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    LISTEN: The National Perform New Song

    Though fans may still be soaking up the desperate brooding of High Violet, the National are starting to offer up more new music, performing an unreleased outtake from the record, "You Were a Kindness," during a recent performance on Minnesotapublic radio station, the Current.

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    WATCH: Bizarre Yeasayer Video Starring Kristen Bell!

    What has one arm, one eye, looks like a deformed brain and is covered in blood? Forgetting Sarah Marshall star Kristen Bell's pet in Yeasayer's new music video for Odd Blood gem "Madder Red." Watch below! Directed by Andreas Nilsson (Fever Ray, Bright Eyes), the clip sees Bell fawn over the truly disgusting house pet while the synth-washed tune plays along. Bell wakes up at home and discovers the creature is acting amiss, not eating its Fruity Pebbles for breakfast and coughing up blood. She heads out on a casting call, only to be interrupted with news of her beloved pet's sudden death. She then looks to the sky to see the oddly adorable mutant watching over her from heaven. Love: it knows no boundaries, huh? Yeasayer's "Madder Red" clip is one of the weirder videos in recent memory -- and it's a total must-see.

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    LISTEN: Banhart, Beck Movie Soundtrack Collabo

    Director Todd Solondz is know for his dark, satirical tales from American suburbia (Welcome to the Dollhouse). Among his fans are Beck and Devendra Banhart, who collaborated on the title track for his latest movie Life During Wartime. Banhart just posted the song online -- listen below! In an email to SPIN.com, Banhart called Solondz "one of the great luminaries," and said that Solondz penned the song's lyrics, they sang, and composer Marc Shaiman wrote the music. According to IMDB, Life During Wartime is about "friends, family, and lovers [who] struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in a war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos," and the song captures that sentiment. "I try to forgive / I try forget / I try not to relive what makes me upset," Banhart croons over a gloomy lullaby of acoustic guitar, strings, and piano, as Beck adds background vocals.

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    WATCH: Classic Footage of Bowie, NIN Surfaces

    David Bowie's 1995 co-headlining tour with Nine Inch Nails was a monumental one, a great double-bill that featured an onstage collaboration every night between both acts. Now a handful of soundboard quality, professionally-shot videos from the tour have emerged online. Watch their performance of NIN's epic "Hurt" below! The four videos were uploaded by film editor David Williams earlier this summer, and were posted recently on a site called Slicing Up Eyeballs by The NIN Hotline. Each night of the tour, Reznor and Co. would perform a full set. Then Bowie and his bandmates joined them to play a selection of songs by both artists before segueing into a full set by Aladdin Sane himself.The Bowie-Reznor duet on The Downard Spiral's "Hurt" became a near-nightly occurrence, a regular instance of one rock legend anointing a newer hero.

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    LISTEN: Linkin Park Debut New Song

    Linkin Park's new single "The Catalyst" debuted Sunday in the trailer for Medal of Honor, Electronic Arts' war video game created by famed director Steven Spielberg -- and gamers couldn't ask for a more fitting battle cry. Watch the video and hear the song below! "The Catalyst," off the Los Angeles alt-metal band's upcoming album A Thousand Suns (out September 14), is a dark and menacing synth-rock jam sure to pump gamers up as they launch missiles at their enemies on digital battlefields. "God bless us, every last one / We're a broken people living under loaded gun / And we can't be out fought, we can't be outdone / We can't be outmatched, we can't be outrun," Chester Bennington sings over icy synths, hard hitting drum machines, and distorted metal guitar.

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    Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli Plans Solo Tour

    Ladies and Gentlemen, Greg Dulli is embarking on his first-ever solo tour. The Afghan Whigs/Twilight Singers frontman -- and Gutter Twins collaborator, with Screaming Tree Mark Lanegan -- will play 29 stripped-down shows in the U.S., Ireland, Spain, Portugal, and Belgium this fall, billed as "An Evening with Greg Dulli." Beginning in New Orleans on October 8, the shows will find Dulli backed by Twilight Singers guitarist Dave Rosser and Polyphonic Spree multi-instrumentalist Rick Nelson to aid Dulli in bare-bones renditions of song selections spanning the Ohioan's entire career. While it's definitely not an Afghan Whigs reunion, the shows will find Dulli taking stabs at some Whigs classics, and debuting new songs from the forthcoming Twilight Singers album, scheduled for release early next year.

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    WATCH: White, Grohl Cover McCartney at White House

    Ice water must flow in the veins of Jack White and Dave Grohl. Last month the two rockers covered Paul McCartney songs at the White House mere feet from the former Beatle and the leader of the free world, Barack Obama. Heeelllooo, jitters. The video of their performances just dropped online. Watch below! The occasion was a special ceremony and concert in honor of McCartney, who received the prestigious Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. White took the stage solo and played "Mother Nature's Son" from the Beatles White Album on acoustic guitar. Grohl, meanwhile, kicked things up a notch by performing "Band on the Run" with Macca's backing band. But first, he addressed the guests of honor: "Paul, you're my hero. Mr.

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    Guns N' Roses to Play First U.S. Show Since 2006

    Guns N' Roses will stage their first official U.S. show in four years on Friday, August 13, closing out the final night of Sturgis, South Dakota's Rock N' Rev Festival, to be held during the city's annual Motorcycle Rally, MTV reports. The Rock N' Rev festival is set for August 9-13 at Sturgis' Monkey Rock USA, and, in addition to lots of leather jackets and bike exhaust, the festival will features performances from Creed, Godsmack, Stone Temple Pilots, 3 Doors Down, Cage the Elephant, and others. Though the festival will be the band's first official U.S.

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    Liam Gallagher's New Band: "Bigger Than Oasis"

    Until their end in 2009, Britpop kings Oasis were one of rock's biggest and most successful bands, selling some 70 million records worldwide. Impressive stuff. But singer Liam Gallagher is aiming to top that with his new group Beady Eye. "It'll be bigger," he said in an interview with London's Sunday Times. "I've got no doubt about the music, no doubt about me. I've never sounded better." Clearly, Liam's notorious ego is in check. Liam added that his brother Noel, Oasis' former guitarist-sonwriter who quit after an altercation backstage before a concert in Paris, will try to rejoin the band. "That kid will come crawling back very fooking soon, man," Liam said. "He thinks he's the leader, he thinks every decision he makes is right... I started this fooking band.

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    Jimmy Eat World: New Album in September

    "Are you listening? Whoa, whoa, whoa whoaaaaaaaaaa!!!" Yes. Yes, we are. And on September 28, Jimmy Eat World fans will have something all-new to listen to: Invented, the Arizona pop-punk vets' seventh full-length record and follow-up to 2007's Chase the Light. The news was unveiled in a brief post to the band's website Monday: "[We're] back with producer Mark Trombino (Clarity, Bleed American) -- we made noise and laid down the tunes in our Arizona studio. Touring plans coming your way soon!" The band also posted the new album's cover art. Check it out below. The album's first single, "My Best Theory," will hit radio in early August. If past shows are any indication, fans should be eager for their upcoming tour. In 2009, SPIN's Peter Gaston reviewed the band's 10th anniversary performance of Clarity in New York City.

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