Thursday’s Music Roundup

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[Updated: 4:31 P.M.]

NEWS:

    SMASHING PUMPKINS Triumph Over Hecklers in Debut
    Billy Corgan powers a strong set at L.A.’s Viper Room, despite cutting it short because of crowd chatter. [SPIN]
    KINGS OF LEON Play New Songs at Massive Hyde Park Gig
    Tennessee band rip out newbies like “Radioactive,” “Southbound,” and “Immortal” off their upcoming release. [NME]
    KANYE WEST Returns with New Single
    Chicago rapper drops “Power,” the first song from his September release Good Ass Job. [SPIN]
    DRAKE Postpones European Tour Due to Mother’s Illness
    “I cannot thank my fans enough and I look forward to performing abroad soon,” the rapper said. [NME]
    LIL WAYNE Sentenced to Three Year Probation for Arizona Drugs & Guns Case
    Wayne will begin his probation once he completes his one-year jail sentence at Riker’s Island in NYC. [Reuters]
    Movie Based on THE KINKS‘ Album ‘Schoolboys In Disgrace’ Is in the Works
    It will be a “high school musical for kids who hate sugary, sweet, unrealistic high school musicals,” said script writer. [NME]
    KANYE WEST Unveils Artwork for “Power” Single
    The image shows a beheaded king. [Nah Right]
    THE-DREAM & WAVVES Woo Partygoers in NYC
    The R&B hitmaker and the surf-punk trio play songs off their new albums for an intimate crowd. [SPIN]
    EMINEM Rockets to No. 1 with ‘Recovery’
    Detroit MC’s latest racks up 2010’s biggest first-week sales total, moving more than 750,000 albums. [SPIN]
    DEERHUNTER Working with ANIMAL COLLECTIVE, GNARLS BARKLEY Collaborator
    Ben Allen is mixing the Atlanta band’s upcoming LP: “Everybody’s excited about the sound!” [Pitchfork]
    DRAKE Visits Studio with CHRIS BROWN!
    Rihanna’s ex-beaus make peace in the wake of Brown’s emotional Michael Jackson tribute at the BET Awards. [SPIN]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: BECK and THURSTON MOORE Cover YANNI
    After covering albums by Velvet Underground and INXS, Beck’s Record Club tackles… a Greek new age composer?!?! [Beck]
    WATCH: MAROON 5‘s Violent New Video
    “Misery” features frontman Adam Levine getting beaten up by a blond bombshell. [MTV]
    WATCH: Video from Hot New Band GOLD MOTEL
    Led by ex-Hush Sound singer Greta Morgan, these Chicagoans apply a girl-group touch to a sweet L.A. story. [SPIN]
    WATCH: BIG BOI‘s New Video
    In the “Follow Us” clip, the OutKast crooner rolls around in a vintage convertible with alt hip-hip group Vonnegutt . [YouTube]
    WATCH: CEE-LO Releases Video for BAND OF HORSES Cover
    NSFW: A young couple hits the road and discovers love’s hardships in “No One’s Gonna Love You” clip. [SPIN]
    WATCH: New CORINNE BAILEY RAE Video
    Brit songbird unveils clip for “Closer.” [2dopeboyz]
    LISTEN: New BJORK, DIRTY PROJECTORS Collaboration
    Hear “All We Are,” from the Mount Wittenberg Orca EP, which is out today. [SPIN]
    DOWNLOAD: AIR Remixes MGMT
    The French space pop masters rework “It’s Working,” with splendid results. [SPIN]
    DOWNLOAD: RADIOHEAD SELWAY Drops Solo Song
    Hear Selway get all folky on “By Some Miracle,” off his forthcoming debut Familial. [Phillip Selway]
    WATCH: METRIC‘s ‘TWILIGHT: ECLIPSE’ Video
    Glamour shots of Emily Haines plus slo-mo RPatz/KStew makeout equals the stuff dreams are made of. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: KLAXONS Release New Track
    Hear “Echoes” from the U.K. band’s new album Surfing the Void. [Stereogum]

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