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Thursday’s Music Roundup

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

[Updated: 5:57 P.M.]


    SLAYER, MEGADETH Kick Off Tour
    The metal warlords hit the road with opener Testament. See exclusive backstage pics here! [SPIN]
    DRAKE, KANYE WEST Set for MTV Video Music Awards
    Florence + the Machine also set for MTV’s 27th Annual Award show on Sunday, September 12. [SPIN]
    CARLOS D Quit INTERPOL Because He Hated Playing Bass
    “He really, really didn’t like the bass. It’s not his instrument of choice,” says drummer Sam Fogarino. [Toronto Eye Weekly]
    NEIL YOUNG Plans Gulf Coast Benefit Tour
    The music legend hits the road to relieve hunger in the oil-damaged coastal region. [SPIN]
    LADY GAGA Talks Crowd Surfing at Lollapalooza
    “I was so excited ’cause I haven’t crowd-surfed in a long time ’cause no one lets me anymore,” says Gaga.[MTV]
    KANYE WEST Teaming Up with BON IVER for New Album?
    The rapper reportedly flew the singer-songwriter to Hawaii to work on his new album. [Stereogum]
    LIBERTINES Rocker CARL BARAT Announces Solo Album
    The self-titled release, out Oct. 4, features cameos from Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt and the Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon.[NME]
    HAPPY MONDAYSBEZ Convicted of Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend
    The dancer and public face of the Manchester band chocked his live-in partner over missing money. [Spinner]
    ARCADE FIRE Have America’s No. 1 Album
    The Montreal indie collective’s The Suburbs edges Eminem with 156,000 copies sold. [SPIN]
    U2’s ‘Spider-Man’ Musical to Open December 21
    After months of delays, the musical is finally set to bow on Broadway, with tickets going onsale this weekend. [SPIN]
    JAY-Z to Stream Live Concert for Team USA Hoops
    Hova’s Aug. 12 performance — a pep rally for our latest Dream Team — will take place at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. [SPIN]
    Parole Hearing for JOHN LENNON’s Killer MARK DAVID CHAPMAN Postponed
    Chapman was to be reviewed this week. Yoko Ono has called on the parole board to keep him locked up. [NY Daily News]
    Jagged Little Pill singer is expecting with her husband, Canadian rapper Souleye. [US Magazine]
    METRIC: Writing ‘TWILIGHT: ECLIPSE’ Song Was “Truly Interesting Experience”
    “I wouldn’t have given it up for anything,” says guitarist Jimmy Shaw.[Gigwise]


    WATCH: BROKEN BELLS’ Interactive, 3D Music Video
    Explore a mysterious deep-space world with your mouse in the duo’s clip for “October.” [Broken Bells]
    Sasha Fierce gets, um, fierce on ‘Ye’s new single, “See Me Now.” Snag the MP3. [SPIN]
    WATCH: JOANNA NEWSOM Plays ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’
    Songstress plucks out “81” on her harp. [YouTube]
    WATCH: M.I.A. Debuts Fantasy “XXXO” Video
    It’s like a high school yearbook photo from the 1980s, but with glitter, unicorns, and sex appeal! [SPIN]
    LISTEN: New Song from LIMP BIZKIT
    “Walking Away” is from the rap-metal band’s reunion album Gold Cobra. [NME]
    DOWNLOAD: New Song from NO AGE
    Los Angeles noise-punk duo release “Glitter,” off their September 28 album Everything in Between. [Pitchfork]
    WATCH: New TEGAN & SARA Video
    The Canadian rocker twins keep it simple in the new “Northshore” clip. See it now! [SPIN]
    Pop singer hooks up with a high school hunk in “Teenage Dream” clip. [EW]
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