Billboard Bits: Lil Wayne's First Post-Prison Music Released, Bonnaroo Dates Announced
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Lil Wayne's First Post-Prison Music Released
It may not be a full track, but Weezy fans will take it anyway: Lil Wayne's first post-prison music hit the 'Net Monday, in the form of a guest spot on the Birdman track "Fire Flame." Wayne adds the following verses to the track, which was posted on DJ Khaled's We the Best TV blog: "Fresh out from my bid, bitch, it's Lil Tunechi. I Lucille Ball, bitch I love Lucy / If these n---as [are] dogs, I'm animal cruelty / Don't fuck with me at all, 'cause I'm twisted like a Rubik's cube / Oh my, look how the time has flown / And they say time is of the essence, but what if their clock is wrong?" The song is expected to appear on the upcoming Birdman/Wayne joint release. (We The Best TV)
Bonnaroo 2011 Dates Announced
Fans expecting Bonnaroo's 10th anniversary in 2011 to offer quite the line-up can now plan accordingly -- the festival's dates were officially announced today. Bonnaroo 2011 will take place from June 9-12 at its usual, 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tenn. Limited pre-sale tickets -- for those die-hards who know they're attending without even knowing the line-up -- can buy tickets starting Black Friday.
Foo Fighters, Kings Of Leon, Pulp to Headline Isle Of Wight Fest
Foo Fighters and Kings of Leon are slated to headline the U.K.'s Isle Of Wight Festival, which takes place June 10 to 12, 2011. Britpop favorites Pulp, who announced earlier this month that they were reforming to play a series of U.K. and European shows, have also been confirmed to play at the three-day event, which is held at Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight.
Demi Lovato to Spend Thanksgiving in Rehab
Disney star Demi Lovato will be staying in rehab, for "emotional and physical issues," past the Thanksgiving holiday. Earlier reports stated she would be out for Thanksgiving but have proven to be a bit optimistic, as the singer-actress continues to focuses on her treatment. "Demi has made tremendous progress to date, but understands that she has more work to do," her rep said. (Us Weekly)
Drake Reveals Title, Details of Upcoming Album
GQ cover model Drake, who was named Man of the Year by the mag, reveals info about the follow-up to his debut, "Thank Me Later," in GQ's December issue. Drizzy said that the album will be called "Take Care," and that it would be even catchier than the last. "'For Take Care,' I'm trying to find a way to make my raps shorter but catchier," Drake said. "I'm trying to condense my thoughts down to 16 bars. And it's coming out more potent." (MTV)
Tommy Lee Shoots Down Tour With Poison
Rumors that Poison and Motley Crue will tour together have been squashed by Tommy Lee. When asked if the tour was going to happen via Twitter, the drummer responded, simply, "NO!" The tour was originally speculated after Poison leader singer Bret Michaels told the crowd at Windsor, Ontario that he would come back to the city next year for a spilt tour with Motley Crue. "Oh well, you can't blame me for trying to put together what I thought would be a great tour for the fans," Michaels said, in response to Lee's knee-jerk reaction. (People)
(Reporting by Jillian Mapes, Richard Smirke and Walter Frazier)