Quick Hits: Aloe Blacc, Slipknot, Jessica Simpson, Meek Mill, alt-J, Andre 3000 / Jimi Hendrix
July 7, 2014

Aloe Blacc
Aloe Blacc is going to repackage his third album, Lift Your Spirit, with a wealth of additoional material. The singer told Billboard that the new version will be a uniform collection comprised of all the songs he released globally during the Lift Your Spirit campaign. "I recorded about 40 songs, and you can only release 10 or 12 of them at a time," Blacc said. "The European version of the album had a different set of songs than the (American) version, a couple of songs that were different, so we're going to get them all together and release all of the songs from across the world so that everybody gets every song and no territory is complaining about not having any particular song." The singer expects to have the set ready by late summer or early fall.

Slipknot has announced that its Knotfest three-day festival will take place in San Bernardino, CA from October 24-26. Slipknot will headline the main stage on the second and third nights of the festival. The lineup also includes Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Tech N9ne, Of Mice & Men, Black Label Society, Testament, In This Moment, Atreyu, Hatebreed, Hellyeah and many others. Knotfest also will be heading to Tokyo in November. "Knotfest is a chance for Slipknot to bring the sensory-overload of a wild European festival -- and now we're coming for you, California," says M. Shawn Crahan (Clown) in a statement. "Playing two different sets over two nights at one location is a new experience in the history of this band. This year's Knotfests in the U.S. and Japan are going to be on another level."

Jessica Simpson has finally tied the knot with longtime fiancé Eric Johnson. The couple got married on Saturday (7/5) at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, CA in a ceremony that included their two children, Maxwell and Ace. "We are overwhelmed with complete happiness and love having made our eternal commitment," the pair said in a statement to People. "To say 'I do' in front of family, friends and, most importantly, our children has been the happiest moment of our lives."

The new album from Meek Mill, Dreams Worth More Than Money, is set to arrive on September 9. The album will include the first single, "I Don't Know (feat. Paloma Ford)," as well as collaborations with Big Sean, A$AP Ferg and many more to be announced soon.

alt-J has released another new song called "Left Hand Free" from their forthcoming album, This Is All Yours. The song is now available at all digital retailers and streaming services. This single comes to fans on the heels of the release of the first album track "Hunger Of The Pine." Both tracks are available as instant grats to those that pre-order the new album, which will be released in the U.S. on September 22 via Canvasback/Infectious Music in CD, digital and double-vinyl editions.

The official trailer has been released for the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic, All Is By My Side. The movie is due on September 26 and features rapper Andre 3000 portraying Hendrix. Check out the trailer below.

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