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New wave stalwarts Devo have finally released their ode to Seamus Romney, who was famously tied to the roof of the Romney family car on one of their road trips in 1983. The band says they don’t have a full album in the works, but are not against posting songs as they are created.

(via RollingStone.com)

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50. Ke$ha, “We R Who We R”
49. Elizabeth Cook, “El Camino”
48. Das Racist, “hahahaha jk?”
47. Kid Rock, “Born Free”
46. MGMT, “Congratulations”
45. The Rolling Stones, “Plundered My Soul”
44. Neil Young, “Love and War”
43. B.o.B. feat. Bruno Mars, “Nothing on You”
42. Surfer Blood, “Floating Vibes”
41. Junip, “In Every Direction”
40. Kanye West, “Power”
39. The Gaslight Anthem, “The Diamond Church Street Choir”
38. Spoon, “The Mystery Zone”
37. Lloyd Banks feat. Juelz Santana, “Beamer, Benz, or Bentley”
36. Drake feat. Nicki Minaj, “Up All Night”
35. Massive Attack feat. Hope Sandoval, “Paradise Circus”
34. Gorillaz feat. Mos Def and Bobby Womack, “Stylo”
33. Wavves, “Post Acid”
32. Die Antwoord, “Enter the Ninja”
31. Gil Scott-Heron, “I’m New Here”
30. Jakob Dylan, “Nothing but the Whole Wide World”
29. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “The Trip to Pirate’s Cove”
28. Band of Horses, “Laredo”
27. The National, “Bloodbuzz Ohio”
26. Robyn, “Dancing on My Own”

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We’re still working on our own top albums list, but in the meantime we thought you’d like to know about some other end-of-the year lists. Here’s what Rolling Stone thinks are the best 30 albums of 2010.

30. Rick Ross Teflon Don
29. The Roots How I Got Over
28. My Chemical Romance Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
27. Peter Wolf Midnight Souvenirs
26. Yeasayer Odd Blood
25. Superchunk Majesty Shredding
24. Maximum Balloon Maximum Balloon
23. Elizabeth Cook Welder
22. Spoon Transference
21. Big Boi Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
20. Neil Young Le Noise
19. M.I.A. Maya
18. Kings of Leon Come Around Sundown
17. Beach House Teen Dream
16. Kid Rock Born Free
15. The National High Violet
14. Robyn Body Talk
13. Taylor Swift Speak Now
12. John Mellencamp No Better Than This
11. The Dead Weather Sea of Cowards

Hit the jump for the top 10.


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This is an ad running in the current issue of Rolling Stone magazine. I have it as my Facebook profile picture, and I couldn’t agree more with the sentiment.

It also boggles my mind when a record label (or anyone, really) disables embedding on videos. Because, why would you want people to spread your video around the Internet for free? Heaven forbid someone see your video, or hear your song, then support the band by going to shows and buying merchandise.

Not all record labels have it figured out yet. They are no longer in the music distribution business, they are in the band promotion business. Some labels (not many) are already taking a cut of a band’s touring money and merch sales; those are the ones that have figured it out and will likely weather the storm that file sharing has wrought on the industry. The ones that have not figured out this part out are the ones that will soon be shuttering their doors because they aren’t making any money on album sales and they weren’t smart enough to morph their business model to stay relevant.


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Former Sex Pistols Manager Dies

Malcolm McLaren, the former Sex Pistols manager who is credited with helping form the legendary U.K. punk band, has died at the age of 64 after a battle with cancer. “He had been suffering from cancer for some time, but recently had been full of health, which then rapidly deteriorated,” McLaren’s spokesman Les Molloy told The Independent. Molloy confirmed McLaren died in New York this morning; his body will be moved to London for burial in Highgate Cemetery. John Lydon said in a statement, “For me Malc was always entertaining, and I hope you remember that. Above all else he was an entertainer and I will miss him, and so should you.” (Rolling Stone)

For the full story, visit RollingStone.com.

Re-release Of Nine Inch Nails’ Debut?

Billboard.Biz reports that Bicycle Music has gotten 700 masters from TVT Records, including Nine Inch Nails’ classic 1989 album Pretty Hate Machine. According to reports, the company is planning on re-releasing the album in the near future. As for Trent Reznor, he recently tweeted saying, “Something very cool is coming out of the speakers! Had to tell somebody.” Always mysterious! (MTV News)

More news on Travis Barker, Thom Yorke and Everclear.


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Hockey Cancels Show at Kilby Court

Due to Mother Nature’s wrath, Hockey were forced to cancel their show tonight at Kilby Court. The band was also scheduled to appear in the End Zone today and cancelled that, as well. There is no word yet if the show will be reschuduled. As soon as we know, we’ll pass that information on to you. If you purchased tickets, refunds are available at point of purchase.

30 Years Of R.E.M.

30 years ago this week, R.E.M. played their very first show. The band is marking the occasion over on REMHQ.com by posting some of their favorite photos of the group as well as a list of 30 places that mean something special to them. A University of Georgia radio station also honored the Atlanta band by playing R.E.M. tracks all day long on Tuesday. Congrats! (MTV News)

More news on Kings Of Leon, Green Day, and American Idol.


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Erykah Badu recently released a low budget video for her new song “Window Seat,” which shows the singer getting undressed on the streets of Dallas before being assassinated a la JFK.

No Badu is finding herself in hot water with the Dallas police after a citizen filed a complaint against Badu. So, what is the price for going nude in the streets of Dallas? Surprisingly, much less than I would have guessed. A $500 fine has been levied against the singer, which I’m guessing she can cover handily.

RollingStone.com had this to say about the fine:

As Rolling Stone reported this morning, while no one called the cops during the video shoot, Dallas police were actively seeking for witnesses to step forward and file a formal complaint against Badu in order to press some sort of charges and, in the longer term, use Badu’s actions to springboard overall changes in Dallas’ stance of “no permit necessary” for video shoots in the city. When Badu is given the citation, it’ll be a Class C misdemeanor — the Dallas Morning News compares it to a traffic ticket — and result in a $500 fine. “None of this would have occurred had she stayed clothed,” Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway told reporters.

To watch the video, hit the jump. Don’t worry, it isn’t NSFW.


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We’ve already heard that Green Day are writing songs for the follow up to 2009’s 21st Century Breakdown, and now the band has released another video from that album.

RollingStone.com had this to say about the video:

In “Last of the American Girls,” the latest video off Green Day’s 21st Century Breakdown, the band bridge the gap between their punk-rock operas and their upcoming American Idiot Broadway musical with a video that’s one part rock-out in the desert, another part Glee. The video, which debuted today at MTV.com, tells the story of a mundane day in the life of the “Last American Girl,” with two dancing blond twins giving the video a more theatrical flavor. Billie Joe Armstrong and Green Day perform the track in the desert, but otherwise they don’t interact with our leading ladies.

Hit the jump to check it out for yourself.


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This is a joke free zone, just so you know.

U2 To Release DVD

U2 are releasing a DVD of the concert they streamed on You Tube. The gig was broadcast live on the Web site back in October of 2009 from California’s Rose Bowl. Fans can nab the 360 world tour performance on June 7th. Visit RollingStone.com for more details. (MTV News)

Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard Talks Carbon Footprints

Earlier this week, we reported that Pearl Jam is supplying the funding for 33 acres of native trees and plants to be grown around the Puget Sound area to help mitigate their CO2 emissions. Well now, guitarist Stone Gossard is talking about their decision, telling Reuters that they view their band as a “regional business that is acknowledging its carbon footprint and hoping to inspire other businesses” with their actions. Learn more about how you can help at CascadeLand.org. (MTV News)

Modest Mouse Leader Pens Cartoon Music

Looking for a new children’s show to get your kids or — let’s be real — yourself hooked on? Start watching Cartoon Network’s The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack because gravel-voiced Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock is contributing music to an upcoming episode! The very trippy — and funny — animated show follows the exploits of little boy Flapjack as he tries to hunt down candy to satisfy his massive sweet tooth. Turns out, Brock is a big fan of The Marvelous Misadventures, as revealed on creator Thurop Van Orman’s blog. In the brief note, Van Orman mentions that Brock “is about the greatest guy around, and is doing some kickass music for us.” Other details, like when this bound-to-be-awesome episode will air, are still unknown. (SPIN)

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The Strokes Recording Without Julian Casablancas?

Julian Casablancas is out on a solo tour right now, which means The Strokes are currently recording new material without him. According to NME.com, the singer is glad that he’s not in the studio for the sessions saying, “I think they [the other band members] did a good job…I’m pretty opinionated. Nothing pushy to the point of it’s my way or no way, but I’ll hear a song and be like, ‘Hmmm, it feels like the bass should be like something different’. Whereas if I feel like I wasn’t in the room then they could just kind of spread their wings.” The Strokes are set to play the Isle of Wight festival on June 12th. (MTV News)

Grammy Winning Phoenix To Release Live Album

NME reports that Phoenix has just released a new live version of their Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix album. The eight-track record, titled Live in Sydney, features “Lisztomania,” “1901,” “Fences” and more. For more information, visit WeArePhoenix.com now. (MTV News)

Hit the jump for news on Dave Grohl, Jack White and more.


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