Quick Hits: Lady Gaga, Gotillaz, Bourbon & Beyond
April 17, 2017

Lady Gaga

During her Coachella headlining set on Saturday night, Lady Gaga surprised concertgoers with a brand new song called "The Cure." After the show, the track was immediately released digitally as a one-off single.
     Additionally, it was announced that Gaga and Bradley Cooper have begun shooting footage for their remake of A Star is Born while in the California. A statement from Warner Bros. Pictures says that Gaga (listed under her real name Stefani Germanotta) has composed and will perform new original songs for the movie. A Star is Born is slated for release on September 28, 2018.

Gorillaz have set a tour of North America, playing a number of headlining gigs and festival dates in support of the upcoming album Humanz. Damon Albarn and his cartoon crew will kick things off in Chicago on July 8, which was rumored to be the site of a Gorillaz-curated festival. North American dates run throughout July, then Gorillaz return for the Outside Lands Festival in August in San Francisco, then will be back again in September and October, starting with New York's The Meadows Festival and running up to Miami's iii Points Festival in mid-October.

The first-ever Bourbon & Beyond Festival has been announced. Described as the "perfect blend of bourbon, food and music," the eclectic event is headlined by Eddie Vedder, Stevie Nicks and the Steve Miller Band. Other acts on the bill include Gary Clark Jr., Band of Horses, Paul Rodgers, Buddy Guy, Amos Lee and many more. Bourbon & Beyond will take place on September 23 and 24 in Louisville.

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Nicki Farag,
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