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Tuesday’s Music Roundup


[Updated: 6:31 P.M.]


    KANYE WEST Apologizes on ‘LENO’ Show
    Plus: ‘Ye, Rihanna, Jay-Z perform “Run This Town.” [SPIN]
    LISTEN: PRESIDENT OBAMA Calls KANYE WEST a “Jackass,” Audio Leaks
    Obama realizes his slip up, saying “Cut the president some slack.” [TMZ]
    VAMPIRE WEEKEND Announce New Album!
    Indie rock’s consummate preppies ready their second record, Contra, for January release. [SPIN]
    LADY GAGA, KANYE WEST Announce Joint Tour
    The complete itinerary for the “Fame Kills” outing drops. [SPIN]
    SLAYER Reveal Album Art
    Metal band post the gruesome cover art for World Painted Blood. [Slayer]
    GET UP KIDS In Studio Recording New Album
    The recently reunited emo band have nine songs done for an upcoming release. [Punknews]
    JACK WHITE Helps Refurbish Detroit Ballpark
    Rocker donates $170,000 for new grandstands and dugouts. [Detroit News]
    RADIOHEAD Taps WILCO Members for Solo Debut
    Phil Selway is recording a new album that will hopefully one-up other Phil drummers of the world. [NME]
    COURTNEY LOVE, U2, SCARJO Lead Lineup for Benefit Concert
    Antony, Rufus Wainwright also confirmed for New York’s (RED)NIGHTS show. [SPIN]
    PAUL MCCARTNEY Says BEATLES Members Discussed Reunion
    Lucrative offers from promoters had the band wondering if a reunion would taint their legacy. [NME]
    NO DOUBT, COLDPLAY‘s Chris Martin, FLEET FOXES Play NEIL YOUNG‘s Bridge School Benefit
    Monsters of Folk, Wolfmother, and Adam Sandler will also perform Oct. 24-25. [Billboard]
    BEN GIBBARD, JAY FARRAR Announce Tour Behind Kerouac-Inspired Album
    Touring band includes members of Superchunk, Death Cab, and Son Volt. [Spinner]
    METALLICA Joined Onstage by MOTORHEAD‘s Lemmy Kilmister
    Rock titans play two Motorhead classics — “Damage Case” and “Too Late Too Late” — in Nashville. [Blabbermouth]
    COURTNEY LOVE Tweets Release Date for New HOLE Album?
    “…CARVED IN STONE 010110, Nobodies Daughter DROPS FROM HELL,” she writes. Call the translator! [Twitter]
    SLIPKNOT Percussionist to Show Art Work at Gallery
    Shawn “Clown” Crahan will show art, celebrate birthday Sept. 24 in Des Moines, IA. [Blabbermouth]
    BLACK KEYS Recruit MOS DEF, Q-TIP for New Album
    The duo also enlist Ludacris, Raekwon, RZA and others for Blak Roc, out Nov. 27. [Nah Right]
    KANYE WEST Apologizes for Upstaging TAYLOR SWIFT
    “I’m in the wrong for going on stage and taking away from her moment,” the rapper blogs. [SPIN]


    WATCH: SILVERSUN PICKUPS‘ “Superstition” Video
    Musical chairs with leggy models — oh, our favorite game! [Stereogum]
    Rocker releases the first tune from his album and film about the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. [SPIN]
    WATCH: WOLFMOTHER Unplug at SPIN Office
    The Australian rockers belt out four songs, including a Neil Young cover and a brand new tune! [SPIN]
    LISTEN: DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE‘s ‘Twilight’ Song “Meet Me on the Equinox”
    Ben Gibbard and Co.: the soundtrack for 13-year-old girls’ romantic fantasies. [Stereogum]
    WATCH: COURTNEY LOVE Covers ‘Bette Davis Eyes’!
    The Hole rocker/Twitter fanatic performs a private show in New York City during Fashion Week! [SPIN]
    Alex Greenwald from Phantom Planet joins on bass! [YouTube]