Wednesday's Music Roundup

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KANYE WEST
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[Updated: 5:08 P.M.]

NEWS:

    NO DOUBT, STROKES, KINGS OF LEON Auction Custom Goods for Haiti
    Conor Oberst, Mars Volta, Fleet Foxes and more also contribute to the cause. [Crafts For a Cause]
    LADY ANTEBELLUM, LIL WAYNE Top Album Chart
    Nick Jonas and Rob Zombie also debut in the Top 10 this week. [Billboard]
    LADY GAGA and CYNDI LAUPER Speak Out For HIV Awareness
    Pop queens promote safe sex on Good Morning America. [Idolator]
    Air Forces Pulls Super Bowl Ad After WHITE STRIPES Complain
    Military branch says the TV ad's soundtrack was unintentionally similar to the duo's "Feel in Love With a Girl."[MTV]
    New STROKES Record Expected in September
    "We're just running around like kids in a candy shop," says drummer Fab Moretti. [SPIN]
    KANYE WEST Kisses JAY LENO
    Rapper gives the host a goodbye smooch during Leno's final episode before his late night comeback after the Olympics. [TMZ]
    LOS CAMPESINOS! Announce U.S. Tour
    Welsh rockers support their latest release with April, May gigs. [NME]
    MEGADETH Reunite with Original Bassist
    David Ellefson rejoins the group for their month-long Rust In Peace 20th anniversary tour. [Kerrang]
    LIL WAYNE's Jail Sentence Delayed!
    The rapper needs dental surgery before beginning his prison term. [SPIN]
    BRIGHT EYES to Release New Songs
    Four new tracks -- written with fellow Nebraskans Neva Dinova -- drop March 23 on a reissue of One Jug of Wine, Two Vessels. [Pitchfork]
    PHOENIX, JAY-Z, WEEZER Lead BONNAROO Lineup
    Check back for updates as more artists are announced throughout the day! [SPIN]
    PARAMORE's JOSH FARRO Announces Engagement, Leaves U.S. Tour
    For the pop-punk band's spring tour, Farro will be replaced by Justin York, brother of Paramore's other guitarist, Taylor. [NME]
    WHITE STRIPES Attack U.S. Air Force Reserve Over Song
    Detroit duo claim the military re-recorded "Fell in Love With a Girl" without permission. [SPIN]
    GASLIGHT ANTHEM Announce New Album
    American Slang drops June 15. [Spinner]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    LISTEN: New BROKEN BELLS Song
    Danger Mouse and Shins frontman James Mercer leak "Vaporize," a track off their self-titled debut, due March 23.[MySpace]
    WATCH: WILCO Cover NEIL YOUNG Live
    Jeff Tweedy and Co. play Buffalo Springfield's "Broken Arrow" in Portland, OR. [Stereogum]
    WATCH:SADE Plays Letterman
    The soul-singer performs the title track off her new album, Soldier Of Love. [Youtube]
    LISTEN: New JOANNA NEWSOM Song
    Nine-minute-plus track "Kingfisher" is from the songstress' Feb. 23 album, Have One on Me. [DRag City]
    LISTEN: THE THERMALS Celebrate Canada in New Song
    Portland, OR, band nod to their neighbors to the north with a feel-good, fist-pumper of a punk anthem. [Kill Rock Stars]
    WATCH: SIGUR ROS Frontman's New Music Video
    Jónsi explores the Icelandic countryside in one wild outfit in "Go Do" clip. [Stereogum]

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