Quick Hits: Muse, P!nk, Beyonce & Jay-Z, M.I.A., Radiohead, Mumford & Sons, The Monkees
August 8, 2012


Muse
After penning the official track for the Olympics, Muse has confirmed that they also will perform the song, "Survival," at the closing ceremony. "I'm happy with the song. It's a proper Muse song," drummer Dom Howard told NME. "It's not something we just did for the Olympics. They sowed a seed by asking us to do some music but then five months went by. We showed them a few songs when they asked us about [playing the] closing ceremony and they loved it. It represented the enormous competition of what the Olympics is." Meanwhile, A Symphony of British Music: Music For The Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, an album containing music performed on the final night, will be released digitally on August 12. The lineup for the closing ceremony is being kept a secret, with only Muse, Ed Sheeran and George Michael confirming that they will perform at the event.

P!nk revealed that Eminem duets with her on her new album, The Truth About Love, which comes out September 18. Em appears on an "alternative club banger" track dubbed "Here Comes the Weekend." P!nk told Australia's Herald Sun that the decision was pretty simple, saying: "He said, 'Do you want to do a song with me?' 'F--- yeah!' I said, 'Do you want to do a song with me?' and he said, 'F--- yeah!" Handshake. Nothing signed. Done." In addition, P!nk also worked with Lily Allen (now Lily Rose Cooper) on a track called "True Love" and fun.'s Nate Ruess on "Just Give Me a Reason."

Beyoncé and Jay-Z are the world's highest-paid celebrity couple, according to a new list from Forbes. This year, Beyoncé raked in about $40 million while Jay earned about $38 million. The #2 couple on the list is New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen, followed by David and Victoria Beckham at #3, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at #4 and Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith at #5.

M.I.A. revealed in a Twitter chat with fans that her fourth studio album will be out by December. She said the album is "still in the making" and it features "no collabs," as well as producers "that don't act like fame whore coloniser." M.I.A. clarified that "Bad Girls," her single released earlier this year, will appear on the forthcoming album, and she described the record's sound as "paul simon on acid."

A fund has been started in memory of Radiohead drum tech Scott Johnson, who was killed when the band's stage collapsed in Toronto in June. Radiohead wrote on their website: "Scott's parents have now created the Scott Johnson Bursary Fund for Young Musicians. This will fund musical equipment for young people in Rotherham in the U.K., where Scott grew up." To make a donation, visit http://scottjohnsonbursary.com/

Mumford & Sons have revealed the first single from their long-awaited second effort, Babel. The song is called "I Will Wait" and it was released to radio yesterday, along with the video posted below. Babel is set for release on September 25.




Following the death of singer Davy Jones, the surviving members of The Monkees will launch their first tour together in 15 years. Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork will hit the road for 12 shows starting on November 8 in Escondido, CA and ending on December 2 in New York. The Monkees will perform a selection of their biggest hits and deeper cuts from their first five albums, as well as music from their film, Head, and the TV series. Jones will be saluted via multimedia content during each show, according to a statement.




 
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