This Week In News
There was more sad news in the music world this week when we learned of the passing of Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys. Although Yauch’s cause of death wasn’t officially released, it’s expected that the singer died from complications of his cancer that was diagnosed in 2009. You can read 100 musicians’ reflecting on Yauch’s life here.
With artists gearing up for summer tours, we heard plenty of event announcements. Most notably, D’Angelo announced his first U.S. date in a decade with his appearance at this year’s Essence Festival in New Orleans. The xx, who have been fairly quiet since the tour cycle behind their debut album ended, announced an expansive international tour, but as of now there are no North American dates scheduled. Leonard Cohen announced the North American extension behind his Old Ideas tour, and Yeasayer announced a short, six-date tour, some of their first dates back in a year. Death Cab for Cutie also extended their summer tour.
In film and TV news, the tracklist and details for the Moonrise Kingdom soundtrack were released. HBO confirmed that it would not develop an adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections further. The pilot for the show was directed by Noah Baumbach and written by Baumbach and Franzen. Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ewan McGregor and Chris Cooper were slated to be in the series. The Dark Knight Rises’ third trailer was also posted this week. The Cannes Film Festival also added seven films to its lineup.
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