Dave Grohl Reunites with Queens of the Stone Age, Hayden Signs to Arts & Crafts, and Bad Religion Reveal 'True North' in This Week's News Roundup

Dave Grohl Reunites with Queens of the Stone Age, Hayden Signs to Arts & Crafts, and Bad Religion Reveal 'True North' in This Week's News Roundup
While we ease into our weekend, now is the time we like to look back at the top stories that graced our news pages this week. So come have a look at just some of the highlights.

First off, there was some major excitement in the world of Queens of the Stone Age, as drum hero Dave Grohl has rejoined the band for their upcoming new album. The as-yet-untitled record is still without a firm release date, but it is expected to arrive by June next year, marking the first QOTSA record to feature Grohl since 2002's fabled Songs for the Deaf.

And with 2012 winding down, we're already getting a pile of announcements for much-anticipated albums for 2013. Bad Religion revealed they will return with True North. J. Cole will release Born Sinner. And Doldrums have Lesser Evil on the way.

This week, we also learned of a new Death Cab for Cutie box set, a similar boxed offering from Skrillex and, if Kevin Shields is to be believed, My Bloody Valentine will finally release their follow-up to Loveless, though we will believe that when we hear it. In meantime, this all-Japanese tribute to Loveless seems much more likely.

In other news, No Doubt were forced to remove their new music video over accusations of racism, Canadian folk hero Hayden signed to Arts & Crafts for a new record, Texas Is the Reason are heading off on a reunion tour, and Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace got some teeth shattered at a recent live show.

Finally, Cat Power has officially postponed her European tour, citing health problems.