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New free app to feature live sets by Coldplay, Adele, Foo Fighters, Paul Simon, and more

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If you haven’t booked your flight to London for iTunes Festival London 2011 this July, don’t worry. The good folks on Apple’s music force will allow fans to stream the concert in high definition for free through the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Yup, there’s an app for that.

Through the iTunes Festival London 2011 App, available in Apple’s App Store, fans can stream free and on-demand sets from Coldplay, Linkin Park, Foo Fighters, Adele, Paul Simon, and My Chemical Romance starting July 1.

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Foo Fighters slam Bieber and Coldplay, channel 'Falling Down' in new video for 'Walk': Watch it here

Ever since their first video (for the former MTV Buzz Clip “I’ll Stick Around,” way back in 1995), Foo Fighters have been one of the best video-making bands in the rock universe.

With the help of some visionary directors—including Michel Gondry, Jesse Peretz, Liam Lynch and frontman Dave Grohl himself)—the Foos have made clips that are funny (“Big Me”), romantic (“Everlong”), inspirational (“My Hero”) and simply badass (“White Limo”).

Their latest, “Walk” (the third video to come from the band’s excellent new album Wasting Light), sees Grohl get a bit distracted on his way to band practice, with hilarious results:

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Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay top Lollapalooza's 20th anniversary lineup

The last big festival of the summer is also the last to announce its lineup, but Lollapalooza always manages to bring it. In 2010, the three-day event featured the only festival appearance by Lady Gaga as well as comeback sets by the Strokes and Soundgarden.

This time around, the headliners include Eminem (who will also be turning in a set at Bonnaroo), Foo Fighters (somehow making their Lollapalooza debut) and Coldplay (who will likely use the opportunity to preview some new songs from their upcoming fifth album).

The 2011 version of Lollapalooza, which will again run in Chicago’s Grant Park over what is always one of the hottest weekends of the year (pack your sunscreen!), will also include appearances by My Morning Jacket, Cee Lo Green, A Perfect Circle, Bright Eyes, Arctic Monkeys, Big Audio Dynamite, Cage the Elephant, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals and dozens more.

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The Foo Fighters' Wasting Light tops Billboard 200 albums chart

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The mighty Foo Fighters open at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with Wasting Light.

Surprisingly, it’s the band’s first chart-topping album, selling 235,000 copies and also besting Adele, whose 21 led last week. This time around the English siren’s latest sells 93,000 units. While Alison Krauss and Union Station’s Paper Airplane moves 83,000 albums and lands at No. 3.

Check out the full top 10 after the jump.

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Dave Grohl Q&A: The Foo Fighters frontman talks about the new Foos album, saying no to 'Glee,' and playing 'Smells LIke Teen Spirit' for the first time in 18 years

On Tuesday, the Foo Fighters released their seventh CD, Wasting Light, and recently debuted a new documentary, Back and Forth, tracking the band’s tumultuous 17-year-long history.

And let’s not forget that this August will mark 20 years since the release of “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” the song that signaled a seismic shift in modern music—and made megastars of Grohl’s previous band, Nirvana.

All of which seems to have left Grohl, 42, feeling a tad, well, old. “It’s weird when there’s a kid on the bill who comes up and says, ‘Your band was my first concert,’” he muses. “You just think, ‘Oh no. I’m that guy, now? What am I, f—ing Gandalf?’”

In truth, few people would confuse the Foos overlord for the Lord of the Rings wizard. Apart from anything else, Gandalf doesn’t drop the F-bomb nearly as much as Grohl who, after the jump, foul-mouthedly talks about Wasting Light, Back and Forth, and what it was like to play “Smells Like Teen Spirit” for the first time in 18 years.

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Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins on new Foos documentary : 'I wish we wouldn't put that f--ing movie out'

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Foo Fighters recently unveiled the documentary Back and Forth at South By Southwest, and though it met with general acclaim, one person isn’t a fan: Foos drummer Taylor Hawkins.

“I wish we wouldn’t put that f—ing movie out,” said Hawkins to NME of the film, which openly chronicles his battles with drug addiction and the band’s brushes with near-dissolution. “I’m not really comfortable with the public sort of openness.”

Take a look at the trailer:

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All-star Japan Relief album on iTunes now: Madonna, Gaga, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Eminem, U2, Elton John, Justin Timberlake, and more contribute 38 hits to $9.99 comp

Dozens of the world’s best-known recording artists have come together for a digital-only album—downloadable today on iTunes for $9.99—with 100% of profits dedicated to relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Japan. (To preview or purchase, click here.)

Songs for Japan features 38 tracks, the majority of them well-known hits, from a remastered version of John Lennon’s “Imagine” and Bob Dylan’s “Shelter from the Storm” to Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” and Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable.”

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The mtvU Woodie Awards: On the scene with Wiz Khalifa, scene stealers Odd Future, Matt & Kim and more

An awards show befitting the brief attention spans of its young viewers, the eighth annual mtvU Woodies packed a half-dozen prizes and performances apiece into one frantic, tightly choreographed hour in its first year at Austin’s South By Southwest music festival.

The show, which largely honors college rock and rising hip hop artists, gave its top wood block of the night to Wiz Khalifa, presented to him by the previous year’s winners and spontaneous street nudists Matt & Kim.

And while the “Black and Yellow” rapper received many of the loudest cheers of the night, both for his performance (of that hit and “Roll Up”) and award acceptance, the hour belonged to meteoric hip-hop crew Odd Future, whose pranks and general berserk-itude — their gonzo performance of “Yonkers” and “Sandwitches” included but was not limited to roaming midgets, high-arc crowd-diving, plushie costumes, and a hauled-away-by-bouncers stage exit — owned the evening.

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Foo Fighters preview new album at SXSW (yes, it rocks)

“What we like to do in these kind of situations is play the new record,” said Dave Grohl. “Would you like to hear the new record?”

The South by Southwest crowd, which had mobbed Stubb’s in Austin for last night’s “secret” show, responded in a “yes-we-do-but-we-also-want-to-hear-your-hits” kind-of way and the Foo Fighters proceeded to launch into the first track, “Bridge Burning,” from their upcoming album Wasted Light (out April 12). READ FULL STORY

Carrie Underwood tops the albums chart

We’re well into the swing of the music industry’s all-important fourth quarter now, with major releases arriving in droves nearly every week. Carrie Underwood‘s Play On led the pack this week with a strong 318,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That was more than enough for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200; last week’s winner, Michael Jackson‘s This Is It, dropped off to a still-solid 196,000 for a No. 2 finish.

Andrea Bocelli bowed at No. 3 with 149,000 copies sold of his yuletide collection My Christmas. Glee: The Music, Vol. 1, rounding up many cover tunes from the Fox series that have already seen substantial digital sales, made it to No. 4 with 113,000. No. 5 went to NOW That’s What I Call Music! 32, which sold 102,000 with recent hits from the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, Jay Sean, and more. (What, no Owl City?) Weezer hit No. 7 with 66,000 copies sold of Raditude — not an awful number in and of itself, but only about half of what their previous album sold in its first week last summer. Ouch. Down at No. 11, Foo Fighters sold 44,000 copies of their Greatest Hits. Slayer brought a World Painted Blood to No. 12 with 41,000.

And that was it for Top 20 debuts this week. Were you surprised to see how high or low any of these albums placed? Are you, like the record-buying public at large, suffering from Weezer Fatigue? (Sorry, Rivers! Hey, I really enjoy the single.) Weigh in below.

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