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    Paramore, Tegan & Sara to Tour Together!

    Talk about girl power! Tennessee pop-punk band Paramore -- fronted by Hayley Williams, SPIN Readers' 2009 Sex Goddess of the Year -- will headline the 2010 Honda Civic Tour, featuring Canadian pop-rock twins Tegan and Sara on opening duties! Both acts are touring behind SPIN-praised albums: Paramore's Brand New Eyes (also one of SPIN'S 40 Best Albums of 2009) and Tegan and Sara's Sainthood. A possible onstage collaboration could be in order -- after all, Williams recently joined Weezer onstage for a cover of "Say It Ain't So." According to Paramore's website, the tour will kick off July 23 in Raleigh, NC, but the remaining details -- dates, cities, venues, et al -- have yet to be announced. Paramore warm up with a short spring trek. Check out the dates here.

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    Pearl Jam Announce U.S. Tour!

    Seattle grunge stalwarts Pearl Jam have just announced a Spring tour in continued support of their chart-topping (and SPIN-praised) album Backspacer. EdVed and Co. will hit 11 cities throughout the Midwest and East Coast, kicking off in Kansas City and ending with two shows at New York's Madison Square Garden May 20-21. The September SPIN-cover stars (who scored Artist of the Year and Album of the Year titles in SPIN's 2009 Readers' Poll) are also on deck to perform on this week's Saturday Night Live! Opening the bulk of the tour will be Band of Horses, who are readying their third album, Infinite Arms, for a May 18 release date. Blues-rockers the Black Keys (whose new album Brothers will also be out on May 18) will replace Band of Horses to open Peal Jam's May 20 show in NYC. Tickets for PJ's U.S.

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    EXCLUSIVE: Dropkick Murphys Perform Live!

    Like green beer, the Dropkick Murphys are a St. Patrick's Day institution.And the Boston punks will celebrate the boozy holiday this year with the release of Live On Lansdowne, Boston MA, a combination live CD/DVD out March 16, the day before their beloved St. Patrick's Day. And SPIN has an exclusive preview of the release -- video of the guys performing "The State of Massachusetts." Watch below!The DVD features the rambunctious rockers' full 2009 St. Patrick's Day performance to a drunken hometown crowd. "We thought it was high time to show the uninitiated what the mayhem and insanity of our live gigs was like... from the comfort of their living rooms," drummer Matt Kelly tells SPIN. "The State of Massachusetts" is off the Murphys' SPIN-approved 2007 album The Meanest of Times.

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    The National Debut New Song on 'Fallon'

    Brooklyn indie rockers the National hit the stage on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night to debut "Terrible Love," the first taste of their upcoming album, High Violet (out May 11). Watch a video of the performance below! "Terrible Love" is vintage National, anchored by lead singer Matt Berninger's poetic lyrics and the band's grandiose, shape-shifting rock, delivered with an intensity that exceeds even the dramatic flair of their last album, 2007's Boxer. Last night, a hired-for-the-occasion horn section added extra oomph, and the throbbing guitar riffs of twin brothers Bryce and Aaron Dessner methodically surged to a peak.

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    Conan O'Brien Sets U.S. Tour, Bonnaroo Gig

    The battle between late night TV hosts Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno is over and done -- and now O'Brien is ready for his next move: a return to stand-up comedy. The orange-haired jokester has just announced a North American comedy tour, including a performance at Manchester, TN's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, set for June 10-13. See the full itinerary below. The 30-date tour, kicking off April 12 in Eugene, OR, is O'Brien's big comeback following his final episode of The Tonight Show on Jan. 22. At Bonnaroo, O'Brien will perform at the Comedy Theater alongside gut-busters like Margaret Cho, Aziz Ansari, and Doug Benson. He'll also MC the What Stage -- the fest's main stage -- for two nights.

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    EXCLUSIVE: New BRMC Video!

    SPIN.com has the exclusive debut of San Francisco rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's new video for "Beat the Devil's Tattoo," the title track from their SPIN-approved new album. And -- guess what? -- the video lives up to the song's ominous title. Watch below. The band of leather-clad bad-asses take a ride in an old-school van, smoke a carton of cigs (presumably full flavor for extra grit), and rock out in a packed nightclub, as the song's stomping beat, tambourine, and bluesy guitar lend a dark yet catchy melody to the mysterious vibe. BRMC enjoy exploring their dark side: they contributed a new song, "Done All Wrong," to the soundtrack for 2009's vampire flick New Moon.Catch BRMC on tour behind "Beat the Devil's Tattoo" this spring. Read SPIN's review of the band's tour kickoff right here. Tell us what you think of the video in the comment section below.

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    Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch Talks Cancer, New Album

    With last year's cancer scare behind him, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch (a.k.a. MCA) is on the mend and his band hopes to release their next album record this coming September. "It was touch and go there for a while, but I am finally getting my energy back," Yauch told EW. Yauch's health issues forced the NYC hip-hop trio to cancel appearances at major festivals, including All Points West and Austin City Limits, and delayed the release of their new album, Hot Sauce Committee Part 1. Now, the Boys -- Yauch, MCs Michael "Mike D" Diamond, and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz -- are planning to take a second pass at Hot Sauce. "We finished the record over a year ago, so we want to take a look at it and re-evaluate and make sure it is what we want to put out there and that we are still happy with it. I don't think we will change it up too much," says Yauch.

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    It's a good day to be a fan of MGMT. The Brooklyn psych rockers have just released "Flash Delirium," the first leak from their much-anticipated second album, Congratulations, out April 13. Head to the band's website to download the track! (NOTE: This link may expire at any moment.) And that's not all the boys have in store. They also just announced a fan scavenger hunt to promote their new album, which will take place in six cities, beginning in New York, March 10, and wrapping up in Los Angles on March 18. The band's website offers the cryptic instructions: "We will give clues to the secret location and a password on this page. Once you figure out where the location is -- go there -- you have 1 hour, first come first serve. You will see a person holding an MGMT flag -- go up to them and tell them the password.

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    WATCH: New Daft Punk Music in 'Tron' Trailer!

    Daft Punk love robots. The French electro duo -- Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter -- don robo-masks during their tricked-out shows and music videos. And they're taking their love of the futuristic a step further, writing the score for the upcoming film Tron Legacy. The trailer for the movie (in theaters December 17) just leaked online, giving a taste of what the Punk guys have been working on: heavy, suspenseful beats perfect for a high octane action film. Watch the trailer below. Tron Legacy is the sequel to the 1982 sci-fi cult classic Tron, starring this year's Best Actor Oscar winner Jeff Bridges, who will also appear in the new film. The movie features the son of Bridges' character (played by Garrett Hedlund) as he looks into his father's disappearance and ends up stuck in the same cyber world his father has been living in for 25 years.

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    Blondie on Converse Shoe Line and New Album

    Blondie singer Debbie Harry's fearless femme fatale attitude and urban-chic fashion style can be seen in many of today's hottest rockers, from Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O to Paramore's Hayley Williams. Now Harry's aesthetic is back in the spotlight with an upcoming Blondie record and line of iconic Converse sneakers, both of which hit stores this spring. Blondie exploded onto the new wave scene in the late '70s with hits like "Call Me," "One Way or Another," and "Heart of Glass"; they sold 40 million albums and were inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. Their seamless mix of fashion and music made them unique among a New York City scene that featured bands like Talking Heads and the Ramones. Harry's street-smart mash-up of skinny jeans, thriftshop finds, neon colors, and vintage tees complemented her chopped blonde bob and cherry-red lips.

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