Quick Hits: Arcade Fire, Justin Timberlake, TLC, Jason Derulo, Megadeth
September 24, 2013
Arcade Fire has tweeted a photo of a hand-written, full tracklisting for their forthcoming new album, Reflektor. The songs are presented as "Volume 1" and "Volume 2," with the former consisting of seven tracks and the latter having six tracks. The album is due on October 29. As previously reported, Arcade Fire will not only serve as the musical guest for Saturday Night Live on September 28, but immediately following the episode, NBC will air a 30-minute Arcade Fire concert special.
Justin Timberlake has added more dates to his upcoming world tour, with new shows in New York City, Washington, DC, Buffalo, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Vancouver, as well as second nights in Toronto, Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston. JT's new album The 20/20 Experience Pt. 2 is out next week and is currently streaming via the iTunes Music Store.
TLC has revealed the title and tracklisting for their latest collection, which will be released on October 15 by LaFace/Epic Records. Entitled 20 as a nod to the group's 20-year-plus career, the album features TLC's biggest hits, plus a new track written by Ne-Yo called "Meant To Be." The latter will be heard during the closing credits of the upcoming VH1 Original Movie, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, which inspired the track-listing for 20. The film chronicles TLC's humble beginnings in Atlanta and huge rise to fame in the '90s. It will premiere on VH1 on October 21. Additionally, surviving members Chilli and T-Boz will celebrate the release of 20 and CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story with a series of television appearances, including Good Morning America on October 15, The View on October 16, and The Wendy Williams Show on October 17.
Jason Derulo's new album, Tattoos, hit stores today, and the singer has come a long way in the past 17 months since he narrowly avoiding being paralyzed after fracturing his neck during a tour rehearsal. The singer told MTV News that the health scare really affected his new album. "Tattoos, that album, it's because things have really changed around me, I mean my whole world kind of flip-flopped," Derulo said at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. "I went through a near-death experience and that opened my eyes to a lot of new things, falling in love, and also just seeing life in a different light, being able to spend more time with my family and writing about all those different things." The album features a duet with his girlfriend, Jordin Sparks, on one of his favorite tracks, "Vertigo." "It's a duet between Jordin and I, and it's stripped down — it's an acoustic track with just the piano and us," Derulo told MTV. "So there's no bells and no whistles, just our voices, the lyrics and the actual love that's on the track."
Megadeth will kick of its Super Collider headlining tour in St. Paul, MN on November 23. The tour is currently scheduled to run through December 14 in Socorro, TX.