-- Time had been crawling along for Animal Collective fans waiting patiently for the Sept. 3 release of their new album, 'Centipede Hz,' but last night (Aug. 19) they were in for a treat when the band's follow-up to 2009's 'Merriweather Post Pavilion' was previewed in its entirety during the latest Animal Collective Radio webcast, which is now streaming. [Death + Taxes]

-- Florence Welch reveals that she fulfilled a lifelong dream recently when she was called to join Green Day onstage by frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. "When I was 11, I thought Billie Joe and I would get married," gushes the Florence + the Machine singer. "I even named a duck after him, on an adventure camping trip during school -- that's how rock 'n' roll I was." [Spinner]

-- Baroness have thanked fans who have been "sending the tidal wave of positivity" their way as three members remain hospitalized following a bus crash that occurred last week while the prog-metal band was on tour in Europe. "A sincere and heartfelt thank you from each of us to you," reads a post on their website. [Loudwire]

-- Muse have unleashed a lyric video for 'Madness,' the electro-flavored new single from their forthcoming 'The 2nd Law' album. The British rockers' follow-up to 'The Resistance' drops on Oct. 2. [Idolator]

-- The man responsible for the murder of Beatles icon John Lennon will go before New York State’s Department of Corrections parole board for the seventh time this week. A decision regarding his release is expected by Friday, but we'll go ahead and ruin the suspense: Mark David Chapman isn't getting out of prison. [Ultimate Classic Rock]