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Friday’s Music Roundup


Updated: 6:03 P.M.]


    STROKES In “Disagreement” Over New Album
    The boys are arguing about songs for their comeback release, singer Julian Casablancas said.[SPIN]
    Sara Bareilles also joined Rivers Cuomo and Co.’s AOL Session, recorded yesterday. [Pitchfork]
    MASTODON‘s ‘Jonah Hex’ Soundtrack: “Spacey, Pink Floyd-Like”
    Bassist Troy Sanders details the metal band’s music for the upcoming comic book movie, starring Megan Fox. [SPIN]
    NOEL GALLAGHER Confirms Solo Career
    “I’m looking forward to doing my own thing, bringing out my own music,” ex-Oasis man said. [NME]
    U2 Postpone Spider-Man Musical
    Production featuring music by Bono and the Edge delayed by financial issues. [NYTimes]
    RIHANNA to Perform at American Music Awards
    Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys, and more also set for Nov. 22 ceremony. [Rap-Up]
    LIL WAYNE Leaks Two New Songs
    A pair of tracks, possibly from his No Ceiling mixtape, hit the web. [MTV]
    $100,000 Reward for Info In Missing METALLICA Fan Case
    Parents of Morgan Harrington seeking clues into her disappearance. [Blabbermouth]
    R.E.M., PEARL JAM, ROOTS Protest Guantanamo Torture
    All-star musicians disgusted by government’s use of their tunes for torture. [New Security Action]
    CHRIS BROWN: “I’m Learning From My Mistakes”
    The R&B singer sits down for his second interview since he pleaded guilty in June to assaulting Rihanna. [SPIN]
    THEM CROOKED VULTURES Announce Album Details
    Single “New Fang” arrives at radio Oct. 26, while the self-titled debut drops Nov. 17. [SPIN]
    BLINK-182‘s Hoppus Writes Health Care Op-Ed for Ailing Friend
    Roadie for band’s reunion tour falls ill and isn’t covered by insurance. [MTV]
    LIL WAYNE: One-Year Sentence Expected in Gun Case
    The rapper pleaded guilty to felony possession charges stemming from a 2007 arrest in New York City. [SPIN]


    Just a little something cool to tide you over until her debut album comes out next year. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: Keenan of TOOL‘s New PUSCIFER Song
    Surprise, It’s a tender ode to the dangers of climate change as seen through the eyes of nature’s cuddliest victims. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: The New R.E.M. Live Album
    Just like being there, only in the comfort of wherever your computer is. [SPIN]
    WATCH: PARAMORE‘s Pick: SWELLERS Unplug at SPIN Office
    Hand-picked for Paramore’s tour, the Michigan quartet explain how they got Hayley Williams’ attention with a friendly act of vandalism. [SPIN]
    WATCH: WEEZER‘s New Music Video
    Welcome to Weezerville, population: “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To.” [Stereogum]
    WATCH: FEVER RAY‘s Spooky New Video
    Frightening creatures fill the clip for this Swede’s cover of Nick Cave’s “Stranger Than Kindness.” [Vanity Fair]