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THE BEATLES’ groundbreaking 1968 animated film Yellow Submarine has been specially restored (frame-by-frame, instead of the usual digital-software restoration) in order to be re-released on May 29 of this year. Following the escapades of The Beatles’ Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band characters as they travel to an undersea city to fight the music-hating Blue Meanie villains, the repackaged film will now include a making-of documentary, behind-the-scene photos, audio commentary, and a nifty 16-page booklet that includes comments by Pixar chief John Lasseter, who mentions that Yellow Submarine “helped pave the way” for some of today’s creative animations. A book of the movie’s screenplay from Candlewick Press will preface the restored film’s release on April 26.

KEANE will be trekking from their British homeland to the U.S. and Canada for a summer tour beginning in Boston this upcoming June. The tour will be in support of their brand new album, Strangeland, which is set to drop on May 8 on Interscope Records. Strangeland, which was recorded at Keane songwriter-keyboardist Tim Rice-Oxley’s own studio, is the band’s first full-length set since 2008’s Perfect Symmetry – you may have already heard its first single, “Silenced by the Night,” for which there’s also a music video in the works. In addition to the Boston date, Keane will be playing shows in NYC (6.15), Montreal (6.18), Chicago (6.22), and Los Angeles (6.29.) See www.keanemusic.com for their complete tour schedule.

A SAD FAREWELL to Dick Clark, who passed away last Wednesday at the age of 82. The TV and radio legend, who is perhaps best known by his fans for Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve (now helmed by Ryan Seacrest), was also the host for the groundbreaking TV show American Bandstand, which introduced a wide range of acts to television audiences, including Simon and Garfunkel, Smokey Robinson, Jan and Dean, The Monkees, The Jackson 5, Blondie, David Bowie, R.E.M., The GoGos, A Flock of Seagulls, and Run-D.M.C., among many, many others. Mr. Clark’s work marked a notable era of the music business, and he will be missed.

PYXIS POINTS | The music video for the first single, “Blood for Poppies,” from Garbage’s new Not Your Kind of People album, is streaming online now here | a special plaque has been installed in London, England’s Heddon Street to commemorate it being the place where David Bowie stood for the cover photo of his Ziggy Stardust album | The 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards have been set for November 11 at Frankfurt, Germany’s Festhalle | August is the time for the Green Man Festival in Wales, UK, with performances from tunE-yArDs, Feist, The Walkmen, Cashier No. 9, and Ghostpoet on the bill | Speaking of Wales, Welsh indie-popsters Los Campesinos! will return to the States for a short club tour including stops in St. Louis (6.16), NYC (6.22), and Baltimore (6.26) with Yellow Ostrich as supporting band | And Swedish musician The Tallest Man on Earth will drop his new album, There’s No Leaving Now, June 12. – Kristi Kates