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Monday’s Music Roundup


[Updated: 5:23 P.M.]


    SMASHING PUMPKINS Announce Intimate Show for Record Store Day
    On April 17, the first 250 fans to pre-order the band’s new EP at L.A.’s Amoeba Records will get access to the exclusive gig. [Spinner]
    WOLF PARADE Talk New Album
    With more than 80 minutes of demos, the Montreal band is considering a double album, tentative out June 29. [Paste Magazine]
    GREEN DAY Announce Summer Tour
    Bay Area punks will bring 21st Century Breakdown to U.S. arenas in August. [SPIN]
    PARAMORE, TEGAN & SARA Set Tour Dates
    The 29-city joint trek kicks off July 23. Click here for details! [SPIN]
    The ex-Replacements frontman pens a moving New York Times op-ed for his mentor. [SPIN]
    SLEATER-KINNEY Members to Form New Band
    Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss reunite for unnamed group, say full band reunion not far off. [Guardian]
    PETE DOHERTY Arrested for Heiress’ Drug OVerdose Death
    Babyshambles rocker allegedly supplied the dope that killed 27-year-old heiress Robin Whitehead. [Spinner]
    RUFUS WAINWRIGHT Talks About HIs Mother’s Death
    At a Brooklyn video shoot, the singer/songwriter mourns his mom, folk artist Kate McGarrigle, who recently died of cancer. [New Yorker]
    SUEDE Return with First Live Gig in Seven Years
    Brit band play the hits at an intimate show in London. [NME]
    CHRISTINA AGUILERA Launches Website for New Album
    The site is counting down to tomorrow, when big news will be announced about Bionic. [Christina Aguilera]
    AZIZ ANSARI to Host MTV Movie Awards
    The Parks and Recreation star is in final negotiations to host the event, set for June 6 at LA’s Gibson Theatre. [LA Times]


    LISTEN: MGMT‘s New Album
    Psych-pop stars leak their SPIN-approved second record, Congratulations, three weeks before its official release. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: HOLD STEADY Premiere New Song
    “Hurricane J,” off the band’s MAy 4 release Heaven is Whenever, is an anthemic bar rocker. [Pitchfork]