Kevin Mazur

Lady Gaga Is Recording Her New Album, "ARTPOP," While Naked The pop star thinks singing in the nude helps her voice sound stronger, according to NME. [NME]

Two Members of Pussy Riot Have Fled Russia The two left after three other Pussy Rioters were sentenced to two years in prison. [MSNBC]

The National Will Open for President Obama in Des Moines, Iowa on September 1st The “Fake Empire” rockers have worked with Obama before, once in 2008 and again in 2010. [Pitchfork]

Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine Is Planning to Take a Year Off Welch says she wants at least 12 months off before recording her new album. [NME]

Tom Waits Will Appear on The Simpsons The gravelly-voiced legend will play a survivalist helping Homer prepare for the apocalypse. [Pitchfork]