Wednesday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 5:38 P.M.]

NEWS:

    LIAM GALLAGHER Talks 'New' OASIS
    "We've got all the songs done... without Noel at all," the cocky Brit singer says of the band's next album. [SPIN]
    ARCADE FIRE Working with COLDPLAY Producer MARKUS DRAVS
    Tight-lipped knob twiddler calls the Canadian band's new songs, "Better."[BBC]
    LADY GAGA Kicks Off 'Monster' Tour
    Thongs, stilettos, and video vomiting highlight the Boston opening night of the pop starlet's tour. [SPIN]
    Guitarist: New PAVEMENT Music "Inevitable"
    Pavement's Scott Kannberg says the indie rockers will record again -- assuming their 2010 reunion goes smoothly. [SPIN]
    SUSAN BOYLE Sets Chart Records
    Brit singer sells most albums of 2009 -- and scores highest debut ever from a female solo artist. [MTV]
    OF MONTREAL and BEYONCE to Collaborate?
    Pop diva confesses desire to work with the band, and now leader Kevin Barnes is "fully psyched" to join forces. [Paste]
    LIL WAYNE Welcomes a Baby Boy
    Neal Carter, Weezy's son with singer Nivea, is the rapper's second child this year. [MTV]
    STROKES to Headline Scotland's RockNess Fest
    Event goes down June 11-13 in Inverness. [RockNess]
    BEN GIBBARD and JAY FARRAR Announce More Tour Dates
    Duo will bring their Jack Kerouac-inspired album to the West Coast and Midwest in 2010. [Death Cab for Cutie]
    RZA Inspired by and Collaborating with RED HOT CHILI PEPPER JOHN FRUSCIANTE
    "I go to [Frusciante's] house a lot and make music with him," RZA says. [MTV]
    JOHNNY MARR Writes Score for ANTONIO BANDERAS Film
    Ex-Smiths axeman pens tunes for The Big Bang, a detective thriller also starring Sam Elliot. [Movie Score Magazine]
    PARAMORE, WEEZER Headline New Jersey's Bamboozle Fest
    Tickets go on sale Dec. 4. [Billboard]
    BILLY CORGAN to Write New Book
    Smashing Pumpkin will also contribute to a novelette by French poet Claire Fercak. [Spinner]
    MICHAEL JACKSON Death Charges Not Expected for Months
    Sources say complexity and amount of evidence are delaying the case. [MTV]
    SHE & HIM Finish Second Album
    Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward talk about Volume Two, due this Spring. [SPIN]
    GOLDFRAPP Announce New Album
    Head First drops March 23. [Pitchfork]
    HENRY ROLLINS Announces Spoken Word Tour
    Ex-Black Flag singer kicks off 42-date run in February. [NME]
    LINKIN PARK Offer Unreleased Song to Fan Club MembersDemos of the band's biggest hits also available beginning Dec. 3. [LP Underground]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    LISTEN: SANTIGOLD Remixes NORAH JONES
    Santi transforms the singer/songwriter's hot-blooded soul tune into a cold, electro drone. [Stereogum]
    LISTEN: VIVIAN GIRLS Cover 1950s Girl Group
    Brooklyn punks get fuzzy on a rendition of the Chantels' "He's Gone." [Vivian Girls]
    DOWNLOAD: SHEARWATER's New Song
    Frontman Jonathan Meiburg goes tribal on "Castaways," a track off the band's February release, The Golden Archipelago.[Matador]
    LISTEN: BEACH HOUSE's "Silver Soul"
    Baltimore duo get woozy on a leaked track from their January Sub Pop debut, Teen Dream. [Aziz is Bored]
    LISTEN: CHRIS BROWN's New Album
    Graffiti is streaming in its entirety right now! [MTV]
    WATCH: JARVIS COCKER Joins FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE Onstage
    Brits perform "Girl With One Eye," off Flo's debut album, Lungs. [YouTube]
    LISTEN: New HOT CHIP Song!
    London electro-pop troupe post the title track from their February release One Life Stand. [MySpace]
    LISTEN: KILLERS Release Christmas Song
    Vegas boys go south-of-the-border with their Mariachi El Bronx collabo! [SPIN]
    WATCH: ALICE IN CHAINS' 'PROJECT RUNWAY' Video!
    WATCH: It's a buffet of babes in the reunited grunge rockers' clip for "Your Decision." [SPIN]

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