Wednesday's Music Roundup

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[Updated: 5:38 P.M.]

NEWS:

    REPORT: DJ AM "Wanted to Die"
    Plus: His memorial service Thursday will be in the anonymous style of a 12-step addiction meeting. [SPIN]
    ELVIS PERKINS to Release 'Doomsday' EP Octobter 20
    Four unreleased songs to accompany title track on forthcoming record. [Paste]
    DAMON ALBARN Recruits HORRORS for New GORILLAZ Album
    The third release from the Blur frontman's cartoon group drops sometime in 2010. [BBC]
    Private Memorial for DJ AM Set for Thursday in Los Angeles
    Event will honor AM's struggle with addiction, formatted in the style of an open 12-step meeting. [MTV]
    ICE CUBE Produces L.A. Raiders Documentary
    Yep, it is called Straight Outta L.A.! [Woooha]
    JACK WHITE Working with KEITH RICHARDS
    The Rolling Stone is also writing an autobiography. [Pitchfork]
    COLBIE CAILLAT Hits No. 1 Spot on Charts
    Singer/songwriter beats Miley Cyrus to top position. [Billboard]
    R. KELLY May Sing on Unfinished MJ Album
    Chicago crooner explains possible plans to fill in on remaining tracks. MTV]
    MADONNA Collapses Onstage in Bulgaria
    51-year-old singer faints twice during Saturday's performance. [Gigwise]
    WOLFMOTHER Cover JIMI HENDRIX
    Aussie band tracks eight Hendrix songs at New York's Electric Lady Land studios. [Gigwise]
    Ex-LIBERTINES Rocker CARL BARAT Plans Solo Record
    The Brit -- also formerly of Dirty Pretty Things -- is demoing new songs for 2010 release. [NME]
    ELVIS, JOHNNY CASH, JERRY LEE LEWIS Head to Broadway
    Music legends take a different kind of stage for a new play, Million Dollar. [Variety]
    JOHNNY MARR "Too Busy" for SMITHS Reunion
    However, in a new interview the guitarist doesn't rule out the possibility of reforming the band. [NME]
    LCD SOUNDSYSTEM's James Murphy Talks About New Record
    His plan for follow-up to 2007's Sound of Silver: "take more chances." [NME]
    BLINK-182 Cancel Next Two Shows
    Cleveland, St. Louis gigs scrapped to allow band to mourn DJ AM's death. [Mark Hoppus]
    Fashion Tips from PARAMORE's Hayley Williams
    Just in time for the school season, the fashion-forward singer dishes on her favorite designers! [SPIN]
    STROKES' Julian Casablancas Debuts Solo Tunes
    The aloof frontman unveils songs from his forthcoming solo album in Tokyo. [SPIN]
    THEM CROOKED VULTURES Announce Tour
    The Grohl / Homme / Jones supergroup returns to the U.S. for nine shows in October. [SPIN]
    MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN Announces PUSCIFER Tour
    Tool frontman takes side project on the road for the first time with 11-city tour starting in October. [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    DOWNLOAD: TV ON THE RADIO Guitarist Kyp Malone's Solo Song
    Hirsute axeman leaks a tune from his new Rain Machine side project. [Stereogum]
    LISTEN: ST. ETTIENNE Remix PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART
    The Brooklyn band get synthy on new remix from U.K. electro outfit. [Stereogum]
    DOWNLOAD: MONOTONIX's Gritty Garage Rock
    Israeli band drop "Set Me Free," first song from their debut studio album, out September 8. [RCRDLBL]
    WATCH: RADIOHEAD Cover YEAH YEAH YEAHS ... Sort Of
    Thom Yorke drops a few verses of Karen O and Co.'s "Maps" at Reading gig. [Music Slut]
    WATCH: GIRL TALK Recommends Albums to 'Twilight''s Bella and Edward
    Gregg Gillis -- a Twilight fan -- suggests Morrissey and The Crow soundtrack. [Buzznet]
    WATCH: THEM CROOKED VULTURES Post New Song Teaser
    Grohl / Homme / Jones supergroup preview "Scumbag Blues" with new video. [YouTube]
    LISTEN: JAY-Z's 'Blueprint 3' Leaks
    It doesn't drop 'til next week, but you can stream the long-awaited album now! [SPIN]
    WATCH: BRENDAN BENSON Performs on SPIN's Rooftop!
    The solo auteur and Raconteur played for an intimate gathering of friends and fans. See five songs! [SPIN]

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Now Playing
  • 1 Paperwhite — Pieces " 03:58
  • 2 Michael Rault — Nothing Means Nothing " 02:56
  • 3 Gold Beach — Impressions " 04:32
  • 4 GENUFLEX — The Last Gods (Mark Stewart And Rambone Remix) " 05:13
  • 5 Sleigh Bells — That Did It Feat. Tink " 02:41
  • 6 Monster Rally & Jay Stone — Recollection " 02:10
  • 7 Little Boots — Pretty Tough " 03:18

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