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    Le Tigre documentary to be released

    Kathleen Hannah's electro-punk outfit Le Tigre will be releasing a documentary on DVD via Adam Yauch's (Beastie Boys) film production company, Oscilloscope Laboratories. The documentary, titled "Who Took The Bomp: Le Tigre On Tour, documents the group on tour in 2004. The film will be premiered at South By South West in Austin this month, followed by a screening at New York's Museum Of Modern Art on April 4th.

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    Ladies and Gentlemen, Academy Award Winner Trent Reznor!

    Industrial godfather Trent Reznor took home an Academy Award for Best Original Score. Reznor, along with Atticus Ross scored The Social Network, a movie based on the creation of Facebook, and it's founder Mark Zuckerburg.

    He has also announced that his new project How To Destroy Angels with wife Mariqueen Maandig has wrapped up its latest release, and will be made available free digitally in the fall with a physical release to follow.

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    Death Cab For Cutie to release new album

    Set to release their first album in three years, Death Cab For Cutie have announced a May 31st release for their newest offering, entitled Codes and Keys. The band has been working with legendary My Bloody Valentine producer Alan Moulder, who is handling mixing duties on the record. Frontman Ben Gibbard has stated that this album will have a bit less guitar on it, concentrating more on synths and reverb to fill out their sound.

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    Avenged Sevenfold announce U.S. Tour

    Melodic metalcore mainstays Avenged Sevenfold have just begun to announce dates in support of their latest release, 2010's Nightmare. This comes on the heels of the untimely passing of their drummer, known as The Rev. Dream Theater heavyweight Mike Portnoy stepped in to record the album, which had already been fully written. Handling drumming duties for the tour will be Arin Ilejay, formerly of Los Angeles metalcore band Confide. The band will be joined on the tour with Three Days Grace, Sevendust, and Bullet For My Valentine.

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    New Radiohead album announced for release

    Radiohead have announced their new album, King Of Limbs, will be released as the world's first "Newspaper Album". The music itself will be release Feb. 19th digitally, and March 29th will bring the elaborately packaged physical release, which will include two 10" clear vinyl records and over 600 small pieces of art.

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    Arcade Fire scores huge upset at Grammys

    Arcade Fire shocked everyone, including themselves at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles when they were announced the winners of the top honor for the evening, Album Of The Year. Beating out heavy hitters Eminem and Lady_GaGa, the indie rockers from up north attributed the fact that votes were split between bigger acts lead to their ultimate victory.

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    LCD Soundsystem calling it quits, announce "Victory Lap" shows

    James Murphy and the rest of the LCD Soundsystem have announced their final round of shows post-release of their 2010 album This Is Happening. They had already hinted around that this would be the final release from the group, this being confirmed indefinitely by Murphy himself. Their final show will take place at Madison Square Garden on April 2nd.

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    Sasquatch! festival lineup announced

    The initial lineup for the festival of epic proportions in George, WA has been announced. Among the monstrous lineup, Modest Mouse, Guided By Voices, and Wilco will be appearing. Also performing will be the newly reunited Death From Above 1979 , which sparks further speculation that there will be more dates in their future. This comes hot on the heels of their first reunion gig announcement, this year's Coachella festival.

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    Former Thin Lizzy guitarist found dead

    Former Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore, also noted for his lengthy solo career, has died at the age of 58. The cause of death was not immediately known.

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    Wilco starts label, announces mini-tour

    Wilco have announced they have started their own record label after leaving their former label Nonesuch Records. The label, aptly named dBpm Records will put out all future Wilco releases, as well as possible releases from other groups. The band will be headed out on a short tour in May, after frontman Jeff Tweedy embarks on a short tour in March.

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