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There was no shortage of music news this week as the famous mural from Elliott Smith’s album Figure 8 was renovated by a group that calls themselves the Punk Rock Marthas, Neil Young & Crazy Horse took to their website to offer an advanced stream of their album Psychedelic Pill, Sufjan Stevens released an awesome—and gory—claymation video for his song, “My. Frosty Man,” fans got to hear the result of Cee Lo’s collaboration with The Muppets for his upcoming Christmas album, two members of Pussy Riot were sent to Siberian prison camps and Calexico played through a blackout.

In movie news, Idris Elba is reportedly being considered to take on the role of James Bond after Daniel Craig hangs up the suit, the red band trailer for Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead remake was released, a Michael Fassbender-fronted Assassin’s Creed film is on its way, and in case you’re not excited enough for The Hobbit, Denny’s created a Middle Earth-themed menu, Stephen Colbert hinted at a cameo in the sequel(s) and Andy Serkis will direct a performance-capture adaptation of Animal Farm.

And in TV news, Gary Cole joins HBO’s Veep, ABC buys a comedy from Zach Braff, while Steve Carell will produce a show for Fox starring The Daily Show’s Jason Jones, Axl Rose sat down with Jimmy Kimmel for his first interview in 20 years, Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter will guest on the upcoming season of Arrested Development (at this point, who won’t be?!), Showtime renews Homeland and Louis C.K. will host Saturday Night Live on Nov. 3.