February 9, 2012


News Notes: Adele Fears Continued Vocal Problems & More

Rolling In the Deep End: "If I decide to go on a 200-date world tour, it would happen again," Adele says of the hemorrhaged polyp on her vocal cords that forced her to stop touring and undergo major laser surgery. [Rolling Stone]

Beautiful Dark Twisted Fashion Fantasy: Kanye West will debut his second clothing line in Paris during the upcoming Fashion Week. Whatever, 'Ye. Sonic Youth totally did it first…. [Billboard]

Chardonnay Done Dirt Cheap: AC/DC's official brand wine, which has long been a big seller in Australia, will soon be available worldwide. That's a whole lotta rosé. [Blabbermouth]

Axed From 'X Factor': Simon Cowell insists that axing Paula Abdul from 'The X Factor' was purely a business decision. "I would've liked to have kept her." No word whether MC Skat Kat has accepted the offered to replace her. [Rolling Stone]

Friends, Romans, Lend Her Your Ears: Nicki Minaj will debut her new single, "Roman Holiday," during the GRAMMYs. [Vibe]

These Shoes Rule: Gorillaz's collaboration with James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem and Andre 3000 will be released for free on February 23 as part of a concerted effort to get you to buy Converse shoes. The ever-restless Damon Albarn also has an upcoming collaborative project including Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. [Pitchfork]

Panama Boogie: It was David Lee Roth's idea to have Kool & the Gang open for Van Halen on their current tour. Like everyone else, the band's co-founder "Kool" was initially "surprised" at the idea. [Billboard]

Warp Speed: We Are the In Crowd, G-Eazy, Oh No Fiasco, CatchingYourClouds and other bands have been added to the Warped Tour line-up.