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    LISTEN: Taylor Momsen's Debut EP

    Like her overambitious and wayward onscreen persona Jenny Humphrey, Gossip Girl's sixteen-year-old star Taylor Momsen definitely has more than a bit of rock star in her. The self-titled, four-track debut EP from her band the Pretty Reckless is now streaming on Billboard.com.The EP is officially out June 22.Listen now! We reviewed their debut set at NYC club Annex last year, and also their appearance at Bamboozle in May. You'd think it'd be hard to take a pubescent actress in a teen drama about gossip bloggers and Upper East Side "queen bees" seriously as a musician, but the music is making it pretty hard not to. Lead single "Make Me Wanna Die" is a snarly, Courtney Love-esque rock song, with some pretty hard guitar riffs.

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    Natalie Portman's Shaved Head Say Goodbye to Natalie Portman!

    Natalie Portman might forever remain the muse of schizophrenic indie-rock outfit Natalie Portman's Shaved Head, but she is their namesake no longer: NPSH will henceforth be known as Brite Futures. As the Seattle four-piece have become a bigger buzz band, and as the brunette locks of the top-billed actress have slowly grown back following her 2006 role in V for Vendetta, the name change seemed almost inevitable. "Our love affair with Natalie's name was like a summer fling that lasted... and lasted... and lasted, but now it is summer once again, and time for a change," they explain. The band also posted a clever YouTube video that employed some crafty editing of Portman's performance in Closer to accompany the announcement.

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    'Glee' to Add Coldplay Music

    Maybe it's a bid for popularity with the jocks or a classic case of peer pressure, but Brit-rockers Coldplay have granted high school musical-comedy sensation Glee access to their entire hit-laden catalog, after initially refusing the Fox TV show's request. "At the beginning [of the series]," Glee-creator Ryan Murphy told the Hollywood Reporter, "a lot of people didn't know what we were and asked to see pages [in advance], but I refused because I didn't want to set precedent of them having any [artist] involvement.My favorite rejection was Bryan Adams.

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    WATCH: Katy Perry's "California Gurls" Video

    To Katy Perry, the state of California is her own private version of the board game Candy Land. The pop starlet just released the video for "California Gurls," the lead single off her August 24 release Teen Dream, and in it a bite-sized Perry explores a sugary land called "Candyfornia," lounges naked on cotton candy clouds, and rescues a woman from pink gum bubbles. Then, at the video's end, she straps two cans of whipped cream to her bra and defeats collaborator Snoop Dogg's fleet of evil gummy bears. Watch the video below, then tell us what you think in the comment section! Perry talked to MTV about her new video. "It's a different world.

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    WATCH: MGMT Practices Weird Science In New Video

    Take John Hughes's 1985 cult-classic "Weird Science," add two Wesleyan-educated rockers on ecstasy and kooky French director So Me (Justice's "D.A.N.C.E."; Kid Cudi's "Day 'N Nite"), and you get the new video for "It's Working" from MGMT. The clip for the harpsichord-laden third single off this year's Congratulations features the psychedelic duo attempting to construct a giant, multi-purpose machine -- that serves as a colorizer, soft-serve dispenser, photo booth, and replicator of hot chicks -- before things begin to get out of control.The clip also features Andrew VanWyngarden as a Catholic schoolgirl -- very sexy. "In [the video], Ben and I find this box and these instructions to put together a machine that's constantly changing, and we end up losing control over it," VanWyngarden told Pitchfork."Saying this now, it sounds so metaphorical for our musical career, which is really

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    WATCH: Gorillaz Debut Epic Underwater Video

    Damon Albarn's Gorillaz have debuted their new music video for "On Melancholy Hill," the second single off Plastic Beach, and it's a comic book-style combo of Titanic, Finding Nemo, and Pirates of the Caribbean, starring animated versions of Lou Reed, Snoop Dogg, De La Soul, and members of the Clash! Watch below. Directed by Gorillaz co-founder and Tank Girl artist Jamie Hewlett, the video finds the fictional guitarist for the band, Noodle, in a ship under attack from pirates. Soon the boat sinks, leaving Noodle lost at sea. A rescue party driving an underwater fleet of mechanical shark-boats begins their search, with the aforementioned music stars -- who collaborate on Gorillaz's new album -- among the pack.

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    Conan O’Brien Rocks with Jack White

    If Conan O'Brien's new late night hosting gig on TBS doesn't work out, he seems to have found a suitable back-up plan: rock star. Thursday night, after hinting of a collaboration with Jack White via his Twitter, the funnyman took the stage with White Stripes/Dead Weather frontman Jack White at White's Third Man Records in Nashville, before a crowd of 300 invited guests. O'Brien opened the show with a rendition of Elvis Presley's "Blue Moon" and played The Stray Cats' "Rock This Town," as well as a version of Willie Nelson's "On The Road Again" (changing the lyrics to: "My old show again/ I just can't wait to get my old show again"), according to the Associated Press.When Conan veered away from the setlist to play Radiohead's "Creep," White unexpectedly jumped on stage to join in.

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    DOWNLOAD: Wavves Returns With Cali-Punk Anthem

    San Diego's Wavves, distinguished by their brand of fuzzy bedroom noise-pop and infamous for their onstage meltdown last year, have traded in the homemade cassettes for a professional studio in Oxford, Mississippi, with producer Dennis Herring (Modest Mouse, Ben Folds, Counting Crows).The result is the new single "Post Acid," an upbeat California punk anthem, more manicured than anything off last year's lo-fi album Wavves -- Download it below [via Green Label Sound]. "The last thing I wanted to do was record the same record again," frontman Nathan Williams told Pitchfork of Wavves' upcoming album, King of the Beach (August 3)."A lot of bands kind of get comfortable with something like that; once they know they've got something that some people like, they'll just go and try and recreate that. I just feel like that would've been so fucking boring to do." LISTEN & DOWNLOAD:

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    Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker: Solo Album, Tour

    After taking a four-year hiatus to become a full-time mom, Northwest indie rock vet Corin Tucker is ready to return to music. The former singer for all-girl punk group Sleater-Kinney will make her solo debut with the Corin Tucker Band, whose yet-to-be-titled first album will drop on October 5 via Kill Rock Stars.The 11-song effort was recorded in Tucker's hometown of Portland, OR, with drummer Sara Lund (Unwound) and bassist-keyboardist Seth Lorinczi (the Golden Bears, the Quails). "It's definitely more of a middle-aged mom record, in a way," Tucker told Portland Mercury in April."It's not a record that a young person would write... There's some sadness, some reinvention, some rebirth.I think the goal for me is to write some good stories." The Corin Tucker Band will embark on a short West Coast tour in October in support of the album's release.

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    WATCH: Behind the Scenes with Paramore

    Step inside the world of Paramore with the just-released video for "Careful," a compilation of live concert and behind-the-scenes video footage shot during the Tennessee band's world tour. Watch below! The clip, directed by Paramore collaborator and Nashville photographer Brandon Chesbro, captures Hayley Williams and Co. onstage, backstage, in the studio recording, posing for press photos, encountering fans, and exploring foreign cities like Paris and Sydney. It also acts as a timeline for Williams' ever-changing hair color -- orange to blond to red and more. "Careful" is the fourth single from brand new eyes, one of SPIN's 40 Best Albums of 2009.

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