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Wednesday’s Music Roundup

[Updated: 5:36 P.M.]


    New MICHAEL JACKSON Song, Album Due in October
    Previously unreleased tune “This Is It” drops Oct. 12. [NME]
    JAY-Z, MUSE Dominate Billboard Charts
    Whitney Houston, Kid Cudi, Drake also push big sales. [Billboard]
    TED LEO Signs to Matador Records
    Punk stalwart preps new album, which will be released in 2010 by the indie label. [Matador]
    MAMAS & PAPAS‘ Phillips Had Incestuous Relationship with Daughter
    Former child star Mackenzie Phillips details drug addiction, sexual relationship with father in new book. [SPIN]
    LL Cool J, the Hollies, ABBA, and Genesis also receive nods. [SPIN]
    JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE to Play Facebook Honcho in New Movie
    JT stars as Napster co-founder / Facebook prez Sean Parker in The Social Network. [Variety]
    EMINEM‘s Music Publisher Sues Apple
    Eight Mile Style LLC say they didn’t grant Apple permission to sell 93 Em tracks on iTunes. [AP]
    JOHNNY MARR: MORRISSEY and I Trade Emails
    The Cribs axeman and his former Smiths bandmate are in contact. Reunion? Not likely. [NME

      GRIZZLY BEAR‘s Chris Taylor Launches New Record Label
      Terrible Records’ first release features tracks by Taylor, 1970s songwriter Arthur Russell. [Fact Magazine]
      PARAMORE‘s Hayley Williams Plans Halloween Haunted House
      Pop-punk singer plots replica of the burial ground in Stephen King’s Pet Sematary. [MTV]
      Merge Records to Reissue NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL Albums on Vinyl
      Influential records drop Nov. 3 on 180 gram vinyl, complete with download codes. [Pitchfork]
      REPLACEMENTS‘ Paul Westerberg Releases Surprise EP
      The rocker drops a new six-track EP called PW & The Ghost Gloves Cat Wing Joy Boys, out now. [Pitchfork]
      MICHAEL JACKSON‘s ‘This Is It’ Doc to Premiere in October
      The film, which captures Jackson’s final performances, will debut in 15 cities on Oct. 27 & 28.[Gigwise]
      PEARL JAM Slay Seattle
      Hometown heroes offer up plenty of goosebump moments — and weigh in on Kanye. [SPIN]
      STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Announce Tour
      In advance of their 2010 album release, the reunited alt-rock quartet map a 24-stop outing. [SPIN]
      FUCKED UP Win Polaris Music Prize
      Toronto punk band beat out Metric, K’naan, Malajube and more for the Canadian honor. [PunkNews]
      EMINEM More ‘Maniacal’ On ‘Relapse 2’
      “The comeback is crazy,” G-Unit member DJ Whoo Kid says of Em’s May release. [MTV]

    MP3s & VIDEOS:

      Rap stars honor the Cleveland Cavalier in the new music video for “Forever.” [Nah Right]
      WATCH: SLEATER KINNEY, SHINS Members Star In New Indie Flick
      James Mercer, Carrie Brownstein get dramatic in the trailer for Some Days Are Better Than Others. [Pitchfork]
      WATCH: EDITORS Debut New Song on ‘Jools Holland’
      Brooding rockers play “Papillon” on the Brit TV show. [YouTube]
      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]
      WATCH: CURSIVE‘s New Video
      Dead bodies! Burning cars!?! Frontman Tim Kasher stars in this cinematic drama for “Let Me Up.” [Stereogum]
      WATCH: THOM YORKE Unplugs at Film Premiere
      The Radiohead singer plays In Rainbows track “Reckoner” via satellite. [SPIN]
      WATCH: MONSTERS OF FOLK Rock ‘Conan’
      The M. Ward / Jim James / Conor Oberst / Mike Mogis supergroup make live debut. [YouTube]
      WATCH: FLAMING LIPS‘ Weird New Video
      A bikini-clad babe impersonates animals in this clip for “I Can Be a Frog.” [Pitchfork]
      LISTEN: New Albums from AFI, AVETT BROTHERS
      Check out both bands’ new releases a week before they drop! [SPIN]
      WATCH: METALLICA Consider Going “Gay”
      In a just-released video interview, the metal gods ponder how far they’d go for an acting role. [SPIN]