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Wednesday’s Music Roundup

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

[Updated: 4:54 P.M.]

NEWS:

    GRAMMY Preview: Who’ll Win?
    If only we ran the Grammys…. Score along at home with our semi-educated guesses! [SPIN]
    FEIST, DEVO, ROOTS, WILCO to Perform at Olympic Ceremonies
    Usher, Estelle, and more will also rock Vancouver, BC, in February. [Pitchfork]
    NO DOUBT Tweet About Progress on New Album
    “Tony and Gwen are rocking the synth,” writes guitarist Tom Dumont. “Our little studio is warm and candlelit, above the glowing city.” [Twitter]
    PETE DOHERTY Fined for Possessing 13 Bags of Heroin in Court
    “Either this was sheer stupidity or a ploy to get more publicity,” said a London judge. [NME]
    ‘HOPE FOR HAITI NOW’, SPOON Top Album Chart
    Austin, TX, band’s Merge Records set Transference delivers their highest charting album and best sales week ever. [Billboard]
    BEACH HOUSE Wow at Album Release Show
    Kate Winslet and Vampire Weekend, Dirty Projectors members watch Baltimore band play Teen Dream in Brooklyn. [SPIN]
    FRANZ NICOLAY Talks About Leaving THE HOLD STEADY
    Keyboardists says the Brooklyn band had one artistic goal, but he hopes to explore others with solo material. [Paste]
    METALLICA Fan’s Remains Found in Virginia
    Police are “fairly certain” that a skeleton found on a farm 10 miles from the concert venue is Morgan Harrington’s. [SPIN]
    GRIZZLY BEAR Soundtrack PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN Film
    Brooklyn band score Jack Goes Boating, Hoffman’s directorial debut. [Twenty Four Bit]
    KATY PERRY: ‘I’ll Ditch My Career to Judge ‘AMERICAN IDOL’ Full-Time’
    “I didn’t really make anybody cry, but I did tell the truth to some kids that might have needed to hear it.” [MTV]
    JOAN JETT on ‘RUNAWAYS’ Movie: ‘Authentic’
    In a Sundance interview, the rocker raves about Kristin Stewart and Dakota Fanning’s work in the upcoming biopic. [Cinema Blend]
    ZZ TOP’s BILLY GIBBON Cast in ROB ZOMBIE’s ‘CSI’ Episode
    The show airs March 1. [Shock Till You Drop]
    Q&A: LAMB OF GOD’s Chris Adler
    The drummer for the Grammy-nominated metal monsters talks award shows, touring with Metallica, and what’s next for the band. [SPIN]
    THEM CROOKED VULTURES Add Dates to U.S. Tour
    Supergroup will play in New York, Charlotte, and Atlanta in February. [NME]
    DAVE MATTHEWS BAND Nearly Broke Up Before Releasing Grammy-Nominated Album
    The frontman notified his bandmates of the split, but saxophonist LeRoi Moore’s death inspired them to record. [MTV]
    MUSE to Film NIRVANA-Inspired Doc
    Brit band plan to release a live tour movie like Nirvana’s Live! Tonight! Sold Out!. [BBC]
    BOB DYLAN to Perform at WHITE HOUSE
    John Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson, and more will also perform Civil Rights-era songs for Obama on Feb. 11. [Spinner]
    DAVE MATTHEWS BAND Announces Summer Tour
    Opening acts include Sharon Jones, Felice Brothers, Zac Brown Band, Raphael Saadiq and more! [SPIN]
    OF MONTREAL Kick Off East Coast Tour
    The Baltimore opener features a new song, lots of rock’n’roll guitar, and a perfect cover of a Jackson 5 hit! [SPIN]
    “HOPE FOR HAITI NOW” Telethon Raises $61 Millions, Tops Charts
    83 million U.S. viewers tuned in at various points of the telecast; Timberlake’s version of “Hallelujah” hits No. 1 on iTunes. [Reuters]
    WILCO Offers Concert Download to Benefit Haiti
    Band’s 2009 show in Brooklyn featuring Grizzly Bear and Feist among those available. Click here for details. [SPIN]
    THEM CROOKED VULTURES, AC/DC to Headline Download Fest
    Deftones, Stone Temple Pilots, Wolfmother, and Motorhead will also rock the UK fest. [NME]
    MY BLOODY VALENTINE, THE JAM, ELO Members on New PAUL WELLER Album
    Wake Up the Nation drops April 12. [Paul Weller News]
    SPIRITUALIZED to Play ‘Ladies & Gentleman’ Album at ATP
    Hope Sandoval, Cold Cave, and more also added to the Matt Groening-curated Brit fest. [GigWise]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    DOWNLOAD: Free YEASAYER MP3: ‘Feel the Bass In Your Balls’
    Download “O.N.E.,” yet another free track from the Brooklyn band’s excellent Odd Blood, out Feb. 9. [SPIN]
    WATCH: BROKEN BELLS’ New Video
    Danger Mouse and Shins frontman James Mercer walk a desert highway and chase a kid in “The High Road” clip. [MySpace]
    WATCH: SILVERSUN PICKUPS ‘Panic’ on Kimmel
    Check out video of the L.A. rockers storming through their radio hit, “Panic Switch.” [SPIN]
    WATCH: YEAH YEAH YEAHS Premiere New Video!
    Plus: Go behind the scenes with Karen O — who transforms into an Elvira-esque witch! [SPIN]
    LISTEN: PASSION PIT Remix LADY GAGA
    Cambridge, MA, electro rockers give “Telephone” the techno treatment. [YouTube]
    LISTEN: New JOANNA NEWSOM Song!
    The stripped down, harp-and-voice track “’81,” arrives Feb. 23 on the triple album Have One on Me.[Drag City]
    WATCH: Trailer for ANIMAL COLLECTIVE’s New Movie
    The band’s visual spectacle ODDSAC premiered Tuesday at Sundance. [YouTube]
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