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Thursday’s Music Roundup

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

[Updated: 5:46 P.M.]


    Live: KID ROCK, EMINEM, ROOTS Celebrate Def Jam
    Public Enemy, Wale, and more pay tribute at a Brooklyn concert, filmed for VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors. [SPIN]
    SHINS, OF MONTREAL, ROOTS On ‘Yo Gabba Gabba’ Comp
    Chromeo, Mark Kozelek, Biz Markie, and I’m From Barcelona also on Oct. 20 release. [Pitchfork]
    VH1 hip-hop special to commemorate LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Beastie Boys and others October 13. [MTV]
    GOLDFRAPP to Score Upcoming John Lennon Biopic
    Nowhere Boy is based on book written by the Beatle’s half-sister. [MusicNewsNet]

      TRENT REZNOR to Record with GARY NUMAN
      Collabo follows Numan’s appearances on NIN’s final tour. [Quietus]
      AEROSMITH’s JOE PERRY Denies Break-Up Rumors
      Guitarist says band is “taking a breather,” but new album “will happen.” [Boston Herald]
      IAN BROWN Supports OASIS Split
      “[It] will do them good in the long run. How much further could they take it really?” he said.[Gigwise
      MTV Plans to Air DJ AM Reality Series
      Adam Goldstein wrapped filming on the intervention-style rehab show days before his death. [Oh No They Didn’t]
      BLUR’s DAMON ALBARN to Direct Opening Ceremony for London’s 2012 Olympics?
      Britpop icon has already had preliminary discussions with officials. [NME]
      LILY ALLEN Quits Music
      “[I] have no plans to make another record,” the Brit poptart wrote in a new blog post. [MTV.UK]
      New MICHAEL JACKSON Song, Album Due in October
      Previously unreleased tune “This Is It” drops Oct. 12. [NME]
      MAMAS & PAPAS’ Phillips Had Incestuous Relationship with Daughter
      Former child star Mackenzie Phillips details drug addiction, sexual relationship with father in new book. [SPIN]
      KISS, CHILI PEPPERS, STOOGES Lead Rock Hall Noms
      LL Cool J, the Hollies, ABBA, and Genesis also receive nods. [SPIN]

    MP3s & VIDEOS:

      WATCH: ARCTIC MONKEYS Rock ‘Craig Ferguson’
      Brit rockers play their Humbug ballad on late-night TV. [YouTube]
      LISTEN: New FOO FIGHTERS Song Leaks!
      Like Tom Petty, but grungier. Dave Grohl & Co. craft their version of a classic rock hit with “Wheels.” [SPIN]
      WATCH: YEAH YEAH YEAHS Rock Radio City with Orchestra
      Karen O and Co. perform an emotional, acoustic rendition of “Maps.” [Brooklyn Vegan]
      LISTEN: PARAMORE’s Entire New Album!
      Pop-punks channel emo drama on their explosive release brand new eyes. [SPIN]
      LISTEN: Hot Philly Band FREE ENERGY’s New Tune
      Quintet fuse Strokes-y guitar jangle with 1970s glam-rock groove. [Stereogum]
      Rap stars honor the Cleveland Cavalier in the new music video for “Forever.” [Nah Right]
      LISTEN: DEATH CAB, SON VOLT Singers’ Kerouac-Inspired Song
      Ben Gibbard, Jay Farrar get folky on a track from their upcoming album about the 1950s beat. [SPIN]
      WATCH: PANIC! AT THE DISCO Unplugged
      Frontman Brendon Urie strips down new single “New Perspective” and covers Journey! [SPIN]
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