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Green Day Will Rock ‘Dookie’ at This Weekend’s Reading Festival + More

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Green Day will revisit ‘Dookie’ at this weekend’s Reading Festival by performing the classic 1994 punk platter in its entirety at the annual British gathering. The trio wasn’t even scheduled to appear at Reading before making the announcement. [Spin]

— Director Adria Petty says her stunning, MTV VMA-nominated clip for the Coldplay/Rihanna collaboration ‘Princess of China’ was inspired by the “weird … time signature and structure” of the song. “I thought the format of a typical music video wouldn’t fit it,” Petty says. “But we thought that a kung-fu movie trailer would.”  [Rolling Stone]

— The Kill Rock Stars record label is celebrating this month’s re-release of Elliot Smith’s ‘Either/Or’ by offering up alternate takes of tracks from the album. The latest: check out a gorgeous version of ‘Big Ballad of Nothing.’  [Death + Taxes]

— Shiny Toy Guns drove halfway across the country in bassist Jeremy Dawson’s 900-pound storm-chasing van ‘The Phantom’ to shoot their new ‘Waiting Alone’ video. “It’s jet black and looks like the ‘A-Team’ van or the ‘Ghostbusters’ van,” Dawson says of his ride, which encountered several crazy storms along the way. Check it out here. [Spinner]

— As we predicted, Mark David Chapman, the man who murdered John Lennon in 1980, today was denied parole for the seventh time. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

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