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Wednesday’s Music Roundup

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[Updated: 6:19 P.M.]


    Producer: Next LADY GAGA Album Will Be “Shocking”
    RedOne says two new tracks for the pop diva are in the can, and will both be “massive.” [SPIN]
    WEEZER’s RIVERS CUOMO Discusses New Album
    he reinvigorated frontman talks about Hurley-and why he’s having more fun than ever. [SPIN]
    METHOD MAN to Sue INSANE CLOWN POSSE Following Onstage Attack
    Wu-Tang rapper was cut when a full beer can hit his eye while performing at ICP’s Gathering of the Juggalos fest. [AllHipHop]
    WEEZER Planning ‘Pinkerton’ Tour?
    “We have a reissue of Pinkerton coming out and — I’m praying — a Pinkerton tour soon,” says guitarist Brian Bell. [Mile High Music Festival]
    COURTNEY LOVE Settles Nirvana Song Royalty Lawsuit
    The Hole frontwoman settles with management company over unpaid publishing royalties. [E!]
    KINGS OF LEON Rejected ‘GLEE’ and ‘UGLY BETTY’ TV Spots
    Southern band was asked to play themselves on Ugly Betty, but refused citing not wanting to “sell out.” [NME]
    BLONDIE to Release New Album in 2011
    Panic Of Girls is the new wave band’s first release since 2003. [Billboard]
    COLDPLAY Sign Massive Record Deal with Universal
    Brit quartet ink publishing deal for future songwriting, which is one of the biggest in music biz history. [The Sun]
    TED NUGENT Pleads No Content to Baiting, Killing Young Deer
    The rocker will have to pay $1,750 for killing fawn on his Outdoor Channel TV show Spirit of the Wild. [Yahoo]
    The on-again, off-again couple call off their engagement. [People]
    JAY-Z Crowned Top Hip-Hop Money Maker names the Top 20 earners in the rap game.[SPIN]
    ERYKAH BADU Fined for Stripping in “Window Seat” Video
    Songstress paid city of Dallas $500 and will serve six months probation for stripping at the site of JFK’s assassination in Dallas. [MTV]
    KATE NASH Announces North American Tour
    Brit singer kicks off her trek October 27 in San Diego. [The Music Slut]
    LIL WAYNE Releases New Letter from Prison
    Rapper talks about working out and playing UNO behind bars. [MTV]
    Celebrities injuries! Hillbillies on LSD! It all happened in rural Illinois. Tour the fest with Tom Green! [SPIN]


    Battling cavemen! Bleeding eyes! A shirtless Kevin Barnes! It’s all on display in the video for “Coquet Coquette.” [YouTube]
    LISTEN: First Song from CURSIVE’s TIM KASHER
    EXCLUSIVE: Hear “Cold Love,” the debut cut from the frontman’s first solo album, out in October. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: THE NATIONAL Perform New Song
    The Brooklyn band performs “You Were a Kindness” for a Minnesota radio station. [SPIN]
    DOWNLOAD: 16 Tracks from SPIN’s September Issue
    Get our hand-picked mixtape featuring Of Montreal, Local Natives, Candy Claws, Phantogram, and more. [SPIN]
    LISTEN: New DR. DRE Song Leaks Online
    No word yet if “Turn Me On” will be featured on the rapper-producer’s upcoming album Detox. [Ddotomen]
    WATCH: JOAQUIN PHOENIX’s Oddbal Hip-Hop Doc
    Check out the trailer for the actor-rapper’s bizarre film, I’m Still Here, out September 10. [Yahoo]
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