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    Cee-Lo Releases Video for Band of Horses Cover

    Like Jay-Z and the Roots, Gnarls Barkley's Cee-Lo Green loves indie rock -- his new solo album Cee-Lo Green Is the Lady Killer (out this fall) even features a electro-soul cover of Band of Horses' "No One's Gonna Love You." The crooner just released a cinematic video for the track -- watch below! The clip follows a young couple who embark on a cross-country road trip.

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    PERFORMANCE: Tardy Courtney Love Invents Sex Fib

    Arriving three hours late to her acoustic gig at the Ames Hotel in Boston on Wednesday, Hole singer Courtney Love got inventive with her excuse: She told the crowd she was coming from Harvard -- and she wasn't at the Ivy League university to pick up an honorary doctorate! "I went to Harvard to see an old boyfriend and I stayed for a while," she said. "He's a first year professor there now.Do I have a glow?I just had sex at Harvard!" Later she admitted, "No, I didn't have sex at Harvard. It was a good excuse and sounded really inappropriate." Watch her antics in the clip below, as well as footage of her performing Hole's "Pacific Coast Highway" and "Boys on the Radio" during the five-song set, organized by Boston indie station WFNX. Let us know what you think of Love in the comment section!

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    M.I.A. Opens Up About Motherhood, Family

    While much of the pre-release press for M.I.A.'s third studio album has focused on her politics, her battle with New York Times scribe Lynn Hirshberg, and other assorted squabbles, a new piece in GQ about the Sri Lankan rapper hones in on her role as a mother, and as the daughter of a revolutionary. In the magazine's July issue, the 34-year-old born Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam opens up about her family, including her father and her move to Los Angeles to raise her newborn son. "I wanted an environment where I could have a lot of friends and family come and stay," she said of her decision to leave the Big Apple for the Golden State. "That was the important part for me.

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    Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody Preps All-Star Album

    Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has spearheaded a new collaborative album under the name Tired Pony, and he managed to recruit some real heavyweights for the project. On Tired Pony's debut album The Place We Ran From (out September 28 via Mom + Pop), She & Him's Zooey Deschanel and M.

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    Blink-182's Mark Hoppus to Host New Talk Show

    Mark Hoppus has a new bullet point for his resume: talk show host. The Blink-182 bassist-vocalist has teamed with music TV network Fuse for a new show called A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus, which is slated to premiere this September. The new hour-long variety-esque show -- featuring a co-host, which will be announced in the coming weeks -- will cover music news, interviews with musicians and celebrities, exclusive performances, tours, and more. "I am stoked to join the Fuse family and have a show where I can talk about a topic that I'm passionate about, music," Hoppus said in a statement.

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    DOWNLOAD: Jenny Lewis, Johnathan Rice Collabo

    Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis and Scottish-American singer-songwriter Johnathan Rice, who is also Lewis' boyfriend, recently announced a new project called Jenny and Johnny. Now the duo have released "Scissor Runner," the first taste of their August 31 release I'm Having Fun Now. Download the song now from the nifty widget below (in exchange for your email address). Power-pop with crunchy electric guitars, a driving backbeat, and upbeat vocal interplay, the track is straight up breezy California fun. "I was on standby / Catching the red eye / I missed my flight," sings Johnny. "I forgive you," Jenny replies. "Let's lay low in the San Fernando," they coo together. Too cute. Jenny and Johnny hit the road this fall, kicking off their tour in Santa Cruz on September 1.

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    Beck, Bowie, Metric, MGMT on Summer Soundtracks

    Beck, Bowie, MGMT, Broken Social Scene, and Metric are among the acts set to appear on two indie-centric soundtracks set for release this summer: comic book adaptation Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World and Sundance sensation The Kids Are All Right. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead), recruited Beck and Broken Social Scene to record original material for the film, which will be performed in the film by fictional bands SEX BOB-OMB (featuring bassist Scott Pilgrim, played by Michael Cera) and Crash and the Boys.

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    WATCH: Pop-Punk Stars Form New Band!

    Recently we've seen a folk supergroup, Monsters of Folk, and a metal supergroup, the Damned Things.Now we have a pop-punk version, Terrible Things, that brings together Taking Back Sunday's Fred Mascherino, Coheed and Cambria's Josh Eppard, and Hot Rod Circuit's Andy Jackson.Below, you can watch exclusive video of the new trio recording their untitled debut album (due late-summer) in Birmingham, AL, with producer Jason Elgin (Creed, Collective Soul).Watch the clips below!"To record down there [in Birmingham] meant no distractions," says Mascherino.

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    LISTEN: New Roots Album!

    The Roots are back with their first new album since becoming America's favorite late-night house band -- and their full-time gig with Jimmy Fallon hasn't tamed the Philly boys one bit. Listen to How I Got Over, a day before its official June 22 release, over at MySpace right now. The genre-blending hip-hop group recruited John Legend, Joanna Newsom, Jim James of My Morning Jacket and Monsters of Folk, and the ladies of Brooklyn's Dirty Projectors for their ninth studio album. In SPIN's album review, music editor Charles Aaron writes that emcee "Black Thought goes B-boy Book of Job, decrying technology, acid rain, tsunamis, stock-market collapse, wars, atrocities.

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    WATCH: B.o.B., Hayley Williams' "Airplanes" Video

    If there was ever a time for an airplane it's now -- get these two solemn songbirds to Mustique ASAP! The new video for the introspective, mid-tempo "Airplanes," about backtracking on fame, is a bit uneventful and features no airplanes whatsoever, but finds B.o.B. and Hayley Williams shrouded in shadow (you can only just barely make out the color of Hayley's hair!), with a variety of neon lights projected across their solemn faces and the walls of empty warehouses -- cheer up, you two! The song is currently holding at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Watch the video here and let us know what you think in the comments section. In addition, check out SPIN's July cover story on Paramore and our behind-the-scenes gallery of their latest cross-country tour.

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