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All (music) New’s That’s Fit to Print (and a playlist!) – Week of 04/14/13 to 04/20/13

You probably missed it. Distributors offered us lots of reasons to go shopping on Record Store Day Saturday, including special limited edition vinyl releases by everybody from Bob Dylan to Brian Eno to Pink Floyd to Willie Nelson. Did you support your local mom & pop record store? Does your city still have one to support?

Chi Cheng, bassist for the Deftones, has died. He was 42. A 2008 car accident left him in a coma, and although he showed signs of improvement over the years, he never fully recuperated. Rest in peace, Chi.

Also, farewell to album cover artist Storm Thorgerson, who passed away Thursday. One of the greatest artists to ever focus on cover art, Thorgerson’s portfolio includes the majority of the Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin catalogues, as well as work for Peter Gabriel, Muse, the Mars Volta and many others.

The first Ozzy fronted Black Sabbath album in over 30 years is being released in the U.S. June 11th. Titled 13, the original lineup is in full swing, with the exception of a new drummer (Brad Wilk from Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave.) A full U.S. tour is also in the works.

Rumor has it that the Rolling Stones U.S. dates that just went on sale will be their last. If my sources are correct, and seeing the Stones is on your bucket list, I’d encourage you to pony up that extra couple of hundred bucks and buy those tickets.

Summer festival season is upon us, and I am writing this as I pack my bags for this weekend’s second round of Coachella 2013. Headliners include Blur, the Stone Roses, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Wu Tang Clan, Phoenix, the xx, and Sigur Ros. Full report next week, scout’s honor.

In the meantime, here’s Pitchfork’s Summer Music Festival Guide:

San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival is scheduled to go down August 9-11. Tickets are now officially on sale. This years lineup includes Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and lots more.

Until next time. Rock over London, rock on Chicago.

…and here is your Spotify playlist of the week.

Let’s call this list 10 songs for your ears to love on, shall we? (Includes tracks from David Bowie, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Alt-J, and more.)

Interwebs link – 10 songs for your ears to love on.

Spotify link – 10 songs for your ears to love on.

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