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August 2, 2010 9:00 AM ET

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz were married this weekend in a ceremony at a private home in Corsica, France. Dr. Deepak Chopra presided over the wedding, which was reportedly attended by guests like Bono and Queen Latifah. Keys is currently pregnant with the couple's first child, who is due in November. [US]

Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst reunited with his old punk band Desaparecidos at the Concert for Equality on July 31st in Omaha, Nebraska. Oberst, who has been protesting Arizona's anti-immigration legislation, also unveiled a new track, "Coyote Song," which will be available soon on the Sound Strike website. [Consequence of Sound]

LCD Soundsystem will return to the road this fall for a 17-date tour that kicks off September 24th in Philadelphia. The trek, which features openers Hot Chip and Sleigh Bells, will include stops at Los Angeles' iconic Hollywood Bowl and a slot on the Austin City Limits festival. More dates will be announced soon. [LCD Soundsystem Official Site]

T.I. married longtime girlfriend Tameka "Tiny" Cottie in a pair of ceremonies this weekend in Atlanta and Las Vegas. The couple has two children together. [US]

Producer extraordinaire and ambient music legend Brian Eno will release his next album through Warp Records. Further details regarding the release, Eno's first solo LP since 2005's Another Day on Earth, will be announced in the coming weeks, but until then, sign up for email updates at Warp's new Eno site. [Brian-Eno.net]

Although Justin Bieber is only 16 years old, the Canadian pop singer will unleash his first memoir Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story in October. The book will detail, in Bieber's words, his "amazing journey to stardom." [AP]

After collapsing onstage during a performance in Washington, D.C. on July 30th, DJ Deadmau5 has canceled the next nine shows of his summer tour due to exhaustion. The DJ's doctor has ordered him time to recuperate. Deadmau5's October gigs, which include a three-night stand at New York City's Roseland Ballroom, are still scheduled to take place.

Celebrity Apprentice winner Bret Michaels will host this year's Miss Universe pageant, overseen by Apprentice boss Donald Trump, on August 23rd from Las Vegas. [Access Hollywood]

Derf Scratch, the original bass player for the Los Angeles punk band Fear, passed away July 28th following complications from an undisclosed illness. The group, who were close with Saturday Night Live comedian John Belushi, released their most famous album The Record in 1982 and were notoriously rememberd for a riotous performance on SNL. [Anti-]

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