Billboard Bits: Jon Stewart to Host Nirvana Special, Trace Cyrus & Brenda Song Expecting
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Jon Stewart To Hold Nirvana Special With Remaining Members on SiriusXM
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's "Nevermind," comedian and "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart will be hosting a two-hour Q&A session with the surviving members of the band on SiriusXM, Sept. 24. Dave Grohl, now the lead singer of the Foo Fighters, will be interviewed along with Krist Novoselic and "Nevermind" producer Butch Vig. SiriusXM will also launch "Nevermind Radio," an all-Nirvana channel, Sept. 23 to Sept. 28. Read the full story at Billboard.biz.
Metro Station's Trace Cyrus And Disney Actress Brenda Song Expecting First Child
Miley Cyrus will soon be an aunt, as older brother Trace and his girlfriend Brenda Song are expecting a baby, sources say. The Metro Station frontman and the "Social Network" actress best known for her roll on Disney's "The Suite Life of Zach and Cody" have been quietly dating for months, first debuting their relationship at a Nylon magazine party this spring, and on the website for Cyrus' clothing line, for which they both model. The 22-year-old musician has previously been linked to model Hanna Beth and Disney diva Demi Lovato. (USA Today)
St. Vincent Gets Buried Alive In 'Cruel' Video
In St. Vincent's new Terri Timely-directed video for "Cruel," the indie rock songstress gets buried alive in the creepy '50s housewife-inspired clip. Watch singer/songwriter Annie Clark riffing in the trunk of a car and singing in an open grave, as her fictional family tosses dirt on her in the video below. (HuffPost)
Donnie Wahlberg & Brothers To Open 'Wahlburgers' Restaurant In Massachusettes
New Kids On The Block's Donnie Wahlberg and his brothers, chef Paul and actor Mark, are working to create a new burger joint, Wahlburgers, in Hingham, Mass. After discovering that a New York restaurant had patented the Wahlburger name, the three bothers were finally able to work out a deal and are on their way to opening Wahlburgers at the Hingham Shipyard, across from the family's Italian restaurant, Alma Nove. (Boston Herald)
The Flaming Lips and Lightning Bolt Debut Collab Video
The Flaming Lips and Lightning Bolt have released a video for the track "I'm Working at NASA on Acid" off their collaborative EP, "The Flaming Lips With Lightning Bolt. Just as you'd expect, it's totally insane. If you're into psychedelic sounds and frantic images, don't miss this. Jump in and get ready to get heady.
Cyndi Lauper Reaches Out To The New York Homeless LGBT Community
Pop singer Cyndi Lauper plans to open a housing facility for homeless LGBT youth in New York City this fall. Located on West 154th Street near Frederick Douglass Blvd. in Harlem, the True Colors Residence will offer thirty studio apartments for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered youths aged 18 to 24. Conceived in conjunction with West End Intergenerational Residence, the project will be the first of its kind located in the city. ( Rolling Stone)
(Reporting by Associated Press, Sarah Maloy, RJ Cubarrubia and Chris Payne)