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    Coachella Bands vs. the Volcano!

    A volcanic eruption in Iceland has left British bands the Cribs,Bad Lieutenant, and Frightened Rabbit struggling to reach this weekend's Coachella festival in California. An ash cloud drifting across the Atlantic Ocean and into Europe has currently grounded all flights to and from the U.K. British indie punks the Cribs (whose current lineup includes ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr) have cancelled their appearance on tomorrow's Coachella bill. According to ContactMusic, the Cribs are hoping the festival organizers will let them reschedule their slot for another day -- and are so eager to play that they're considering taking a ferry to Amsterdam in hopes of catching a flight from there. The band had already boarded their plane at London's Heathrow Airport when they were told the flight was cancelled due to safety concerns.

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    Green Day Discuss 'American Idiot' Musical

    Green Day stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to chat about the musical version of their 2004 punk rock opus, American Idiot, which premieres April 20 at Broadway's St. James Theatre. Watch the interview below! The musical -- read SPIN's review here -- is produced by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) and features music and lyrics from Green Day's 2004 concept record, American Idiot. Even before the curtain rises next week, movie star Tom Hanks has reportedly expressed interest in taking the musical to the big screen. "It was such a big crazy idea, but that's what you're supposed to do when you're in a band," lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong told Fallon of taking his music to Broadway. The idea for the original album stemmed from the title track, Armstrong recalled.

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    WATCH: Deftones Visually Striking New Video

    Sacramento, CA, alt-metal quintet Deftones experiment with symbolic lyrics on their sixth studio album, Diamond Eyes (out May 4) and the new video for the title track has plenty of enigmatic imagery to match. Watch "Diamond Eyes" below! "I love songs where I can totally take myself out of being human," Moreno recently told SPIN.comabout the new album. "I can sing about really oddthings, and they don't necessarily have to pertain to me at all. Itpaints a picture. Those are the kind of lyrics I grew up with -- likethe Cure. Really visual images and no storytelling." The clip finds the band rocking out on an eerie black soundstage as tiny pieces of broken glass float around lead singer Chino Moreno; a snow-white owl and redheaded priestess complete the esoteric scene.

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    PREVIEW: Scissor Sisters New Album

    Scissor Sisters are back with more fuel for the dance floor. The glam rockers will release their third studio album, Night Work, on June 28 and are offering a preview with the track "Invisible Light." Listen below. The quartet are exploring the darker side of disco: The new song features sinister and pulsing '80s-inspired beats beneath a mysterious monologue courtesy of English actor Sir Ian McKellen (a.k.a. Gandalf from Lord of the Rings), EW confirms. "Painted whores, sexual gladiators, fiercely old party children all wake from their slumber to debut the bacchanal," McKellen delivers with his stately pipes. The band will release the album's first single, "Fire With Fire," on June 20 and are also busy working with British producer Mark Ronson on his upcoming record.

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    Kings of Leon Return to Studio for Fifth Album

    The mega-success of 2008's Only By the Night transformed Southern rockers Kings of Leon into Grammy-winning superstars. Now, according to drummer Nathan Followill, the guys are working on their fifth album -- and getting experimental with their arena-filling rock sound. "Day 1 in the studio is officially under way. I'm beaming with excitement and a hangover at the same time," Followill tweeted on Monday, alongsidea picture of his drum set. "[We] put down some jams that I think you all will like." The Tennessee quartet started writing their new material during soundcheck on their 2009 summer tour. "The new stuff is all over the place," Followill said then. "There's stuff that sounds like Radiohead. There's stuff that sounds like Thin Lizzy. There's stuff that sounds like the Band. We're pretty much to the point now where...

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    Hot Beef: M.I.A. Disses Lady Gaga

    It appears there's room for only one avant-garde pop singer in the music biz, and M.I.A. has staked her claim. The Sri Lankan artist blasts Lady Gaga in the upcoming issue of NME (via MTV.UK), saying that any comparisons between her and the "Poker Face" pop singer are totally wack. "People say we're similar, that we both mix all these things in the pot and spit them out differently, but she spits it out exactly the same... she's not progressive... none of her music's reflective of how weird she wants to be or thinks she is. She models herself Grace Jones and Madonna, but the music sounds like 20-year-old Ibiza disco." And Gaga isn't the only thing in M.I.A.'s sights. The 34-year-old star said she was also invited to contribute to the soundtrack for vampire flick Twilight -- which included tracks by Thom Yorke, Grizzly Bear, and Lykki Li -- but had zero interest in the project.

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    Lady Gaga, Green Day, Soundgarden at Lollapalooza!

    It's been a poorly kept secret, but now it's official: Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, and Green Day are the confirmed headliners for Lollapalooza 2010, scheduled for August 6-8 in Chicago's Grant Park. The Arcade Fire, Strokes, MGMT, Phoenix, Spoon, Yeasayer, Social Distortion, Hot Chip, the National, the New Pornographers, and dozens more will also be performing at the fest, founded by Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell as a touring spectacle in 1991. This will be Lolla's sixth year as a single-weekend event in Chicago. The entire lineup was announced today on the festival's website, after weeks of speculation, rumors, and a painful Wheel of Fortune-style game which revealed the lineup one letter at a time. The day-to-day schedule has not yet been released. Check out SPIN.com's extensive coverage of last year's festival, complete with reviews and photos.

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    Kanye Recruits Q-Tip, RZA for June Album

    Kanye West is seeking rap redemption. After Taylor Swift-gate and his soulful, Auto-Tuned 2008 release 808's and Heartbreak, he's returning to his hip-hop roots, recruiting Q-Tip, RZA, Drake, and Pete Rock for upcoming album, tentatively titled Good Ass Job and expected in June, Billboard reports. Q-Tip (a member of the recently reunited alt-rap group A Tribe Called Quest) confirmed to Brooklyn Bodega that he was collaborating with West. "I just try to work with people who I admire or whom I think has got it," he told the website. "So right now I'm working on Nas' shit, about to work with Kanye on his shit." Wu-Tang Clan member RZA, producer/rapper Pete Rock, and producer No I.D. also flew to West's home/recording studio in Hawaii to record, according to Rock4Life.com. A Tweet from former LOUD Records honcho Schott Free confirmed the Hawaii collaboration.

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    WATCH: Thom Yorke's All-Star Band Kick Off U.S. Tour

    Thom Yorke's new supergroup Atoms for Peace kicked off their debut tour last night at NYC's Roseland Ballroom, and previewed a brand new song! The band also played tracks off the Radiohead frontman's solo album, 2006's The Eraser. Check out performance videos below! The quintet -- featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, Mauro Refosco (Forro in the Dark) and drummer Joey Waronker (Beck, Smashing Pumpkins, R.E.M.) -- made their live debut at a secret L.A. show last fall. Read SPIN's review here. According to Brooklyn Vegan, Yorke emerged by himself for an encore that included a somber new song, "Chris Hodge/Let Me Take Control," which showcased his smooth tenor and repetitive, ominous guitar licks. Earlier, The Eraser's "Skip Divided" showed off the band's energetic side, with Yorke jumping around onstage and Flea head banging away.

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    EXCLUSIVE SONG: New Young Pony Club

    British dance punk quintet New Young Pony Club are giving the dance floor some emotional depth. With their second release, The Optimist (out digitally tomorrow), the quartet pair brooding vocals and atmospheric flourishes with the synth-heavy disco beats that highlighted their first record, 2007's Fantastic Playroom.

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