Quick Hits: Nine Inch Nails, Eminem, Arcade Fire, Dr. Luke / American Idol, Adam Levine, Madonna, James Brown biopic
August 27, 2013


Trent Reznor
Nine Inch Nails' new album, Hesitation Marks, is now available to stream in its entirety on iTunes, providing fans a chance to hear the album in advance of its release on September 3 via Columbia Records. Hesitation Marks will be offered in both a standard and deluxe version, with the deluxe offering three bonus tracks. Meanwhile, Nine Inch Nails will play an intimate show for fans at the Troubadour club in Los Angeles on September 3, coinciding with the release of the new album. Tension 2013, the band's North American fall arena tour, will kick off on September 28.

Eminem has dropped his new single, "Berzerk," from his upcoming eighth album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which is due on November 5. "Berzerk" was produced by Rick Rubin and it features Rubin's signature blend of booming beats and classic rock samples, similar to the Beastie Boys' sound in the '80s. In fact, Em's track even samples "Fight For Your Right (To Party)," as well as Billy Squier's 1981 hit "The Stroke." In addition to Rubin, MMLP2 will feature production from Em's long time mentor, Dr. Dre.

Advertisements have been spotted in New York and Los Angeles promoting a new release from Arcade Fire called Reflektor. It's unclear whether this is an album or a song title, but according to the ads, fans will find out on September 9 and 9 p.m. The band recently announced its first live dates for 2014, which include the Big Day Out festival in Australia and New Zealand in January.

Despite rumors to the contrary, Pop producer Dr. Luke will not be joining American Idol as a judge on season 13, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. A source told THR that Idol was simply too much of a time commitment for Dr. Luke, who has his own label imprint and wants to use it to break new artists. As for other possible contenders, Justin Bieber manager Scooter Braun is on the short list, but with a roster that includes Bieber, Psy, and The Wanted, Braun is also presumably pressed for time.

NBC has picked up a new semi-autobiographical sitcom developed by Adam Levine and longtime friend Gene Hong. Levine and Hong, of Community, were roommates in college and will executive produce the show together with Hong writing the script, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The comedy is scheduled to go into production later this year.

Madonna has landed on top of the Forbes' annual list of the highest earning celebrities. The 55-year-old raked in $125 million between June 2012 and June 2013, boosted heavily by her MDNA tour, which grossed $305 million. Madonna tops a list that also includes Steven Spielberg, Simon Cowell and Howard Stern in the Top 5.

Actor Chadwick Boseman, who portrayed Jackie Robinson is the movie 42, is now set to play James Brown in a long-in-the-works biopic. Boseman will work with director Tate Taylor (The Help) and producers Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger, according to Deadline. The film will chronicle Brown's life from extreme poverty during his childhood to becoming the world-renowned Godfather of Soul in the 1960s and '70s




 
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