Last Lap: Tuesday’s Odds And Ends In Music News

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Mumford & Sons Debut New Song on Colorado’s KBCO
When we got Mumford & Sons in the studio for their VH1 Unplugged taping, the band mentioned trying out new material on the road before heading into the studio with it. Nevertheless, no live recordings of decent quality have surfaced until this weekend, when the band performed a yet-untitled song on the air at KBCO. Fans have been calling this song “Home.” [Paste]

Justin Timberlake May Use MySpace To Launch A Talent Competition
So says his manager, Johnny Wright. If Wright is to be believed, Timberlake is as enthused about possibilities for the future of MySpace as he is unenthused about possibilities for the future of his recording career. [MTV News]

They Might Be Giants Covers Chumbawamba‘s “Tubthumping” for A.V. Undercover 2011
The headline says it all. [A.V. Club]

Debate Rages In Bridlington, UK Over Gay Character In Billy Elliott Author’s Commissioned Work
Lee Hall, the writer of Billy Elliot, has spent the last year writing an opera to be performed by nearly four hundred performers, including 300 schoolchildren, in Bridlington. When his libretto was vetted by the school’s administrators, he gladly submitted to a requested list of changes, such as the removal of the use of “stupid” as an insult. However, he refused to remove the lines “I’m queer” and “I prefer a lad to a lass,” as spoken by the gay main character in a scene not involving children. The school canceled its support and pulled its students from the production, igniting a fierce nationwide debate. [The Guardian]

Rest In Peace, Jane Scott
Cleveland rock critic Jane Scott passed on yesterday morning at 92 after a lifetime of music writing, starting with a 1964 Beatles concert and concluding in 2002, having covered everything in between, from Rocket to the Tombs to Britney Spears. Cleveland-born Holly Gleason eulogized her yesterday for Pop & Hiss.

[Justin Timberlake Image: Getty Images]

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