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[Updated: 6:33 P.M.]

NEWS:

    ALICE IN CHAINS, DEFTONES, and MASTODON Roar to Life
    The metal-rock trio launch their U.S. tour in a blaze of Chi-town glory. [SPIN]
    NO DOUBT’s TONY KANAL Talks New Album
    “We’re having more fun than we’ve ever had writing a record before,” says the bassist. [Billboard]
    EXCLUSIVE: Preview LIL WAYNE’s New Album
    Plus: Wayne’s manager lays out MC’s post-prison plans for ‘Tha Carter IV.’ [SPIN]
    BEN FOLDS Plots New Tour
    The shows are in support of Lonely Avenue, his project with writer Nick Hornby. [Paste]
    SACHA BARON COHEN Cast in FREDDIE MERCURY Biopic
    The British comic tackles the life of the Queen frontman in new movie.[SPIN]
    THE THERMALS Plot Tour, Release Single
    Portland, OR, punks drop “Never Listen to Me” and add west coast dates. [Pitchfork]
    RADIOHEAD Finish Recording New Songs
    Bassist Colin Greenwood says the band is determining how they will release new material. [SPIN]
    MARK HOPPUS’ Friday Pick: HANDSOME FURS
    The Blink-182 bassist resumes his Hopp on Pop column for SPIN.com as his new TV series debuts on Fuse. [SPIN]
    MASSIVE ATTACK Release EP for Charity, Announce Tour Dates
    Brit trip-hop outfit’s Heligoland EP benefits War Child, and group hits road with Thievery Corporation. [Tiny Mix Tapes]
    TRENT REZNOR to Release Facebook Movie Soundtrack Today
    Nine Inch Nails rocker will unleash his score for The Social Network. [Null Co]
    Director CASEY AFFLECK Admits JOAQUIN PHOENIX Hip-Hop Doc is a Fake
    “It’s a terrific performance, it’s the performance of his career,” he says of Phoenix’s role. [NYTimes]
    SUPERCHUNK Kick Off Tour for New Album
    The influential indie band return with their first new music in nine years.[SPIN]
    LADY GAGA: I’m Making a “Rock Crossover Record”
    Plus: The pop star addresses the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law in a moving new video. [SPIN]
    T.I. Summoned to Court by U.S. District Judge for Probation Violation
    The Grammy-winning rapper, who is currently on probation, was arrested for drug possession earlier this month. [SOHH]

MP3s & VIDEOS:

    WATCH: NEIL YOUNG Releases “Hitchhiker” Video
    Rock legend recounts drug tales in this stark black and white clip. [Sterogum]
    WATCH: EXCLUSIVE: At Home with BRANDON FLOWERS
    The Killers frontman, whose debut solo album just dropped, shows us his favorite things in his Vegas crib. [SPIN]
    WATCH: INTERPOL Play Live BBC Session
    New York band perform “Barricade,” “Lights,” and “Summer Well,” all tracks from their new album, Interpol. [Prefix]
    RISE AGAINST Release Trailer for New DVD
    Preview the Chicago punks’ Another Station: Another Mile, out October 5. [Alternative Press]
    DOWNLOAD: New Song from CEE-LO
    Get a radio rip of “I Want You,” off the Gnarls Barkley crooner’s new album The Lady Killer, due December 7.[We All Want Someone]
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