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Kreayshawn to Direct Red Hot Chili Peppers Video

Also: Adele reschedules tour dates; Cee Lo drops out of Rihanna tour

June 24, 2011 3:05 PM ET
The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kreayshawn
The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kreayshawn
Clara Balzary (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Kreayshawn to Direct Red Hot Chili Peppers Video
Bratty Oakland emcee Kreayshawn has been confirmed as the director of "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie," the first single from the Red Hot Chili Peppers' forthcoming album I'm With You. In addition to becoming a viral star on the strength of her song "Gucci Gucci," Kreayshawn happens to be a film student. [Pitchfork]

Adele Reschedules Tour Dates
Adele, who had been forced to cancel a string of North American dates due to laryngitis, has announced a run of rescheduled shows, as well as a few new shows. The singer will resume her tour at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver on August 9th and continue on through October 21st when she performs at the Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie in Grand Prairie, Texas. [XL]

Cee Lo Drops Out of Rihanna Tour
Cee Lo Green will no longer be the opening act of Rihanna's Loud arena tour. In a statement, the singer says that he has been forced to drop out due to "unforeseen scheduling conflicts." [Houston Press]

Big Audio Dynamite Announce U.S. Tour
The recently reunited Big Audio Dynamite will hit the road this summer with a series of dates in the United States. The band will kick off their brief tour at the House of Blues in Boston on August 2nd and hit clubs in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Minneapolis and Los Angeles in addition to appearances at Lollapalooza in Chicago and the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco. [Press release]

Listen to Neko Case and Nick Cave's 'True Blood' Duet
Neko Case and Nick Cave have recorded a duet of the Zombies' "She's Not There" for the season premiere of True Blood on Sunday. If you're feeling impatient, you can stream the song now at KCRW. [KCRW]

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