I Read The News Today… For July 25, 2011

- Jul 25, 2011

Have you ever wondered what your favourite metal band's logo means? Now you know, thanks to The Grid.

While everyone rushed to comment on Amy Winehouse's death this weekend, it was... Russell Brand who made the most sense.

Kanye West and Jay-Z are now apparently known as The Throne, and are heading out on tour in support of their Watch The Throne collaborative album this fall. Two artists unite? Someone cue up Spice Girls' "2 Become 1," quick!

Danko Jones performed with Nashville Pussy in Sweden on July 10. Of course.

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Toronto singer/songwriter Slim Twig is back and is releasing a new 12-inch single in North America on Aug. 16. He's also just released a self-directed video for new track "Priscilla," which you can see here. That tune, along with "I'll Always Be A Child," will be on the 12-inch.

Junior Boys have announced a North American fall tour in support of their recently released It's All True album. They're on the road from Sept. 11 to Oct. 16, after which they head to Europe in November and December.

The Rapture are going across the pond to Europe in late August to play tunes from their In The Grace Of Your Love album, which comes out in September. They'll be there until Sept. 10.

Elephant Stone are asking fans who go to their set at this weekend's Osheaga festival to film the band performing "Love The Sinner, Hate The Sin" on their iPhone, BlackBerry or other phone (with a good camera). They want you to upload that footage to their website immediately after the show. They're going to collect it and use it in the video for the track.

M.I.A. has paid tribute to Amy Winehouse and other artists who died at age 27 by putting out an eerie, unreleased tune called "27." You can hear it below:

27 by _M_I_A_

Portishead's Geoff Barrows hates Coldplay. Why? Their fucking fireworks are so damn distracting at festivals.

Kirk Weddle, the photographer who shot the cover for Nirvana's Nevermind album, wants to recreate it with the baby — who's all grown up now.

Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump will release his Soul Punk debut solo album on Oct. 18. Cue plenty of 13-year-olds going "EEEEEEEEEEE!"

Austin, Texas' The Sword cancelled their performance at Toronto's Heavy T.O. festival this weekend because drummer Kevin Fender was denied entry to Canada.

U2 and K'Naan appeared on stage together in Minneapolis to raise attention to the ongoing famine in Somalia, where K'Naan was born. The Polaris Music Prize rapper also reportedly met with Bono to talk about famine and how Bono's ONE charity can help with relief efforts.

Fifteen people were arrested at Motley Crue and Poison's show in Darien Center, N.Y. on Friday night, including a Canadian man who peed in public. Keep it classy south of the border, Canada!

Phil Collins: "I don't like music."
Music: "I know."

Radiohead have announced they're going to release another remix single for a song from this year's The King Of Limbs. This one will feature Thriller Houseghost's reworking of "Give Up The Ghost," Illum Sphere's version of "Codex" and Shed's take on "Little By Little." It doesn't have a release date yet.

Break out your cauldrons, cloaks and black hats! Lykke Li is touring this fall.

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