Quick Hits: Kanye West, Metallica, John Mayer, Cher, Neko Case, Jimmy Eat World, Breakaway Music Festival, Cody Simpson, Beach Boys
June 11, 2013


Kanye West

On Monday night, Kanye West held an album listening party for his new CD, Yeezus, which is due on June 18. At the New York party, Kanye played 10 new tracks for friends, industry types and the media. "I have an idea on how to sell more music — it's called make better music," West said to the crowd, which included Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Timbaland, according to MTV News. Chief Keef, Daft Punk, Bon Iver and Kid Cudi all appear on the new tunes, which have a distinct electro influence. Kanye also drew inspiration from reggae and dancehall, says MTV, although there are more moments of pure 'Ye familiarity. West also said he brought in Rick Rubin as an executive producer. "I had to go to the God Rick Rubin and play him my shit, ask him questions and allow him to take this project to an entirely new level," West told the crowd. "And he made a lot of great decisions at the end and pulled it to a new level."

Metallica just wrapped up their second annual Orion Music + More festival in Detroit, so fans are wondering if the band will now get down to business on a new album. However, speaking to MTV News at the festival, guitarist Kirk Hammett warned that realistically, it will be quite a while before an album is in stores. "We do have a lot of musical ideas, we have something called 'the Riff Bank,' and the Riff Bank keeps getting bigger and bigger, still, to this day," Hammett said. "I'm writing stuff, Rob's writing stuff, James is writing stuff, Lars is writing stuff, continually expanding the Riff Bank. So, it doesn't look like we're going to be putting out an album any time soon this year, it would be an amazing stroke of luck and grace if our album came out next year... I think it's a more sober statement to say that the album will probably come out in 2015." Hammett added that, "It's too early in the game to tell you it will sound like Death Magnetic. We have a lot of ideas but no actual finished songs, so it's hard for me to give you an accurate description. But we're looking forward to making it as heavy and as high-energy as possible, because that's what we want."

Sirius XM Radio announced that John Mayer will perform at a secret location in Philadelphia for an invitation-only concert held for SiriusXM listeners on Tuesday, July 2. The "John Mayer Born and Raised Final Dress Rehearsal" concert will air live on Tuesday, July 2 at 8 p.m. ET on The Spectrum, via satellite on channel 28, and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. The broadcast will be the final dress rehearsal before Mayer kicks off his 40-city U.S. tour on July 6 in support of his latest studio album, Born and Raised.

Cher will appear on the season finale of The Voice on June 18, marking her first live TV performance in more than 10 years, NBC said on Monday. Cher will perform "Woman's World," a new single from her album of the same name, which is slated to drop in September.

On September 3, Neko Case finally will offer her first album in over four years, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You. The first single "Man" is available now on iTunes. Case will kick off a full North American tour on September 6 in Chicago, IL that will run through November 1 in Boston.

Jimmy Eat World has announced a new leg of U.S. tour dates set for the fall. The additional round of shows begin in Chula Vista, CA on September 20 and run up to October 9 in Memphis. The band's new album Damages is in stores today.

The inaugural Breakaway Music Festival will take place in Columbus, OH and Dallas, TX in September. Each event will feature a variety of genres and a strong local music component. Breakaway Music Festival will kick off on Saturday, September 14 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH, with a lineup featuring Bassnectar, Empire of the Sun, Kendrick Lamar, Twenty One Pilots, Tokyo Police Club, Schoolboy Q and more. The following weekend will see Breakaway hitting FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, TX on September 21. The event will boast performances from Wu-Tang Clan, Empire of the Sun, Big Gigantic, Matt & Kim, Explosions in the Sky, Juicy J, Ra Ra Riot and more.

Cody Simpson has teamed up with Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who as an ambassador for their Teen Cancer America charity, which strives to help create teen and young adult units in hospitals, build upon cancer education and awareness, and to support teens battling cancer. In support of the organization, fans can donate $1 with each ticket purchased for Simpson's Paradise Tour, which runs from June 12 in Phoenix to July 27 in Denver.

The Beach Boys will offer a career-spanning, six-CD box set titled Made In California on August 27. Made In California features more than 60 previously unreleased tracks such as never-before-released original songs, home demos, alternate takes and mixes, and live concert, television and radio performances. The deluxe set is presented in a hardbound book, designed to look like a high school yearbook, housing personal recollections from the band’s members, replicated classic artwork and memorabilia, photos from the band’s archive, and handwritten yearbook-style inscriptions from Beach Boys Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks.




 
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