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Wednesday’s Music Roundup

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

[Updated: 5:43 P.M.]

NEWS:

    EDDIE VEDDER Gets Engaged
    Pearl Jam frontman proposes to Jill McCormick, his longtime girlfriend and mother of his two daughters. [E!Online]
    TORI AMOS Celebrates the Season at SPIN Office
    At an intimate, private show, the piano goddess elegantly reimagines the holiday spirit. [SPIN]
    BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Pledges Support for Gay Marriage Bill
    The Boss urges politicians in his home state of New Jersey to consider marriage-equality a civil rights issue. [Gigwise]
    FUCKED UP Enlist TEGAN & SARA,TVOTR, VAMPIRE WEEKEND Members for Christmas Cover
    Yo La Tengo, David Cross, Andrew WK, and GZA also join on “Do They Know It’s Christmas.” [The Daily Swarm]
    BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’sCousin Died of Accidental Overdose
    Acute amphetamine and heroin intoxication were the cause of Leonard Sullivan’s Oct. 26 death at a Kansas City tour stop. [KCTV]
    GOSSIP GIRL LEIGHTON MEESTER’s Debut Album Due in Early 2010
    A tour is in the works, too. [MTV]
    SHE & HIM Announce Complete Details for ‘Volume Two’
    Tilly and the Wall guest on the new album, due March 23. [Pitchfork]
    LADY GAGA Meets the Queen of England!
    Pop visionary channels Salvador Dali, tones down theatrics in performance for the Brit royals. [SPIN]
    BLINK-182 Biopic in the Works, Without Band’s Blessing
    24-year-old filmmaker Brandon Flores hopes to document the trio’s early days. [MTV]
    RIVERS Recovering from WEEZER Bus Crash
    A hospitalized Rivers Cuomo likely to “go home pretty soon.” [SPIN]
    LENNY KRAVITZ Not Replacing STEVEN TYLER in AEROSMITH
    “No voice could ever take the place of his,” says the “Fly Away” rocker. [SPIN]
    AZIZ ANSARI and TVOTR’s DAVE SITEK Prep Hip-Hop Album
    Mixtape drops in February and will feature “all original music and guest MCs.” [Pitchfork]
    EMINEM: Drug Withdrawal Tainted ‘Relapse’
    “I was still working the drugs out of my system,” Slim Shady said of recording his hit 2009 album. [SPIN]
    AIR Announce U.S. Tour
    French duo head stateside in March behind their latest album, Love 2. [NME]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    LISTEN: FALL OUT BOY Drummer’s New Project
    PREMIERE: Andy Hurley forms Burning Empires. Check out their heavy, politically-charged song! [SPIN]
    WATCH: BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB Play ‘Live’
    Blues-rock band tease their new live CD/DVD with “Berlin” and “Weapon of Choice.” [Spinner]
    DOWNLOAD: HARLEM Debut New Track
    Austin, TX, band channel surf-rock on their Matador debut, out April 6. [Gorilla Vs. Bear]
    WATCH: JAWBOX Reunite on ‘Late Night’
    Performing for the first time in 12 years, the D.C. band rips through “Savory” and two more. [Late Night with Jimmy Fallon]
    DOWNLOAD: Ex-GRANDADDY Frontman JASON LYTLE’s Christmas Album
    [Jason Lytle]
    WATCH: PAUL MCCARTNEY’s ‘Good Evening New York City’ DVD
    Sir Paul rocks Citi Field on “I’m Down,” “Only Mama Knows,” and “Day Tripper.” [Gigwise]
    WATCH: GARY NUMAN and LITTLE BOOTS Cover VELVET UNDERGROUND
    Brits take a synth rock approach to the classic “Venus in Furs.” [YouTube]
    LISTEN: LIARS Unveil New Track
    Experimental freak rockers explode on a track from their upcoming release Sisterworld. [Gorilla vs. Bear]
    WATCH: TIMES NEW VIKING’s “Born Again Revisited” Video
    Columbus, OH, noise punks jam out in this grainy clip. [Punknews]
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