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    LISTEN: Coldplay's First Song from Upcoming Album

    Coldplay's yet-to-be-titled follow-up to 2008's No. 1 Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends is expected this fall. On Thursday night, the Britpop band unveiled what is expected to be its first single, "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall." Listen below! The song -- now available on iTunes -- is a logical extension of the expansive sounds of Viva La Via. Colored by the glossy atmospherics of producer Brian Eno (who also worked on Viva), "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" opens with a distorted keyboard, acoustic guitar, and a twinkling lead electric riff, as Chris Martin sings about the power of music and love: "I turn the music up / I got my records on / From underneath the rubble sing a rebel song / My heart is beating and pulses start cathedrals in my heart / As we soar...

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    WATCH: Kings of Leon's Tribute to Southern Roots

    Tennessee's Kings of Leon really cherish their Southern roots. Which is why their new video for "Back Down South" is essentially an advert for their country way of life. Watch below. As the Followills play the song's acoustic shuffle and lap steel riffs at a backyard party, the clip flashes through brief scenes of the essentials of Southern life: muscle cars, pickup trucks, farms, mischievous kids stealing their parents' liquor, fireworks, skeet shootin', and good times with the people you love the most. Which looks kinda nice, actually. SPIN's next stop? Manchester, TN.... No, really: It's the site of next week's Bonnaroo. So, yep, the video worked. Kings of Leon, "Back Down South"

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    10 Best Moments of Sasquatch Festival 2011

    Washington State's Sasquatch Music Festival celebrated its 10th anniversary over Memorial Day weekend with a powerful lineup that included some sets you won't see at any other U.S. fests this summer: Death Cab for Cutie previewed next week's album release, Wolf Parade played their next to last show ever, Modest Mouse debuted new songs and unearthed oldies for their devout Northwest fans. And there was more... Here are our 10 best moments from the breathtaking 30,000-capacity Gorge Amphitheatre: BEST LOCALS: MODEST MOUSENorthwesterners love Modest Mouse. It's their band. They witnessed the Issaquah, WA-bred outfit's ascent - and still loved 'em when they went big. So Sunday night, singer-guitarist Isaac Brock and Co.

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    Killers Drummer Gets Confident On Solo LP

    "Every step of the way, it was, 'You're just a drummer and now you think you can sing and play guitar?'" Ronnie Vannucci, of Las Vegas rockers the Killers, tells SPIN of his debut solo effort Big Talk, out July 12. "My closest friends and colleagues, and even our record label said, 'Why are you doing this?'" He did it to prove to himself that he could – and the project was cathartic and established his confidence as a songwriter. In winter of 2010, after a tour of Australia and New Zealand, the Killers went on hiatus -- "We had been going nine years straight, totally up each other's asses," the 35-year-old rocker explains.

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    Mark Lanegan Covers Johnny Cash for 'Hangover II'

    Is anyone better suited to cover Johnny Cash than ex-Screaming Trees growler Mark Lanegan? He's dark. He's brooding. And the Seattle grunge vet lends a gently sinister quality to his cover of "The Beast in Me" for The Hangover II soundtrack. After all, he's a former heroin addict who has seen a few rough mornings himself. Lanegan plays Cash's somber acoustic ballad on an electric guitar, its notes ringing in waves of tremolo. "The beast in me / Has had to learn to live with pain / And how to shelter from the rain," Lanegan sings. "And in the twinkling of an eye / Might have to be restrained / God help the beast in me." The Hangover II soundtrack, which also features songs by Kanye West, Wolfmother, Deadmau5, and Jenny Lewis, is available now.

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    Boisterous Punk from Billie Joe Armstrong's Son

    Entering your dad's business usually means working at a law office, dry cleaner, or busy corner deli. But for 16-year-old drummer Joey Armstrong (second from left), it means making punk rock records like his pop, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. With Billie Joe's help, Joey and his pals -- brothers Max (bass) and Cole Becker (vocals/guitar), and Travis Neumann (lead guitar) -- formed a band and recorded their debut LP, Don't Be a Dick, in just four days at Oakland's Jingletown Recordings -- near the epicenter of the East Bay music scene that birthed Green Day more than 20 years ago. "The record has a lot of youthful punk rock attitude. They're raw," says Billie Joe, who produced Don't Be a Dick and will release it via his own Adeline Records on June 14.

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    Malkmus Unveils Details for Beck-Produced LP

    It's one of the eagerly awaited albums of 2011: Pavement's Stephen Malkmus' fifth solo release, produced by Beck. And now we have some essential details: The LP, called Mirror Traffic, will drop August 23 via Matador Records.Check out the cover art (right). The new effort features Malkmus' longtime band the Jicks. However, it will be the last for drummer Janet Weiss. She will continue with Wild Flag, her new band with Mary Timony and her former Sleater-Kinney bandmate Carrie Brownstein. Jake Morris, drummer for Portland, OR, outfit the Joggers, will join the Jicks for their upcoming shows, which will be announced "very soon," according to a statement from Matador.

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    PREMIERE: Sexy Chromeo Remix by Cobra Starship

    Just when you thought Montreal electro duo Chromeo couldn't get any funkier, they do -- and a little bit yacht-rocking, to boot. Thanks Cobra Starship! The New York City synth-pop quintet remixed "Hot Mess," from Chromeo's last album, 2010's Business Casual, and SPIN.com scored the exclusive premiere. The results are truly seductive: Cobra Starship add saxophone, sexy-smooth synths, and velvety vocals from frontman Gabe Saporta. Chromeo's Dave 1 explains the collabo: "I've known Gabe for years. Yet as we were completing our album a year ago, I had no idea that Cobra Starship already had a (pretty huge) song called 'Hot Mess.' We didn't want to change our title. So I hit him up to joke about it and he said, 'It's all good, just let us remix your track.' The remix is the farthest thing from what I imagined those guys would come up with. Yacht-rock mania, anyone? A sax intro?

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    The Killers Talk Next Album

    More than a year after the Killers went on hiatus, the Las Vegas rockers are reuniting this week at their hometown HQ -- Battle Born Studios, which they own -- to start work on their yet-to-be-titled next album, the follow-up to 2008's Day & Age. "We're getting in a room to grease the machine. We've traded ideas for songs online and worked songs out during soundchecks [the band have been playing select dates this spring]," says drummer Ronnie Vannucci. "We have some songs written, plus some that haven't been released that are on the cutting room floor.

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    Scott Weiland on Rape, Heroin, and Courtney Love

    In Scott Weiland's new memoir Not Dead & Not For Sale, the 43-year-old Stone Temple Pilots singer reveals some vivid details about his personal life and musical career, including the breakup of Velvet Revolver, shooting heroin with Courtney Love, and admitting that he was raped when he was 12 years old. Here are five revelations from the book: On Being Raped:When Weiland was 12 years old and living in Ohio, he says a "big muscular guy, a high school senior... [who] rode the bus with me every day to school... invited me to his house. The dude raped me. It was quick, not pleasant. I was too scared to tell anyone. 'Tell anyone,' he warned, 'and you'll never have another friend in this school. I'll ruin your fuckin' reputation.' Adds Weiland, "This is a memory I suppressed until only a few years ago when, in rehab, it came flooding back.

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