January 24, 2012


Morning Update: Rihanna, Kanye, Eddie Vedder

Dave J Hogan
Dave J Hogan

Which Barbadian “What’s My Name” singer bested Lady Gaga as YouTube’s most viewed female artist? (That’s how these blind item things work, right?) [Billboard]

If you can’t stand guitarist Mike McCready stealing the spotlight from Eddie Vedder with those rippin’ solos, then here’s your chance to have the Pearl Jam frontman all to yourself: EdVed is heading out on a 13-date solo tour this April and May in support of his 2011 album Ukulele Songs. [Billboard]

Your mom’s favorite piano lassie, Norah Jones, is spicing up her easy-breezy ballads on her next album, Little Broken Hearts, which is a collaboration with producer extraordinaire Danger Mouse. The album drops this spring, and Jones will launch a supporting tour this summer. [Prefix]

Guns! Bathrobes! Puppies! Watch the new music video for “Comeback Kid,” a ferocious rocker from Brooklyn indie duo Sleigh Bells’ latest album, Reign of Terror. [MTV]

American son Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band have announced the first leg of their U.S. tour behind his new album, Wrecking Ball. It’s the band’s first tour since the death of Clarence Clemons. [Pitchfork]

Six years after the release of her last album, new music from Fiona Apple is finally on its way. Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid took to Twitter to write, “Lot's of good music coming from@Epic_Records in the next few weeks. Stay tuned music fans. Welcome back Fiona!” [Rolling Stone]

MegaUpload Founder Kim Dotcom is working on an album that you should totally go to the record store and buy. [Billboard]

Diddy puts aside his recording career and FINALLY delves into a non-music venture; launching new television station Revolt. [HipHopDX]

Beef alert! Kanye vs. Soundgarden. Spoiler alert: Nobody wins. [Contact Music]