Digital Digest: Mick Jagger & friends, more Bon Iver, Rufus Wainright...
News of a quite frankly bizarre super-group has surfaced on RollingStone.com, with reports saying Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart, royal favourite Joss Stone, Damian Marley and Indian film composer A.R. Rahman have come together to create Super Heavy.
The collective have apparently been recording together for the past 18-months, and we can expect a debut album around September, crossing music from reggae to ballads to Indian songs in Urdu.
Some eagle eyed fans managed to get their hands on Bon Iver’s new album a month before its scheduled release after iTunes accidentally made it available via their music store. Music News have the story, while neither the band nor the label, Jagjaguwar, have commented.
The Billboard Awards took place over the weekend and performances from Britney to Cee-Lo are all over the place. Billboard, though, have picked up on the 15-things you wouldn’t have seen on TV from the ceremony.
Rufus Wainwright has been on the studio with Mark Ronson and after just a couple of days already looks “20 years longer.” More information on his more ‘danceable’ album at NME.com.
Details of Katy Perry's personal rider have appeared on Smoking Gun which show her demands for french ornate-style lamps.
Naomi Campbell and a host of super models are set to appear in the new Duran Duran video. Apparently due to be shot in the South of France, Simon Le Bon and his model wife Yasmin have been discussing the idea with Campbell while at the Cannes International Film Festival, and other big names like Kate Moss are also lined up.