Music links for Friday, Oct. 16: The Flaming Lips, Garth Brooks, John Mayer, Bon Jovi, The Arctic Monkeys, The Cranberries and more





  • The Cranberries are reuniting for a show next March and even an upcoming album. Is it "Just My Imagination" or do you think they have the potential to "Linger" long enough to produce another hit?


  • Leona Lewis was assaulted at a book signing Wednesday in London, and it turns out that her attacker is a former X Factor contestant. Talk about having a crazy X.


  • Singer JoJo has reached an agreement with her record label, and will finally be able to release her All I Want Is Everything album after two years of battle. So, basically, she'll be a 19-year-old singing about stuff that really irked her in middle school.


  • Mika released his video for "Blame It on the Girls" Friday. I'm not entirely convinced that this isn't just John Mayer sporting a bowler hat and experimenting with a more upbeat, glam-pop sound. I mean, have you ever seen those two in the same room together?





  • Photos from Britney Spears' video shoot for her hot new single, "3," have hit the web. Living in sin really is the new thing — for everyone but Spears and, apparently, Peter, Paul and Mary.


  • Lady GaGa is also working on a music video — she is featured in Beyonce's new video for "Video Phone." The costumes in this video are going to make Michael Jackson's wardrobe look conservative enough for the White House.


  • Scott Weiland, formerly of Velvet Revolver and sometimes of Stone Temple Pilots, released a solo music video for "Tangle With Your Mind." So that's what he looks like when he's not a stoned temple pilot!



A fresh batch of music links to start the weekend off right.

  • The Flaming Lips plan to cover Pink Floyd's classic 1973 album Dark Side of the Moon, a collaborative effort with bands Stardeath and White Dwarfs. Let's just state the obvious: It takes some serious balls to redo Dark Side of the Moon. Don't mess this up, Lips.
  • Garth Brooks will be performing at Las Vegas' Wynn resort on Oct. 24, but promises the show will be completely antithetical to the typical, flashy Sin City show. In fact, it will be reminiscent of his original Stillwater, Okla., shows in 1983. Because people visiting Vegas really wish they could feel like they're living it up in Oklahoma circa 1983.
  • John Mayer's new album, Battle Studies, drops Nov. 17. Mayer will also perform a concert that night airing live on Fuse. Reasons why Battle Studies was not titled Songs About Jennifer Aniston have yet to be announced.
  • Weezer's Rivers Cuomo is writing a song with Katy Perry that will possibly be featured on her follow-up to One of the Boys. It's like Cuomo knew this collaboration was written in the stars: He looks just like Buddy Holly, and (oh oh) Perry bears resemblance to Mary Tyler Moore.
  • Bon Jovi is now an "artist in residence" for NBC in hopes of promoting their new album, The Circle, which lands in stores Nov. 12. I wouldn't mind if Jon Bon Jovi pulled a Rick Springfield and bared some of his finer assets to the world.
  • The Arctic Monkeys released a video for "Cornerstone," the second single off of Humbug. The video looks like it was inspired by a homemade YouTube video — Arctic Monkey see, Arctic Monkey do — but its simplicity complements the loveliness of the tune. Watch the video and get more music links after the jump.
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