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Friday’s Music Roundup

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[Updated: 5:49 P.M.]

NEWS:

    THOM YORKE Guests on New FLYING LOTUS Album
    Cosmogramma drops May 4. [Warp]
    BLACK EYED PEAS, LUDACRIS Kick Off World Tour
    Atlanta discovers it’s a Black Eyed Peas world — the rest of us just live in it. [SPIN]
    LIAM GALLAGHER Considering New Band Names
    “No, it’s not Oasis. That was a shit name anyway.” [GigWise]
    FRANCES BEAN COBAIN Records with AMANDA PALMER
    Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter makes her musical debut with Evelyn Evelyn, Dresden Dolls’ new side-project. [SPIN]
    MICHAEL JACKSON’s Doctor to Surrender to Police?
    Conrad Murray will be charged “in the near future,” a source says, but will attempt to surrender today, avoiding public arrest. [CNN]
    RADIOHEAD Finish New Album in L.A.?
    Band allegedly threw a star-studded party — Salma Hayek, Beck, Danger Mouse — to celebrate album’s completion. [Stereogum]
    PAVEMENT, MODEST MOUSE, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM Play Pitchfork Music Fest
    St. Vincent, Cass McCombs, and more will also hit Union Park in Chicago July 16-18. [Pitchfork]
    MARY J., CHRIS BROWN, DRAKE, PHARRELL for Haiti Telethon
    Diddy and Queen Latifah co-host BET’s “SOS Saving Ourselves: Help for Haiti.” [MTV]
    YEAH YEAH YEAHS Guitarist NICK ZINNER’s Artwork Features on New Single
    Rocker contributed a photo to the “Skeletons” seven-inch, out March 1. [NME]
    New DEAD WEATHER Album Almost Finished
    Jack White says his quartet’s sophomore set might be ready as early as April. Click for details. [SPIN]
    Update: FALL OUT BOY Downplay Breakup Chatter
    The musicians take to Twitter to combat talk of their demise — with humor and some famous guest stars. [SPIN]
    DRAKE Is ‘Down’ for TAYLOR SWIFT Collabo
    “I just like her whole being,” said the rapper. [Extra]
    MARY J. BLIGE, TRAVIS BARKER Cover “STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN”
    R&B singer, Blink-182 drummer — joined by Idol’s Randy Jackson and two guitar aces — break the “No Stairway” rule. [SPIN]
    THEM CROOKED VULTURES to Record Second Album in 2010
    It’s got to be good – we’ve got reputations to uphold more than anything else.,” said bassist John Paul Jones. [Stuff.Co.NZ]
    HOLD STEADY Announce Spring Tour
    Brooklyn band will hit the road — minus departed keyboardist Franz Nicolay — for a 12 dates across the Northeastern U.S. [Pitchfork]
    Unreleased WEEZER, WEEN, DONNAS Songs on Benefit Compilation
    Tracks are part of a pay-what-you-want download to raise money for cancer research via TargetCancer. [Right Track Tunes]
    EDDIE VEDDER Covers BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN for Haiti
    Buy a download of “My City of Ruins” — performed live at a 2009 tribute to the Boss – to give aid to earthquake victims. [AOL Radio Blog]
    3OH!3, COBRA STARSHIP, TRAVIS MCCOY to Play BAMBOOZLE Chicago
    The fest’s new stop is scheduled for Saturday, May 15 at the Charter One Pavilion. [Alt-Press]
    MICHAEL JACKSON’s Doctor to be Arraigned Friday
    Prosecutors plan to charge Dr. Conrad Murray with involuntary manslaughter. [Billboard]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: HOT CHIP Jam with THE ROOTS on ‘Fallon’
    Plus: The U.K. electro group will play a free show in NYC tonight — with an online webcast! Click for details. [SPIN]
    WATCH: New SPOON Video
    The Texas rockers release the clip for “Written in Reverse,” the first single off their new album. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: ‘ALICE IN WONDERLAND’ Soundtrack
    Preview new songs from Franz Ferdinand, Wolfmother, Owl City, and more! [SPIN]
    WATCH: ‘JERSEY SHORE’ Star SNOOKI Interviews PHOENIX
    “Do you have guidos in France?” [SPIN]
    WATCH: GIRLS Debut New Song Live!
    SPIN’s favorite new band from 2009 play “Honey Bunny” in New Orleans. [Stereogum]
    LISTEN: New SHE & HIM Song!
    PLUS: Zooey Deschanel to star in a new HBO series about rock groupies! [SPIN]
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