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Weekly News Roundup: August 25th-August 31st, 2023

The biggest headlines from the past week of pop-culture

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Featured Image Credits: Dave Chappelle (Netflix); Post Malone (photo by Jen Vesp) and Bob Dylan (photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images for ABA); and The Killers (photo by George Ortiz)

    As the old adage says: another Friday, another Weekly Roundup from your old pals at Consequence. Every week, we pull together the top stories in music, film, TV, and pop culture. And as always, you can check out our video series to keep you updated on the biggest, latest, most news-y headlines.

    This week (August 25th-Agust 31st), Dave Chappelle charts out new standup dates (tickets here), the myth of Bob Dylan and Post Malone’s collaboration surfaces, Brandon Flowers scraps The Killers’ latest album, Duran Duran welcomes the spooky season, and Adam Driver hits the gas in the first trailer for Michael Mann’s Ferrari. What a week!

    Check out the rundown video above, and find more information via the links below.

    Dave Chappelle Expands New Tour — After a pair of shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Dave Chappelle will hit the road this fall. After previously announcing September gigs in spots like Detroit, Cleveland, New Orleans, and Nashville, he’s expanded the trek with new stops in Chicago, Milwaukee, Boston, Raleigh, Charlotte, and Atlanta in October, with a trio of Ft. Lauderdale shows in December. Tickets for the tour can be found here.

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    Bob Dylan Gave His Lyrics to Post Malone — Producer Michael Cash recently revealed that Post Malone was 40% done with a recording featuring Bob Dylan’s lyrics, but never came back to the studio to finish the track. In a compilation inspired by the 2014 T Bone Burnett-produced album Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes, the project the song was intended for was to feature rappers and hip-hop artists tackling Dylan’s lyrics. Dylan, who is a personal hero of Post Malone’s, rescinded his lyrics when the Malone kept failing to show and finish the song.

    The Killers Walk Away From New Album Halfway Through Recording — The Killers’ era of rock ‘n’ roll may be over. Lead singer Brandon Flowers recently confessed that the band scrapped their new album halfway through its recording, claiming he’s now more fulfilled by acoustic, Americana leaning sounds like 2021’s Pressure Machine“I don’t think you’ll see us making this type of music anymore,” Flowers said. Presumably, “this type” refers to fast-paced, electric songs akin to their 2004 debut Hot Fuss.

    Duran Duran to Release New “Halloween-themed” Album, Danse Macabre —  Duran Duran are back with their 16th studio album, Danse Macabre, featuring a series of guests and covers (notably songs by Billie Eilish, Talking Heads, The Rolling Stones, and more). Ahead of the record, due out October 27th, the band released the lead single and title track, “Danse Macabre.”

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    Adam Driver is Enzo Ferrari in new Michael Mann Feature: Watch —  The Ferrari trailer is here, with Adam Driver racing on to screen as the titular car manufacturer. The upcoming biographical drama premieres this week at Venice Film Festival, before its wide release on December 25th, 2023. The film also stars Penélope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, Gabriel Leone, Sarah Gadon, Jack O’Connell, and Patrick Dempsey.

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