Wednesday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 6:09 P.M.]

NEWS:

    EVANESCENCE Offshoot Debuts New Songs Live
    We Are the Fallen play small London club with new singer, American Idol's Carly Smithson. [SPIN]
    SAVES THE DAY to Start Recording New Album
    The Princeton-based quartet will head into the studio April 1 for their seventh studio album, Daybreak. [Alter The Press]
    TRAVIS BARKER Teaches RIHANNA to Play Drums
    The Blink-182 punk and the Rated R pop diva joins forces in the studio. [SPIN]
    NOEL GALLAGHER Gives Court Statement in Onstage Assault Case
    Ex-Oasis rocker says he will "never really recover" from the injuries he received at the Toronto gig. [NME]
    Newport Folk: JIM JAMES, SHARON JONES, ANDREW BIRD
    Avett Brothers, Calexico, Blitzen Trapper and more will also play the 51st annual event in Newport, RI. [SPIN]
    DEFTONES Push Up New Album Release
    Diamond Eyes will now drop May 4, two weeks ahead of its originally scheduled May 18 release.[Blabbermouth]
    DANIEL JOHNSTON Announces Surprise Album
    Beam Me Up!, a 12-track LP recorded with a Dutch orchestra and featuring three new songs, drops in just three days. [Twenty Four Bit]
    LADY GAGA and ELTON JOHN to Perform Together
    The duo will take the stage at the Rainforest Fund's 21st annual Carnegie Hall benefit on May 13. [Yahoo]
    DAVE GROHL Coffee Overdose Video Was No Joke
    The "Fresh Pots" YouTube clip was real -- Grohl was actually hospitalized with chest pains from drinking too much coffee.[Spinner]
    M.I.A.'s New Album is "Weird" and "Heavy"
    Producer Diplo says the new record -- expected in July -- is influenced by Animal Collective and Motown. [MTV]
    SUGE KNIGHT Wanted for Alleged Beating and Robbery
    Knight and his posse allegedly attacked and robbed rapper Yukmouth of $92,000 in jewelry. [TMZ]
    STROKES Recording Tracks Without JULIAN CASABLANCAS
    Plus: Find out why the band accepted offers to play festivals this summer, including Lollapalooza. [SPIN]
    NEW PORNOGRAPHERS Release Single, Announce Tour
    "The Crash Years" is on sale today at iTunes; tour kicks off in late May. [Matador]
    TEENAGE FANCLUB Announce New Album
    Shadows, the Scot band's first album in five years, releases June 8. [Merge Records]
    FOO FIGHTERS to Record With NIRVANA Producer
    Dave Grohl and Butch Vig will reunite for the first time since 1991's Nevermind. [SPIN]
    TOM HANKS Seeks Movie Rights to GREEN DAY Musical
    After scoring a hit with Mamma Mia, the Oscar winner's production company sets its sights on American Idiot. [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    LISTEN: New NATIONAL Song!
    Check out "Bloodbuzz Ohio," the first single off the Brooklyn band's May 10 release High Violet.[Stereogum]
    WATCH:THE BIRD AND THE BEE Play 'Ellen'
    A pregnant Inara George and band rock daytime TV with the Hall and Oates classic "I Can't Go For That." [Ellen]
    DOWNLOAD: Free PHOENIX Live Album
    Grammy-winning Parisian pop makers offer eight live tracks from their recent Australian tour. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: THOM YORKE Collabo with FLYING LOTUS
    "... And the World Laughs with You" drops May 4 on Lotus' new album, Cosmogramma. [Music for Perfect People]
    LISTEN: BLITZEN TRAPPER Preview New Album
    Check out "Heaven and Earth," a track off the Portland, OR, band's June 8 release Destroyer of the Void. [Pitchfork]
    LISTEN: Two New BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE Songs!
    Canadian indie rock collective leak a pair of tracks from their May release, Forgiveness Rock Record. [SPIN]

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