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    Lady Gaga Maps 31-Date North American Tour

    This June, the most talked about woman in music, Lady Gaga, will begin a three-month stint of arena tour dates in North America, kicking off June 28 in Montreal. Gaga's first arena tour includes 31 shows in the United States and Canada, ending September 19 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The "Bad Romance" singer plans to make these dates "more eye-popping" than ever before, and one show might be filmed in 3-D for a DVD release. Before returning to North America, Gaga is set to perform dates in Australia, Japan, and Europe, wrapping up in Sheffield, England, on June 4.

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    WATCH: Paramore's New Love Story Video

    Valentine's Day + epic Emo balladry = Paramore's brand new video for "The Only Exception," a track off the Tennessee pop-punk band's latest release Brand New Eyes -- one of SPIN's favorite albums from 2009. In the just-released clip, singer Hayley Williams -- who recently reverted from blonde to her usual Tequila Sunrise hair color -- retraces the steps that led her to true love. She rolls around in a pile of heart-shaped Valentine's Day love letters, sulks in her room alone, and gets bored going on dates with identical-looking guys, before finally discovering "the one" at a rock concert. The video is certainly a sweet V-Day present for Williams' boyfriend, New Found Glory frontman Chad Gilbert. Catch Paramore on their U.S. tour this spring, kicking off April 26 with a homestate show in Knoxville, TN. Click here for the complete itinerary.

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    Steven Tyler to Bandmates: I AM Aerosmith

    The drama continues to unfold in camp Aerosmith. Less than two months after singer Steven Tyler entered rehab for painkiller addiction, the singer and his managers have issued a statement threatening legal action if the band's remaining members continue with their plan to recruit a new singer in his place. Tyler's attorney Skip Miller addressed Aerosmith manager Howard Kaufman in the letter, in which he declares that Tyler is Aerosmith: "Can you imagine the manager of the Rolling Stones calling for the replacement of Mick Jagger? Steven is Aerosmith, along with the others. He's the guy the public knows.

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    Broken Social Scene Announce New Album

    After a five-year wait, Toronto's indie rock supa-dupa-group Broken Social Scene will return May 4 with a new yet-to-be-titled album. The release features the six core members behind the past two BSS records, including founders Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning, plus regular contributors like Leslie Feist, Metric's Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw, Jason Collett, Stars' Amy Millan and Evan Cranley, and experimental eight-piece orchestral group Do Make Say Think. Also interesting are the new members of the BSS family. Pavement guitarist Scott "Spiral Stairs" Kannenberg, ex-Death From Above 1979 singer/drummer Sebastien Grainger, Tortoise bassist Doug McCombs, Sea and Cake singer/guitarist Sam Prekop, and the Weakerthans drummer Jason Tait all contribute tothe upcoming album. And that's not all! Violinist/singer Susan Voelz of Chicago's Poi Dog Pondering and cellist Helen Money, a.k.a.

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    WATCH: Silversun Pickups 'Panic' on Kimmel

    Los Angeles rockers Silversun Pickups played Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday night, performing the song "Panic Switch," the first single off their SPIN-approved sophomore album, Swoon. Watch the video below! The seasoned quartet, road-tested after nearly a year of touring behind Swoon, confidently layered thick Siamese Dream-era guitar lines over Brian Aubert's lush vocals while performing in a studio not far from the Silverlake clubs where they launched their career in 2003. The band will support British arena rockers Muse on an extensive U.S. tour that will take them from Atlanta to Oakland, with stops at South By Southwest in Austin, TX, as well as a sold-out show at NYC's Madison Square Garden.

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    WATCH: Beach House Play 'Fallon'

    After Conan O'Brien said "goodbye" to The Tonight Show Friday, Baltimore's Beach House said "hello" to late-night with their first-ever live TV performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Watch the dream-pop outfit play "Zebra," the opening track off their Sub Pop debut Teen Dream, below. With the new album, out Jan. 26, Beach House focus their reverb-soaked, ethereal sound, a maturation that's clearly demonstrated in the video clip.

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    Vampire Weekend Top the Album Chart

    It's official: Vampire Weekend have gone from indie rock sensations to the nation's biggest musical act! The New York band's second album, Contra, debuted in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 124,000 copies to trump last week's chart-topper, Ke$ha's Animal (now No. 3), and Susan Boyle's steady-seller I Dreamed A Dream (now No. 2). VW's triumph also marks the 12th time an independently distributed album has topped the Billboard 200 chart since 1991. Contra is the follow-up to Vampire Weekend's 2008 self-titled debut, which sold only 28,000 copies in its opening week -- but has since moved 498,000 copies worldwide, Billboard reports. In SPIN's four-star review of Contra, contributing writer Jon Dolan called the album "fully formed, a '70s-style record-type record.

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