Wednesday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 5:51 P.M.]

NEWS:

    JAY REATARD Killed by Cocaine and Alcohol Overdose
    The Memphis medical examiner reveals the cause of the garage-punk rocker's January death. [SPIN]
    New MOS DEF, MORRISSEY Songs on Free Compilation
    Unreleased songs by Pitbull, Aventura, and more also on sampler to benefit Rosario Dawson's Latino youth org. [Votolatino]
    NEW PORNOGRAPHERS Tap BEIRUT, ST. VINCENT, TED LEO for New Record
    Together drops May 4.[Paste Magazine ]
    STROKES Start Recording in New York Studio
    Downtown rockers tap Beck, U2, and Bjork producer for their upcoming release. [SPIN]
    Former Teen Idol LEIF GARRETT Arrested
    Singer/actor caught with a controlled substance in Los Angeles. [People]
    BREAKING: More FALL OUT BOY Fallout
    Following Patrick Stump's comments about the band's future, drummer Andy Hurley admits: "I dont know what's going to happen." [SPIN]
    FLAMING LIPS to Play 'Dark Side of the Moon' at Bonnaroo
    "We did it at the New Year's Eve show just knowing everybody's gonna be taking acid," said Wayne Coyne. [Spinner]
    NNEKA -- SPIN Artist for 2010 -- Wows in NYC Gig
    The Nigerian-born soul-hopper celebrates her record release with low-key yet captivating set. [SPIN]
    LE TIGRE Talk About Recording with CHRISTINA AGUILERA
    "For a feminist band obsessed with pop music, it was pretty much a dream come true." [LeTigre World]
    JOHNNY DEPP to Direct KEITH RICHARDS Doc
    "My editor is already working on kilometers of archive footage and footage of his concerts," Depp said. [Playlist]
    The End for Influential Rap Label DEF JUX?
    Founder El-P says he's "wrapping up the label in it's current form." [Def Jux]
    PATRICK STUMP: "I'm Not In FALL OUT BOY"
    EXCLUSIVE: The frontman responds to Pete Wentz, confirming that the pop-punk band may never return. [SPIN]
    SIGUR ROS Frontman Announces Solo Tour
    Jónsi Birgisson will support the March 23 release of his first solo album, Go. [Pitchfork]
    ALL-STARS Resurrect"We Are The World" for Haiti
    Lil Wayne, Pink, Wyclef are among the big shots recruited to re-record the 1985 hit for earthquake relief. [SPIN]
    TRENT REZNOR Returns to Record New Music
    "1st official day of work in the studio," the NIN frontman Tweeted. [Twitter]
    TRAVIS BARKER Talks New BLINK-182 Album
    "We're about to start working on it," the drummer explains of the trio's reunion album. [MTV]
    JACK JOHNSON Using Solar Energy on Next Record
    The troubadour is recording his new album (out in June) in his solar-powered studio in Hawaii. [Spinner]
    MARK RONSON Taps SANTIGOLD, SCISSOR SISTERS For New Album
    Rapper Pill and Miike Snow will also appear on The Business, out later in 2010. [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK Rock Fallon
    Minneapolis band play "Her Words Destroyed My Planet," off their latest album My Dinosaur Life. [YouTube]
    WATCH: New MASSIVE ATTACK Video
    A monstrous rabbit attacks a city in the sleek video for "Splitting The Atom." [Music Slut]
    LISTEN: Rad Mashup: LADY GAGA vs. RACONTEURS
    Ga-ga, ooh la la! Download a clever combo of "Bad Romance" and "Steady As She Goes." [SPIN]
    LISTEN: New JOANNA NEWSOM Song
    Songstress leaks the countrified, seven-minute tune "Good Intentions Paving Company" before its Feb. 23 release. [Drag City]
    DOWNLOAD: NO USE FOR A NAME Singer Goes Solo
    EXCLUSIVE: Punk stalwart Tony Sly indulges his folksier side on "Via Munich." [SPIN]

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