Wednesday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 6:33 P.M.]

NEWS:

    M.I.A. Tells Off 'Twilight,' Lady Gaga
    The Sri Lankan pop star says she opted out of the Twilight soundtrack and calls Gaga "not progressive." [MTV]
    SUPERCHUNK Close to Finishing New Album
    "It's definitely more straightforward than the last record, [2001's] Here's To Shutting Up," says frontman Mac McCaughan. [Spinner]
    SIGUR ROS' JONSI Debuts Knockout Solo Tour
    The Icelander delivers the light in his very theatrical Vancouver concert kickoff. [SPIN]
    MGMT Schedule U.S. Tour
    The psych rockers will promote the release of Congratulations with a cross-country trek. Click for details. [SPIN]
    CORINNE BAILEY RAE Launches Tour with Powerful Show
    The Brit singer-songwriter brings a spiritual vibe to her musical debut at L.A.'s Cathedral of Saint Vibiana. [SPIN]
    TRAVIS BARKER, DJ AM Plane Crash Caused by Under-Inflated Tires
    Investigators revealed that the tires, which should be replaced after eight days, hadn't been checked in three weeks.[AP]
    WILCO to Curate Massachusetts Music Fest
    The event, Aug. 13-15 in North Adams, MA, will also feature the band's side projects, including the Autumn Defense and Pronto.[Solid Sound Festival]
    KANYE WEST Recruits Q-TIP, RZA for June Release
    Controversial star returns to his hip-hop roots with Good Ass Job. [SPIN]
    LADY GAGA, GREEN DAY, SOUNDGARDEN at LOLLAPALOOZA
    Phoenix, MGMT, Arcade Fire, Yeasayer, Spoon and more will also perform Aug. 6-8 in Chicago. [SPIN]
    Tour Updates: AGAINST ME!, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
    Neon Indian, one of SPIN's favorite new artists, also hits the road this spring! [SPIN]
    DR. DRE: "'Detox' to Release in 2010"
    The long-awaited album features a Jay-Z collabo called "'Under Pressure," which will drop "in the next two weeks."[Nah Right]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: SLASH, WOLFMOTHER Frontman Rock 'Leno'
    The hard rock duo wail on "By The Sword," a tune off the ex-GNR guitarist's debut solo album. [SPIN]
    DOWNLOAD: New AMANDA PALMER Song
    Cabaret punk celebrates her departure from her record label with a freedom ballad. [SPIN]
    DOWNLOAD: New CYPRESS HILL Song Featuring LINKIN PARK's MIKE SHINODA
    "Carry Me Away" is a dark banger off the veteran rap group's April 20 release, Rise Up. [2 Dope Boyz]
    DOWNLOAD: MATES OF STATE Cover GIRLS
    Indie-pop couple's forthcoming album also features songs by Death Cab, Tom Waits, Fleetwood Mac & more. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: BIG BOI's Funky New Song
    "Shutterbug" is the first single from the OutKast rapper's long-awaited solo debut. [SPIN]
    DOWNLOAD: STARS Leak New Song
    Get "Fixed," a synthy, feel-good track off the Canadian band's June 22 release The Five Ghosts. [Stereogum]
    WATCH: THOM YORKE's All-Star Band Kick Off U.S. Tour
    Atoms for Peace, featuring Flea on bass, debut new track at NYC concert last night. Watch video here! [SPIN]
    DOWNLOAD: Canadian Rockers DANKO JONES
    Jack White loves 'em. Find out why by downloading their new single! [SPIN]

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