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    Beck Returns With Cover of the Late John Martyn

    John Martyn was a pioneering British singer-guitarist who released 20 albums and worked with everyone from Eric Clapton to Pink Floyd's David Gilmour before passing away in 2009 from pneumonia. On a new album Johnny Boy Would Love This...A Tribute to John Martyn (out August 16), the late musician will get the full-blown tribute treatment: The Cure's Robert Smith, Snow Patrol, Vetiver, and his one-time musical partner Phil Collins (among others) will offer covers to the two-disc set. There's also a contribution from Beck, who takes on Martyn's 1970 ballad "Stormbringer." Hear it here. Beck wisely doesn't fuss too much with Martyn's original, adding some reedy Mellotron keyboards to the tune's low-key guitar-and-piano.

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    Jens Lekman Returns With Punchy Pop Tune

    Jens Lekman broke out four years ago with his swoon-worthy debut album Night Falls Over Kotedala. He'll return on September 19 with a five-track EP titled An Argument With Myself and the Swedish singer-songwriter has shared the lead title track. Grab it over at his official site or hear it here. Lekman doesn't mess much with the quirky pop sound of his debut. Over punchy, polyrhythmic drums, funk bass, and Afropop-style guitars, he lets listeners inside his head as he has a hilarious conversation with himself. "Fuck you? No, you fuck you!" he croons with the rapid-fire pace of a rapper. "You didn't come here for nothing, did you?" Lekman will return to the U.S. with a short nine-date tour this fall. The trek kicks off September 28 in Los Angeles and wraps up on October 9 in Brooklyn, New York. Check out dates here. Hear It: Jens Lekman, "An Argument With Myself"

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    Red Hot Chili Peppers Hit the Big Screen

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers will return with their 10th album I'm With You on August 30, and the funk-rock icons are planning a huge celebration for its release. The band will perform the record straight through - followed by a set of select hits - at a live show in Cologne, Germany, and the performance will be broadcast in high-definition in theaters globally. Screening information is available at their official site, and tickets are on-sale today. Watch the trailer for the gig below. As SPIN previously reported, RHCP warmed up for their show with an intimate gig in Big Sur, CA, on July 27. Anthony Kiedis and Co. debuted five new songs, including the high-energy pop tune "Monarchy of Roses" and the fittingly titled "Ethiopia," which was inspired by a trip Flea and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer took to Africa. Expect I'm With You to be one of the group's most diverse albums yet.

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    Hear Yelawolf's Anthemic Single from Fall Album

    When SPIN talked with Yelawolf about his September album Radioactive, the Alabama rapper promised hip-hop bangers that would sound great blasting in an arena. "I've got a few inspirational records, records for people to stay motivated," he said. His first taste of the album, "Hard White (Up in the Club)," is due out August 8, but the song has leaked - and it's a monster anthem punctuated by his impossibly quick flow (plus some rowdy chanting from Lil Jon). Hear it here (via NahRight). Eminem signed Yelawolf to his Shady Records imprint, and it's easy to see why: Yela has a fiery, acerbic tongue that's eerily reminiscent of early Em tunes. Dude disses the "Tom Dick and Harry"s that troll V.I.P. clubs, and he honors his white trash Alabama roots, proving rap music can have as much to say about Southern life as classic rock acts like Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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    Coldplay Rock 'Kimmel,' Honor Amy Winehouse

    Before they head to Lollapalooza this weekend, Coldplay performed Wednesday night at UCLA's Tennis Center in Los Angeles. Portions of the show were broadcast on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and the band delivered national television debuts of new tunes "Every Tear Drop Is a Waterfall" and "Charlie Brown." Chris Martin and Co. also remembered late singer Amy Winehouse by teasing her hit single "Rehab." Watch video of the cover, plus a brief interview with Kimmel below. Coldplay previously unveiled "Tear Drop" and "Charlie Brown" at Germany's Rock Am Ring festival in June, but the Kimmel footage is of much better quality. As for the Winehouse cover, Martin offers up a stripped-back take on the tune, turning the soul rave-up into a solemn, organ-powered ballad. On a lighter note, Kimmel's pre-show interview with the band is pretty hilarious.

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    Inside Nick Zinner's Epic '41 Strings' Symphony

    In May, Nick Zinner stepped out of the rock club and into the symphony space. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist (along with collaborators Hisham Akira Bharoocha and Ben Vida) debuted a sprawling, four-part classical piece titled 41 Strings, which featured a formidable army of guitarists, violinists, and bassists taking on the musician's first proper attempt at symphonic music. Zinner was commissioned by Loomstate clothing company to do the piece in honor of Earth Day.Missed the live debut? The Creators Project - Vice and Intel's partnership, which will be featuring the debut of Karen O's "psycho-opera" in New York City this fall - were there to compile behind-the-scenes footage of Zinner's work.

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    PREMIERE: Tinariwen & Wilco's Nels Cline

    Tinariwen, the talented ensemble of musicians from Northern Mali, have been together for some 30 years. But lately they've become increasingly popular in the U.S., and their fusion of electric blues with native folk sounds has earned them props from Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Robert Plant, Bono, and also scored them high-profile slots at fests like Bonnaroo and Glastonbury. (If you haven't seen their absolutely mesmerizing live shows, do yourself a favor: go!) On their next album Tassili (out August 30), Tinariwen unplug their electric guitars for a rootsier collection of grooves, but they continue to flirt with their interest in American sounds on collaborations with TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

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    Thom Yorke Teams With Modeselektor

    This fall German electronic duo Modeselektor will return with their third album, Monkeytown, and members Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary have scored a top collaborator for two tracks: Radiohead's Thom Yorke. Full music has not yet been released, but Modeselektor have offered up 45-second preview streams of the collaboration. Hear them here. Yorke has worked with Bronsert and Szary in the past: He contributed vocals to haunting glitch-pop track "White Flash" in 2007. And judging by these previews, the trio mine similar, dizzying electronic terrain.

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    Lykke Li Gorgeously Revamps 'Jerome'

    ?Ever had the urge to be in a blacked-out room with Lykke Li as she sings her pleading, heartbreaking tune "Jerome" right to your face? You're in luck: the Swedish singer-songwriter has released a star video for the song, off her album Wounded Rhymes, and it boasts a revamped, acoustic take on the tune. Watch it here. Li's latest album chronicles her getting over a broken relationship, and her emotional despondency rings through in this clip: it's just the recent SPIN cover star (backed by a band) in a darkened room as she howls the tune's urgent lyrics. And the new version morphs the track from a psychedelic, girl-group-style anthem into a spare, gothic-country ballad. Chilling. Watch It: Lykke Li, "Jerome (Acoustic Session)"

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    My Morning Jacket Get Psychedelic in New Video

    On their new album Circuital, My Morning Jacket offer up an ambitious set of tunes that recall the Who's epic Quadrophenia, including the stand-out track "Holdin' On to Black Metal." The Kentucky boys have just released a video for that tune — and it's a psychedelic fever dream that perfectly matches that track's sprawling, gothic funk-soul vibe. Watch it here. The clip — directed by Sole Solution Studios/Branjo Farms — is awesomely nightmarish, mixing rock-star paranoia themes of Pink Floyd's The Wall with animation reminiscent of the Beatles' Yellow Submarine. The plot seems to concern bassist Tom Blankenship as he goes on some sort of drug-fueled journey and stumbles upon the trippiest MMJ gig ever. In fact, it's actually footage from their brilliant Bonnaroo set earlier this year, spiked with visuals of floating ghosts.

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