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Wednesday’s Music Roundup

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

[Updated: 6:13 P.M.]

NEWS:

    LIL WAYNE: The Voice of JESUS CHRIST
    Jail-bound rapper will voice the lord and savior in an upcoming Adult Swim special called Freakniks. [Billboard]
    MARILYN MANSON Engaged to EVAN RACHEL WOOD
    Read the latest twisted turn in this on-again off-again affair. [SPIN]
    SANTIGOLD Produces DEVO
    “I made them pull out the red hats and pose for a picture,” Brooklyn new wave songstress says. [Pitchfork]
    OF MONTREAL Recruit SOLANGE KNOWLES,JANELLE MONAE for New Album
    Frontman Kevin Barnes still hoping for a collabo with Solange’s big sis, Beyonce. [Gigwise]
    HOPPUS, WENTZ Record ‘ALICE IN WONDERLAND’ Track
    The song for the Tim Burton movie “sounds nothing like Blink or Fall Out Boy,” says Wentz. [SPIN]
    GREEN DAY’s ‘American Idiot’ Musical Headed to Broadway
    The production will open at the St. James Theatre on April 20, with previews beginning in March. [Billboard]
    THE KNIFE’s New Album Inspired by Charles Darwin
    On March 1 the Swede duo will release Tomorrow, In A Year, a collection of music they wrote for a Danish opera about Darwin. [NME]
    HIGH ON FIRE Unveil Album Artwork
    Check out the frightening album cover for the metal band’s February release, Snakes for the Divine. [Blabbermouth]
    LADY GAGA to Star in New Comic Book Series
    Publisher Bluewater Productions is transforming the “Bad Romance” singer into an action hero with the Fame series. [E! Online]
    WILCO Add Dates to Spring Tour
    The Chicago band will ascend the East Coast, from Miami to Boston, beginning in March. [Spinner]
    GRAMMY Performance Preview
    What to look for from the artists taking the stage on music’s biggest night of the year. [SPIN]
    KAREN O’s ‘Wild Things,’ BRIAN ENO’s ‘Lovely Bones’ Scores Not Eligible for Oscar
    Music from T Bone Burnett, Erran Baron Cohen, and Jason Schwartzman also disqualified. [The Wrap]
    BRET MICHAELS, SHARON OSBOURNE, CYNDI LAUPER Join DONALD TRUMP’s ‘APPRENTICE’
    The new season starts March 14 at 9:00 P.M. EST on NBC. [Blabbermouth]
    PAVEMENT Announce ‘Best Of’ Album
    The 23-song collection Quarantine The Past: The Best Of Pavement drops March 9. [Matador Records]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: VAMPIRE WEEKEND Play Letterman
    The Ivy Leaguers kick off the Contra era with a performance of “Cousins.” [SPIN]
    LISTEN: New ALKALINE TRIO Song Leaks
    Matt Skiba uses heroin as a metaphor for love on “This Addiction,” the title track from the band’s February 23 release. [Ultimate Guitar]
    WATCH: MICHAEL CERA Stars in New ISLANDS Video
    Superbad funny-man buys drugs, gets high in “No You Don’t” clip. [Pitchfork]
    WATCH: ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN’s McCulloch Unplugs for SPIN
    Watch the charismatic frontman perform four acoustic songs, including Echo’s classic “The Killing Moon”! [SPIN]
    LISTEN: New MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK Song
    Listen to “A Lifeless Ordinary” and watch the band tell the story behind the track! [SPIN]
    DOWNLOAD: THE KNUX’s New Album
    Hot New Orleans hip-hop duo say “Happy New Year!” with a free five-track EP. [SPIN]
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