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Thursday’s Web Roundup: News & Songs


[Updated: 6:43 P.M.]


    JAY-Z Meets, Chats with WARREN BUFFETT
    The billionaire investor and enterprising rapper talk success and wealth. [Forbes]
    Inside YEAH YEAH YEAHS‘ Exclusive Brooklyn Bash
    Videos, photos, and a report from the band’s intimate 10th anniversary show. [SPIN]
    DJ SHADOW Announces North American Tour
    The six-date run kicks offin Vancouver, BC, on October 25. [NME]
    KATY PERRY: Too Sexy for ‘Sesame Street’?
    The pop singer’s skit with Elmo is canceled after negative viewer feedback. But what do you think? [SPIN]
    WEEZER Set First “Blue Album,” ‘Pinkerton’ Tour Dates
    For now, only Los Angeles and San Francisco will host the retro-leaning Memories Tour. [SPIN]
    MAN MAN Finish New Album
    “I think it’s really beautiful. There’s some chaotic songs, there’s just some downright depressing songs,” says singer Honus Honus. [Spinner]
    MY CHEM Announce ‘Danger Days’ Release Date
    Band will release Danger Days on November 22. [SPIN]
    KAREN O Contributes to Soundtrack for ‘JACKASS 3D’
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs siren covers Roger Allan Wade’s country song “If You’re Gonna Be Dumb, You Gotta Be Tough.” [Pitchfork]
    Announcement comes days after Weiland’s bizarre on-stage rant: “I started drinking again,” he said. [SPIN]
    KID ROCK Talks About His New Album, ‘Born Free’
    Rock recruited Tom Petty’s keyboardist Benmont Tench, Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, and Chavez guitarist Matt Sweeney for studio band. [MTV]
    DRAKE Says New Tour Inspired by JIMI HENDRIX
    Rapper also calls his Light Dreams and Nightmares show, which kicked off this week, “very psychedelic.” [MTV]


    LISTEN: HOLD STEADY Frontman CRAIG FINN‘s Minnesota Twins Baseball Anthem
    Minnesota native teams with members of R.E.M. and the Dream Syndicate to record “Don’t Call Them Twinkies.” [Minnesota Public Radio]
    WATCH: JAY ELECTRONICA on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’
    The rapper is profiled in the late-night TV show’s “Spotlight” segment. [Nah Right]
    LISTEN: Unreleased M.I.A. Track!
    “It has sick lyrics and a classic M.I.A. vibe,” the producer Tweeted. [SPIN]
    WATCH: ALBERTA CROSS Rock ‘Carson Daly’
    New York-based quintet perform “ATX” — short of Austin, TX, where the band recorded their latest album, Broken Side of Time. [YouTube]
    WATCH: ALICE IN CHAINS‘ Dark New Video
    Clip features torture (and hot make-outs) in industrial warehouse. [SPIN]
    Brooklyn psych-rock trio put their touch on Florence’s massive hit “Dog Days Are Over.” [Pitchfork]
    WATCH: JOAQUIN PHOENIX Returns to ‘Letterman,’ Talks Hip-Hop Doc
    “I was looking for a beat down, and I got one,” he says of last appearance on the late-night show.[CBS]