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Despite what Shane Mehling said about ghosts, (“hey fuckers, stop talking about ghosts…”) Band of Horses still name their first single “Is There A Ghost”. And you can stream it on MySpace.

Yahoo News: Did some asshole kill Beethoven?

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(Not the St Bernard dog even though in Beethoven I his vet secretly tried to kill him too)

NME: Billy Corgan thinks American girls are sluts.

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The only person who could legitimately write a song about ghosts or star in Powder II

Rolling Stone: You might sleep better at night knowing that “U2’s next album is ‘making itself'” according to producer Daniel Lanois.

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Aversion.com: My Bloody Valentine to Reunite?

NME: Keith Richards has been kind of Weirdy McWeirderstein latley. I mean, if you think admitting to snorting your Dad’s ashes and eating cigarettes onstage is weird.

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Aesop Rock Myspace Blog: John Darnielle contributes a guest verse on the new Aesop album.

Arcade Fire perform “Neon Bible” in an elevator:

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Rolling Stone: A preview for Martin Scorseseís Rolling Stones documentary Shine a Light has appeared online, though the movieís release was pushed back to next spring. The movie follows the Stones as they prepare for and play an intimate octogenerian gig at New Yorkís Beacon Theater in 2006.

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The Les Savy Fav video contest seems to be going well. Ten hundy goes to the winner and here’s a leading contestant:

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NME: Stephen Malkmus tears the V Festival and Kasabian a new one. “You need Viagra to get through that roster of bands.” Except for the Cribs. Steve loves the Cribs.

Pitchfork: New Wolf Parade song live at the Wolfe Island Music Festival in Wolfland.

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Music News Highlights – MIA and Dylan Movie

VBS.TV: MIA tells Spike Jonze about how her hairdresser was on horse tranquilizers during her last cut; Must wear wig now. Also, MIA’s new album, Kala received an 8.9 rating on Pitchfork today.

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Galang a lang a lang lang!

Justpressplay.net: Photos of the six actors playing Dylan in the upcoming movie I’m Not There.

Tour of the Century: The Hold Steady with Art Brut! The Hold Steady also have a comic book now.

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Yahoo: Uncle Kracker arrested for sex crime; could Drift Away into the slammer for an ass pounding.

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NME: Speaking of slammers, Dirty Pretty Things and The Enemy will be playing a prison gig next week.

Aversion.com: New Beck song, “Time Bomb” will be available on iTunes tomorrow.

Rolling Stone is real into lists these days. The latest is “Songs that make you want to commit violent acts and/or blow your brains out”.

New Farrelly Bros./Ben Stiller movie looks more promising than Night at the Museum. The soundtrack features new Flaming Lips and old David Bowie.

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Music News Highlights – Debbie Downer Show Cancellations

Aversion.com: Wilco cancels shows due to guitarist Nels Cline (not to be confused with Nell Carter) coming down with The Pox. Apparently Tiny Mix Tapes don’t realize there is nothing funny about adult pox (see pic).

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Drowned in Sound: Also Connor Oberst has the runs resulting in 4 August show cancellations.

BBC:† Amy Winehouse pulls out of Stones gigs after last week’s OD.