Wednesday's Music Roundup

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Joan Jett and Kristen Stewart / Photo: Richard Swaidan
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[Updated: 6:46 P.M.]

NEWS:

    LCD SOUNDSYSTEM Finish New Album
    "Mixing last song right now to send to the amazing Bob Weston to master," James Murphy Tweeted. [Twitter]
    Conviction inRAMONES Manager's Murder
    Natavia Lowery, convicted of killing punk pioneer Linda Stein, faces life in prison. [SPIN]
    STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Debut New Album
    Scott Weiland and Co. throw an exclusive listening session for their reunion release in New York. [SPIN]
    JOAN JETT Talks About 'THE RUNAWAYS'
    "I found Kristen [Stewart] to be through and through totally professional and just great to be around," says Jett.[Interview Magazine]
    YEASAYER Talk 'Poppier' New Album
    The rising Brooklyn electro rockers hope their new album will make them leaders of the borough's musical pack. [SPIN]
    ALL POINTS WEST Festival May Not Return in 2010
    AEG Live, the event's promoter, is having trouble finding suitable headliners. [NYTimes]
    ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS Declared Historic Site
    The famous recording studio is now a Grade II historic site -- the English preservation society's second-highest ranking. [Reuters]
    PRINCE Sued For 1.7 million Euros Over Canceled Dublin Gigs
    The Purple One gave "no reason of substance" for canceling gigs, for which 55,000 tickets were already sold. [BBC]
    LUPE FIASCO Announces U.S. Tour
    Chicago rapper's Steppin Laser trek kicks off in March. [Lupe Fiasco]
    HOLD STEADY Return with New Album May 4
    The rarely idle Brooklyn rockers turn down the pianos on fifth album in six years. [SPIN]
    PAUL MCCARTNEY Announces U.S. Concerts
    The Beatle will hit Phoenix and Los Angeles in March. More dates are expected to be announced soon. [NME]
    RIHANNA's Next Album Will Be "More Energetic"
    Pop diva will combine the "grime" of her latest release, Rated R, with "more energetic, up-tempo pop." [MTV]
    JEFF BUCKLEY's Songs Featured in New Musical
    The Last Goodbye -- the first work authorized by and created with the late singer's estate -- is an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. [Variety]
    VAMPIRE WEEKEND, JULIAN CASABLANCAS, BECK Contribute to Haiti Benefit Album
    Keane, Air, Camera Obscura also help on Hear To Help, which will raise money for Oxfam America's Haitian relief effort. [NME]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: First Song from JACK WHITE's Model Wife
    Karen Elson, catwalker supreme and alum of the Citizens Band, releases a somber acoustic clip previewing upcoming album. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: Unreleased EVANESCENCE Song
    Goth-metal band drop "Together Again," a leftover from The Open Door. [YouTube]
    WATCH: KANYE WEST's Haunting New Video
    No, Taylor Swift isn't in it -- but "Cold Winter" features another young beauty in peril. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: New SHE & HIM Song
    The duo recorded an acoustic version of new track "Thieves" at a recent BBC session. [Stereogum]

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