Thursday’s Music Roundup


Updated: 3:51 P.M.]


    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]
    Ex-SPIN Scribe CHUCK KLOSTERMAN, HOLD STEADY‘s Finn Collaborate on Movie
    Late Show writer Tom Ruprecht also joins effort for film adaptation of Fargo Rock City. [Risky Business]
    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. [MTV]
    WEEZER Announce More Tour Dates
    Band supports Raditude with October, December shows. [Weezer]
    THEM CROOKED VULTURES Single Out Next Week!
    “New Fang” arrives at radio Oct. 26, while the band’s self-titled debut drops Nov. 17. [FMBQ]
    ANDREW BIRD Announces Concerts in Churches
    Chicago rocker changes up live set for December shows in churches. Amen. [NME]
    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]
    REPORT: LIL WAYNE to Plead to 8 Months in Jail in NYC Gun Case
    Rapper expected to accept bid for his involvement with a loaded pistol found on his tour bus in 2007. [AllHipHop]
    CORINNE BAILEY RAE Announces New Album Details
    The Brit singer/songwriter’s second album, The Sea, drops Feb. 1. [Gigwise]
    METALLICA Join Search for Missing Fan
    A 20-year-old college female was last seen at the band’s Charlottesville, VA, concert. [SPIN]
    JULIAN CASABLANCAS Announces L.A. Concert Residency
    Strokes singer will play four nights at the Downtown Palace Theatre behind his new solo album. [NME]
    RUN-DMC Plan a Broadway Musical
    Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels are meeting with a veteran producer this week! [SPIN]
    AGAINST ME! Wrap Recording on New Album
    Butch Vig-produced follow-up to 2007’s New Wave will be called White Crosses. [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]
    WATCH: LIL WAYNE‘s New Documentary
    Check out a clip from the rapper’s long-awaited film The Carter Doc. [Nah Right]
    WATCH: SLAYER Rock Japan
    Metal band perform “Seasons In The Abyss” at a Tokyo concert. [Blabbermouth]

      WATCH: SLAYER Explain Female Serial Killer Song
      Metal band discuss “Beauty Through Order,” their first tune ever written from the female perspective! [SPIN]
      WATCH: LINKIN PARK Side-Project Rocks ‘Letterman’
      Chester Bennington’s Dead By Sunrise shred through “Crawl Back In.” [Blabbermouth]


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