Quick Hits: Bruno Mars, Q-Tip / Kanye West, Eddie Vedder, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, Lollapalooza, Ben Harper
October 1, 2012


Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars will host and perform on Saturday Night Live on October 20. This appearance will mark the debut performance of his new single, "Locked Out Of Heaven." Mars also will unveil the single later tonight with a YouTube live stream and Google+ Hangout, set to get underway at 7 p.m. (ET)/4 p.m. (PT) at his official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/brunomars. The track will impact multi-format radio outlets nationwide immediately following its premiere. "Locked Out Of Heaven" will then go on sale at all digital retailers tomorrow, October 2. Mars will release his new album, Unorthodox Jukebox, on December 11.

It looks like Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music crew may follow up Cruel Summer with another album, possibly dubbed Cruel Winter. Rapper Q-Tip alluded to that fact at the BET Hip-Hop Awards on Saturday, when he was asked by MTV News why he did not appear on Cruel Summer. "I know, I know, I'm sorry about that but I have to let the cat out of the bag. Kanye's probably gonna get...," the former A Tribe Called Quest frontman said before stopping mid-sentence. He added simply, "If there's a Cruel Summer then there's got to be a Cruel Winter right? That's all I'm saying."

Following a postponement in April, Eddie Vedder's solo tour is now back on track. Vedder will be touring from October 31 in Las Vegas through December 4 in Clearwater, FL. He is bringing along Glen Hansard for the trek.

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett recorded a cover of "The Lady is a Tramp" for Bennett's 2011 Duets II LP, and now they may take the partnership even further. Bennett, who has another Duets album coming on October 23, told Rolling Stone that he and Gaga will do a Jazz album together. "We're gonna do a jazz album with Marion Evans, a big swing band, and I'm looking forward to it because a lot of people don't know it, but she's a phenomenal jazz singer," Bennett said, adding that the record will consist entirely of songs from the catalog of a mystery songwriter. "I can't mention the composer because I don't want anybody to do it before we do it, but there's a great composer that's very underrated, very famous, but not as famous as Gershwin or Porter. But he did as many hit songs as anybody, and so we're gonna do a big swinging album."

Lollapalooza Chile and Lollapalooza Brasil will return in 2013. The Brazilian edition will host Pearl Jam, The Killers, The Black Keys, Deadmau5, Queens of The Stone Age and more at the Jockey Club, the site of the 2012 festival,  from March 29-31. Lollapalooza Chile will return to Santiago on April 6-7 with Pearl Jam, The Black Keys, deadmau5 and Queens of The Stone Age leading the charge. Also playing the South American festivals are A Perfect Circle, The Hives, Franz Ferdinand, Two Door Cinema Club, Hot Chip, Passion Pit, Crystal Castles, Kaiser Chiefs, Alabama Shakes, Puscifer, Gary Clark, Jr. and Nas.

Ben Harper has selected his favorite ballads for a career-spanning retrospective titled By My Side, to be released October 16 by Virgin/EMI. The collection features 12 of Harper's most unforgettable songs, including "Forever," "Diamonds On The Inside" and "Waiting On An Angel," and also introduces a new ballad called “Crazy Amazing,” which is exclusive to this release.  By My Side also includes a rare studio version of "Not Fire Not Ice," previously unreleased in the U.S., which until now was available only on the international single for "Ground On Down."




 
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