Quick Hits: The Beatles, Jason Mraz, Aaliyah / Zendaya, N.W.A., Linkin Park / Nikki Sixx, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Phantogram, Genesis
June 17, 2014

This September, the mono mixed versions of The Beatles' catalog will be released on vinyl. The Fab Four's nine U.K. albums, plus Magical Mystery Tour and the "Mono Masters" collection of non-album songs will all be out on vinyl on September 9 in the U.S. (and September 8 overseas). A deluxe box set of all 14 LPs will be released as well.

Jason Mraz will hit the road later this year in a unique world tour, with a series of intimate North American shows and surprise multi-show runs in select cities. Complete information will be unveiled soon. Mraz will then head to Europe, where he is set to appear in such historic theaters and concert halls.  Asian and Australian tours are scheduled for later this year, with South America slated for 2015. So far, only one U.S. date has been announced - August 21 in San Diego. Mraz will release his new album YES! on July 15.

Disney Channel actress/musician/dancer Zendaya Coleman as been cast as the late R&B singer Aaliyah in an upcoming Lifetime biopic, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Aaliyah passed away in 2001 at the age of 22. The film is based off her biography Aaliyah: More Than A Woman.

In other biopic news, the N.W.A. film Straight Outta Compton has cast two unknowns to portray Dr. Dre and Eazy-E. According to The Hollywood Reporter, actors Marcus Callender and Jason Mitchell will play Dre and E, respectively. The film has been in the works since 2009.

Premiere Networks and digital chat platform Ask Anything have announced a promotional partnership with Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx. Linkin Park will kick off the partnership by participating in a chat on tonight's episode, to promote their brand-new album The Hunting Party. Additional artists scheduled to participate include Judas Priest (July 8) and Theory of a Deadman (July 29), with more to be announced at a later date.

Music parody king "Weird Al" Yankovic will release a new studio album on July 15 titled Mandatory Fun. Yankovic began teasing the album over the weekend, revealing new artwork and the July 15 date, followed by a brief YouTube teaser video yesterday, and tweeting out the album title and cover art today. It is unknown what the first single off Mandatory Fun will be or what song it will parody.

Alt-pop duo Phantogram have announced a new fall tour in support of their recent album Voices. With an extensive summer touring schedule already on their plate, the band will start a new leg of dates on September 28 in Boulder, CO, winding up in Washington, D.C. on October 20.

The BBC announced on Monday that it is expanding its music programming, including a new documentary on Genesis that will reunite the band's founding members for the first time in almost 40 years. The documentary is titled Genesis: Together and Apart. Other BBC Music programming on the way includes a series of shows focusing on Country music, the relationship between fashion and British music, the history of popular music in the 20th century and much more.

 




 
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