Quick Hits: Ke$ha, Lil Wayne, Record Store Day, Britney Spears, Colbie Caillat, LCD Soundsystem, Santigold
April 15, 2011

When MTV asked Ke$ha recently about which female artists she would bring out on the road for an "all-girl fantasy tour," the singer explained that the second leg of her Get $leazy Tour already features her dream lineup. "I actually put together my personal fantasy tour and I just announced the second leg of my Get $leazy Tour and that's gonna be: me and LMFAO and Spank Rock," she said. "It's not an all-girls tour, but it's gonna be f---ing sleazy." When asked what her headlining shows will entail, Ke$ha elaborated, "Blasting glitter violently at people, even if they don't want it. It's like they don't even have a choice. It is a little volatile, but I do it anyways. I feel like people know me for my glitter and I don't want to disappoint."

Lil Wayne's I Am Still Music tour hit his hometown of New Orleans on Thursday night, and he had some special surprises for the audience. All of Weezy's tourmates hit the stage last night, including Porcelain Black, Mix Master Mike & Travis Barker, and Rick Ross. Nicki Minaj even came out with New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul, according to MTV News. Furthermore, all of Weezy's Young Money crew was in the house to perform with him, as Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda and Mack Maine joined Wayne for "Every Girl;" Ace Hood came out to perform "Hustle Hard," his single with Wayne; and Lil Chuckee, Lil Twist, Gudda, Mack and Millz came out for "Bedrock." Then Birdman graced the stage for the "Fire Flame (Remix)," and finally, Wayne introduced his protege Drake for "Miss Me" and "Forever." Meanwhile, Weezy's Carter IV album comes out on May 16.

Independent record stores across the country will celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday, April 16, when many artists will release special edition vinyl specifically for the event. For example, Warner Bros. will celebrate with exclusive vinyl packages from My Chemical Romance, R.E.M., The Flaming Lips, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty and more, while Columbia Records will offer vinyl from Bruce Springsteen, AC/DC, Adele and more. For specific details about participating stores, in-store signings and special releases, visit the Record Store Day website here

The new choreography-heavy version of Britney Spears' video for "Till The World Ends" has hit the web. While the original cut of the video focuses more on the apocalypse that is happening outside, the new video offers more footage of Spears and her underground dance party. The new clip has lengthier footage of Spears' backup dancers, and there are more shots of Britney dancing as well. The ending also is entirely different. "The real music video is best, of course," director Ray Kay tweeted on Thursday about his re-edited version. "But it's fun to watch the choreography too."

Colbie Caillat will release All Of You, her third album for Universal Republic Records, on July 12. The album will feature a collaboration with Common on the track "Favorite Song," and Caillat says she wrote All Of You about her experiences over the last few years, most significantly her blossoming relationship with band mate Justin Young. "He was in my band for two years before we noticed that we like each other," she says. "I wrote most of this album about us, our ups and downs. All the songs are about life experiences, so I guess this record is more grown up, with a somewhat wiser perspective."

LCD Soundsystem's final concert, which was held at Madison Square Garden on April 2, will be released as a DVD. When asked by a fan on Facebook whether the show would receive an official release, LCD's James Murphy answered, "we will! we filmed it! much nicer than the stream! i need to mix the music and then they need to edit between all the cameras!"

Santigold has posted a new duet with Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O on Jay-Z's new LifeAndTimes.com website.  The song, titled "Go," is the first release from Santi's long awaited second album, American Dreaming, which is due later this year. "This song comments on the era we live in and the NEW American dream," said Santigold, according to EW.com. "The dream used to be that if you worked hard, and you were good at what you did, you could pave your own way in America and the sky was the limit. However, things have changed. The NEW American Dream is to become rich and famous by happenstance – or sex tapes – and to get there with as little work or talent as possible. And as a result, we are suffering – though many of us don’t know it – as quality becomes a notion of the past. We’re ruining art, our planet, and our health, all due to our newfound obsession with instant gratification."

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