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    Foo Fighters Announce Fall Arena Tour

    With their excellent, return-to-form album Wasting Light just out, Foo Fighters have mapped short accompanying spring and fall tours. They kick off a 7-date jaunt tomorrow in Tulsa, OK, (this leg wraps on May 27 at Washington's Sasquatch Festival), visit Lollapalooza in August, and return for a 9-date run of arenas beginning September 13 in St. Paul, MN. Rise Against and Mariachi el Bronx have been tapped as openers for the fall shows, which end Sept. 26 in New Jersey. Check out dates below. Expect the Foo Fighters shows to be packed with a mixture of new tunes and classics.

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    WATCH: Lil Wayne Gets Morbid in New Video

    Lil Wayne's new video for "John," the second single from his June 21 LP, The Carter IV, is packed with scary, chaotic imagery: Weezy raps from the top of a mountain of used car tires, in an spooky abandoned warehouse, as smoke and bats circle above, while Rick Ross -- who's entirely able-bodied -- rides in a wheelchair with tricked-out wheels spinners. Huh. The video's morbid aesthetic ties into the song's theme about dying young -- its title makes reference to one star whose demise came too soon: "Remembered like John Lennon," Weezy spits . "If I die today / It'd be a holiday." And there's much, much more zaniness in the clip, directed by Colin Tilley (Chris Brown, Justin Bieber): The warehouse starts collapsing, with ceilings caving in, as Ross and Weezy -- and some ladies clad in studded-bras dance in cages while brandishing knives -- swagger serenely.

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    Notwist Side Project 13 & God Drop Spooky Video

    If you're into unlikely collaborations — like Modest Mouse and Big Boi — here's another one you need to check out: 13 & God, the unexpected alliance of Oakland rap collective Themselves and German electro group the Notwist, who, after a six-year break, will drop their gorgeously melancholy second album, Own Your Ghost, on May 17 via Anticon. SPIN has an exclusive premiere of their music video for "It's Own Sun," a dreamy track with soft electronic breezes, spare acoustic guitar, piano, mournful synths, and lyrics exploring old age and death: "Thin into your frame / Heals all the veins / You're bloody / Darkened by the decades," sings Markus Acher. The video builds off that mysterious sentiment with images of dancing skeletons and flying ghosts. "It is important to 'play ghost' at least thrice a week," Acher, who directed the clip, tells SPIN.

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    Jay-Z Joins Kanye West at Exclusive NYC Gig

    It was the hottest ticket in the Big Apple on Tuesday night: Kanye West performing in the Museum of Modern Art's intimate sculpture garden for 1,000 sharply-dressed fans, including celebs like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner and comedian Aziz Ansari.

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    EXCLUSIVE: Panic!, fun. Collaborate on New Song

    In support of their new album Vices & Virtues, Panic! at the Disco will hit the road on tour this spring with New York indie pop outfit fun., featuring members of the Format, Anathallo, and Steel Train, on opening duties. To celebrate, the two bands teamed up for a new single, "C'mon," which SPIN is exclusively premiering before it hits iTunes on May 17. The duet combines the orchestral drama of Panic! with the pop smarts of fun., as the bands' frontmen Brendon Urie and Nate Ruess, respectively, croon about the redeeming powers of love over piano, strings, and a big rising melody. "With everything falling down around me / I'd like to believe in all the possibilities," sings Urie. "Don't leave me to sleep all alone / Let's stay lost on our way home," responds Ruess. "We went into the session not really knowing much about the Panic! guys," Ruess tells SPIN.

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    WATCH: Jane's Addiction Rock for Google!

    For their upcoming fourth album, The Great Escape Artist, tentatively due in August, Jane's Addiction are embracing digital technology -- synths, MIDI, effects, et al. -- for the first time in their 25-year career. But just how progressive are the reunited alt-rock vets? Well, Tuesday night in San Francisco, they rocked for 5,000 tech types at the Google I/O Developer's Conference. "Welcome to Google-palooza," singer Perry Farrell -- also the founder of the Lollapalooza festival -- joked before kicking off their eight-song set with "Stop!" Later, he added: "I've got a great idea... Well, they had the Mormons.

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    Bruno Mars Responds to Tyler, the Creator's Dis

    In his breakout song "Yonkers," Tyler, the Creator, the madcap 20-year-old leader of Los Angeles rap collective Odd Future, threatens to "stab Bruno Mars in his goddamn esophagus." Well, take a number, Tyler: In an exclusive interview with SPIN, the Hawaiian pop crooner responded to the dis for the first time ever: "[Tyler] has to wait in line if he wants to stab me," he said. "[Tyler's] definitely not the first guy that's said something like that to me and he's not going to be the last." Backstage at New York City's Roseland Ballroom, after the opening date of his 24-date Hooligans in Wondaland tour with Janelle Monae, Mars elaborated on the Odd Future dis: "Oh, man. How did I feel about it? That's what comin' up is," he explained, referring to the cutthroat nature of the music biz.

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    LISTEN: Josh Homme Remixes Grinderman

    In SPIN's review of Grinderman's self-titled second album, we called its opening track, "Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man," a thrilling gem of "careening scum rock." But in the hands of Queens of the Stone Age rocker Josh Homme, it's psychedelic and downright frightening, too. LISTEN: Grinderman, "Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man" (Joshua Homme Remix) On his reworking of the track, Homme adds flourishes of chilling studio sounds to compliment the original: distant ringing telephones, a dark wave of atmospheric swells (think the Beatles' "A Day in the Life"), and computer-fritz synths. The scariest addition, though, is the layers of Aussie rock icon and frontman Nick Cave's brusque, laughing-madman voice.

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    LISTEN: First Solo Song from Killers' Vannucci

    While Brandon Flowers has been largely credited with the Killers' infectious rock melodies and hooks, it now appears that the band's secret weapon was sitting behind the drum kit. Ronnie Vannucci, sticksman for the Las Vegas rock quartet, just released "Getaways," the first single from his new side-project Big Talk -- and it's an anthemic electro-rock jam with glistening synths and an upbeat, fun '80s feel, but in a way catchier (and better) way than anything from Flowers' tepid solo debut, Flamingo. The self-titled debut from Big Talk, out July 12 via Epitaph, was recorded in Vegas with producer Joe Chicarelli (the Strokes, My Morning Jacket) and mixed by Alan Moulder (U2, Foo Fighters). "I needed to do this," Vannucci said recently. "And now, having done it, it feels like the right thing to do.

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    Dr. Dre and Eminem Drop Knockout 'Detox' Track

    Dr. Dre found the perfect home for the world premiere of "Die Hard," a ferocious fight anthem from his upcoming album Detox featuring Eminem: the boxing ring. The song — the third single from the rapper-producer's decade-in-the-making LP, expected to drop in 2011, though it's still without an official release — debuted Friday night during the Showtime series Fight Camp 360°. Watch the video and hear the track over at Showtime.

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