Quick Hits: Cee Lo Green, Serj Tankian, Pusha T, Bob Dylan, Dave Grohl's Sound City Documentary
July 19, 2012
Cee Lo Green
Cee Lo Green's Las Vegas residency, dubbed Loberace, has been pushed back to 2013 after it was scheduled to kick off on August 29. Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino made the announcement on July 18, citing Green's conflicting filming schedule for The Voice. New concert dates are scheduled for February through April, 2013. Said Green in a statement: "It's always been a dream of mine to be among the great music legends who have had a Las Vegas residency and I was very much looking forward to launching Loberace this year. But as we move into the third season of The Voice, with my dedicated commitment to the filming schedule and love for my role on the show, I will need to postpone the opening of Loberace to early 2013. Most importantly, to all my fans who have already purchased tickets, please accept my sincerest apology and I hope you can still join me in Vegas next year, so I can properly and finally introduce you to my brainchild."
System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian has announced an international tour with his solo band, The FCC. The tour kicks off in London on October 2 and stops in Germany, Holland, Italy, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg and the Czech Republic before wrapping up in Berlin on October 25. The tour comes in support of Serj's new solo album, Harakiri, which is out now.
Pusha T is featured on both singles from Kanye West's upcoming G.O.O.D. Music compilation album -- the already-released songs "Mercy" and "New God Flow" -- and the rapper is also working on his debut solo LP. Pusha's album is expected in October, and it was executive-produced by The-Dream. "It's cinematic in the sense that I wanted to make a dark album," Pusha told Billboard.com of his solo effort. "I see music in colors and try to put it in a physical perspective at times, and I saw it as like, if I had to name a movie, The Devil's Advocate. Devil's Advocate was a very dark movie. It dealt with very dark themes, but to the naked eye, it was total beauty. You have total beauty and total greatness. You have the wizardry of Al Pacino, the beauty of Charlize Theron, at the time the go-to guy of KeanuReeves, and at the same time it dealt with this demonic man in [the field of] law. You would see a beautiful woman changing in front of Charlize and you'd look at her and she'd be beautiful and then there'd be a monster under her. I feel like that's what my album is."
Bob Dylan has announced a North American arena tour with special guest Mark Knopfler. The trek kicks off on October 5 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and runs through November 21 in Brooklyn, NY, and it marks Dylan's first time headlining arenas in America since 2006. The tour comes in support of Dylan's 35th album, Tempest, which hits stores on September 11 via Columbia Records.
Dave Grohl has released the third trailer for his forthcoming documentary about legendary L.A. recording studio Sound City. The trailer is under a minute long and it doesn't offer a release date for the film, but it does show Tom Petty, MickFleetwood, Butch Vig, Trent Reznor and more artists gushing about the famed studio. Check it out below: