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Wednesday’s Music Roundup

CONTINUALLY UPDATED: All you need to know about music today -- plus songs and videos.

[Updated: 5:06 P.M.]

NEWS:

    THE VERVE Break Up … Again
    Members Nick McCabe and Simon Jones form new band, the Black Ships. [Guardian]
    3 Things We Learned from BECK About WILL FERRELL
    The two old pals talk about Ferrell’s audition for Cirque du Solei! [SPIN]
    VIBE Magazine Returns Online
    The hip-hop pub. will focus on web content, releasing only four print issues a year. [Wall Street Journal]
    PARAMORE Announces Headlining Tour
    Plus: Watch a sneak preview of the band’s new video! [SPIN]
    PETER BJORN AND JOHN Tour with EL PERRO DEL MAR
    Swede trio will return to U.S. in November with whimsical songstress. [Guardian]
    C MURDER Convicted of Murder
    The rapper’s chosen pseudonym couldn’t have helped his case. [MTV]
    GROHL, HOMME, JONES Supergroup THEM CROOKED VULTURES Tease New Song
    Trio don masks and play clip of “Nobody Loves Me And Neither Do I.” [YouTube]
    STROKES Frontman JULIAN CASABLANCAS Plans Elaborate Solo Concerts
    Singer plots “over-the-top, amazing, Disney shows” behind solo album. [NME]
    ROLLING STONESRONNIE WOOD Joins PEARL JAM Onstage in London
    Guitarist plays cover of Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower” with Seattle band. [SPIN]
    KILLERS Singer BRANDON FLOWERS Names Newborn Son “Gunner”
    “I had to have something that combats against the Flowers,” he said. [Gigwise]
    GHOSTFACE to Record Album with WU-TANG’s METHOD MAN, RAEKWON
    Trio’s LP expected this year. [MTV]
    JENNIFER HUDSON Gives Birth
    The Dreamgirls star welcomes Daniel Otunga Jr. into the family. [NME]
    ELTON JOHN Guest on New ALICE IN CHAINS Album
    The piano man pays tribute to fallen singer Layne Staley. [SPIN]
    NICK CAVE Publishing Second Novel
    The Death of Bunny Munro chronicles a father-son road trip. [NME]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: JIMMY PAGE in ‘It Might Get Loud’
    The Zeppelin six-stringer talks shop with Jack White and the Edge in the new rockumentary. [SPIN]
    DOWNLOAD: WAVVES’ New Song, “Cool Jumper”
    Nathan Williams returns post-meltdown with a new drummer, Hella’s Zach HIll. [Gorilla vs. Bear]
    WATCH: JAY-Z Gives OPRAH Tour of Brooklyn’s Marcy Projects
    HOVA shows the Big O where he sold crack as a kid. How cute! [Missinfo]
    DOWNLOAD: A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS Cover LOVE AND ROCKETS’ “The Light”
    The shoegaze band transform acoustic tune into a ear-splitting rocker! [RCRDLBL]
    DOWNLOAD: RYAN GOSLING and ZACH SHIELDS Release Single
    A children’s choir joins the actors to sing about… zombies. [Pitchfork]
    WATCH: Trailer for HEATH LEDGER’s Final Film
    Tom Waits and Johnny Depp also star in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. [SPIN]
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