Quick Hits: Kanye West, Katy Perry, American Idol judges, Michael Jackson, Smashing Pumpkins, John Lennon, Interpol
July 28, 2010


Kanye West
Kanye West announced via Twitter that his forthcoming album, due this fall, will no longer be titled Good Ass Job. "I'm bouncing a couple of titles around now," he wrote. Meanwhile, 'Ye debuted some verses from three of the songs a cappella style for employees at Facebook's headquarters in Palo Alto, CA on Tuesday. The rapper performed a new poem called "Mama's Boyfriend" before offering the tracks "My Chain Heavy," "Sweat on My Face" and "Lost in the World," according to Nah Right, while standing on a folding table in a room full of the social network's employees. West has reportedly collaborated with producers RZA, No ID, Pete Rock and DJ Toomp for the new effort, as well as artists like Clipse's Pusha T, Nicki Minaj, Consequence and Kid Cudi.

Katy Perry spent a half-hour answering fan questions via YouTube in a new video online titled "YouTube Presents An Interview With Katy Perry." Perry answered the most popular questions voted on by fans, while wearing a purple wig. She discussed the upcoming video for her next single, "Teenage Dream," saying, "It is gonna be completely different from 'California Gurls.' With 'Teenage Dream' you'll see a very raw, almost vulnerable... I had to wear so many less layers of makeup." She added, "I had to make out with a boy which was very traumatizing, I was kind of mean to him. I would be the one to call cut because I was like, 'oh I cant do this!' I feel so horrible. But I know it's a job. We understand what our work is." The entire video interview can be seen
here.

Contrary to rumors this week, neither Justin Timberlake nor Elton John will be joining American Idol as new judges this coming season. Representatives for both artists have denied the reports, according to Deadline Hollywood.

Producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, who worked with Michael Jackson on his 2001 album Invincible, promises that unreleased material from the King of Pop is definitely on the way. In a new chat with VladTV, Jerkins said, "I'm about to work on an unreleased project that we're talking about doing right now. It's definitely going to come, but it takes time. You got to do a lot of the red tape but there's definitely going to be an unreleased Michael Jackson [album]. There's definitely going to be stuff to come and hopefully I'll be a part of that." Jackson was reportedly working on a comeback album at the time of his death with contemporary producers such as Akon, Ne-Yo and Will.I.Am.

Smashing Pumpkins played over two hours at the Metro in Chicago on Tuesday night at a benefit concert for severely injured Madina Lake bassist Matthew Leone. Spinner reports that Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced before the show that it was "Matthew Leone Day" in the state and Pumpkins main man Billy Corgan auctioned off a guitar for $10,000 to go towards Leone's medical bills. The Pumpkins debuted a brand new song, "Blessed Mothers," during the show as well.

Yoko Ono will once again oppose the release of John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, as she has done every two years since Chapman first became eligible for parole in 2000. Chapman is up for parole next month, but Ono has consistently opposed it and she again sent a letter to the parole board, her lawyer Peter Shukat told the New York Daily News. "Her position has not changed," Shukat said in an article published Tuesday. Chapman, who is now 55 and serving a 20-years-to-life sentence, is scheduled to be interviewed by a three-member panel during the week of August 9. It will be his sixth bid for parole.

Interpol has expanded their upcoming tour in support of their self-titled fourth album, due out September 7. A new round of North American dates will begin in Oakland on October 18 and run to November 5 in New York City. Interpol is currently on the road in North America up to August 21 in Miami, then they begin a European tour on September 16.




 
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