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News Of Note: Kanye Apologizes and Announces A New Tour With Lady Gaga, The New Vampire Weekend LP Is Shaping Up, and what’s new with Radiohead by 20watts
Kanye talks to Jay Leno the day after the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards

Kanye talks to Jay Leno the day after the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards

PREVIEW: Watch Kanye’s interview with Jay Leno and Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Kanye’s performance of “Run This Town.”

After the¬†Kanye West publicity stunt/VMA debacle Sunday night, the rapper sat down with Jay Leno on Monday and publicly apologized,¬†Pitchfork reports. After giving a heartfelt apology, and shedding some tears when Leno asked West what his late mother would have thought of his disrespectful act, he performed “Run This Town” with¬†Jay-Z and¬†Rihanna. [Previous 20 Watts Coverage:20 Watts Reviews Jay-Z’s “Run This Town”]

In other Kanye news, SPIN.COM reported that he and Lady Gaga would join forces and hit the road together this winter. The entire tour will comprise of 34 stops and it starts November 11 in Pheonix, AZ and will end on January 24 in Dallas, TX. The nearest Syracuse date is Buffalo, NY on December 20. If you saw Gaga‚Äôs VMA performance you know that this will literally be the craziest winter tour. [Previous 20 Watts Coverage: Lady Gaga’s New Music Video/Short Film]

According to Pitchfork, Vampire Weekend has announced ¬†details regarding their second full-length album. ¬†The album entitled¬†Contra, will be released January 12, 2010 and the tracklist is currently available on the band’s website. [Previous 20 Watts Coverage: 20 Watts Reviews Discovery’s The LP]

NME.COM reports that Radiohead drummer Phil Selway will release a solo album. Selway will sing on the album and be joined by Wilco members Glenn Kotche and Pat Sanzone, solo-artist Lisa Germano and bass player Sebastian Steinberg.  The albums release date is unknown at this point.

NME.COM also reports that Radiohead’s frontman, Thom Yorke, is set to perform ‚ÄúThe Reckoner‚ÄĚ after a showing of the new climate change film ‚ÄúThe Age of Stupid.‚ÄĚ The performance will occur via satellite transmission from a mysterious undisclosed location. [Previous 20 Watts Coverage: Radiohead Leak Track? “These Are My Twisted Words”, Radiohead Wrote A Song That Would Suit A Funeral? No Way!!]

– 20 Watts Staff

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