J-Lo readies album No. 8!
+ Jennifer Lopez has announced the release date (Jun. 17) for her as-yet-untitled eighth studio album. The “American Idol” judge’s follow-up to 2011’s Love? will feature collabs from Tyga, Big Sean, and French Montana, plus a duet with Maxwell. (Rap-Up)
+ Listen to Wu-Tang Clan’s first new song in seven years, “Keep Watch.” The NSFW track, which they dropped unexpectedly last night, is the lead single from their forthcoming sixth LP, A Better Tomorrow. (MTV News)
+ Coldplay frontman Chris Martin will join “The Voice” on Mar. 31, Apr. 1, and Apr. 7 as a “universal advisor to all four judges” in a new stage that will replace the series’ knockout round. Each coach will still be allowed one steal, but only if they land on the correct square, yelling “JENGA!” with flag in tow. Otherwise, they’ll be sent back to base, unless Chris Martin scratched their hand, making them the new murderer. Wait, that’s not right… (Billboard)
+ Eminem, Kings Of Leon, Skrillex, and Arctic Monkeys are reportedly this year’s Lollapalooza headliners, according to what sources have told the Chicago Tribune. Tickets go on sale for the Chi-Town music festival next Tuesday, Mar. 25. (MTV News)
+ One of Miley Cyrus’ “Bangerz Tour” buses burst into flames on Monday. But don’t worry, Smilers, because Miley and her crew are all OK. The bus reportedly caught fire after a tire blew while en route to New Orleans. (MTV News)
+ You could listen to this horrendous remix of Lorde’s “Royals” by the abominable Westboro Baptist Church, who are protesting the singer’s Mar. 21 show in Kansas City, MO. Or, better yet, you could take Lorde’s tweeted (and since-deleted) advice to “try to kiss church members who are [the] same sex as you they will so love it christmas comin early in kansas city.” (MTV News)
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