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Wednesday’s Music Roundup

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

[Updated: 6:09 P.M.]

NEWS:

    MGMT’s New Album Tops Charts
    Brooklyn band’s psychedelic new album, Congratulations, hits No. 2, while Justin Bieber holds No. 1 slot.[Billboard]
    GREEN DAY’s ‘American Idiot’ Debut on Broadway
    The punk band’s 2004 concept album transforms into a mainstream musical without losing its angsty charm. [SPIN]
    PAUL MCCARTNEY Ditches EMI, Moves Catalog to Independent Label
    The knighted singer/songwriter takes his post-Beatles catalog to Concord Music. [The Wall Street Journal]
    LADY GAGA Recording “Bigger, Better” New Music
    “Some of the [new] songs I’ve heard are going to be crazy,” said Akon, the “Telephone” star’s label boss. [SPIN]
    SUBLIME Reunite Powerfully with New Singer
    The original stoners add 21-year-old Rome Ramirez and kick off their tour in Hollywood to an appreciative crowd. [SPIN]
    COURTNEY LOVE Changes Name!
    Hole rocker will professionally revert back to her real name, Courtney Michelle. [Au Online]
    50 CENT Announces U.S. Tour
    Fiddy will launch his 19-date “The Invitation” tour in Cleveland on May 28. [MTV]
    MUSE Announce North American Tour
    Brit rockers’ trek in continued support of The Resistance kicks off in September. Tickets go on sale April 24.[Muse]
    HOT HOT HEAT Unveil Details On Their Upcoming Record
    The Dance-punk Canucks’ forthcoming fifth record, Future Breeds, promises to be “packed with weird ideas.”[Spinner]
    BEN FOLDS Talks About Collabo With High Fidelity Novelist NICK HORNBY
    The piano-man will write the melodies and Hornby the lyrics on an upcoming release. [Paste Magazine]
    FUCK BUTTONS Announce North American Tour
    Brit electro duo will tour behind their new 12-inch, hitting cities from LA to NYC. [Tiny Mix Tapes]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: SMASHING PUMPKINS Rock ‘Tonight Show’
    Billy Corgan recruits a nine-person vocal group to perform “Widow Wake My Mind.” [SPIN]
    WATCH: DEVO Perform on ‘Kimmel’
    New wave band treat viewers to their seminal hit “Whip It.” [Youtube]
    WATCH: DEVENDRA BANHART’s New Video — NSFW!
    The new clip for “Foolin'” depicts a (violent) love affair between the eccentric crooner and another man. [Pitchfork]
    DOWNLOAD: New BAND OF HORSES Song
    The South Carolina rockers treat us to another new track off their upcoming album. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: EMINEM, HAYLEY WILLIAMS, B.O.B. Collabo
    The hip-hop heads and pop-punk siren join forces on “Airplanes (Part II). [SPIN]
    DOWNLOAD: BLUR Release First New Song in Seven Years
    Reunited Britpop band offer “Fool’s Day” in celebration of Record Store Day. [YouTube]
    LISTEN: New BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE, HOLD STEADY Albums
    Rock fans get not one — but two! — records before their official May 4 release date. [SPIN]
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