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Friday’s Music News Roundup

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[Updated: 6:34 PM]


    INCUBUS Kick Off U.S. Tour
    It was a night of djembe drums, throwbacks, and… pube talk? []
    Exclusive: PIXIES Will Play U.S. ‘Doolittle’ Shows
    “Debaser” followed by “Tame”!?! Enough said. []
    GRIZZLY BEAR Announce Fall Tour
    Beach House will open select dates. [Pitchfork]
    KISS Announce Song Titles for New Album
    They promise to rock and roll all night — iffy about partying every day. [NME]
    BLACK EYED PEAS Claim Top 2 Singles
    It would take many many more scuffles to Boom Boom Pow these tunes out of your head.[Yahoo!]
    JAY-Z Close to Signing Book Deal
    HOVA to finally explain lyrics to “Money, Cash, Hoes.” [New York Observer]
    MICHAEL JACKSON Investigation May Turn Criminal
    Singer’s medical records subpoenaed from more than 12 doctors. [Entertainment Weekly]
    PEARL JAM Announce Tour Dates
    Watch out, Seattle: EdVed’s getting friendly with Los Angeles. []
    MAROON 5 Record New Album With AC/DC Producer
    Um, let there be rock? []
    Courtney Love officially has a new nemesis. []
    Oscar-Winning Duo SWELL SEASON Finish New Album
    And the accompanying film could be called “Twice”… (Sorry for that). []
    KRS-ONE and BUCKSHOT Team for New Album
    Mary J. Blige, K’NAAN, and Talib Kweli on September release. [Ear Sucker]
    THE BREEDERS Announce Tour
    Kim Deal & Co. hit the road behind their new EP. [Breeders Digest]
    LINKIN PARK Singer Unveils New Band
    Somehow, Chester Bennington will get “darker and moodier.” []
    LIL KIM and CYNDI LAUPER Collaborate
    Nelson Mandela gets what he wants on his birthday, damn it. [AllHipHop]


    WATCH: PHOENIX Perform Acoustic
    Sofia Coppola-approved rockers play two new songs and one classic. []
    LISTEN: ANBERLIN Singer Stephen Christian’s Solo Project
    Like the Postal Service, but with more aggressive haircuts. []
    WATCH: BEYONCE’s “Sweet Dreams” Video
    It’s basically “Single Ladies” all over again. [Videogum]
    Don’t worry — it’s good. [Pitchfork]
    DOWNLOAD: Sexy Philly Rapper AMANDA BLANK
    Blitzkrieg rhymes by a demanding nympho — prepare yourself. [RCRDLBL]
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