Friday’s Music Roundup


[Updated: 6:53 P.M.]


    BUZZCOCKS Outlast Bomb Scare in New York City
    The feisty Brit punkers triumph over a terror alert and get even the most jaded New Yorkers to mosh. [SPIN]
    KURT COBAIN Art Exhibit Opens in Seattle
    A variety of artists pay homage to the late Nirvana frontman at Seattle Art Museum, now through Sept. 6. [SPIN]
    JAY-Z Unveils Greatest Hits Album
    The Hits Collection, Vol.1 drops June 29. [Jay-Z]
    Fantastic or f**ked-up? You decide. [Idolator]
    MARY J. BLIGE to Play NINA SIMONE in New Biopic
    Nina will focus on Simone’s relationship with her assistant Clifton Henderson, played by David Oyelowo. [Variety]
    LOU REED Records Music for Dogs
    Music for Dogs is a ‘high-frequency concert’ with sounds designed for man’s best friend. [Guardian]
    COBRA STARSHIP, 3OH!3 Party Down in NYC
    The “Too Fast for Love” tour launches an outrageous dance-athon. See exclusive photos here! [SPIN]
    NO DOUBT Hit Hollywood Studio for New Album
    “The 4 of us are 2gethr in Hllywd today- 2 start recording the first batch of new ND songs,” the band tweeted. [Twitter]
    DEATH ROW RECORDS to Release New TUPAC Album
    The label, which is under new management, will unveil never-before-heard material from ‘Pac’s All Eyez on Me era. [Rap Radar]
    JAY-Z, EMINEM Team for Hometown Stadium Gigs
    Duo will play Detroit’s Comerica Park and New York’s Yankee Stadium this September. [SPIN]
    INTERPOL Plot Summer Tour Dates
    New York band support their upcoming release with first trek without recently departed bassist Carlos D. [SPIN]
    GODSMACK Hit No.1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart
    Rock band sell 117,000 copies of Oracle, scoring their third No. 1. [Billboard]
    See MARILYN MANSON‘s Cool ‘LOST’ Painting
    Shock rocker posts his artwork to Facebook to celebrate bandmate Twiggy Ramirez’s “obsession” with the hit TV show. [SPIN]


    LISTEN: Rare, Previously Unreleased Tracks from THE CURE
    Robert Smith and Co. preview deluxe edition of Disintegration, out June 8, with never-before-heard songs. [The Cure]
    DOWNLOAD: MELVINS Premiere New Song!
    Northwest sludge-rock kings sweeten up their sound on “Evil New War God.” Download it here! [SPIN]
    WATCH: THE NATIONAL Recruit SUFJAN STEVENS for ‘Letterman’ Gig
    Brooklynites perform “Afraid of Everyone,” off the National’s new release High Violet. [YouTube]
    Petty and Co. get heavy on “I Should Have Known Better,” off the band’s first release in eight years, Mojo, out June 15. [YouTube]
    Brooklyn band perform “Hurricane J,” off their new album Heaven is Whenever. [Colbert Nation]
    LISTEN: BLOC PARTY‘s KELE Posts Two New Solo Tracks
    Check out “Rise” and album opener “Walk Tall,” both produced by Spank Rock veteran XXXChange. [I Am Kele]
    WATCH: KEITH RICHARDS Makes Surprise Appearance on ‘Late Night’
    Rolling Stones guitarist guests during special week-long celebration of his band’s 1972 album, Exile on Main Street. [Late Night with Jimmy Fallon]
    WATCH: GORILLAZ Release Tour Promo Video
    It’s Damon Albarn and Co. vs. the band’s animated members in this silly new clip. [Brightcove]
    WATCH: LARRY KING Interviews T.I.
    “My judgment was jaded, and I felt my life was in danger,” the rapper said of attempting to buy illegal firearms. [MTV]
    WATCH: JOHN LENNON Biopic Trailer
    See the influential Beatle’s early days in Liverpool from the upcoming Nowhere Boy. [SPIN]
    WATCH: KE$HA‘s Psychedelic New Video
    Pop star rides an elephant, channels the Beatles’ cartoon Yellow Submarine in “Your Love is My Drug” clip. [Vevo]


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