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Thursday’s Music Roundup

CONTINUALLY UPDATED: All you need to know about music today -- plus songs and videos.

[Updated: 6:02 P.M.]

NEWS:

    WEEZER Cancel More Shows After Bus Crash
    Plus: Rivers Cuomo’s recovery is documented in a video webisode. [Interscope]
    It’s Official: FRUSCIANTE Leaving CHILI PEPPERS
    “I simply have to be what I am,” guitarist says — and that means no more “Dani California.” [SPIN]
    ROLLING STONES: Top Touring Artist of the Decade
    Brit band grossed $869 million over 264 shows; U2, Madonna follow with just over $800 million. [Billboard]
    KID CUDI Leaves LADY GAGA’s ‘Monster’ Tour
    Cleveland rapper’s departure may be related to punching a fan at a Vancouver, BC, show. [SPIN]
    JACK WHITE, KAREN O Make OSCARS Shortlist
    63 tunes are up for consideration for Best Song. [Oscars]
    LIL WAYNE and YOUNG MONEY Announce U.S. Tour
    Weezy wants to bid his fans one final “goodbye” before heading to prison in February. [MTV]
    CHRIS FEINSTEIN, Bassist for RYAN ADAMS & THE CARDINALS, Found Dead
    Santigold, Albert Hammond Jr. collaborator found in his NYC apartment. He was 42.[Lost Highway]
    STP “Almost Finished” with New Album
    Scott Weiland says the alt-rock vets have “nine songs completed” for their reunion release. [SPIN]
    Amazon Leaks LIL WAYNE’s ‘Rebirth’
    Retail giant mistakenly sent 500 copies to customers who pre-ordered the album. [Billboard]
    RUFUS WAINWRIGHT Announces New Album
    All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu drops this spring. [Paste]
    T.I. Could Be Released from Prison Early
    It’s possible the rapper will be release to a half-way house in January. [MTV]
    PAUL MCCARTNEY, U2, KAREN O Nominated for GOLDEN GLOBES
    T Bone Burnett also scores a nod for his contribution to a film. [Golden Globes]
    METRIC, PHOENIX, and MUSE Rock Seattle
    Vampire Weekend and hometown heroes Visqueen also play KNDD 107.7’s annual Deck the Hall Ball. [SPIN]
    METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX Tour Together
    Starting saving your pennies for a plane ticket to Europe. [Billboard]
    YEASAYER Announce U.S. Tour
    Brooklyn band hit the road in February in support of their new album, Odd Blood. [NME]
    BILL BERRY Reunites with R.E.M. for Christmas Single
    The drummer, who left the band in 1997, returns to man the skins on “Crazy Like a Fox.” [Slicing Up Eyeballs]
    MUSE Add Dates to North American Tour
    Brit rockers append 14 dates to their 2010 outing, kicking off in February with opener Silversun Pickups. [Muse]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: KStew Sings in New ‘RUNAWAYS’ Trailer!
    The Twilight star changes her image as the leader of the ’70s all-girl punk group! [SPIN]
    WATCH: MILES BENJAMIN ANTHONY ROBINSON’s New Video!
    Songwriter frolics in a Brooklyn park and runs along a Coney Island beach in “The Sound” clip. [Spinner]
    LISTEN: New VAMPIRE WEEKEND Song
    New York band releases “White Sky,” from their January album Contra. [MySpace]
    WATCH: ALICIA KEYS and STEPHEN COLBERT Transform “Empire State of Mind”
    R&B diva and talk show host honor upper middle class suburbanites with revamped tune. [Daily Motion]
    WATCH: KINGS OF LEON: SPIN Cover Shoot!
    Caleb Followill celebrates his Band of Year honor with champagne and cake! [SPIN]
    DOWNLOAD: THE ROOTS Release ‘Late Night’ Jams
    Philly band post 22 songs online, originally written for and performed on TV. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: LIL WAYNE, EMINEM Song Leaks!
    Rappers seek revenge on “Drop the World,” off Weezy’s long-delayed Rebirth. [SPIN]
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