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[Updated: 5:58 P.M.]

NEWS:

    GORILLAZ Plan North American Tour
    Damon Albarn’s animated band will kick off their fall trek October 3 in Montreal (complete dates forthcoming). [BrooklynVegan]
    EMINEM, RIHANNA Tap MEGAN FOX for Video
    Lost star Dominic Monaghan also appears in “Love The Way You Lie” clip. Get more details here! [SPIN]
    RADIOHEAD Producer NIGEL GODRICH’s ‘SCOTT PILGRIM’ Score Due August 10
    Beck and members of Supergrass and Broken Social Scene all appear on the release. [Playlist]
    GOOD CHARLOTTE’s ‘Cardiology’ Due October 26
    Maryland-born band sign new record deal for fifth studio album, their first since 2007. [SPIN]
    EMINEM Joins RIHANNA Onstage in L.A.
    Detroit rapper and Barbadian beauty sing their No. 1 hit “Love the Way You Lie.” [LA Times]
    JERRY GARCIA Biopic in the Works
    Based on Robert Greenfield’s biography “Dark Star,” the film will focus on the late rocker’s pre-Grateful Dead years. [EW]
    RIHANNA Returns to Pop Roots on Next Album
    Singer will move away from the dark, hard sounds of Rated R and “return to her pop roots,” said a label rep. [Singers Room]
    BONO’s Back Injury Cost Insurers Millions
    U2 singer’s slipped disc cost Robertson Taylor $17 million when the band canceled its tour and Glastonbury gig. [The Sun]
    CROCODILES Announce North American Tour
    San Diego band kick off month-long summer trek on August 16 in Los Angeles. [Music Slut]
    PHOTOS: EMINEM, RIHANNA Shoot “Love The Way You Lie” Video
    Leaked images of the upcoming clip, shot in Los Angeles, show Rihanna singing in front of a burning house. [MTV]
    Live in NYC: KID CUDI, BEST COAST, VAMPIRE WEEKEND
    Three of music’s hottest stars perform their collaborative track “All Summer,” but the rapper’s solo set steals the show. [SPIN]
    GASLIGHT ANTHEM Announce Fall Tour
    New Jersey punk balladeers add September dates to their never-ending trek behind American Slang. [SPIN]
    ARCADE FIRE to Stream Live Video of Madison Square Garden Concerts
    Montreal band will share their August 5 gig with fans online, as they play songs off their new album The Suburbs. [NME]
    New TAYLOR SWIFT Album Due October 25
    “Each song is a different confession to a different person,” the country-pop star said of Speak Now. [MTV]
    LIL WAYNE Blogs About LEBRON JAMES Joining Miami Heat
    “This Miami team will be explosive as intended.” he wrote. “Anything less than an NBA championship title will be uncivilized.” [WeezyThanxYou]
    GUNS N ROSES to Play First U.S. Show Since 2006
    Axl Rose and Co. will perform August 13 at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. Click here for details! [SPIN]
    PAVEMENT Guitarist Feuding with Pitchfork?
    The band may have stopped a live stream of their show at Pitchfork Fest due to rude reviews from the music website. [Vanity Fair]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: BILLI KID’s Rebel M.I.A. Street Art
    The famed graffiti artist wheatpastes an image of the Sri Lankan provocateur in downtown New York. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: TRAVISFRAN HEALY Goes Solo
    Listen to “Buttercups,” the first release off his upcoming album! [SPIN]
    WATCH: T.I.‘s New Pro-Women Video
    The Atlanta-based rapper just dropped the clip for his single “Got Your Back.” [SPIN]
    WATCH: NICKI MINAJ Plays Samurai in New Video
    The shape-shifting singer-rapper’s plays a ninja who meets a tragic end in the “Your Love” clip. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: New BECK Song for SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
    “Summertime,” which Beck wrote for Scott Pilgrim’s band Sex-Bob-Omb, will appear on the film’s soundtrack. [Stereogum]
    WATCH: WHITE, GROHL Cover MCCARTNEY at White House
    Does it get more intimidating than having a Beatle and the President in the audience? [SPIN]
    LISTEN: AMANDA PALMER Covers RADIOHEAD
    See the former Dresden Dolls singer performing her entire six-track tribute EP, featuring ukulele! [SPIN]
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