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    Reed, Wilco, James Celebrate Woody Guthrie's 100th

    Woody Guthrie, one of music's most important songwriters who inspired everyone from Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger to any aspiring musician who picked up a guitar, would've turned 100 next July. Now, his estate is planning plenty of tributes to mark the centennial occasion in 2012. Lou Reed, Tom Morello, Jackson Browne, Ani DiFranco, Nellie McKay, and more will pay tribute to Guthrie, who died in 1967, on an all-star tribute album, set to be released next year. Wilco, Billy Bragg, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, and others are also planning tributes (via TwentyFourBit). Note of Hope: A Celebration of Woody Guthrie is the first to mark the occasion, and will be released on September 27 by 429 Records.

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    Jon Stewart Hosting Nirvana Interview on Sirius

    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind on September 24, the band's two surviving members -- Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic -- and the album's producer, Butch Vig, will sit down with The Daily Show's Jon Stewart for a two-hour interview, where they'll look back on the making of the classic album. The "Town Hall"-style interview — where questions will be fielded by a live studio audience and phone call-ins — will be broadcast at 8:00 P.M./ET on Sirius XM's Lithium channel. FREE ALBUM: Download SPIN's Tribute to Nirvana's Nevermind The event comes on the heels of the satellite radio company's launch of an all-Nirvana music channel, which launches on September 23 and goes dark on September 28. Lithium — broadcast on channel 34 — will air music from Nirvana's entire career, including B-sides, rarities, and live cuts.

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    Karen O Reveals Details of "Psycho Opera"

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O is taking a break from her band to tackle a "psycho opera" for Vice and Intel's multimedia Creators Project, which will take place at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY, from October 12-22. The singer announced her plans last month, but now reveals some details - and it looks to be her most ambitious undertaking yet. O is teaming up with bandmate Nick Zinner and producer Sam Spiegel (director Spike Jonze's brother) to compose music for the opera, titled Stop the Virgens, which will feature performances by members of the Greenhornes and Raconteurs, along with YYY's drummer Brian Chase and actress Lili Taylor. Longtime designer Christian Joy is creating costumes, while novelist, screenwriter, and playwright Adam Rapp is producing. O is still working out details, but she's confident about overall direction.

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    Atlas Sound Announces New LP, Drops Song

    With his side-project Atlas Sound, Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox trades in ear-deafening art-rock for toned-down, mellow pop - and the singer-guitarist will return on November 8 with his third album Parallax. Cox has also shared the album's first track, "Terra Incognita," which you can hear below. On "Incognita," Cox unspools a near seven-minute stunner, featuring strummy acoustic guitars, far-out Beach Boys-style "bah bah bah"s and his delicate, whispery croon. It's an emotionally raw track about loneliness and desperation - the kind of thing you'd expect from an E.T. who's searching for some kind of human connection. "I never saw the families gathering around," he sings, before admitting "these ancient technologies strengthen my bones." Hear It: Atlas Sound, "Terra Incognita" Parallax Tracklisting1. "The Shakes"2. "Amplifiers"3. "Te Amo"4. "Parallax"5.

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    Inside Sonic Youth and Nirvana's Epic 1991 Tour

    Months before Nirvana overtook the world with "Teen Spirit" mania in late 1991, the band was tapped by Sonic Youth for a European festival tour. Dave Markey, a friend of Sonic Youth's, was hired to film the trek, which also featured Dinosaur Jr., Babes in Toyland, and Gumball. Markey turned his experience into the classic rock doc 1991: The Year Punk Broke, which offers an all-access look at these bands before grunge overtook the world. (Watch it below.) The film - shot entirely by Markey on his Super 8 camera - has been criminally out-of-print for years. But it will get the deluxe DVD reissue treatment on September 13. SPIN asked Markey to recall, in his own words, his memories from the tour: I was friends with Sonic Youth for a few years before filming the movie.

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    LISTEN: Ryan Adams' First New Album Track

    Ryan Adams' 13th album Ashes & Fire isn't due out until October 11, but the first track has already hit the web. Hear "Lucky Now" here. Adams - who has been road-testing the song live - teamed up with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' keyboardist Benmont Tench for this gorgeous, rootsy track spiked with Tench's watery piano fills and a twanged-out guitar solo. As SPIN previously reported, Adams' next record is a star-studded affair: Norah Jones sings on three tracks - and the LP was produced by studio ace Glyn Johns, who has worked on records by the Who, the Rolling Stones, and the Beatles. Hear It: Ryan Adams, "Lucky Now"

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    Winehouse Toxicology Shows 'No Illegal Subtances'

    Amy Winehouse had no illegal drugs in her system at the time of her death, toxicology reports reveal, although the singer consumed alcohol sometime before her tragic death in London on July 23. Winehouse's family announced the test results in a statement released today: "Toxicology results returned to the Winehouse family by authorities have confirmed that there were no illegal substances in Amy's system at the time of her death. Results indicate that alcohol was present but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death. The family would like to thank the police and coroner for their continuing thorough investigations and for keeping them informed throughout the process." A formal inquest into her death is due on October 26. Some family members believed Winehouse had died from alcohol withdrawl.

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    Jeff Tweedy Unveils Another New Wilco Tune

    Wilco have debuted new music left and right from their upcoming set The Whole Love (out Sept. 27), and Jeff Tweedy isn't done previewing new tunes. The latest is a track titled "Dawned on Me," which the frontman performed acoustic during a photo shoot for St. Louis Magazine. Watch it here. Compared to the band's wild first single "I Might," Tweedy unspools a laid-back ballad about love and devotion here — and even takes a crack at whistling the tune's main melody. Expect Wilco's album — to be released on their newly formed dBpm imprint — to be one of their most adventurous yet. "I do think it's a little bit more obnoxious and irreverent of a pop record than people have heard from us, maybe, ever," Tweedy told SPIN earlier this year. "And that's exciting.

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    Tom Waits Returns With New Album, Drops Single

    Tom Waits will return this fall with a new album, Bad as Me, the legendary singer-songwriter's first set since 2006's three disc Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards. Check out his website later today for more details. iTunes' description of the record says the 13-track LP (featuring three bonus cuts) will be available October 25. Waits has also released the first track, "Bad as Me" (stream it here). True to form, Waits delivers more awesomely frenetic, cacophonous roots music. He shrieks and hollers in his trademark growl - "I'm the blood on the floor! The thunder and the roar!" - over horn skronks, twangy guitar riffs, and clattering percussion. Check out the tracklisting below, and watch his hilarious album announcement video, too. Tom Waits, Bad as Me Tracklisting1. "Chicago"2. "Raised Right Men"3. "Talking at the Same Time"4. "Get Lost"5.

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    MMJ + Neko Case Rock Stevie Nicks Cover

    My Morning Jacket have been touring with opener Neko Case in support of their new album Circuital. But Jim James and Co. have invited the singer-songwriter back onstage for some searing covers during their headline sets. They tackled Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's '80s hit "Islands in the Stream" earlier this month, and last week at a show in Tuscaloosa, AL, they tore through a cover of Stevie Nicks' 1981 tune "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around." Hear the on-stage collab here (via TwentyFourBit). The track was penned by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' Mike Campbell and featured on Nicks' first solo album Bella Donna. Case and MMJ don't mess with the original too much but it's a blast to hear the red-haired siren and James trade verses as if they were the real Nicks and Petty. A great one. Hear It: My Morning Jacket and Neko Case, "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around"

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