Quick Hits: Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, U2, Blink-182, Eminem, Kelly Clarkson, Courtney Love, Neil Young
October 21, 2013


Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber continues his "Music Mondays" series by releasing "Hold Tight," a mid-tempo R&B tune. "Hold Tight" is one of two tracks that Bieber plans to release this week, as his collaboration with Tyga, "Wait for a Minute," is set to hit iTunes on Tuesday. Bieber will continue to unveil new tracks in the lead-up to the release of his concert documentary, Believe, which hits theaters on Christmas Day.

Lady Gaga has released another new song from ARTPOP, and this time it's "Do What U Want" featuring R. Kelly. The release of the song precedes "Venus," the official second single from ARTPOP, which will be previewed on October 25 and then see an official release two days later.

Kanye West's Yeezus tour got off to a rocky start over the weekend. At Saturday's opening night in Seattle, the show was delayed two hours as ticket holders were left outside of the arena until doors opened at around 9 p.m. A security guard on site told MTV News that the stage set-up took longer than expected and that was the reason for the delay. Then Sunday's second stop in Vancouver was postponed until October 31. The Yeezus stage is reportedly quite elaborate since it features a giant mountain, and the performance space stretches out about 50 feet onto the arena floor. West also makes it snow during his performance of "Coldest Winter" and talks to an actor playing Jesus before breaking into "Jesus Walks." The tour is supposed to continue in San Jose, CA on Tuesday.

Bits of the new U2 song "Ordinary Love" can be heard in the trailer for the movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, a biopic about former South African leader Nelson Mandela starring Idris Elba. U2 wrote "Ordinary Love" specifically for the movie, but they've been working on a new album as well. Bassist Adam Clayton recently told Irish radio station 98 FM that the band hopes to "have it finished very, very soon... it's a very exciting bunch of songs right at the moment. It's just about to be finished, so it's hard to know which way they'll go." Clayton added that, "I think it's a bit of a return to U2 of old, but with the maturity, if you like, of the U2 of the last 10 years."

KROQ/Los Angeles announced that So. Cal boys Blink-182 will be playing two shows on November 6 and 7 at the Hollywood Palladium to commemorate the tenth anniversary of their 2003 self-titled album. In addition to playing the album in its entirety, the sets will also include other Blink classics. There is no word yet on whether an anniversary tour will follow these shows.

Eminem will headline four stadium shows Down Under with Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole in tow. The run will open with Eminem's first-ever show in New Zealand in Auckland on February 15, before hitting each of Australia's big-three cities: Melbourne on February 19; Brisbane on February 20; and Sydney on February 22. Eminem will reportedly "curate" each of the dates, as the shows are designed to be Hip-Hop festivals. The concerts are billed under the name Rapture, which promoter Paul Dainty's Dainty Group is touting as a "game-changing hip hop event," reports Billboard.

Congratulations to Kelly Clarkson, who married her fiance Brandon Blackstock in Nashville yesterday (10/20). The singer tweeted, "I'm officially Mrs. Blackstock :) We got married yesterday at Blackberry Farms in TN, the most beautiful place ever!," along with a few pictures of the happy couple.

Courtney Love will publish the autobiography Courtney Love: My Story on December 15. According to the description on Amazon.com, "From her rocky relationship with her hippy parents and her days spent stripping to make ends meet to the truth behind her drug abuse and recovery, this is a riveting story, too crazy not to be true. " The book is said to address her relationships with Billy Corgan, Trent Reznor, and Ed Norton, and "for the first time her marriage to Kurt Cobain will be revealed as the tragic romance it really was."

Neil Young's ongoing Archive Performance Series will continue on November 26 with the release of Live at the Cellar Door, recorded during Young's six-show stand at Washington D.C.'s tiny Cellar Door venue between November 30 and December 2, 1970. The two-disc set will be available on CD and 180-gram vinyl. The solo acoustic shows featured the debut performances of "Old Man," "Bad Fog of Loneliness" and "See the Sky About to Rain," not to mention a rare rendition of "Cinnamon Girl" on the piano.




 
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