Wednesday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 6:02 P.M.]

NEWS:

    GORILLAZ to Replace U2 at GLASTONBURY
    "We're like some great big horrible warship pulling in to save the day," said animated bassist Murdoc. [Guardian]
    10 Best Moments of the BAMBOOZLE ROAD SHOW
    Good Charlotte, All Time Low, Hanson, and seven more bands bring their best sets to Florida. [SPIN]
    M.I.A.: "I Hung Out with TUPAC"
    Sri Lankan MC talks about hanging with Bloods & Crips, internet conspiracies, and more in new Nylon interview. [SPIN]
    KANYE WEST Invades New York Nightclub to Preview New Album
    With Kid Cudi in tow, the rapper hit hotspot CV to play four tracks. "[The crowd] all went crazy," said CV's DJ, Scram Jones.[MTV]
    RUSSELL BRAND, JONAH HILL Debut 'Greek' Band
    Libertines rocker Carl Barat joins the actors onstage in L.A. to play songs from Get Him to the Greek. [SPIN]
    'MAD MEN' Bombshell in New BROKEN BELLS Video
    Christina Hendricks blasts into outer space in the latest clip from James Mercer and Danger Mouse! [SPIN]
    ELLEN DEGENERES Starts Her Own Record Label
    The TV host and American Idol judge's first signing is 12-year-old Greyson Chance. [BBC]
    New RA RA RIOT Album Out in AugustSyracuse, NY, indie band announce details for their much-anticipate second release, The Orchard. [CoS]
    KINGS OF LEON: 'Fun, Beach-Inspired' New Album
    "It will be interesting to see how well received it is," drummer Nathan Followill says of the band's upcoming release. [SPIN]
    THE STROKES Start Rehearsals for Summer Festivals
    Julian Casablancas posts a photo of the quintet practicing their set. Click here to see! [SPIN]
    LIAM GALLAGHER's New Band Hits the Studio
    Liam's post-Oasis outfit has a new name, Beady Eyes, and is recording with Steve Lillywhite. [SPIN]
    WU-TANG to Play Classic Album on ROCK THE BELLS Tour
    Rakim, KRS-One, Slick Rick also set to perform their master works, front to back. Click here for details. [SPIN]
    BONO Has Emergency Surgery, U2 Postpones Tour
    Irish rockers push North American tour dates until 2011 while singer recovers. Click here for details. [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    DOWNLOAD: New Music from TRENT REZNOR
    The NIN mastermind records a track for Japanese director Shinya Tsukamoto's film Tetsuo: The Bullet Man. [Some Kind of Awesome]
    WATCH: SLIPKNOT Addresses Bassist's Death in Press Conference
    The metal band appear without masks to talk about and celebrate the late Paul Gray. [NME]
    WATCH: YEAH YEAH YEAHS Go Acoustic at MoMA
    Veteran NYC art rockers storm the art museum's garden, perform a stripped down version of "Maps." [SPIN]
    WATCH: BLACK KEYS Rock 'Letterman'
    Akron, OH, duo recruit two new members to rip through "Tighten Up," off their latest album Brothers. [YouTube]
    WATCH: CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG Premieres New Video
    Parisian songstress defies physics and flies, jumps long distances, and floats in "Time of the Assassins" clip. [Pitchfork]
    LISTEN: THE DELTA SPIRIT Stream New Album
    San Diego band unveil their second release, History from Below, before its official June 8 release. [KCRW]
    LISTEN: KLAXONS Release First Song in Three Years
    The Brit nu-ravers' good-times ecstasy trip has turned towards the dark side. Hear "Flashover" now! [SPIN]

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