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Wednesday’s Music Roundup


[Updated: 6:38 P.M.]


    SMASHING PUMPKINS Announce Free 44-Track Album!
    Billy Corgan details his Tarot Card-inspired record in a new blog post. [SPIN]
    PINK Gets Wet in Seattle Tour Kickoff
    Pop diva kicks off her tour with a warning to Kanye, classic rock covers, and a big vat of goo. [SPIN]
    REPORT: PAVEMENT Announce Reunion!
    Sources say the indie band will play NYC’s summer stage and Coachella in 2010. [BrooklynVegan]
    BEASTIE BOYS: Rarities, Bonus Songs on ‘Hello Nasty’ Reissue
    Trio unearth 10 never-before-heard tracks for a deluxe repackaging of their 1998 classic. [SPIN]
    CHRIS BROWN Begins Community Labor
    Brown’s new website shows photos of the R&B singer at work. [MTV]
    DEVO to Play Classic Albums on Fall Tour
    Plus: New Wave band’s first studio album in 20 years due in 2010. [SPIN]
    TAYLOR SWIFT Talks About KANYE WEST‘s Apology
    “Kanye did call me and he was very sincere in his apology,” Swift said. [MTV]
    ‘IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY’ Musical: Lots of Promo, Few Surprises
    The cast of the gut-busting TV show reenact their rock musical in Boston. [SPIN]
    FIERY FURNACES Announce U.S. Tour
    Brother-sister duo will hit the road in October. [NME]
    INTERPOL Frontman Announces First Solo Shows
    Paul Banks, a.k.a. Julian Plenti, will support his debut album on tour this fall. [BrooklynVegan]
    COLDPLAY, JOE SATRIANI Copyright Case Dismissed
    Sources say a financial settlement may have been reached. [Billboard]
    JAY-Z‘s ‘Blueprint 3’ Tops Charts
    Hova scores his 11th No. 1 on the Billboard 200. [Billboard]
    DOVES Want To Score Film Before Recording Next Album
    “We need to shake things up…” said bassist Jimi Goodwin. [Gigwise]
    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]
    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]


    DOWNLOAD: Awesome Metal from CONVERGE!
    These seasoned Boston rockers redefine heavy with a song off their upcoming album. [SPIN]
    WATCH: METALLICA Perform with MOTORHEAD‘s Lemmy Kilmister
    Rockers perform two Motorhead classics: “Damage Case” and “Too Late Too Late.” [Blabbermouth]
    Hear the debut release for the Jim James / Conor Oberst / M. Ward / Mike Mogis supergroup! [MySpace]
    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]