Quick Hits: will.i.am, MTV VMAs, Missy Elliott, Neil Young, The Smashing Pumpkins, Incubus, Johnny Cash, Killinger
August 27, 2012


will.i.am

will.i.am has unveiled the tracklist for his upcoming solo release, #willpower, and it is chock-ful of superstar cameos. MTV News reports that Rihanna appears on "Run It Back," while Britney Spears is featured on the track "Sexy Sexy." Justin Bieber appears on the album closer "Flyin'." Other cameos include David Guetta ("Make It Last"), Chris Brown ("One Of Those Nights") and Ne-Yo ("Love Maker"). The deluxe ediiton of #willpower includes the previously released track "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)," which featured Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger.

More artists have been added to next week's MTV Video Music Awards, as Rihanna and Frank Ocean will both perform at the annual event. Rihanna is tied for the most VMA nominations with Drake, as each artist is up for six moonmen. Boy band The Wanted have been added as presenters, along with rapper 2Chainz and Ke$ha. The VMAs will be handed out next Thursday, September 6.

Missy Elliott will release a pair of brand new songs over Labor Day weekend, according to her old friend and collaborator Timbaland, titled "9th Inning" and "Triple Threat." On Friday, Tim tweeted, "oh snap yall my sista @MissyElliott is dropping her singles #9thinning and #triplethreat labor day weekend. watch it world we back!!!"

The new Neil Young & Crazy Horse album Psychedelic Pill will be released in October. According to Young's website, it will be out as a double-CD and a three-record vinyl set, due to the length of the new tunes. Full length videos for each song will be released as well, with a Bluray version of Psychedelic Pill featuring all the videos on the way as well. 

Details of The Smashing Pumpkins' fall tour have been revealed, as Billy Corgan & co. will kick off their trek with two shows in Mexico on September 22 and 23, before heading to Canada and the rest of North America. The Pumpkins will play Winnipeg on October 2 with dates announced up to November 4 in Hartford, CT.

Incubus' September 8 concert in Carson, CA will be broadcast live on AXS TV. The one-night-only live concert event will air at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Incubus is currently on the road with Linkin Park for the 2012 Honda Civic Tour.

Columbia/Legacy will release a massive 63 disc Johnny Cash box set this fall. Johnny Cash - The Complete Columbia Album Collection is due out October 30 and is made up of 59 albums and four bonus discs. Consequence Of Sound reports that 35 of the albums in the set will be receiving their first-ever release on CD. Cash spent close to three decades on the Columbia label, recording much of his most-acclaimed songs there.

Canadian rockers Killinger have been tapped to open Black Label Society's upcoming run of Canadian tour dates. Killinger will play with BLS on seven dates in late October and early November.




 
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