Friday’s Music Roundup


[Updated: 5:44 P.M.]


    BEYONCE and Jay-Z Attend Basketball Arena Groundbreaking
    The famous couple showed their support for the New Jersey Nets’ move to Brooklyn. [Daily News]
    LIL WAYNE Ordered Not to Sign Autographs in Prison
    Weezy “is not a celebrity in here,” says Rikers Island Prison officials. [TMZ]
    Riot at METALLICA Concert, 160 Arrested
    The metal band’s gig in Bogota, Columbia, ends in disaster. [SPIN]
    THE NATIONAL Unveil New Album Live
    Michael Stipe rocks out as Brooklynites take wraps off High Violet at intimate, semi-secret gig. [SPIN]
    CLASH Members to Join GORILLAZ on Tour?
    Mick Jones and Paul Simonon — who both appear on Gorillaz’s new album — are rumored to reunite for the first time since 1983. [Spinner]
    AMY WINEHOUSE to Launch Fashion Line
    The troubled songbird’s predominantly pink collection for Fred Perry features polo shirts and pencil skirts. [Amy Winehouse]
    PHIL SPECTOR Appeals Murder Conviction
    The appeal questions the evidence presented by the prosecution and the influence of the judge on the jury. [Spinner]
    JAMES BROWN‘s Daughter: “My Daddy’s Body is Missing
    LaRhonda Pettit says the singer’s corpse was stolen from its crypt. [NME]
    PEARL JAM Announce U.S. Tour
    Band of Horses and the Black Keys open select dates. [SPIN]
    PARAMORE, TEGAN & SARA to Tour Together!
    The two SPIN-approved bands will cross the U.S. this summer. [SPIN]
    STROKES Confirm New Album Release, Lollapalooza
    “It’ll have a different feel than our other albums,” Julian Casablancas says of the band’s upcoming album. [SPIN]
    CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG Announces North American Tour
    The singer and actress will play 10 dates in the U.S. and Canada this April. [Pitchfork]


    LISTEN: RYAN ADAMS‘ New Metal Album
    Preview ORION, Adams’ “my most legit METAL record” yet. [Ryan Adams]
    LISTEN: New MGMT Song
    The title track to the Brooklyn band’s April 13 release, Congratulations, leaks online. [Hypem]
    WATCH: LADY GAGA Premieres Epic “Telephone” Video
    The pop shocker recruits Beyonce for a nine-minute, mini-movie of violence, sex, and product placement. [SPIN]
    Watch the Boston band rock a 2009 St. Patrick’s Day gig, documented on their new live CD/DVD. [SPIN]
    WATCH: THE NATIONAL Debut New Song on ‘Fallon’
    Brooklyn band play “Terrible Love,” off their May 11 release High Violet. [SPIN]
    WATCH: First ‘TWILIGHT: ECLIPSE’ Trailer Released!
    Plus: Robert Pattinson plans to record an album! Click for details. [SPIN]


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