Insider Tips: Snoop Won't Rap, Marilyn Manson's "Calfornication" Plan & More

Insider Tips: Snoop Won't Rap, Marilyn Manson's "Calfornication" Plan & More


August 3, 2012

The hot days of midsummer are here, but don't let that keep you from fresh insider music information. For the rest of beach season, is bringing you a weekly heads-up of music-related suggestions, tips, and key recommendations -- all designed to keep you in the know.

This week, find out how to be a VIP at Billboard's party featuring Of Monsters and Men during Lollapalooza weekend in Chicago, why Snoop Lion wont rap, Yeasayer's surprise, Marilyn Manson's small screen plans, and Jojo's collab wishes.

Why Snoop Lion Won't Rap

Yeasayer Didn't Expect S.S. Coachella Call

Psych-rock troupe Yeasayer, whose new album "Fragrant World" is out Aug. 21, will set sail on the first-ever Coachella Cruise this December, alongside indie-rock acts like Pulp, Hot Chip and Sleigh Bells. The group's Anand Wilder tells Billboard that being part of the inaugural S.S. Coachella is awesome for Yeasayer -- but that the trio was just as surprised to be on the lineup as fans were when the bill was announced last month. "We heard rumblings three, four months ago, and we were always kind of not holding our breath," admits Wilder. "We were just incredulous that it would actually happen. Then, it popped up online, and there we are: Pulp, Hot Chip and Yeasayer." Not that the band minded the surprise: "It just was one of those things that you hear about, and we're like, 'Fuck yeah, let's do it, that sounds awesome.'"
Marilyn Manson To Stop By "Californication"

After David Duchovny hung out with the RZA for most of season 5 of "Californication," the Showtime show will welcome another music star, Marilyn Manson, in the final episode of the upcoming sixth season. The show's next season will feature a fictional rock star from Australia, and for the finale, which was filmed at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, the show brought in Manson for the performance. A date has not yet been set for the season six premiere.
JoJo Wants To Work With Flying Lotus

JoJo is already working with producers like Noah "40" Shebib, Da Internz and Kadis & Sean on her long-delayed third album, which will revamp her formerly bubblegum sound with adult R&B stylings. As for collaborators on her wish list, she's got another experimental studio whiz in mind. "I'd really like to work with Flying Lotus," says JoJo of the Los Angeles producer, who's readying his own album, "Until The Quiet Comes," for an October release. "I just want to go where the cool music is, wherever that is. I don't discriminate!"

Text by Phil Gallo, Jessica Letkemann, Jason Lipshutz and Erika Ramirez.


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