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Friday’s Music Roundup

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[Updated: 7:24 P.M.]

NEWS:

    NYC Fashion Week: GUNS N’ ROSES Live
    WATCH: Axl Rose and Co. perform for 100 lucky fans at the John Varvatos boutique, formerly seminal rock venue CBGB. [SPIN]
    JIM JARMUSCH Curates a Day of ATP New York
    Indie filmmaker chooses Sonic Youth, Raekwon, Breeders, Girls and more for Upstate New York fest. [Pitchfork]
    GWEN STEFANI Shows New L.A.M.B. Clothing Line in New York
    The No Doubt frontwoman brings black leather slacks and psychedelic prints to Fashion Week. [Village Voice]
    ALEXANDER MCQUEEN: New Death Details, Tributes
    Lady Gaga, Courtney Love, Pete Wentz and others honor the late fashion icon, who died Thursday at age 40. [SPIN]
    HOLE Concert Canceled Due to London Riot!
    Police blocked off a street where a large group of teenagers were rioting, leaving Courtney Love — staying nearby — trapped. [NME]
    NYC Fashion Week: METRIC, PATTI SMITH
    The rock frontwomen kick off Manhattan’s fashionable festivities with an exclusive concert. [SPIN]
    DR. DRE Sue DEATH ROW Over ‘Chronic’ Royalties
    Dre claims the resurrected label re-released his seminal without permission and failed to pay him royalties. [AP]
    Surf-Rock Pioneer RICHARD DELVY Dies
    The drummer formed the Bel-Airs and owned the rights to songs like “Wipe Out.” He was 67. [Reuters]
    RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Announce Free London Concert
    June 6 gig in London’s Finsbury Park is a “thank-you” to Brit fans for helping them win X Factor TV contest. [NME]
    Wow, Look at LADY GAGA’s Fashion Week Outfit
    Pop star glues pearls to her face as part of her blizzard-inspired get-up at the amfAR benefit gala. [Huffington Post]
    Fashion Star ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Dead at 40
    The innovative Brit dressed Lady Gaga, Bjork, Karen O, Courtney Love, and other musicians. [SPIN]
    PHOENIX Announce Spring Tour
    French pop-rock band return in support of their Grammy-winning release Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. [Pitchfork]
    JULIAN CASABLANCAS Plots Solo Tour
    Strokes frontman will support his solo debut, Phrazes for the Young, with Spring trek. [Julian Casablancas]
    KILLERS Cancel Gigs, Address Breakup Rumors
    The Las Vegas band scraps Australian shows due to “illness of a close family member.” [SPIN]
    FIONA APPLE Record New Song Written by ‘Tweens
    She & Him, Cold War Kids also work with kids on charity album. Click here for details! [SPIN]
    JOHN MAYER Apologizes for Racial Slur
    Plus: Find out which female star the singer-guitarist considered sexual “crack cocaine.” [SPIN]
    WEEZER Solicit Fan Remixes of ‘Raditude’ Song
    The mix-master with the best version of “Love is the Answer” gets to write a song with Rivers Cuomo. [Indaba Music]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: STROKES Recording in the Studio!
    Go behind-the-scenes as the boys track a new song and goof off! [SPIN]
    LISTEN: New JANELLE MONAE Song
    Futuristic funk diva’s debut full-length album, The ArchAndroid, drops in May. [SPIN]
    WATCH: Preview THE WHITE STRIPES’ New DVD
    Check out the duo perform “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” live in 2007, a clip from their forthcoming box set, due March 16. [Spinner]
    WATCH: SPIN Faves NEON INDIAN Rock Fallon
    WATCH: Up-and-coming Austin, TX, band impress with their late-night TV debut. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: New UNKLE Song with BLACK ANGELS
    Hear the first taste of the seminal electronic act’s forthcoming album, Where Did the Night Fall. [SPIN]
    DOWNLOAD: New KATE NASH Song
    Brit chart-topper returns with a punk rock bitch slap! [SPIN]
    WATCH: YEASAYER Rock Fallon
    Brooklyn band play “Ambling Alp,” off their new album Odd Blood. [Hulu]
    LISTEN: SHE & HIM Play New Song Live
    Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward unveil “Thieves” for a BBC broadcast. [Stereogum]
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