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Green Day among artists on 'Breaking Dawn -- Part 2' soundtrack

The Twilight Saga‘s soundtracks are generally an eclectic blend of songs that feature everything from alt rock and electro pop to R&B and folk. And Yahoo has the list for the Breaking Dawn — Part 2 soundtrack that follows the same mold.

Green Day joins Ellie Goulding, Feist, Passion Pit, The Boom Circuits and more on the album. Also included? One of the movie’s stars Nikki Reed and her husband, American Idol finalist Paul McDonald.

See the full list from Yahoo after the jump!

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Newlyweds Paul McDonald and Nikki Reed record duet: Listen here!

There’s nothing like young love.

In “Now That I’ve Found You” a song sung by season 10 American Idol contestant Paul McDonald and his brand-new wife, Twilight actress Nikki Reed, the duo offer up a sweet ode to romance.

With McDonald writing the melody and Reed penning the lyrics, the song isn’t stand-out memorable, but it sure is a nice treat and makes for some easy listening, making me think of picnics in the park and summer walks. The bluegrass-feeling tune (loving that harmonica!) stays in McDonald’s folk and country wheelhouse, with Reed providing some welcome back-up.

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Attention Twi-hards: The video for Christina Perri's 'A Thousand Years' has arrived! Watch here

Vampires — and the humans who love them — can all sink their teeth into this brand-new video by Christina Perri, from the Breaking Dawn: Part 1 soundtrack out November 8.

“A Thousand Years” features footage of an ethereal-looking Perri in an empty house full of candles (1000, perhaps?) intercut with Edward and Bella’s wedding footage and honeymoon clips. Sorry, Jacob.

Perri’s looking a little gothic-pop, which is great for the Twilight mood, but kind of reminds me of Goodbye Lullaby Avril Lavigne.

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'Twilight: Breaking Dawn -- Pt. 1' soundtrack revealed; will feature Bruno Mars, Christina Perri, Iron & Wine and more -- Hear the first single here

The swoony-vampire juggernaut that helped mainstream the likes of Paramore, Muse, and Bon Iver is back for fourth installment — and this time the mainstream has come to them.

Pop crooner Bruno Mars headlines the Twilight: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 soundtrack with his moody first single “It Will Rain,” out today. Stream the just-released song after the jump, and find the full track listing for the upcoming film.

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Kristen Stewart makes her music video debut in Marcus Foster's 'I Was Broke': Watch it here!

Apparently, today is the day that everybody gets involved in music videos.

There’s a pair out there that feature Community star Danny Pudi, and Shia LaBoeuf just unveiled the Marilyn Manson video that he directed (be warned the latter is NSFW, nor should it really be viewed by anybody, ever).

This one could trump them all. Making her music video debut—well, as long as you don’t count videos that include footage from Twilight—Kristen Stewart stars in Marcus Foster’s clip for “I Was Broken.”

Really, Foster himself does most of the starring (three-quarters of the clip is a static shot of his face), but Stewart does lend her visage (and those deep, dark eyes) to the lush black-and-white clip. Watch the whole thing after the jump, and don’t worry: there are no vampires present. READ FULL STORY

Amanda Seyfried sings 'L'il Red Riding Hood' -- EXCLUSIVE

Amanda-SeyfriedImage Credit: RD/Orchon/Retna Ltd/CorbisCan’t wait to see the atmospheric horror-fairy-tale Red Hiding Hood this weekend? Then whet your fangs on actress Amanda Seyfried’s eerie acoustic cover (available here for purchase) of Sam the Sham & The Pharoahs’ “L’il Red Riding Hood,” exclusively here at EW’s Music Mix: READ FULL STORY

Glee beats Twilight to No. 1 on Billboard 200 albums chart

glee-vs-twilightImage Credit: Michael Yarish/Fox; Kimberley FrenchYet again, Glee sits at the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart. This time around it’s for Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals. It debuts at No. 1 with 152,000  copies sold. This is the show’s third No. 1 album, following The Power of Madonna and The Music: Volume 3 – Showstoppers, which lands at No. 7 and sold 40,000 copies this week. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack comes in at No. 2 with 144,000 units sold.

Christina Aguilera‘s fourth album, Bionic, debuts with particularly underwhelming sales at No. 3. It moved 110,000 copies. Last week’s chart-topper, Jack Johnson’s To the Sea, falls back to No. 4 with 89,000 albums sold. Plies’ Goon Affiliated backs in at No. 5 with 56,000 sets bought. Selling 49,000 albums this week, Justin Bieber’s My World 2.0 drops four spots to No. 6. Lady Antebellum‘s Need You Now also falls four to No. 8, selling 39,000 copies. Dierks Bentley’s Up On The Ridge debuts at No. 9 with 38,000., while Jewel’s Sweet and Wild creeps into the top 10 at No. 10 with 31,000 albums sold.

Drake’s Thank Me Later hits the chart next week. Think he can overpower Twilight and Glee? Let us know.

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Dakota Fanning displays rocker credentials—and lingerie—in new 'Runaways' video

Those of you who last saw Dakota Fanning playing the cute kid in War of the Worlds are in for a bit of a shock with the video below. The clip features footage from the forthcoming rock band biopic The Runaways and finds the 16-year-old Ms. Fanning performing the titular band’s track “Cherry Bomb” while clad in an array of raunchy outfits. Yep, it’s the dictionary definition of “good, clean, fun.” But only if you bought your dictionary from a cocaine-and-book dealer on the Sunset Strip in 1976.

Check out the clip and tell us what you think. Do Fanning, who plays singer Cherie Currie, and Kristen Stewart, who essays Joan Jett, convince as the Runaways? Does the video make you or more less excited about the movie, which opens March 19?

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Brazilian emo band's 'Twilight'-themed music video: Unintentional hilarity

I don’t know much about the Brazilian band called U.K., but I do know they have one of the awesomest music videos I’ve seen in a long time. To be fair, though, someone should probably let them know they have a comedy classic on their hands, because I don’t think they’ve realized it yet. It combines the production finesse of an episode of Power Rangers with the acting of an MST3K film.

This Twilight tribute—maybe they’re making a bid for inclusion in the Eclipse soundtrack?—is a moody ballad creatively entitled … “Eclipse.” I have no idea what the lyrics (in Portuguese) are about—one can only hope they do Stephenie Meyer’s prose justice—but the video’s themes are totally Twi: mainly, stalking women and displaying ripped abs.

As the camera menacingly swirls around three girls in the woods, the band members do the Edward Cullen tree hop, throw off the vampire sparkle, and give these ladies that “I’m either going to eat your larynx or kiss you” stare.

The blonde man-babe in the group even one-ups the real Twilight franchise by egregiously showing off his trim six-pack AND his painstakingly disheveled hairdo. That means he’s got the best of traits of Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson… contained within one pale body!

Twi-logic naturally takes over at the end of the video: Each vampire/emo dude makes out with the chick he’s been stalking. Although the final smooch looks less like romance and more like a Hoover vacuum sucking on an inflatable doll.

What do you think about this clip? Should Paramore watch their backs? Or should these guys move on and do a Harry Potter tribute song? I think the charm spell for that is “Emotus Whineasmus.”

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'New Moon' soundtrack goes platinum: But does it have the teeth to beat 'Twilight'?

It seems my New Moon: A Hater’s Guide Popwatch post of last week has had absolutely zero effect on the commercial success of the film and its soundtrack. While the movie racked up an astonishing, and record-breaking, $142m in ticket sales over its opening weekend, the CD has just been certified platinum and sold 93,000 copies in its sixth week on release.

It turns out you can get blood from stone of the record-buying public if you involve enough buffed-up werewolves and sulky looks. The big question now is whether the the New Moon CD, which features tracks by Death Cab for Cutie, Muse, The Killers and Thom Yorke (whose contribution, “Hearing Damage,” you can hear below) as well as indie upstarts like Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver and Hurricane Bells, can top the success of the Twilight album. That has been on the Billboard charts now for 55 weeks straight and has shifted 2.3 million copies.

So, non-haters: Do you prefer the Twilight or the New Moon CD? And do you think the latter will ultimately defeat the former?

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