Wednesday's Music Roundup

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KAREN O
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SPIN Staff

[Updated: 4:38 P.M.]

NEWS:

    Amazon Leaks LIL WAYNE's 'Rebirth'
    Retail giant mistakenly sent 500 copies to customers who pre-ordered the album. [Billboard]
    RUFUS WAINWRIGHT Announces New Album
    All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu drops this spring. [Paste]
    T.I. Could Be Released from Prison Early
    It's possible the rapper will be release to a half-way house in January. [MTV]
    PAUL MCCARTNEY, U2, KAREN O Nominated for GOLDEN GLOBES
    T Bone Burnett also scores a nod for his contribution to a film. [Golden Globes]
    METRIC, PHOENIX, and MUSE Rock Seattle
    Vampire Weekend and hometown heroes Visqueen also play KNDD 107.7's annual Deck the Hall Ball. [SPIN]
    METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX Tour Together
    Starting saving your pennies for a plane ticket to Europe. [Billboard]
    YEASAYER Announce U.S. Tour
    Brooklyn band hit the road in February in support of their new album, Odd Blood. [NME]
    BILL BERRY Reunites with R.E.M. for Christmas Single
    The drummer, who left the band in 1997, returns to man the skins on "Crazy Like a Fox." [Slicing Up Eyeballs]
    MUSE Add Dates to North American Tour
    Brit rockers append 14 dates to their 2010 outing, kicking off in February with opener Silversun Pickups. [Muse]
    JOHN LYDON Disses COLDPLAY, RADIOHEAD
    Both bands "bug the hell out of me because it's so soulless," says the Sex Pistols singer. [BBC]
    STOOGES, GENESIS, ABBA for Rock Hall
    But what about Kiss and the Red Hot Chili Peppers? [SPIN]
    SHINS Frontman and DANGER MOUSE Reveal BROKEN BELLS Album
    The duo's first single, "The High Road," will drop Dec. 21, followed by a full-length release on March 9. [Consequence of Sound]
    BILLY CORGAN: SMASHING PUMPKINS Split a "Mistake"
    "It broke trust with the audience," says the alt-rock vet. [Spinner]
    OASIS Hope to Release New Album in July
    The record will be the band's first without departed singer/songwriter Noel Gallagher. [NME]
    ANDREW BIRD Gets Religion in Chicago
    Hometown hero's latest unique gig at a landmark church suits his softer side. [SPIN]
    MIDLAKE Announce Tour, Leak New Tracks
    Hear two songs from The Courage of Others, due in early January. [Pitchfork]
    BAD RELIGION Ready New Album for 2010
    SoCal punk vets will head into the studio in April. [Punk News]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: ALICIA KEYS and STEPHEN COLBERT Transform "Empire State of Mind"
    R&B diva and talk show host honor upper middle class suburbanites with revamped tune. [Daily Motion]
    WATCH: KINGS OF LEON: SPIN Cover Shoot!
    Caleb Followill celebrates his Band of Year honor with champagne and cake! [SPIN]
    DOWNLOAD: THE ROOTS' New EP
    Band releases live jams recorded during breaks on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.[It's All the Way Live]
    LISTEN: LIL WAYNE, EMINEM Song Leaks!
    Rappers seek revenge on "Drop the World," off Weezy's long-delayed Rebirth. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: JAPANDROIDS Unveil New B-Side
    Punk duo cover "Racer X" by Big Black, appearing on a 7-inch in January. [Daytrotter]
    WATCH: BONO, THE EDGE Team With ELVIS COSTELLO to Mash Up Hit Songs
    Rock stars mix "Pump It Up" and "Get On Your Boots" for Costello's Spectacle With... TV show. [Stereogum]
    WATCH: QUENTIN TARANTINO Names Top 8 Movies of 2009
    The Pulp Fiction director is a closet Trekkie. [Heat Vision Blog]

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  • 1 KLOË — Grip " 03:24
  • 2 Dead Right! — Rising Tide (Saint Motel Remix) " 03:17
  • 3 The-Dream — Fruition " 04:33
  • 4 A. G. Cook — What I Mean " 04:06
  • 5 Howardian — Be Fruitful " 02:03
  • 6 The Suffers — Make Some Room " 04:34
  • 7 Adventures — Your Sweetness " 04:10

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