Wednesday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 6:46 P.M.]

NEWS:

    AGAINST ME! Reveal New Album Cover
    Check out the Florida punk band's semi-NSFW art for their upcoming release, White Crosses. [Blogspot]
    MYSTIKAL Returns Home to New Orleans
    After his six-year jail term, the high energy rapper returns for a Fat Tuesday show full of his classics. [SPIN]
    Mother of KILLERS Frontman BRANDON FLOWERS Dies
    Jean Flowers, 64, succumbed to brain cancer late last week. [SPIN]
    LEONARD COHEN Inducted to Songwriters Hall of Fame
    The "Hallelujah" singer is joined by composer David Foster and members of Earth, Wind, and Fire. [BBC]
    MGMT Unveil New Album Cover
    And it looks like Sonic the Hedgehog surfing! See the psychedelic art for Congratulations here. [SPIN]
    AEROSMITH to Headline 2 Festivals with STEVEN TYLER
    The band's semi-estranged frontman will be back in the saddle this summer. [SPIN]
    SADE Tops Album Chart, Sets Sales High
    Singer moves 502,000 copies of Soldier of Love, setting best sales week since AC/DC's Black Ice in 2008. [Billboard]
    ERIC CLAPTON, PAUL SIMON Join YOKO ONO Jam
    A galaxy of music stars host an impromptu birthday concert for the fifth Beatle. [SPIN]
    NOEL GALLAGHER Disses His Brother LIAM's BRIT Award Acceptance Speech
    Liam, who accepted an award for defunct Britpop band Oasis, threw his statue into the crowd. [GigWise]
    ALICIA KEYS Films New Music in Brazil with BEYONCE
    Duo dance in the streets in the clip for Keys' tune "Put It in a Love Song." [MTV]
    LADY GAGA Leads BRIT Awards
    Jay-Z, Lily Allen, Kasabian, Oasis, and more also win at the London ceremony. [SPIN]
    GREEN DAY, LADY GAGA, SOUNDGARDEN at LOLLAPALOOZA
    Reports say these three acts will headline the Chicago fest, set to hit Grant Park in early August. [SPIN]
    BJORK Writes Poem for ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
    The Icelandic songstress was a close friend and collaborator of the late fashion icon. [Bjork]
    JEMINA PEARL Storms Offstage at Brooklyn Gig
    The punk singer kicked the drum set and flipped her band the finger. [BrooklynVegan]
    GUNS N' ROSES Perform in a Tiny NYC Bar!
    Axl Rose and Co. cover Bob Dylan for a star-studded crowd, including Mickey Rourke, the Strokes, and Adrian Grenier. [SPIN]
    VAMPIRE WEEKEND, MGMT, PAVEMENT Set for SASQUATCH
    My Morning Jacket, Passion Pit, and Tegan & Sara also set for May festival in Washington State. [SPIN]
    MURDER CITY DEVILS Reunion Tour Hits NYC
    Hardcore Seattle punks, starring former Modest Mouse guitarist, play first East Coast shows in nine years. [SPIN]
    Go Inside FLAMING LIPS Frontman WAYNE COYNE's House
    His Oklahoma house is like a 1950s sci-fi movie -- complete with a control board in the bathroom! [Fitzsimmons-Arch]
    JIM JAMES Plays Solo Valentine's Day Show
    My Morning Jacket frontman serenades Louisville's lovers. [SPIN]
    TRAVIS BARKER Taps LIL WAYNE, SLIPKNOT for Solo Album
    RZA, the Game also contribute to the as-yet-untitled release. [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: PARAMORE's New Love Story Video
    Hayley Williams retraces the steps to finding Mr. Right in "The Only Exception" clip. [SPIN]
    WATCH: PANIC!'sBRENDON URIE, BUTCH WALKER Spoof 'American Psycho'
    The producer stops a recording session, brandishes an axe, and goes on a murderous rampage! [SPIN]
    LISTEN: New Song From CIRCA SURVIVE
    Plus: The PA-based rockers reveal the title and release date of their major label debut. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: ROBERT SMITH's 'ALICE IN WONDERLAND' Song
    Cure frontman reinterprets "Very Good Advice," a song from Disney's 1951 Alice cartoon, for Tim Burton's remake. [Stereogum]
    LISTEN: New TED LEO Song
    New Jersey punk rocker leaks "The Might Sparrow," the opening track on his March 9 release The Brutalist Bricks. [Matador Records]

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