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    La Roux to Tour the U.S.

    U.K. breakout dance duo La Roux, whose self-titled debut continues to gain traction in the U.S. a full year after its release, will tour the East Coast this November. The trek comes in tandem with the release of a new remix EP for the single, "In for the Kill." It kicks off November 1 in Fort Lauderdale, and wraps up November 17 at New York City's Terminal 5. See the full itinerary below. Earlier this month, online sales of "In for the Kill" spiked more than 600 percent after the song was featured during HBO's Entourage. Also, check out a totally different take on La Roux's breakthrough single "Bulletproof" by Dinosaur Jr.'s Lou Barlow, performed on solo acoustic guitar at SPIN's NYC office. Barlow explained that it's his four-year-old daughter's favorite song. La Roux Fall Tour Dates:11/1, Ft.

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    Cornell, Weiland, Monae on Santana Covers Album

    Sexagenarian guitar god Carlos Santana's latest endeavor, the all-covers Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time (out Sept. 21), sports an all-star roster of collaborators, among them Chris Cornell, Scott Weiland, Nas, Janelle Monáe, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, Gavin Rossdale, and others. The Beatles standard "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," featuring India.Arie and cellist Yo-Yo Ma, will be released as the first single, and, like his Grammy-winning 1999 album Supernatural, Santana co-produced the record with Clive Davis. Among the cuts to look for: Nas and Monáe's hip-hop take on AC/DC's "Back in Black"; Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" with Cornell on vocals; the Doors' keyboardist Ray Manzarek teaming with Bennington on "Riders on the Storm"; Rossdale singing T.

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    U2's 'Spider-Man' Musical to Open December 21

    After three years of anticipation and several false starts, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark -- the Broadway musical featuring music from U2's Bono and the Edge -- will finally open on December 21. The show, directed and co-written by Broadway veteran Julie Taymor (The Lion King), will take over NYC's newly-named Foxwoods Theater (formerly the Hilton Theater), with previews beginning November 14. Tickets go on sale August 14, exclusively for American Express cardholders, and ticketing will open to the general public in September.

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    Kanye Hits Ustream, Talks New Album

    Ever the newly-minted mogul of social media, Kanye West used webcasting service Ustream to answer questions from fans on Friday (while waiting for a flight out of South Korea), dropping details about his new album, his next single, the just-released "Power" video, being a better person, and Twitter. It took Kanye a few minutes to get used to the webcast's interface, but once he did, he couldn't contain his excitement -- "Aww man, I get to clarify a bunch of shit now!" West said -- then showed his audience his laptop screen, complete with 23 open windows of his music, his collaborators' music, various photos he uses as research, and, of course, his Twitter. "Let you know shit is real for everybody thinkin' I'm not on Twitter," he joked. West hasn't yet chosen his next single (or an album title), but during the webcast he shared a sample of one of the possible options, "All of the

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    Gary Numan to Play Classic Album on U.S. Tour

    New Wave godfather Gary Numan will cross the Atlantic this fall to perform his 1979 album The Pleasure Principle in its entirety -- replete with its iconic single, "Cars" -- on a slew of North American tour dates. See the full schedule below! Numan is celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Pleasure Principle, which SPIN dubbed "a study in droll futurism," calling "Cars" "a Beach Boys song idling on Kraftwerk's Autobahn." A deluxe anniversary edition of the album was released in September 2009. While it's been four years since Numan's last proper U.S. gigs, he joined Nine Inch Nails (and avowed Numan enthusiast Trent Reznor) onstage during several of their last-ever concerts. See video here.

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