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Monday’s Music Roundup

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[Updated: 6:19 P.M.]

NEWS:

    SPOON Reveal ‘Transference’ Album Cover Art
    Photo was taken by William Eggleston in 1970. [Stereogum]
    MORRISSEY Favors Solo Material in Tour Opener
    Sounding great (and sweating profusely), the Pope of Mope eschews Smiths classics in Seattle. [SPIN]
    STROKES Plan First Live Gig in Three Years
    They’re back! The New York indie rockers will play the UK’s Isle of Wight festival next June. [SPIN]
    BABYSHAMBLESPETE DOHERTY Pulled Offstage for Singing Nazi Anthem
    Troubled rocker began playing the anthem at a Munich, Germany fest last Saturday. [Gigwise]
    NORAH JONES Plans Spring Tour
    The sultry songstress hits the road behind her soulful new album, the SPIN-praised The Fall. [SPIN]
    KEANE Announce New EP
    Eight-song album The Night Train drops May 8. [Keane Music]
    New GORILLAZ Tap SNOOP, MOS DEF for New Album
    Damon Albarn calls Plastic Beach “the most pop record I’ve ever made.” [SPIN]
    NINE INCH NAILS Sell Gear on eBay
    His touring days behind him, Trent Reznor auctions “hundreds” of “guitars, keyboards, amplifiers, drums,” and more! [SPIN]
    BEYONCE Wants to Record with OF MONTREAL
    “I’d like to maybe go outside of the box,” the pop diva says of her next collabo. [Guardian]
    ABC to Air CHRIS BROWN ’20/20′ Interview
    In-depth talk with R&B star will air Dec. 11, just days after the release of his new album, Rated R. [AP]
    MORRISSEY: “Suicide is Honorable”
    “It’s an act of great control, and I understand people who do it,” he says. Of course he does. [NME]
    GOSSIP’s BETH DITTO “Starts Period” Onstage In London
    Singer puts crowd on “bleed watch”: “If you see period stains you let me know!” [NME]
    QUENTIN TARANTINO Talks Next ‘Kill Bill’ Movie
    Director says the film’s third installment will have a different title. [MTV]
    DAVE GROHL on NIRVANA’s “Disastrous” Reading Gig
    The drummer details the band’s now legendary festival performance — and why he thought it would end their career! [SPIN]
    DOORS, BEACH BOYS Songs Inducted to Grammy Hall of Fame
    James Brown, Janis Joplin songs also among 25 recordings inducted. [AP]
    THE THERMALS Plan New Album
    Portland, OR, punks will return to studio in December for next record — which already has a Sept. 7 release date! [Pitchfork]
    FRANZ FERDINAND, 1990S Side-Project YUMMY FUR to Reunite
    Scot art-punk band will head stateside in January. [NME]
    STROKES Finally Heading Into Studio
    Bassist Nikolai Fraiture says the band will start recording as early as January. [SPIN]
    CORINNE BAILEY RAE Debuts New Songs Live
    Singer/songwriter plays first full show since the March 2008 death of her husband. [Billboard]
    BRUNETTES, FANFARLO, FRIGHTENED RABBIT to Play SXSW 2010
    The initial lineup is announced for Austin, TX’s annual fest — let the onslaught begin! [SXSW]
    COLDPLAY, A-HA, MEW Members Form New Band
    And they’re called Apparatjik! [Flavorwire]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: PHISH Cover TV ON THE RADIO
    Hippie mainstays transform the Brooklyn indie band’s “Golden Age” into a 10-minute freak-out. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: New SPOON Single “Written in Reverse”
    NPR debuts the piano-led track from the band’s January release, Transference [NPR]
    DOWNLOAD: fun.‘s Holiday Song
    Pop rockers spread Xmas cheer with sleigh bells, Beach Boys-style “ooohs” — and impressions of the Olsen Twins. [Nettwerk]
    LISTEN: Exclusive Song from MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK!
    Frontman Justin Pierre talks about the new tune off their January release, My Dinosaur Life. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: Preview SNOOP DOGG’s New Album
    Stream 30 second clips of each tune from Malice in Wonderland. [NME]
    LISTEN: New Interview with FUGAZI’s IAN MACKAYE
    Punk/hardcore legend talks to The Sound of Young America. [Maximum Fun]
    DOWNLOAD: New FUTUREHEADS Song
    Britband unveil “Struck Dumb,” their jagged new single. [Clash Music]
    WATCH: AVETT BROTHERS’ New Video
    North Carolina band rock out on an infomercial TV channel — and they only cost $9.95! [Videogum]
    WATCH: “NEIL YOUNG” Covers ‘FRESH PRINCE’ Theme Song
    Jimmy Fallon dresses up like the Canadian rocker in a new Late Night skit. [NBC]
    WATCH: DINOSAUR JR. Rock ‘YO GABBA GABBA’ Live Show
    J. Mascis and Co. play a rollicking ode to “Bananas” at New York gig. [YouTube]
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