Wednesday's Web Roundup: News & Songs

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[Updated: 5:57 P.M.]

NEWS:

    LINKIN PARK Debut at No. 1 on Album Chart
    Rap-rock band sell 241,000 copies of A Thousand Suns, while Trey Songz's Passion, Pain & Pleasure follows in No. 2. [Billboard]
    New JAY-Z Album Due Next Spring, Says Q-TIP
    Tribe Called Quest rapper says he's at work on Hova's next release. [XXL]
    PHOENIX, GZA & More Added to CMJ Bill
    Corin Tucker Band, Dan Black, John Vanderslice, Cute Is What We Aim For, and others to play NYC fest Oct. 19-23. [CMJ]
    New FEIST Documentary Due
    Look at What the Light Did Now chronicles the recording of The Reminder and its subsequent tour. [Chart Attack]
    SLEATER-KINNEY's BROWNSTEIN, WEISS Form New Band
    Wild Flag also features former Helium leader Mary Timony and the Minders' Rebecca Cole. [Pitchfork]
    JIMMY EAT WORLD Launch Tour in Atlanta
    Arizona's emo godfathers deftly deliver their taut, catchy-as-heck songs. [SPIN]
    SUFJAN STEVENS: "Don't Buy My Album from Amazon.com"
    Singer/songwriter and his label urge fans to consider artist compensation when buying from discount outlets. [Guardian]
    'DJ HERO 2' Features New Mixes from DJ SHADOW, RZA, DIPLO, A-TRAK
    DJ Hero 2 drops on October 19. [DJ Hero]
    JOHNNY MARR to Release Single for Charity
    Ex-Smiths axeman will drop his cover of Rabat Mackay's 60s hit "Tendency To Be Free" on October 4. [Gigwise]
    KINGS OF LEON's CALEB FOLLOWILL Gets Engaged!
    The Southern rocker proposed to model Lily Aldridge over the weekend. [Us Weekly]
    DRAKE Muses on Fame in Miami Tour Opener
    Chart-topping rapper works both heartthrob & heartbreak angles at headlining gig. [SPIN]
    JAY-Z, COLDPLAY's CHRIS MARTIN Team for New Year's Eve Bash
    The longtime friends will perform a private gig at the opening of Las Vegas' Cosmopolitan hotel. [AP]
    R.E.M. Wrap Sessions for 15th Album
    The band has teamed up with producer Jacknife Lee for latest album, set for release next Spring. [SPIN]
    KANYE WEST to Play 'SNL'
    The rapper will guest on the October 2 episode, hosted by Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston. [NyMag]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    LISTEN: EXCLUSIVE: DEATH CAB's CHRIS WALLA Covers LED ZEP
    Hear his dazzling take on Zep's "In the Evening," from a new 52-track compilation of the band's catalogue. [SPIN]
    WATCH: ANIMAL COLLECTIVE's Dreamy New Video
    Get blissed out in the dance band's "Bluish" dreamworld, where belly dancers twirl among the stars! [SPIN]
    LISTEN: New LIL WAYNE Song ft. DRAKE
    The nasty, anti-STD jam "Gonorrhea" is featured on Weezy's Sept.27 release, I Am Not a Human Being. [Nah Right]
    WATCH: THOM YORKE's ATOMS FOR PEACE Rock Japan
    Check out high-definition live footage of the Radiohead frontman's side project with Flea. [SPIN]
    WATCH: CHROMEO Play 'Letterman'
    Canadian electro-funk outfit perform "Night by Night," off their new album Business Casual. [YouTube]
    DOWNLOAD: Latest from Miami Metalheads TORCHE
    Bang your head to "Out Again," off the band's just-released EP, Songs for Singles. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: 50 CENT Gets Gritty on B-Side
    Rapper posts outtake from 2009's Before I Self Destruct, offers update on next album. [SPIN]

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