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    Dave Grohl Traumatized by Scissor Sisters' 'Balls'

    What could possibly provoke Dave Grohl to sue Scissor Sisters, their label, management company, and wardrobe department, Ticketmaster, and the venue where he recently saw the Brit band perform, for a total of $75 million? Well, Sisters frontman Jake Shears' bare testicles. In this joke clip posted to the Sisters' website, Grohl -- sitting in his home studio -- explains his case to "Scissor Sister News" anchor Lester Zizmore, claiming a recent wardrobe malfunction at a stop on the band's world tour has left him traumatized, experiencing "bouts of anxiety, panic, chills, and explosive diarrhea." "It started getting really hot in there," explained Grohl, between fits of gagging and crying. "Then Jake Shears took off his clothes. Then I saw his testicles... I saw his balls! Every time I blink my eyes I still see Jake's nuts. Is $75 million going to make that go away?

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    HEAR IT: Kings of Leon's New Cali-Pop Tune!

    As they gear up for the October 19 release of their new album Come Around Sundown, Kings of Leon recently dropped a video for "Radioactive," the hot lead-off track that shows the Followills haven't forgotten about their humble Southern roots. But a new track that leaked over the weekend suggests the band is going in a direction that's as sunny and mellow as the album's cover art. "Beach Side" is three-minutes of laid-back California-style pop, with a crisp backbeat, chiming guitar riffs, and psychedelic atmospherics. Hear it below. Before heading off to Europe for a fall tour, the Kings will play three East Coast dates in November, including a November 16 show at New York's Madison Square Garden. Check out dates here.

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    Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj Dominate BET Awards

    Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z and Drake were among the top winners at this year's BET Awards, with up-and-comer Minaj taking home three awards, including Rookie of the Year. "I'm paving the way for girls," said Minaj, who was dressed provocatively in a get-up made of black leather straps. "I wanna thank all the girls of hip-hop." But it wasn't just hip-hop newcomers who took home top prizes. Jay-Z (who wasn't present) took home the award for Best Hip-Hop Video for "Empire State of Mind," CD of the Year for The Blueprint 3 and Best Live Performer. Diddy scored Hustler of the Year; Swizz Beatz was honored as Producer of the Year and rap pioneers Salt-N-Pepa took home the I Am Hip-Hop Award. Check out the full list of winners below. Plenty of memorable performances dotted the night. Rick Ross, Diddy, and DJ Khaled kicked off the show with a powerhouse performance of "B.M.F.

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    The National Plan Expanded 'High Violet'

    The National's High Violet is oneof the best albums of the year and now the new kings of brooding indie-pop will re-release an expanded edition on November 22. The National's reissue of High Violet will be bundled with a bonus disc featuring two new tracks, three live cuts, and an alternate version of "Terrible Love." Two songs previously available only on the Japanese edition of the record ("Walk Off," "Sin-Eaters") will also be included. Check out the tracklistingbelow. SPIN hailedthe record when it came out earlier this year, giving it an 8 out of 10. "No other band makes dark and stormy seem like ideal weather," wrote Josh Modell. As the National gear up for the expanded High Violet, checkout exclusive footage of the band live in New York City, from SPIN's 25th Anniversary celebration. High Violet: Expanded Edition bonus disc tracklisting:1. "Terrible Love" [Alternate Version]2.

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    WATCH: Apache Beat's Trippy New Video

    On their debut album Last Chants, Brooklyn's Apache Beat weave a vibrant patchwork that captures the eclectic, chaotic energy of New York: tribal beats, serrated, post-punk guitar riffs, and shouted vocals that call to mind pioneering new wave acts like Talking Heads. Apache Beat called on their fellow New York friends in the Yeah Yeahs Yeahs, Lightspeed Champion and the Rapture to contribute cameos to the disc, which makes the band's music come on like the soundtrack to some drug-fueled, late-night downtown party at 3AM. Apache Beat's debut doesn't hit stores until October 5, but SPIN has an exclusive clip of the group's psychedelic video for standout single "Another Day." Check it out below.Apache Beat recruited British video artist Cherise Payne to produce the clip, which mashes trippy screen-saver-style visuals with footage of old art-house movies that she found on a VHS cassette.

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    WATCH: Sleigh Bells' Explosive "Infinity Guitars"

    On their killer, M.I.A.-approved debut Treats, Sleigh Bells deliver danceable noise and cheerleader chants with little more than junk-shop drum machines, heavily distorted guitars and singer Alexis Krauss' shouted vocals. Now they've released a clip that captures their arty, schoolyard nightmare perfectly -- check out their new video for "Infinity Guitars" here. In the clip, Krauss plays a bat-wielding cheerleader strutting the streets of a bombed-out industrial neighborhood while guitarist Derek Miller prowls alongside her looking like the hipster spawn of Steve Vai -- dig his vintage 1980s Jackson guitar! There's also a bat-chewing rabid dog, a pile of guitars that get set on fire and the hottest use of a sports car in a music video since Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again" video. Yes! WATCH: Sleigh Bells, "Infinity Guitars"

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    WATCH: OK Go's "White Knuckles" Clip

    Since 2005, OK Go have boosted their music career by producing insanely viral clips for videos to Here It Goes Again" and "This Too Shall Pass." Now, the L.A. crew as released their latest ambitious clip for the track "White Knuckles." Watch it below. It features coordinating white outfits, dozens of stacked plastic cones, swivel-chair dancing -- and army of acrobatic rescue dogs. "These four-legged rock stars worked harder (and with a lot less complaining) than we did, and never ceased to make us smile," the band writes on its site. Cool bonus: the band is donating a portion of all video sales through their site to the ASPCA. Check out the choreographed insanity below! WATCH: OK Go, "White Knuckles"

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    Kanye West Releases Funky "Lord Lord Lord"

    For the last few weeks, Kanye West has been teasing songs from his upcoming fifth album (due this fall), and now he's unveiled the latest track: "Lord Lord Lord," which finds West teaming up with Mos Def, Swizz Beatz, Raekwon, and Charlie Wilson. The track is the latest in West's GOOD Fridays series, where the rapper will unveil a new song online every week, although West has had trouble keeping up with the weekly pace. West, who posted the track on Saturday morning, was still working with Beatz on his contribution late into Friday night. "Swizz laying his verse," West Tweeted.

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    DJ Shadow Delivers Two Free Tracks

    DJ Shadow won't release his still-untitled new album until next year, but the artist has unveiled two new songs, "Def Surrounds Us" and "I've Been Trying." The tracks are available as free downloads here. On "Def Surrounds Us," Shadow offers up an epic, seven-and-a-half minute groove inspired by dubstep and drum and bass with ominous vocal samples warning "though we are alive, death surrounds us." "I've Been Trying," on the other hand, might be one of Shadow's most pop-oriented tracks ever: a pretty, three-minute ballad with soulful vocals, jazzy flutes and a rootsy, acoustic guitar riff. DJ Shadow originally released the tracks as part of a larger project, in which he hid copies of the songs in record shops throughout Eastern Europe while on his international tour. The singles were delivered in limited pressings and each copy has unique cover art that's hand-drawn by Shadow.

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