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Beyoncé's New Album Will Be Called '4'

Also: Led Zeppelin T-shirt sold for $10K; My Morning Jacket to tour with Neko Case

May 11, 2011 5:25 PM ET
Beyoncé's New Album Will Be Called '4'
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Beyoncé's New Album Will Be Called '4'
Beyoncé has announced that the title of her forthcoming fourth album will appropriately be 4. "We all have special numbers in our lives, and four is that for me," the singer told Billboard. "It's the day I was born. My mother's birthday, and a lot of my friends' birthdays, are on the fourth; April 4 is my wedding date." The album, which promises to be her most experimental record yet, is due out sometime this summer. [Billboard]

Rare Led Zeppelin Shirt Sold For $10K
A rare vintage Led Zeppelin T-shirt has sold for $10,000 in an eBay auction, making it reportedly the most expensive rock T-shirt of all time. The garment, which was produced in very limited numbers as a wearable backstage pass for the band's concerts at Knebworth House in Knebworth, England in 1979, was acquired by the seller from the owners of the print shop that made them for a little over $100. [Stereogum]

My Morning Jacket to Tour With Neko Case
My Morning Jacket have announced that Neko Case will join them for a string of dates in August, beginning with their show at the Lawn at White River State Park in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 7th. They will play nine shows in total, wrapping up with a concert at the Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheater in Charlotte, North Carolina on August 21st. [Pitchfork]

Amanda Palmer Arrested in Amsterdam
Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls was arrested in Amsterdam for currently undisclosed reasons. Amateur footage of her arrest suggests that she may have been performing in public illegally. According to Palmer's Twitter feed, she was only fined for the offense. [AV Club]

Mos Def Joins Cast of 'Dexter'
Mos Def has signed on to star in a multi-episode arc on the sixth season of the Showtime series Dexter. The rapper is set to portray a hardened ex-con who will be one of the season's main antagonists. [Billboard]

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