In The News: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beirut, Big Star, Dinosaur Jr, Mates Of State, Primus, Bottle Rockets, Jayhawks, John Doe And More

Starting July 5, Radiohead is issuing a series of limited-edition 12-inches that contain remixes of songs from The King Of Limbs. The first release features Caribou and Jacques Greene … I’m With You, the 10th studio album from Red Hot Chili Peppers, will be available August 30 via Warner Bros. … Beirut has announced the August 30 release of The Rip Tide (Pompeii), the band’s first LP in four years. Beirut is leading up to the release with numerous North American and European dates … Big Star’s Jody Stephens, Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow joined up with Superdrag’s John Davis to pay their respects to the late, great Alex Chilton with the release of a live tribute EP, which will be available June 21 on Ardent Music … Fans of Dinosaur Jr can enter to win a chance to film and interview the band on June 25 in D.C. via the In The Hands Of The Fans video series. The deadline for submissions is June 19. In other Dino news, 1988’s Bug is being reissued on cassette on June 21 via Joyful Noise … Mates Of State’s new album, Mountaintops, is set for a September 13 release date via Barsuk … Former MAGNET guest editor Tommy Keene‘s new LP, Behind The Parade, is out via Second Motion on August 30 … Eleven years have passed since Primus last released a studio album, but the dry spell will be over September 13 with Green Naugahyde (ATO/Prawn Songs). A major fall tour will follow … Eagle Rock Entertainment is issuing the Doobie Brothers’ Live At The Greek Theatre 1982 on CD and DVD, complete with bonus tracks, on June 28 … On August 16, the Bottle Rockets are going unplugged with Bloodshot’s release of Not So Loud: An Acoustic Evening With The Bottle Rockets, featuring 13 re-imagined songs from the band’s catalog … Founding Jayhawks members (and former MAGNET guest editors) Gary Louris and Mark Olson have reunited for the first time on record since 1995 to create Mockingbird Time, out September 20 via Rounder … August 30 sees the release of John Doe’s new album, Keeper (Yep Roc) … The Concord label has collected 16 tracks from Tony Bennett‘s short stint on Improv and is releasing them on a single disc on July 12, three weeks before the legend’s 85th birthday. Tony Bennett: The Best Of The Improv Recordings is culled from the four-CD Tony Bennett: The Complete Improv Recordings … Former MAGNET guest editor Jason Noble (Rodan, Rachel’s, Shipping News, Young Scamels and all-around great guy) has been battling cancer for almost two years. His bandmate and friend Jeff Mueller organized a benefit for him, and you should go here immediately and buy a print by one or more of the 17 artists who donated them. June 15 is the last day you can do it, so hurry.

—Emily Costantino

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