Billboard Bits: Beck, Liz Phair, Bonnaroo

The first fruit of Beck's work with producer Danger Mouse has hit the Web.

The first fruit of Beck's work with producer Danger Mouse has hit the Web. "Chemtrails" was premiered today on BBC Radio 1 by DJ Zane Lowe and is now streaming from; the as-yet-untitled album from which it's drawn is due in the coming weeks via Interscope.

On the psych-pop-leaning "Chemtrails," Beck's falsetto singing rides along a bouncing bassline and crashing drums, with Danger Mouse's trademark production touches filing the crannies.

Beck will be on the road throughout the summer, beginning June 25 in Hove, Norway.

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

Liz Phair will play an acoustic version of her famed 1992 album "Exile in Guyville" on June 25 at New York's Hiro Ballroom.
As previously reported, Phair will reissue the album in expanded form the day prior via ATO Records. Additional "Guyville" shows are in the works for San Francisco and Chicago, with dates to be announced.

Phair is also currently in the studio working on a new record for ATO, which is slated for a fall release. In an interview last month, Phair told Billboard that, "for the first time in 15 years, I feel creative. I don't have to start with a mindset that thinks about how to sell the record and works backward."

-- Cortney Harding, N.Y.

The Bonnaroo festival will have a live TV presence for the first time this summer thanks to a newly signed three-year deal with Fuse. The cable network plans to air more than six hours of programming, including performance, interview and behind-the-scenes coverage.

Fuse is also airing "Best of Bonnaroo Vol. 1," featuring vintage performances from the festival's first seven years."We understand that not everyone can make the long trip to Tennessee, so the fact that we can now bring the Bonnaroo experience into millions of homes is amazing," says Bonnaroo co-founder Jonathan Mayers.

As previously reported, Bonnaroo will be held June 12-15 and will feature performances by Pearl Jam, Metallica, Kanye West, Alison Krauss and Robert Plant and dozens more.

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.