Quick Hits: Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, Mariah Carey, Paul McCartney
April 28, 2014


Coldplay
Coldplay is revealing the lyrics for all nine songs from their upcoming Ghost Stories album by hiding Chris Martin's handwritten lyric sheets in libraries worldwide. The lyrics will be hidden in ghost story books in libraries in nine countries, and clues to the exact locations are being posted on the band's Twitter account using the hashtag #lyricshunt. One of the hidden envelopes also contains a special Golden Ticket, giving the finder (and a guest) a free trip to London to see Coldplay perform at the Royal Albert Hall on July 1. Ghost Stories is due on May 19, and Martin recently said in an interview with BBC Radio 1 that his divorce from Gwyneth Paltrow influenced much of the songwriting. Martin explained that "everyone needs to be broken in some way," meaning that everyone must endure personal trials, and that he used those trials as creative inspiration. "You have to really not run away from that stuff," he said. "Life throws these colorful challenges at you... what we decided to do on Ghost Stories was to really be honest about it and say, 'This is what's been happening.'"

Miley Cyrus has rescheduled the tour dates she postponed earlier this month after suffering from an extreme allergic reaction to antibiotics. Miley will resume the U.S. leg of her Bangerz tour over the first two weeks in August, from August 1 in Uniondale, NY to August 14 in Chicago. There is also a new date announced for August 4 in Pittsburgh. Cyrus recently spent over a week in the hospital after medication to treat a sinus infection caused complications.

Rapper Rob Base has confirmed the passing of Rodney "DJ E-Z Rock" Bryce, who reportedly passed away on Sunday, according to Rolling Stone. The cause of death has yet to be revealed. DJ E-Z Rock and Rob Base are known for the ubiquitous 1988 hit "It Takes Two," as well as their platinum debut album of the same name. E-Z Rock did not appear on Rob Base's 1989 follow-up, The Incredible Base, but he reunited with the rapper for 1994's Break of Dawn. Rob Base has a photo of his friend posted on Instagram along with the message "R.I.P Skip (DJ E-Z Rock) my friend. My brother."

Last week, Mariah Carey was quoted as saying that she wants to drop her next studio album with little warning at some point in 2014. In an interview with Billboard, Carey said she wants to announce the album title, artwork, and track list when it is released digitally, with a CD release a week later. However, Def Jam, Carey's label, is telling a different story. Laura Swanson, Def Jam's EVP of Media, told Billboard that the album will be preceded by a traditional strategy leading up to a "late May" digital and physical street date. "Mariah will announce the date and title in advance of the on-sale date," Swanson said, noting that the cover and tracklist will also be included.

Paul McCartney's U.S. summer tour continues to grow with two more shows at Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium on August 10 and San Francisco's Candlestick Park on August 14. This tour finds McCartney playing cities and venues in which he has rarely or never played, and he hasn't visited either of those two venues since The Beatles' final tour in 1966. In fact, his show at Candlestick Park will mark the final concert at the stadium before it closes. The trek is set to begin on June 14 in Lubbock, TX.




 
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