From new collaborations to the start of festival season, the world of music was buzzing with news this week. Here is a recap of some of the highlights:
David Grohl Confirms Elton John’s Involvement in Queens of Stone Age LP
The Foo Fighters frontman and Nirvana alum confirmed the news in an interview with Sir Elton while guest hosting for talkshow host Chelsea Lately. Grohl appears as a drummer on the new QOSA album and other guests include Trent Reznor and Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters.
Sasquatch! Music Festival Reveals Lineup
The Sasquatsh! Festival, which takes over the Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington on May 24-27, announced its lineup for the already sold out festival.
Indie bigwigs such as Vampire Weekend, the Postal Service, the xx and Mumford & Sons get top billing while prominent spots go to Empire Of The Sun, Imagine Dragons, and the Lumineers.There are some nice surprises, such as dance music favorite Laidback Luke, veterans Built to Spill, and Primus 3D. Check out the full lineup here.
Guns N’ Roses Added to Governors Ball
The band will join Kanye West, Kings of Leon and Nas as headliners. This will be the first performance since the group performed at Neil Young’s annual Bridge School Benefit last October.
Pretty Lights, The Avett Brothers, Cut Copy and The Thevery Corporation are also on the bill. The Governors Ball will take place in Randall’s Island Park on June 7th, 8th and 9th. Tickets and the full lineup are available on the festival’s website.
Justin Timberlake Reveals New Album Details
The singer revealed details about his highly anticipated new album in an open letter on his Web site, along with the album cover and track list.
“The 20/20 Experience” is Timberlake’s first new release in years and the new Jay-Z featured lead single “Suit & Tie” is already topping charts. The album is a trim 10 songs and will be released March 19th.