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Thursday’s Music Roundup

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

[Updated: 6:49 P.M.]

NEWS:

    ANTONY HEGARTY Talks “Psychedelic” New Album
    A 144-page book of the singer’s artwork and writing will accompany his band’s October release, Swanlights. [SPIN]
    Atlanta Rapper B.O.B. Hits No. 1 on Album Chart
    The T.I. protege breaks out with his debut album, featuring collabos with Eminem, Paramore’s Hayley Williams, and more. [SPIN]
    JANE’S ADDICTION Play Intimate Surprise Show
    Ex GN’R bassist Duff McKagan debuts with Perry Farrell and Co. in L.A. [SPIN]
    THOM YORKE Posts Playlist for British Election
    Radiohead frontman’s list includes songs by Mazzy Star, Massive Attack, PJ Harvey and more. [Radiohead]
    GO-GOS Announce Farewell Tour
    After 30 years, the “We Got the Beat” hit makers say good-bye with U.S. tour, kicking off in July.[BrooklynVegan]
    ‘RUNAWAYS’ Star KRISTEN STEWART Set for ‘ON THE ROAD’
    Actress moves from keeping the beat to the Beat generation in adaptation of Kerouac’s famous novel. [SPIN]
    SCARLETT JOHANSSON Talks Cobain Biopic, New Album
    “It would definitely be a challenge,” the Iron Man 2 bombshell says of playing Courtney Love. [SPIN]
    M.I.A., FUTUREHEADS Unveil Political Billboards
    The billboards are part of a guerrilla art campaign tied to the UK’s general election. [NME]
    DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL: A Day in the Life
    EXCLUSIVE: SPIN’s Ian Witlen chronicles Chris Carrabba’s return to his hometown of Boca Raton, FL, for two concerts. [SPIN]
    ROGER WATERS Tour Ad Defaces ELLIOTT SMITH Mural
    The guerilla marketing scheme for The Wall goes wrong in Los Angeles. [SPIN]
    SUPERCHUNK Prep First Album In Nine Years
    Indie band’s fall release, Majesty Shredding, is more “classic” and “straightforward” than their last two. [Stereogum]
    LIL WAYNE Writes Mother’s Day Blog Post from Prison
    “You are the role models, not me,” he writes. [MTV]
    MEG WHITE’s Anxiety Might Be Gone
    Jack White chats about the possible return of the White Stripes. [Times Online]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    LISTEN: New Single from THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART
    Brooklyn indie rockers will release the synth-heavy “Say No to Love” on vinyl on June 8. [Pitchfork]
    WATCH: COURTNEY LOVE Covers LEONARD COHEN
    The punk rocker sings the folk legend’s obscure “Take This Longing” at a recent UK gig. [West Coast Sound]
    WATCH: LADY GAGA Performs on ‘American Idol’
    Pop star transformed the ‘Idol’ stage into a haunted forest as she played “Bad Romance” and “Alejandro.” [MTV]
    WATCH: PETE WENTZ, BRENDAN URIE in TRAVIE MCCOY Video
    The Gym Class Heroes frontman drops the summer lovin’ clip for “Billionaire,” off his solo debut Lazarus. [SPIN]
    WATCH: NEW PORNOGRAPHERS Rock ‘Late Night’
    Vancouver, BC, power-pop band play “Crash Years,” off their just-released new album Together. [You Ain’t No Picasso]
    DOWNLOAD: Live BAD RELIGION Song
    Get “Surfer,” off the SoCal punk stalwarts’ upcoming live release, 30 Years Live. [Vans]
    WATCH: IRON & WINE Play Two New Songs Live
    Sam Beam unveils “Half Moon” and “Mary Anne” at a Charlottesville, VA, concert on Tuesday night. [Pitchfork]
    WATCH: New Video from BLOC PARTY Frontman KELE OKEREKE
    Plus: Singer plans first U.S. shows behind his forthcoming solo record, The Boxer. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: New RATATAT Song
    NYC duo release “Party With Children,” a Nintendo-influenced track off their forthcoming album LP4. [Pitchfork]
    WATCH: 90-Minute MUSE Concert
    See the British prog-rockers go huge at the Seattle stop on their Resistance Tour. [SPIN]
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