will.i.am Official Photo 2011

Will.i.am Announces New Album: And it starts with a hashtag. Because that's where we are as a society now. [HipHopDX]

"American Idol" Requests Obama: Will the Prez duet with Al Green? [NME] 

Lana Del Rey Speaks on "SNL" Performance: "I sang fine," said singer who apparently didn't see her performance. [NME]

Newt Gingrich Keeps Pissing Musicians Off: After ripping off The Heavy, Newt plunders a 1980s classic. [Billboard] 

James Murphy Starting Coffee Brand: LCD Soundsystem frontman training with coffee world champion. No. Really. [Spinner]

Odd Future Affiliates Release Documentary: Go behind the scenes with Odd Future side group The Internet on latest album. [Prefix]