Wednesday's Music Roundup

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FRANZ FERDINAND
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SPIN Staff

[Updated: 1:06 P.M.]

NEWS:

    DAVE GROHL on NIRVANA's "Disastrous" Reading Gig
    The drummer details the band's now legendary festival performance -- and why he thought it would end their career! [SPIN]
    DOORS, BEACH BOYS Songs Inducted to Grammy Hall of Fame
    James Brown, Janis Joplin songs also among 25 recordings inducted. [AP]
    THE THERMALS Plan New Album
    Portland, OR, punks will return to studio in December for next record -- which already has a Sept. 7 release date! [Pitchfork]
    FRANZ FERDINAND, 1990S Side-Project YUMMY FUR to Reunite
    Scot art-punk band will head stateside in January. [NME]
    STROKES Finally Heading Into Studio
    Bassist Nikolai Fraiture says the band will start recording as early as January. [SPIN]
    CORINNE BAILEY RAE Debuts New Songs Live
    Singer/songwriter plays first full show since the March 2008 death of her husband. [Billboard]
    BRUNETTES, FANFARLO, FRIGHTENED RABBIT to Play SXSW 2010
    The initial lineup is announced for Austin, TX's annual fest -- let the onslaught begin! [SXSW]
    COLDPLAY, A-HA, MEW Members Form New Band
    And they're called Apparatjik! [Flavorwire]
    PIXIES' 'Doolittle' Tour Hits NYC
    Black Gold opens the first of a four-night run at Hammerstein Ballroom. [BrooklynVegan]
    Q&A FALL OUT BOY's PETE WENTZ
    The bassist on the band's greatest hits album and why he's sick of talking about his personal life. [SPIN]
    DEATH CAB, BAND OF HORSES, REZNOR on New Live Album
    MMJ, Tom Waits, John Mayer also on benefit comp., recorded at Neil Young's annual Bridge School gig. [Pitchfork]
    BLINK-182 Preparing to Record Reunion Album
    Mark Hoppus is listening to demos because he "might produce a few things before Blink-182 goes into the studio in January."[Twitter]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    LISTEN: New Interview with FUGAZI's IAN MACKAYE
    Punk/hardcore legend talks to The Sound of Young America. [Maximum Fun]
    DOWNLOAD: New FUTUREHEADS Song
    Britband unveil "Struck Dumb," their jagged new single. [Clash Music]
    WATCH: AVETT BROTHERS' New Video
    North Carolina band rock out on an infomercial TV channel -- and they only cost $9.95! [Videogum]
    WATCH: "NEIL YOUNG" Covers 'FRESH PRINCE' Theme Song
    Jimmy Fallon dresses up like the Canadian rocker in a new Late Night skit. [NBC]
    WATCH: DINOSAUR JR. Rock 'YO GABBA GABBA' Live Show
    J. Mascis and Co. play a rollicking ode to "Bananas" at New York gig. [YouTube]
    WATCH: LADY GAGA Performs "Bad Romance" on 'Leno'
    Pop star also sits down to talk about her new album, songwriting, and being disqualified for a Grammy. [YouTube]
    WATCH: BRYAN FERRY Records New Solo Album with RADIOHEAD's JONNY GREENWOOD, FLEA
    Record expected to drop in summer 2010. [Bryan Ferry]
    WATCH: SLASH Debuts New Song with All-Star Band
    Ex-GNR axeman taps Wolfmother, Blink-182, Jane's Addiction members for L.A. benefit gig. [SPIN]

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