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This Week in News

June 24, 2012  |  10:30am
This Week in News

This week was filled with announcements of upcoming albums for every type of music lover. Band of Horses confirmed the September release of their fourth full-length album while Kanye West’s Cruel Summer will be released Aug. 7, featuring artists like John Legend, Mos Def, and Kid Cudi. On Sept. 4, fans of Cat Power will be rewarded with her first original material in over six years.

Stars releases their sixth full-length album on that day, as well. And if you’re looking for a little something different, Yoko Ono, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, and Kim Gordon join forces on a six-song collaborative album set to release internationally on Sept. 24 and in the U.S. on Sept. 25.

We also saw new tour dates for a few favorites, including Bob Dylan, Conor Oberst, Jesus and the Mary Chain and Flaming Lips. Morrissey also announced a North American tour that kicks off this October, making stops in over 30 cities. Better get your tickets now since the renowned British musician will be retiring soon.

In movie news, Jim Carrey officially backed out of the sequel for Dumb and Dumber, after stating that he was frustrated with the studio’s lack of enthusiasm for the project. And like any good buddy would, Jeff Daniels refused to do the movie without him.

As for the small screen, a teaser for season 7 of everyone’s favorite justice-seeking serial killer, Dexter, was released. The Showtime series will return on Sept. 30.

After a tragic stage collapse that claimed one life, Radiohead released a statement on Facebook about their future touring plans. The stage collapse killed crewmember Scott Johnson and injured three others.

If you missed any late-night performances this week, no need to worry. Fiona Apple and Dirty Projectors made appearances on Jimmy Fallon and the Avett Brothers played for Team Coco.

Late Night Performances
“Fiona Apple performs “Anything We Want” and “Let Me Roll it on Fallon
“Dirty Projectors play “Gun Has No Trigger on Fallon
“Avett Brothers play “Murder In the City on Conan

Check out all of this week’s news here.

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