Wednesday's Music Roundup

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MICHAEL JACKSON
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[Updated: 6:11 P.M.]

NEWS:

    ALICIA KEYS, SUSAN BOYLE Top Billboard Chart
    Brit singer continues No. 1 reign, as Keys settles for No. 2 spot with The Element of Freedom. [Billboard]
    AMY WINEHOUSE Arrested and Charged with Assault
    26-year-old singer allegedly struggled with a member of a London theater's staff after heckling a performance. [AP]
    AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER Admits Addiction to Painkillers
    The singer enters rehab in an attempt to get back together with his band. [SPIN]
    KID CUDI Held at Gunpoint by LAPD
    Cleveland rapper and his crew were mistaken for suspected robbers. [ABC News]
    RONNIE WOOD Cautioned for Domestic Assault
    "I am greatly relieved that this matter is resolved and look forward to 2010 very positively," said the Stones guitarist. [BBC]
    MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE's GERARD WAY on New Album
    Plus: The singer talks about his working class Jersey roots, his baby's first Xmas, and the Jersey Shore TV show. [SPIN]
    THEM CROOKED VULTURES Plotting More Albums
    "I don't think we'll have any trouble making five, six, seven records," said Dave Grohl. [BBC]
    PAUL WELLER: I'd Work with Both LIAM and NOEL GALLAGHER
    Modfather isn't taking sides in the Oasis split. [NME]
    WILCO Announce Winter Tour
    Chicago band hit the road for 15-date outing in February. [NME]
    JOHN LENNON's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Disappears
    Is it out for cleaning? Or is this the work of a crazed fan? [LAist]
    MICHAEL JACKSON's FBI Files Released
    Files detail sexual molestation case, extortion attempts, and, oddly, worries of a terrorist attack. [NYTimes]
    T.I. Released from Prison to Halfway House
    Rapper will serve out the remainder of his sentence (ending in March) in the Atlanta home. [MTV]
    LINKIN PARK's Mike Shinoda Talks New Album
    The MC tells SPIN.com about the band's studio work and what he wants for Christmas! [SPIN]
    BEYONCE, TAYLOR SWIFT to Perform at Grammys
    Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell and more will also rock the 52nd annual ceremony January 31. [SPIN]
    ROLLING STONES Replacing RONNIE WOOD?
    The rocker's drinking and women problems reportedly have Mick Jagger seeking a new guitarist. [SPIN]
    LILY ALLEN Opens Up About Miscarriage
    "[It was] the worst time of my life," the former SPIN cover star said her lost pregnancy in 2008. [SPIN]
    PETE DOHERTY Arrested Outside London Court House
    Moments after being sparred jail time for another offense, the Babyshambles rocker is picked up for heroin possession. [NME]
    DEF LEPPARD Developing Cartoon TV Show
    Series will show the Brit hard rock group "in a fictional, adventurous setting." [Billboard]
    LADY GAGA Revamps 'Monster Ball' Tour for 2010
    Pop star says show will be"four times the size of the one we're on now and conceptually, it's completely different." [MTV]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: JULIAN CASABLANCAS' "11th Dimension" Video
    Strokes frontman travels from a mountainous pagoda to a neon-lit '80s dance club and back in this trippy new clip. [Stereogum]
    DOWNLOAD: SONDRE LERCHE Covers ANIMAL COLLECTIVE
    Norwegian singer/songwriter transforms the electro swath of "Bluish" into a solo acoustic ditty. [Stereogum]
    WATCH: JULIAN CASABLANCAS Performs Xmas Song with JIMMY FALLON, HORATIO SANZ
    'Late Night' house band the Roots back up the trio on SNL classic "I Wish It Was Christmas Today." [NyMag]
    DOWNLOAD: ANGELS & AIRWAVES' New Song
    Get a sneak peek at Love, Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge's new album with his other band, due on Valentine's Day. [Fuel]
    WATCH: JAY-Z's "Young Forever" Video
    Hova imitates recent black-and-white Levi's commercial in this nostalgic clip about the freedom of youth. [YouTube]
    DOWNLOAD: CROCODILES, DUM DUM GIRLS Record Xmas Song
    San Diego bands collaborate on the original yuletide tune, "Merry Christmas, Baby (Please Don't Die)." [Stereogum]
    WATCH: LIL WAYNE Previews New Doc
    Weezy raps and shows off his Miami condo and recording studio in new release. [MTV]
    WATCH: SIA's Interactive New Video
    Ex-Zero 7 songstress steps into a DIY video game in her "You've Changed" clip. [SPIN]

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