]
    WATCH: NEKO CASE Rocks 'Fallon'
    Watch the fiery singer and her crack backing band romp through Middle Cyclone's "Red Tide"! [SPIN]
    LISTEN: BLACK KEYS Collabo with MOS DEF
    "On the Vista" is the latest leak from the Keys' rap-rock supergroup Blak Roc. [Prefix]
    DOWNLOAD: BEACH HOUSE's Woozy New Song
    The Baltimore duo behind one of New Moon's best tracks get dreamy on the first leak from their January album. [SPIN]
    WATCH: RIHANNA Performs First Concert Since Assault
    The pop diva recruits Jay-Z and Young Jeezy to unveil tracks off her new album in London. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: Hot Scots FRIGHTENED RABBIT Leak Two New Songs!
    Frontman Scott Hutchinson compares heartache to drowning in the sea. [Fat Cat Records]
    DOWNLOAD: New Music From PRIESTESS
    Get "Ladykiller" from the stoner metal band's upcoming album. [SPIN]
    WATCH: PASSION PIT's Out-of-This-World Music Video
    Space traveler dude hits light speed in a Flight of the Navigator-style rocket in "Little Secrets" clip. [YouTube]
    WATCH: LADY GAGA +BEYONCE = WhaWha?
    Divas team up and redefine sex appeal in "Video Phone." [SPIN]

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  • 6 Howardian — Be Fruitful " 02:03

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