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Vatican Forgives the Beatles

In 1966, John Lennon claimed that The Beatles were “more popular than Jesus,” a statement that enraged many Catholics.  However, this week, the Vatican has made peace with the Fab Four.  According to the Associated Press, The Vatican newspaper paid tribute to the group to mark the 40th anniversary of the band’s break-up.  The paper printed an article that reads, “It’s true, they took drugs; swept up by their success, they lived dissolute and uninhibited lives…But, listening to their songs, all of this seems distant and meaningless.”  The article goes on, “Their beautiful melodies, which changed forever pop music and still give us emotions, live on like precious jewels.” (MTV News)

Weezer Joins Record Store Day Fun

Weezer is getting in on all the Record Store Day fun.  The band will support local music retailers by releasing a special limited-edition CD featuring five tracks. The collection features live versions of “I’m Your Daddy,” “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To,” “Why Bother,” “Brain Stew” and “Buddy Holly.” Record Store Day takes place on Saturday and music lovers can learn all about it now at RecordStoreDay.com. (MTV News)

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Green Day Announce RockBand Details

On June 8th, Green Day: Rock Band will be released to the world. The track listing for the highly anticipated videogame includes 47 tracks including hits from Dookie, American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown. The game depicts the band playing three separate venues, Milton Keynes in England, a fictional venue called The Warehouse and The Fox Theatre in Oakland, California. Green Day: Rock Band features the likenesses of Billie Joe, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool and hits shelves on June 8th. (MTV News)

Hayley Williams In New Weezer Video

Hayley Williams is a big Weezer fan and recently got to sing their classic track, “Say It Aint So,” onstage with the band. The Paramore singer has teamed up with the group once again and appears in their new video for “I’m Your Daddy.” Fans should be sure to look for the flame-haired singer at about the one minute and 30 seconds mark. Check it out now at Weezer.com. (MTV News)

More news on Kings of Leon and Amy Winehouse after the jump.

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John Mayer Announces Summer Tour Dates

John Mayer released all the dates for his summer US tour on his website. And he’s coming back to Utah. The bluesy singer/songwriter will perform at USANA Amphitheater on August 31st. There is a fan pre-sale for the show April 19th and 20th and tickets go on-sale to the public on April 24th at 10am.

Green Day Talk About New Album

MTV News caught up with Green Day recently and the band got to talking about their new album. The group said they’re currently in the songwriting phase for the disc, which will be the follow-up to their 2009 album 21st Century Breakdown. Singer Billie Joe Armstrong told the outlet that they are trying to get back to the basics, which the singer says at first made them sound like crap. The effort is still a work in progress and for now, fans will just have to be happy with catching the Broadway play, American Idiot, which features Green Day’s music. (MTV News)

Hit the jump for news on Phoenix, Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump and Amy Winehouse.

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