Wednesday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 5:24 P.M.]

NEWS:

    Public KURT COBAIN Memorial Offends Hometown Residents
    Hey, at least the park didn't go with "Rape Me." [Seattle Times]
    ROBBIE WILLIAMS Announces Comeback Album
    After three years of hunting UFOs and drug rehab, the Brit star is back! [The Guardian]
    FABOLOUS Tops MICHAEL JACKSON on Billboard 200
    Well, the King had to fall eventually, right? [Billboard]
    BEASTIE BOY Adam Yauch Gives Cancer Update
    MCA talks about surgery and all the tributes he received at All Points West. [SPIN]
    JACK WHITE to Release Solo Song
    The multi-tasking rocker will drop "Fly Farm Blues" on Aug. 11. [Pitchfork]
    50 CENT Buys SOULJA BOY Mobile Studio
    Fif wants the Atlanta rapper to finish new album while on tour. [MTV]
    DAVE GROHL, JOHN PAUL JONES, JOSH HOMME Form Supergroup
    Them Crooked Vultures will perform at a post-Lollapalooza party this Sunday. [SPIN]
    AFI Announce Album Art, Tracklisting for September Release
    Features "Too Shy to Scream." What a lier that Davey Havok.[Altpress]
    MY BLOODY VALENTINE to Give Away Earplugs on Tour
    Surprisingly, the band doesn't want their fans to go deaf. [NME]
    BEYONCÉ, LADY GAGA Lead MTV's VMA Noms
    Eminem, Jay-Z, Kanye also receive nods for September ceremony. [SPIN]
    THREE 6 MAFIA Finish Up New Album
    Laws of Power is due out Nov. 10. [Billboard]
    First Listen: PARAMORE's New Album
    Get the scoop on six new tracks from the band's September release! [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: AMANDA PALMER's New Impromptu Video
    Web-savvy songstress and fans orchestrated and shot clip in 20 minutes! [YouTube]
    LISTEN: TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET'S "Skate or Die"
    Wyoming punks pay tribute to skateboarding on this new track! [SPIN]
    LISTEN: BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE Covers JOY DIVISION
    BSS cover "Love Will Tear Us Apart" for Time Traveler's Wife soundtrack! [Pitchfork]
    LISTEN: New NO AGE Album Streaming Now!
    Check out the duo's "loop-and-sample-based" EP, Losing Feeling! [Sub Pop]
    WATCH: ARCTIC MONKEYS on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'!
    Brit boys perform "Crying Lightning," off their upcoming album, Humbug! [Hulu]
    WATCH: MAXWELL's Erotic Video
    Restrain your girlfriends, guys -- the soulful crooner is back. [Steve Harvey]
    DOWNLOAD: RADIOHEAD's New Song!
    Brit band honor Harry Patch, a World War I vet who recently died.[SPIN]
    DOWNLOAD: BAND OF SKULLS Play Acoustic
    Hard-hitting power trio dial it down for soft rendition of "Impossible." [RCRDLBL]
    WATCH: YO LA TENGO's Juicy New Video
    It's all about eating fruit in the trio's clip for "Periodically Double or Triple." [Pitchfork]
    WATCH: Heath Ledger-Directed Video Released by MODEST MOUSE
    The gory clip speaks out against illegal commercial whale hunting. [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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