Quick Hits: Bruno Mars, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Drake, Rage Against The Machine, Stone Sour & Papa Roach, 50 Cent, Dave Brubeck, Trey Anastasio, Vive Latino and Outside Lands festivals
December 5, 2012

Bruno Mars

Target and Bruno Mars are teaming up to deliver an exclusive deluxe edition of Mars' sophomore album, Unorthodox Jukebox. Available only at Target and at Target.com starting December 11, the exclusive album will feature five bonus tracks: "Old & Crazy," an original duet with Esperanza Spalding; two demo versions of album tracks "Young Girls" and "Gorilla;" and remixes of the album tracks "Moonshine" (with The Futuristics) and "Locked Out of Heaven"  (featuring Major Lazer).

Beyoncé is aiming to release new music before her performance at the Super Bowl halftime show in New Orleans on February 3, according to her collaborator The-Dream. The producer told Billboard that he's "involved in every part of the process" for Beyonce's upcoming fifth album. When asked whether or not she will unveil any new tracks prior to Super Bowl kickoff, The-Dream said: "Definitely. She's got her stuff going. She took the summer to start recording, and now she's in a place where she's ready to start gearing up to reveal her plan."

Jay-Z has released the short documentary Where I'm From, which chronicles the making of his eight shows at Brooklyn's new Barclays Center. The film, posted on YouTube, shows behind-the-scenes footage, rehearsals, the process of building the stage, and footage from a few of the concerts.

Drake's record label imprint, October's Very Own, reportedly has inked a deal with Warner Bros. Records, according to Billboard.com. Although Drake is signed as a solo artist to Universal through Young Money/Cash Money, he has long used the October's Very Own blog to premiere new music as well as sell branded clothing, and his OVO Fest, the annual Toronto summer music festival, also takes its name from the label.

With Rage Against The Machine releasing the 20th anniversary box set XX, naturally fans are wondering if the band will play any more shows, or possibly crank out a new album. Unfortunately, Tom Morello believes it is unlikely right now. The guitarist told Rolling Stone of his bandmates: "I consider them brothers and brothers-in-arms, and whether or not we ever play music again in any capacity is unknown." He also said that "It was my great hope that we'd celebrate the 20th anniversary with a five-continent world tour. But short of that, this box set that celebrates the 20-year span of Rage Against the Machine is something that will hopefully be very satisfying for longtime Rage Against the Machine fans as well as turn on new fans to what the band is all about." When asked why it's so difficult to stage a Rage tour, Morello explained, "We'd have to agree to go on one. Once a year, the band meets and very seriously discusses and turns down awesome offers to tour the world. That's part of the program."

Stone Sour and Papa Roach will head out on a U.S. co-headline tour in January, with Stone Sour closing out every show. Stone Sour is touring in support of its latest effort, House of Gold & Bones Part 1, while Papa Roach recently released The Connection. The trek begins on January 20 in Bethlehem, PA and wraps on February 17 in Denver, CO.

With 50 Cent's upcoming Street King Immortal due to drop on February 26, the rapper has revealed some of his guest stars for the album. The hip-hop mogul told Billboard.com that his fifth studio effort will feature Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Trey Songz and Eminem. Dr. Dre, Hit-Boy and Frank Dukes are among the set's producers.

Jazz legend Dave Brubeck has passed away at the age of 91 of heart failure. Brubeck, best known for his iconic tune "Take Five," would have turned 92 years old tomorrow. The pianist helped grow the popularity and visibility of Jazz in the '50s and '60s, while also pushing the genre's boundaries. In 1959, "Take Five" became the first Jazz single to sell a million copies.

Phish's Trey Anastasio will embark on a tour of intimate venues with Trey Anastasio Band, spotlighting material from his new solo album, Traveler. The run will kick off on January 18 in Toronto. Anastasio also has been added as a special guest for Thursday night's Neil Young & Crazy Horse benefit concert at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, NJ. Proceeds from the show, billed as A Special Evening With Neil Young & Crazy Horse, will go to the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy relief effort.

Mexico's Vive Latino festival will boast headliners such as Blur, Morrissey, Underworld and Yeah Yeah Yeahs alongside Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Japandroids, Silversun Pickups and a slew of local acts. The 2013 festival runs from March 14–17 in Mexico City.

Organizers of San Francisco's Outside Lands festival announced that the event will return next year from August 9-11 in Golden Gate Park.

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