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Monday’s Music Roundup


[Updated: 6:23 P.M.]


    PIXIES Recruit NO AGE, JAY REATARD, MEW to Open ‘Doolittle’ Tour
    New Order man Peter Hook’s band Bad Lieutenant also opens shows on the 20-date outing. [CMJ]
    MADONNA Annoys the Neighbors
    Residents in a NYC co-op apartment building can’t take the material girl’s wailing anymore. [Reuters]
    NICK CAVE to Collaborate with DEBBIE HARRY of BLONDIE
    The rockers will appear on a Jeffrey Lee Pierce tribute compilation. [Spinner]
    GUNS N’ ROSES to Tour Canada in January?
    Ticketmaster claims Axl and Co. will take Chinese Democracy north for 11 dates. [Tickermaster]
    BLOC PARTY Plan Hiatus
    “We definitely need to have a break,” said drummer Matt Tong. [NME]
    JARVIS COCKER Plans Interactive Art “Happening”
    Ex-Pulp frontman plots London event, in which the public can join in improv jams. [FACT Magazine]
    UNDERWORLD Album Featuring BRIAN ENO, SQUAREPUSHER Gets Official Release Date and Tracklist
    The house music maestros reveal their jazzy influences on new release. [Resident Advisor]
    JIMI HENDRIX‘s Mentor JOHNNY JONES Passes Away at 73
    The guitarist, who taught Hendrix and played in one of his first bands, died Wednesday in Nashville. [Blurt]
    JEMINA PEARL Beats Up Heckler in Detroit
    “I kicked his ass, there was blood,” writes Ex-Be Your Own Pet singer.[JeminaPearl]
    JACK WHITE Gives Surprise Lecture at Dublin’s Trinity College
    Journeyman rocker gets philosophical about guitar playing, Bob Dylan, Britney Spears. [NME]
    DEAD WEATHER Halfway Through Next Album
    Plus, in other Jack White news, White Stripes Release Rarities. [SPIN]
    FLAMING LIPS Cover PINK FLOYD‘s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’
    Henry Rollins, Peaches join the band on their track-by-track interpretation of the 1973 classic. [LA Times]
    VAMPIRE WEEKEND Preview New Album at London Gig
    New York quartet performed half of Contra, their second album out in January. [NME]


    WATCH: DECEMBERISTS‘ “The Rake’s Song” Video
    London art students create a live animation for the Portland, OR, band’s bittersweet narrative. [Culture Bully]
    LISTEN: Debut Track from TIMBALAND Solo Album
    The production guru gives his protégé, French singer SoShy, a star turn. [SPIN]
    WATCH: BEN GIBBARD Makes His Acting Debut!
    Death Cab frontman analyzes his own psyche in a clip from Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. [Stereogum]
    WATCH: JUSTICE‘s New Video for LENNY KRAVITZ Remix
    The Parisian DJs spoof 1980s-style action movies in this silly clip. [Uristocrat]
    The pop diva takes Sir Elton hostage and force-feeds him pizza! [SPIN]
    Strokes singer teases Phrazes for the Young with mash-up of clips from each song. [Stereogum]
    Glasgow balladeers play with flashlights in new track “Swim Until You Can’t See Land.” [Stereogum]
    LISTEN: SUFJAN STEVENS‘ ‘BQE’ Concept Record
    Singer/songwriter leaks new album about a New York CIty expressway. [NME]
    WATCH: SPIRAL STAIRS‘ Drug-Fueled Video
    Ex-Pavement guitarist clears medicine cabinets in this clip for “Stolen Pills.” [Matablog]
    WATCH: TRAVIS‘ Fran Healy Unplugged!
    The hitmaking singer/songwriter previews his current acoustic tour at SPIN’s NYC office. [SPIN]
    WATCH: DEAD WEATHER‘s New Video!
    Check out the Jack-directed, alternate version of the recent “I Cut Like a Buffalo” clip.[Pitchfork]
    WATCH: SCOTT WEILAND‘s Romantic New Video
    The STP frontman meets his dream girl in this cute clip for “Tangle With Your Mind.” [SPIN]