Quick Hits: Radiohead, Lady Gaga, No Doubt, Uproar Festival, Katy Perry, D'Angelo, Big Sean, Whitney Houston, The Villains, Devo & Blondie
June 11, 2012

During Radiohead's headlining performance at Bonnaroo on Friday night, frontman Thom Yorke hinted that the band had been in the studio with Jack White. Before playing "Supercollider," Yorke told the crowd, "This song is for Jack White. We saw him yesterday. A big thank-you to him, but we can't tell you why. You'll find out." Rumors immediately began circulating that Radiohead had recorded something with White at his Third Man Records headquarters, which is located about an hour away from Manchester, TN, the home of Bonnaroo.


Lady Gaga
At her concert in New Zealand on Sunday, Lady Gaga was hit in the head accidentally by a pole and reportedly suffered a concussion. During "Judas," a performer onstage bumped into a piece of the stage, causing a pole to fall on Gaga's head. The Pop star's makeup artist tweeted on Monday, "Gaga has a concussion but she is going to be okay ... cant believe she finished the show."

As No Doubt puts the final touches on their new album, which is due on September 25, the band has announced a handful of appearances that will be starting in July. The first performance will take place at this year's Teen Choice Awards. Tune in to Fox on Sunday, July 22 to see No Doubt's performance. Following Teen Choice 2012, the group will perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday July 26, and on July 27, No Doubt will perform as part of Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series in New York's Central Park. That performance will be free and open to the public.

Initial tour dates have been announced for the third annual Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, featuring Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, Adelitas Way, P.O.D. and more. The event will kick off on August 17 in Kansas City, MO, before wrapping on September 30 in Albuquerque, NM. Tickets for most shows go on sale Friday, June 15. The complete rundown of dates announced thus far can be seen here: www.rockstaruproar.com/tour-dates.

Katy Perry will perform as part of the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular in New York, along with Country star Kenny Chesney. The NBC special will air on Independence Day at 9 p.m. EST. Meanwhile, the singer will release her 3-D concert film, Katy Perry: Part of Me, on July 5.

At Bonnaroo over the weekend, D'Angelo returned to the stage for the first time in 12 years in the U.S. The reclusive R&B singer took part in Questlove's "Superjam" set, alongside members of The Roots, The Time and Parliament Funkadelic. According to reports, D'Angelo played guitar and keyboards as part of the superjam, which consisted of cover tunes.

Big Sean has not yet announced the title of his sophomore LP, but he did confirm with MTV News that it will come out later this year, after G.O.O.D. Music's Cruel Summer compilation is released. Sean also said that he's been working with his G.O.O.D. Music label boss, Kanye West. "I've been in the studio with 'Ye, talking with 'Ye, building ideas with No I.D., even with Nas, with other people and really talking to 'em and soaking up where their minds is at, then taking that and applying it to what I know myself," the rapper said.

Whitney Houston's final recordings on Sparkle: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be released July 31 via RCA Records. The soundtrack features the single "Celebrate," a duet between Jordin Sparks and Houston, as well as Houston's take on the gospel classic "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" as the second single. The 13-song soundtrack also includes tracks from Sparks and Cee Lo Green including "I'm A Man," "Hooked On Your Love," "Look Into Your Heart" and many more. The movie stars Houston and Sparks and is due in theaters on August 17.

The Villains are currently in the midst of working on a video for their latest single, "Cadillac." The song comes from the band's sophomore album, Velocity, which is out now via Toucan Cove Entertainment/Universal Republic. Peter Stroud (of Sheryl Crow's band) and Villains bassist Dan Call co-wrote "Cadillac," as well as other songs from the band's current and debut album. In support of the new effort, The Villains will play the famous Billy Block Showcase at The Rutledge in Nashville on June 26, as well as two shows opening for Little Feat in August.

Blondie and Devo will band together for the Whip It To Shreds tour, a U.S. co-headlining run of dates kicking off September 7 in Woodinville, WA and hitting 13 cities before wrapping on September 26 in Chicago. "We canít wait to get out on the road with Devo. Itís going to be an incredible show and weíre excited to share it with our fans," says Debbie Harry. Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh adds, "We are looking forward to performing alongside Blondie and swapping costumes backstage."




 
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