Wednesday’s Music Roundup

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[Updated: 6:33 P.M.]

NEWS:

    EMINEM Holds No. 1 Spot on Charts for Fifth Week Straight!
    Recovery sells another 187,000 this week, topping albums from Rick Ross (No. 2), Sheryl Crow (No. 3). [Billboard]
    INTERPOL Announce Fall Tour
    New York band will return to the road in October, November in support of their self-titled new album.[Matador Records]
    MADONNA to Announce “Hip-Hop” Tour
    Madge will return to her New York City roots with the “street” feel of her six-month trek, expected to be announced soon. [GigWise]
    M.I.A. Disses LADY GAGA, OPRAH
    Sri Lankan provocateur said O gave her the “cold shoulder” at a recent party, and that Gaga’s rise to fame wasn’t “that difficult.” [Time Out London]
    THE FLAMING LIPS Wow for SPIN’s 25th Anniversary
    Twenty-seven years into their existence, the Okies from Weirdville bring energy, vitality, and musical relevance to an adoring crowd. [SPIN]
    THE THERMALS Schedule Fall Tour
    Cymbals Eat Guitars will open select dates. [Pitchfork]
    LOVE PARADE Death Toll Rises to 21
    A young woman died overnight in the hospital from injuries suffered at German fest. [ABC News]
    ARCADE FIRE‘s Butler Lauds BONO, President BUSH
    In a new interview, the frontman applauds the AIDS relief work of the U2 singer and the former president. [SPIN]
    GORILLAZ Announce North American Tour Dates
    Special guests! Semi-Clash reunion! Onstage animation! This fall trek is not to be missed. [SPIN]
    SMASHING PUMPKINS Kick Off SPIN’s 25th Anniversary
    Billy Corgan headlines a four-hour SPIN/ZYNC bashathon that includes the Jim Jones Revue, Kill Hannah, and more live from NYC! [SPIN]
    WYCLEF JEAN Considers Running for President of Haiti
    The ex-Fugee, 37, was appointed a ambassador-at-large to his Caribbean homeland in 2007. [Yahoo]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    KANYE WEST Performs for FACEBOOK Staff
    Ever the bizarre self-promoter, the rapper drops new, a cappella verses in a conference room. [SPIN]
    WATCH: New Video from THE ROOTS with JOHN LEGEND
    The cinematic clip features a post-apocalyptic death march with a cryptic conclusion. [SPIN]
    WATCH: SUPERCHUNK Cover THE CURE
    Indie rock pioneers get gritty on Robert Smith and Co.’s 1985 track “In Between Days.” [SPIN]
    LISTEN: New STREET SWEEPER SOCIAL CLUB
    ar “Scars,” off the Tom Morello/Boots Riley-led band’s upcoming Ghetto Blaster EP. [SPIN]

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