August 9, 2012


News Notes: Cat Power Plans Fall Tour

Amy Whitehouse
Amy Whitehouse

Cat Power Announces Fall Tour
The Southern singer-songwriter, who notoriously suffers from stage fright, will hit the road in support of her September release Sun. [Pitchfork]

Rihanna Is "Too Sexy" to Rep Nivea
"I do not understand how to associate the core brand of Nivea with Rihanna," said Stefan Heidrenreich, the new CEO of the skincare brand's parent company Beiersdorf, of the pop star who has represented the company since 2011. He added, "Rihanna is a no go." [Rolling Stone]

LCD Soundsystem Concert Doc Gets DVD Release Date
Shut Up and Play the Hits, which chronicles the defunct band's finals show at Madison Square Garden, is coming to DVD on October 9. [Billboard]

Muse to Play Olympics Closing Ceremony
The band behind the games' theme song, "Survival," join confirmed performers Ed Sheeran and George Michael (and perhaps rumored performers the Who, Take That and the Spice Girls) to celebrate 50 years of British music. [NME]