Quick Hits: Katy Perry & Kacey Musgraves, U2 / National Recording Registry, Flea, Janelle MonŠe
April 2, 2014


Katy Perry
The CMT Crossroads series that pairs Country acts with artists outside of their genre will celebrate its 50th episode with a special concert featuring Kacey Musgraves and Katy Perry. The joint concert with the two singers will tape in Los Angeles this month, and it will air on June 13 at 10 p.m. ET on CMT. It also will air on VH1, MTV, MTV Hits and Palladia at later dates. Musgraves will be one of the supporting acts on Perry's upcoming Prismatic Tour, which kicks off June 22 in Raleigh, NC.

The Library of Congress' National Recording Registry has unveiled its latest list of inductions, honoring recordings that are "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant." The new list includes U2's The Joshua Tree, the Everly Brothers song "Cathy's Clown," Isaac Hayes' Shaft theme, Jeff Buckley's version of "Hallelujah," Linda Ronstadt's Heart Like a Wheel album, and Creedence Clearwater Revival's anthem "Fortunate Son." The music will be stored at the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, VA. "These recordings represent an important part of America's culture and history," said Librarian of Congress James H. Billington in a statement. "As technology continually changes and formats become obsolete, we must ensure that our nation's aural legacy is protected. The National Recording Registry is at the core of this effort."

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has struck a deal with Grand Central Publishing to publish his memoir. A release date has not yet been set for the as-yet-untitled memoir. In his self-written book, Flea will share stories from his young, rebellious life on the streets of L.A. where he befriends Anthony Kiedis to details about their sometimes complex friendship and collaboration; his myriad experiences with hard drugs; and the tumultuous creative journey of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. "I love literature deeply," says Flea in a press release. "I view books as sacred things, and in writing my story, I'm going to do my best o honor the form that has played such a huge part in shaping who I am."

Janelle MonŠe has recorded a cover of David Bowie's "Heroes" as part of Pepsi's "Now Is What You Make It" campaign. As part of the effort, which blends music with soccer, MonŠe filmed an interactive video for the track in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with numerous global soccer stars. The video will appear in a Pepsi Max FutbolNow commercial during the 2014 World Cup. "Bowie is part of my musical DNA in so many ways," MonŠe told Rolling Stone. "And 'Heroes' is one of my favorite Bowie songs. When you love your favorite song, you want to keep some of the beautiful qualities of the original, but [my production team] brought Atlanta in the drums and wanted them to be thick and hit hard. It's like us reimagining it. I thought, 'If this song was in my dream, how would it get from our dream to my reality?'"




 
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