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Thursday’s Music Roundup



LILY ALLEN Confirms PregnancyPop singer is expecting a child with boyfriend Sam Cooper. [SPIN]

BEACH BOYS Threaten To Sue KATY PERRY Over “California Gurls” LyricBrian Wilson and Mike Love want writing credit and royalties for Snoop Dogg’s lyric “I wish they all could be California girls,” taken from the Beach Boys 1965 classic “California Girls.”[NY Post]

WEEZER Sign to Epitaph Records, Detail New AlbumHurley drops September 14. [Alt-Press]

WU-TANG CLAN Cover THE BEATLES at London GigNew York rap collective perform “Come Together” to close out their U.K. tour. [NME]

AVENGED SEVENFOLD Earn No. 1 AlbumSouthern California rockers, months removed from drummer’s tragic death, top the Billboard chart with Nightmare. [SPIN]

GREEN DAY Kick Off Epic Tour Near PhillyCovers of “Hey Jude” and “Stand by Me” share the spotlight with the band’s greatest hits in the three-hour, high energy set. [SPIN]

CONFIRMED: KINGS OF LEON Album Title, Release DateThe Southern kin return this fall with Come Around Sundown. Get details here! [SPIN]

DR. DRE Working on Concept Album About “Planets””It’ll have to be in surround sound for Saturn to work,” he said of the instrumental release. [SPIN]

R.E.M.’s New Album Sounds “Old School””I was like, ‘Yes, a return to form,”‘ said the Posies’ Ken Stringfellow, a friend of the band who heard their upcoming album. [NME]

Prison Interview: LIL WAYNE on New Album, EMINEMThe rapper speaks with New York’s Hot 97 radio station from Rikers Island jail. [SPIN]


WATCH: CHRISTINA AGULIERA and CHER Shine In ‘Bulesque’ TrailerFlashing lights! Go-go dancers! Cher helps Xtina make it in Hollywood in the new campy-looking new movie.[MovieWeb]

LISTEN: New BANHART, BECK Movie Soundtrack CollaboHear their song for director Todd Solondz’s new movie, Life During Wartime. [SPIN]

WATCH: THE DEAD WEATHER Rock LETTERMANSee the quartet perform “The Blue Blood” off their new album Sea Of Cowards. [YouTube]

WATCH: New JANELLE MONAE VideoExperimental soul singer plays to the camera in “Cold War” clip. [SPIN]

WATCH: Go Record Shopping with ELIJAH WOODHit Amoeba Music in Los Angeles and find out what’s on the actor’s shopping list. [Amoeba]

WATCH: Preview KANYE WEST’s “Power” Music VideoDirector Marco Brambilla depicts ‘Ye in a kingdom at the end of its age. [Stereogum]

WATCH: SPOON Rock ‘Late Night’ with ?UESTLOVETexas rockers play the eerie Transference track “Nobody Gets Me But You.” [Youtube]

WATCH: Classic Footage of BOWIE, NIN SurfacesSee the Thin White Duke singing “Hurt” with the industrial rockers on their famed 1995 co-headlining tour. [SPIN]