Billboard Bits: Pink Floyd Reunites at London Show, Kings of Leon's Caleb Followill Gets Married
Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip.
Pink Floyd Reunites at London Show
The surviving members of Pink Floyd reunited at London's O2 Arena last night (May 12) for a rare collaboration, after swearing that they would never tour again upon breaking up in the mid-80s. David Gilmour joined Roger Waters and Nick Mason for renditions of "Comfortably Numb" and "Outside the Wall." ( Spin)
Kings of Leon's Caleb Followill Marries Lily Aldridge
29-year-old Kings of Leon rocker Caleb Followill tied the knot with 25-year-old model Lily Aldridge on Thursday (May 12) in Montecito, Calif. "It was a perfect day," says Followill, who met the Victoria's Secret model at Coachella in 2007. ( Just Jared)
Sleigh Bells Working on Sophomore Album
Brooklyn noise-rock duo Sleigh Bells has begun work on the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2010 debut, "Treats." Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller say that they will start recording in June and that the new full-length will be "a really heavy record...Some of 'Treats' you could consider party music. That's definitely not the case with this one." ( Rolling Stone)
Diplo Takes Verbal Shot at M.I.A.
Producer Diplo takes some shots at the politics of past collaborator and ex-flame M.I.A. in a new interview. "She's not an easy artist to criticize because she's very left-leaning, she's progressive, she's a woman. She's good in a lot of aspects, but when it comes to die-hard, facts-on-the-ground politics, she's at zero. She's nothing," says Diplo, adding that the two are no longer speaking. ( Pitchfork)
Lady Gaga: "There's No Boyfriend"
While appearing on BBC1's "Graham Norton Show," Lady Gaga, wearing an outlandish wedding dress, confirmed that she is not dating anyone right now. "I'm not dating. No, there's no boyfriend. I'm miserably pathetic in my wedding dress," Gaga said. "I haven't been on any dates recently because I have been working so hard and I get very bored very quickly with men." ( The Mirror)
Bonnaroo Unveils Set Times
Bonnaroo 2011, which invades Manchester, Tenn. June 9-12, has unveiled the set times for the hundreds of acts playing this year's fest. Arcade Fire and Lil Wayne will headline Friday, June 10; Eminem will perform on Saturday, June 11; and Widespread Panic will close out the festival on June 12. (Bonnaroo Official Website)
(Reporting by Jason Lipshutz)