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    WATCH: Devo Revives New Wave on 'Letterman'

    Looks like Devo still knows how to whip it, and whip it good. On Tuesday night, the grey-masked madmen took the stage on The Late Show with David Letterman and performed "Fresh" off their new SPIN-approved album Something for Everybody, their ninth record and first since 1990. In our review, editor Doug Brod boasts that Devo shows "dancey electro-pop pretenders how it's done -- syn-drums and all." During the Letterman performance, the quintet did just that, bringing the world a revitalized New Wave sound with their pulsing, electronic beats and robot-like choreography. It looked like they haven't lost a step in their three decades together.

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    WATCH: Slayer's Bloody New Video

    Slayer just released a music video for the title track from their latest album, World Painted Blood, and it's a bloody tale of tyranny at the hands of a nefarious ruler. Watch below. The five-minute animated clip shows the evil-eyed leader directing a fleet of tanks to run citizens over, spilling their blood across the globe. He watches the destruction from an office, smiling gleefully with each casualty. Among the chaos, an animated version of the quartet perform surrounded by blood-drenched clouds, and they don't stop shredding until the Earth is covered in the stuff. "Like a disease spreading death / Erasing your existence / Man himself has become god and laughs at his destruction," bassist-singer Tom Araya howls. Now that's metal. Slayer kick off the North American leg of their summer tour on July 23 in Quebec.

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    DOWNLOAD: New Black Lips Song!

    Since the release of their SPIN-approved album 200 Million Thousand in early 2009, Atlanta quartet Black Lips have been relatively quiet -- until now. The self-proclaimed "flower punks" just dropped "Before You Judge Me" via Adult Swim's Singles Program. Their song was the fifth in an eight-week series that's already featured tracks by Madvillain, Matt Sweeney and Bonnie "Prince" Billy, and Washed Out, among others. "Before You Judge Me" is bound to be another sing-a-long at Black Lips shows. "Before you judge me / Better find somebody else," the boys sing over bouncing beats and fuzzy guitars. "Before you judge me / Take a look at yourself." Back in January, the band told NME that they were recording a new album, which guitarist Cole Alexander said he hopes will be their "most fucked up but successful" release yet.

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    WATCH: OK Go Premiere New Music Video

    OK Go premiered a new music video today for their song "End Love," and, like their recent canon of videos, it's brightly colored, peppy, worth watching, and bound to collect hundreds of YouTube comments like "OMFG did you SEE this?!" and "Yesssss! OK Go I LOVE you!!" Watch it below. Although not as technical as the Rube Goldberg machine-driven "This Too Shall Pass" (no NASA engineers involved this time), or as dangerous as that treadmill video, "Here It Goes Again," the group once again approaches music video production from a creative direction. "End Love," from the album Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, features all four band members dressed in their own respective color -- pink, yellow, turquoise, and red -- dancing and walking around a park.

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    Bonnaroo by the Numbers

    The ninth annual Bonnaro Music & Arts Festival ended Sunday night with closing performer Dave Matthews. Check out what happened in Manchester, Tennessee, by the numbers, below.

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    The Strokes Play Surprise Gig in London

    About 500 fans and music stars gathered in the small London club Digwall's last night to see the Strokes first public performance in four years -- and they weren't disappointed [via NME]. The New Yorkers, who played under the fake moniker Venison, powered through a 18-song set in 70 minutes, rocking hits including "The Modern Age," "Is This It?" and "Take It or Leave It." But even though they have a new album due this September, the band didn't perform any new material. Among the crowd in the tiny venue (some of who paid up to 500 British pounds a ticket) was Coldplay's Chris Martin. Strokes frontman Julian Casablances wore his characteristic sunglasses and a studded leather jacket; he closed out the show by saying the comeback felt "wonderful" and "crazy." The Strokes officially kick-off their summer performances this weekend at the Isle of Wight Festival. And as for Venison?

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    Kanye West Celebrates Birthday with School Kids

    Kanye West turned 33 yesterday, but he didn't celebrate by tearing up the clubs in Chicago, bashing former presidents on MTV, or interrupting pop stars during their award-acceptance speeches. Instead, he performed a free concert for three Chicago Public Schools as part of the Kanye West Foundation's third annual "Stay in School" event -- a program targeted at improving students' grades, behavior and attendance [via the Chicago Tribune]. Fellow Chicago rappers Common and Lupe Fiasco joined West, performing their own hits, including Common's "Universal Mind Control" and Fiasco's "Superstar." Common went on to congratulate the students, telling them that "whatever [they] do, be the best at it." West took the stage -- in his signature black sunglasses -- for one of the first times since last September's MTV Awards.

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    New Pete Yorn Album Due This Fall

    Pete Yorn will release his sixth studio album -- a self-titled LP produced by the Pixies' Frank Black -- on September 28. The singer-songwriter's first release since his 2009 collaboration with Scarlett Johansson, Break Up, was originally recorded in 2008, during the making of his previous solo record Back and Fourth. At that time, Yorn got an email from Black suggesting that they work together. Curious, he hopped a plane to Salem, Oregon. Five days later, despite Yorn getting the flu during the process, they'd recorded the album that will be released in September. "I tried to get the session into a fearless and raw place," says Black.

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    Secret Machines, YYYs Members Join Interpol

    Following the recent departure of Interpol's founding bassist Carlos Dengler, a.k.a. Carlos D, the New York band has announced his replacements -- that right: plural. Interpol said today that the Secret Machines' Brandon Curtis will join the band alongside new recruit Dave Pajo, an indie vet who has played with Slint, Will Oldham, Zwan, and, most recently, toured as a member of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Pajo, a multi-instrumentalist who focuses on guitar and has released solo effort under the Ariel M., M, and Pajo monikers, will step in for Dengler on bass. The new members will join Interpol on their summer and fall tour supporting their upcoming self-titled September release, the much-anticipated follow-up to 2007's Our Love to Admire. Rightfully, Interpol seems pretty psyched.

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    Ryan Adams Writes Dio-Inspired Songs

    Ryan Adams couldn't help but honor Ronnie James Dio the only way he knew how -- by writing music. The recently metal-obsessed singer/songwriter announced via Facebook that "11 new solo tunes came out of nowhere" after Dio's death and memorial service. "Day after Dio's funeral [the songs] just fell out," he wrote. "Soft mellow acoustic jams -- lots of New Orleans scenery and vibe from the trip... I am official[ly] very excited again." Adams, 35, who dropped the sci-fi metal concept album Orion last month, was one of the many musicians who attended Dio's memorial service on May 31, posting on Facebook that the event was "epic, beautiful and heartwarming."

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