Thursday’s Music Roundup


[Updated: 6:14 P.M.]


    He Says, She Says: CHRIS BROWN Vs. Rihanna
    WATCH: The pop stars and former lovers discuss the February assault in revealing new interviews. [SPIN]
    SPIN picks nine singers to fill his skin-tight leather pants. [SPIN]
    JAY-Z and ALICIA KEYS Record “Empire State of Mind Part 2”
    The sequel — featuring a new verse from Jay — will appear on Keys’ album The Element of Freedom. [MTV]

      PAVEMENT Planning Best-Of Compilation
      Album may feature audio of the first radio show the band ever played, says guitarist Spiral Stairs. [NME]
      PIXIES Play Complete ‘Dolittle’ Album
      The influential indie band performed its classic album in Hollywood. [SPIN]
      DECEMBERISTS Frontman COLIN MELOY Writes Children’s Book
      It was only a matter of time. [Pitchfork]
      NO DOUBT Sue Band Hero Video Game
      Suit claims game “transformed band members into a virtual karaoke circus act.” [EW]
      SHY CHILD Announce New Album
      New York City duo’s Liquid Love drops in March. [Music Slut]
      BLOC PARTY Frontman “Working on Solo Album”
      “He’s doing a record with one of the guys from Spank Rock,” says producer. [Spinner]
      JANET JACKSON Announces First TV Interview Since Brother’s Death
      TV special will air Nov. 18th on ABC. Singer will allow camera into her home for interview. [BBC]
      Matthew Friedberger lambasts the Oxford band’s tribute song about WWI vet “Harry Patch.” [Spinner]
      SUFJAN STEVENS: “50-State Album Project Was a Joke”
      “I started to feel like I was becoming a cliché of myself,” says singer/songwriter. [NME]
      DJ AM‘s L.A. Home For Sale
      Four-bedroom Beverly Hills pad going for $3,795,000. [Daily Swarm]
      CHRIS BROWN‘s New Album Release Pushed Up
      Graffiti now drops Dec. 8. [People]
      MICHAEL JACKSON‘s ‘This Is It’ Tops Charts
      Late King of Pop moves 373,000 copies — the fifth-best sales week for an album in the U.S. this year. [Billboard]
      DEVO Whip It Good in L.A.
      The beloved new wave weirdos play their entire classic debut album live. [SPIN]
      JOHN MAYER Announces 2010 Tour
      Massive 41-date outing kicks off in February. [Oh No They Didn’t]
      Judge Stops SUBLIME Members from Using Band Name
      “Brad Nowell was the sole owner of the name Sublime,” said the estate of the fallen frontman. [Billboard]

    MP3s & VIDEOS:

      WATCH: MONSTERS OF FOLK Rock Out with THE ROOTS on ‘Fallon’
      House band help James / Oberst / Ward / Mogis supergroup flesh out “Dear God.” [Prefix Mag]
      WATCH: WHITE RABBITS Rock ‘Jimmy Kimmel’
      Brooklyn band play “Percussion Gun” off their latest album, It’s Frightening. [YouTube]
      DOWNLOAD: Early LIZ PHAIR Demos!
      Get rare, pre-Exile in Guyville recordings from 1991. [Girly Sound]
      LISTEN: JULIAN CASABLANCAS‘ New Album and Christmas Song
      Check out Phrazes for the Young, plus “I Wish It Was Christmas Today,” originally performed by the cast of SNL. [MySpace]
      Adams helps Jones find her soulful rock’n’roll side with “Light As A Feather.” [NPR]


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