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Tuesday’s Music Roundup

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

[Updated: 6:44 P.M.]


    Jazz Drummer STEVE REID Dies at 66
    The prolific musician had worked with Miles Davis and James Brown, plus indie outfits like Four Tet. [Domino]
    CRYSTAL CASTLES Unveil New Album
    The self-titled release is out June 8. [Pitchfork]
    MGMT Play New Album on Tour Kickoff
    But the sold-out San Francisco crowd isn’t quite sure what to do with the band’s latest, less dance-y tunes. [SPIN]
    LCD SOUNDSYSTEM Play Surprise NYC Show
    James Murphy and crew shake off a little more rust and reveal a little more of their upcoming album. [SPIN]
    COACHELLA Announces Festival Set Times
    It’s the hardest decision you’ll ever face: Pavement or Phoenix? [Coachella]
    Ex-VERVE Frontman’s New Band Announces Album, Tour
    In support of their summer release, Richard Ashcroft’s United Nations of Sound will play their first show in June. [Spinner]
    FRANZ FERDINAND Frontman Busted by Mexican Cops!
    After getting caught for drinking tequila in the streets, Alex Kapranos bribes police with $50. [Twitter]
    BRET MICHAELS Hospitalized for Emergency Surgery
    Canceling a Texas concert, the Rock of Love star undergoes emergency appendectomy for acute appendicitis. [MTV]
    NAS Loses Court Battle with KELIS
    Rapper must pay his estranged singer wife more than $299,000 for spousal and child support. [Sohh]
    Full LILITH FAIR Tour Dates Announced
    Plus: Rihanna joins the all-girl festival for one night only. Get details here! [SPIN]
    TAKING BACK SUNDAY Reform Classic Lineup
    Guitarist John Nolan and bassist Shaun Cooper rejoin Long Island punks for a new album and tour. [SPIN]
    SIA Falls Ill at Vancouver Tour Opener
    The offbeat singer suffers heat exhaustion and calls set off after five songs. [SPIN]


    The Vancouver, BC, duo cover noise-punk band Big Black on their latest 7-inch single. [SPIN]
    THE XX Live! Watch Vans Soundcheck Gig at SPIN
    The Brits perform as a duo for the first time ever at an intimate show in our NYC office. [SPIN]
    WATCH: DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE Play Seattle Mariners’ Opening Day
    Indie kingpins played John Fogerty’s “Centerfield” and “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” [TwentyFourBit]
    LISTEN: GREEN DAY’s ‘American Idiot’: The Original Broadway Cast Recording
    Hear the punk band’s hits sung live by the cast of their Broadway musical. [MTV]
    WATCH: DEFTONES’ Visually Striking New Video
    The metal group get metaphorical in their new clip for “Diamond Eyes.” [SPIN]
    The soul group’s clip for “I Learned the Hard Way” is a cinematic love story. [Yahoo Music]
    WATCH: Behind the Scenes of COHEED & CAMBRIA’s New Album
    Hear “Guns of Summer” and watch the rock group recording in the studio. [Ultimate-Guitar]
    WATCH: KID CUDI’s New Video Featuring SNOOP DOGG
    Duo preview their clip for “That Tree.” [Nah Right]
    Songs from Converge, United Nations, Narrows, Integrity and more on 36-track sampler. [Punk News]
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