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    Watch: NOFX Celebrate Warped Tour's 15th Anniversary

    Punk rock has long been the soundtrack of frustrated adolescence, but even the brattiest of genres must grow up eventually. L.A. punk fans celebrated a coming-of-age milestone Sept. 6 when a slew of bands helped the Vans Warped Tour honor its 15th anniversary with a huge concert. A cinematic version of the event will hit movie theaters for one-night-only this Thursday (Sept. 17), but we've got an exclusive clip of NOFX's performance right now!Veterans of seven Warped Tours, NOFX embody the tour's ethos in just 90 seconds with "Murder the Government": It's high-energy music that's compelling not in spite of its sloppiness, but because of it. It's frustration unleashed by musicians having as much fun on stage as the crowd's having in the pits.Only stupefying heat and rank porta-potties were missing from the L.A.

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    Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Eminem Added to VMA Lineup

    Didn't get tickets to Jay-Z's secret show Wednesday, or his 9/11 benefit tonight? Well Hova is giving you a third chance to see him in action this week, and this one -- like the 9/11 show -- will be broadcast into homes across the country.

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    WATCH: Scarlett Johansson and Pete Yorn's Live Debut

    It's fitting that Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson made their live performance debut last night on French television. After all, Yorn recently said that Parisian singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg's collaboration with French actress Bridgett Bardot inspired his own album of duets with Johansson. The duo performed "Relator" on the indie-leaning Le Grand Journal Thursday night, and we've got the video below. "Relator," the first single off ScarYo's hit-and-miss album, Break Up, was propped up in its live iteration by a four-piece band that replaced the moody theatrics of the original with a sassy bounce. Johansson appeared poised and confident in her first live performance as a leading lady (she did backing vocals for the Jesus and Mary Chain two years ago) but she admitted her nerves were running high. "Red Carpet appearance is WAYYY better..!!," she posted on Twitter this morning.

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    EXCLUSIVE: Zero 7's Old-Fashioned Groove

    London-based electronica duo Zero 7 may have lost vocalist-turned-solo-star Sia two years ago, but they have found a worthy replacement: Brit folk singer Martha Tilston. On new Zero 7 track "Pop Art Blue" -- which you can hear exclusively below -- Tilston's singing lilts along, while Zero 7 accompanies her with brushed drums, plucked guitar, and muted horns. The tune's sound reaches back before the last century of electric guitars and drum machines, which are so prevalent in their other work. The song is from the group's Yeah Ghost album, out September 29, and shows why this unassuming duo (Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker to their friends) has steadily built a loyal follow since releasing their Mercury Prize-nominated debut in 2001.

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    Watch: The Avett Brothers Preview New Song

    Recently SPIN declared the Avett Brothers a "Breaking Out" artist after hearing the southern trio's modern revitalization of traditional folk and bluegrass sounds.Their banjo beat caught the ear of Rick Rubin, as well; the producer extraordinaire helmed their major-label debut, and we've got an appetite-whetting preview video for one of the new songs.

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    LISTEN: 50 Cent's Baby-Making Jam

    Listen up, ladies. 50 Cent is generously offering a "Baby By Me" in his latest song. The new track premiered on Funkmaster Flex's radio show on New York's Hot 97 and was soon making the internet rounds.Rumored to appear on 50's upcoming album, Before I Self Destruct, "Baby By Me" features R&B crooner Ne-Yo upping the love-making quotient on the song's hook. Most of the lyrics are too graphic to quote here, so check out the track for yourself by clicking here (via You Heard That New). For a more intellectual side of 50 -- and to see him in a sharp three-piece suit -- check out footage of him being interviewed last night at Howard University in Washington, DC.

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    Against Me! In Studio for 'New Wave' Follow-Up

    Florida punks Against Me! are hard at work on their follow-up to 2007's career-making album New Wave -- we named it our album of the year -- with one familiar face in tow, and one brand new one. Returning to the producer's chair is Butch Vig, who handled production on New Wave and is best known for his work on classics by Nirvana, Green Day, and Smashing Pumpkins."He gets our band and brings tons of great ideas to the table," says frontman Tom Gabel."The guy has got such a great track history, you can't really fuck with that." The band also has a new drummer: George Rebelo, formerly of fellow Florida punks Hot Water Music. He replaces longtime drummer Warren Oakes, who left Against Me!

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    LISTEN: Kid Cudi Collabo with MGMT, Ratatat

    MGMT are out in full force on Kid Cudi's latest single, "Pursuit of Happiness." Listen below. Following his catchy hits "Day 'N' Nite" and "Make Her Say" -- one of our 20 Best Summer Songs -- the Cleveland up-and-comer and Kanye West protégé has released "Pursuit of Happiness," the third single from Man On The Moon: The End Of Day, out September 15. The track features MGMT performing the sing-along chorus, while electronica duo Ratatat handles production duties.Listen to the song below. LISTEN: Kid Cudi ft. Ratatat and MGMT, "Pursuit of Happiness"

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    Jay-Z Plans Fall Tour -- New Album on Sale Today

    Jay-Z announced 21 dates of a fall tour that takes him to arenas and college campuses throughout the United States and Canada, with more stops to be released soon. The jaunt supports the release of The Blueprint 3, which is available today from digital retailers (CD fans will have to wait until Friday, Sept. 11). Jay pushed up the digital release date by three days without notice. The album leaked last week, and the extra few days of availability should help ensure that Hova snags the No.

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    Gwar's Midget Porn, Bret Michaels' Hair Piece

    Here's the strangest music news to hit the Internet this week: Gwar vocalist/bassist/intergalactic barbarian Oderus Urungus picks his favorite websites -- and gives midget porn its official spokesmonster! [Urlesque] Basketball star Ron Artest sings karaoke to Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On." Don't quit your day job, dude. [Sporting News] And the Award for Best Faux Press goes to... San Diego metal band Cattle Decapitation, who started an internet prank that claimed crazed mass murderers were influenced by their song "A Body Farm" -- and people believed it! [The Gauntlet] Bret Michaels' hairpiece breaks silence in a new interview: "You wanna see what Bret really looks like without me?

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