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Thursday’s Music Roundup


[Updated: 5:53 P.M.]


    ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN Announce New Live Album
    Live At The Royal Albert Hall features a complete performance of their 1984 classic Ocean Rain. [NME]
    50 CENT‘s New Album Leaks Online
    Fif calls Young Buck a drug addict and the Game jealous on Before I Self Destruct. [MTV]
    THE NATIONAL and BREEDERS Perform Together
    Hero twins is the theme of a powerful performance of a Mayan creation myth from twin Dessners and Deals in Brooklyn. [SPIN]
    COURTNEY LOVE Says Off-Duty Cops Attempted to Steal Cobain Fortune
    “Raids” force the Hole rocker to leave L.A. for New York. [NY Daily News]
    EVANESCENCE Members’ New Band WE ARE THE FALLEN Sign to Universal
    The group — featuring American Idol Carly Smithson on vocals — is recording their debut album. [Blabbermouth]
    Folk Singer TAYLOR MITCHELL Killed by Coyotes
    19-year-old was hiking alone in Nova Scotia when attacked by the two animals. [Spinner]
    The man and his talent shine through in this engaging documentary about his planned final concerts. [SPIN]
    ‘NEW MOON’ Soundtrack Hits No. 1 on Charts
    Album featuring exclusive songs from Death Cab, Yorke, Killers triumphs on Billboard 200. [Billboard]
    STONE TEMPLE PILOTS to Finish New Album In Early 2010
    Scott Weiland says the band will wrap the reunion album after their winter tour. [Spinner]
    BILLY CORGAN Blogs About Swine Flu
    “I do not trust those who make the vaccines, or the apparatus behind it all to push it on us thru fear,” he writes. [Everything From Here to There]
    WATSON TWINS Announce New Album
    Talking to You, Talking to Me drops Feb. 9. [Exclaim]


    DOWNLOAD: LIL WAYNE‘s ‘No Ceiling’ Mixtape
    Weezy samples popular hip-hop cuts like Jay-Z’s “D.O.A.” on new release. [Nah Right]
    WATCH: HEATH LEDGER-Directed Hip-Hop Video
    PLUS: Rapper N’fa, a longtime pal of the late Dark Knight actor, talks about Ledger’s concept for his “Cause An Effect” clip. [SPIN]
    WATCH: NO AGE‘s New Video
    Mice scramble around the L.A. duo’s studio in their clip for “Losing Feeling.” [Pitchfork]
    WATCH: New Trailers for NIRVANA, JOHN LENNON Films
    Get a taste of the grunge icons’ Live at Reading DVD, and the new Lennon biopic, Nowhere Boy. [SPIN]
    WATCH: LOW ANTHEM‘s Stop-Motion Video
    In the clip for “Charlie Darwin,” a clay man — presumably the song’s namesake — sets sail, discovers skull. [Vimeo]
    Plus, the Dinosaur Jr. star goes acoustic at SPIN HQ for two tracks off his new solo album. [SPIN]
    WATCH: CHRIS BROWN Makes Live Comeback at New Jersey Concert
    R&B singer performs first official concert since the Feb. 8 altercation with Rihanna. [YouTube]
    WATCH: JULIAN CASABLANCAS Plays ‘The Tonight Show’
    Strokes singer performs solo song “11th Dimension.” [YouTube]
    Check out a hilarious deleted scene for the “We Were Once a Fairytale” video shoot. [SPIN]