Billboard Bits: MCR to Perform at U.K. Football Game, Gaga's Perfume Named 'Monster'
Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip.
My Chemical Romance to Play U.K. Football Game
My Chemical Romance will kick off a football game at London's Wembley Stadium on Halloween night. MCR is scheduled to play its latest single, "'Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)," before the kickoff of a game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Denver Broncos. "Performing to 85,000 fellow NFL fans will be one of the highlights of our European tour," said frontman Gerard Way. (NME)
Lady Gaga Fragrance to Be Named 'Monster'
According to the company launching Lady Gaga's first perfume line, which is set to hit department store shelves in 2012, the singer's fragrance will aptly be named "Monster," paying homage to her legion of fans. Whether it will actually smell like a monster (or a slab of meat) is yet to be determined. (TMZ)
Katy Perry Announces European Tour
The soon-to-be married California girl Katy Perry recently announced that she is leaving her sunny refuge for a 2011 European "California Dreams" tour. Kicking off February 20 in Lisbon, Portugal, and ending March 31 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom, Europe is about to get a whole lot more sunshine this winter. (KatyPerry.com)
Iron & Wine Signs to Warner Bros.
After releasing his first three full-lengths on Sub Pop, folk artist Sam Beam, better known as Iron & Wine, has signed to Warner Bros. Records for the release of fourth album "Kiss Each Other Clean." The major label will issue the follow-up to 2007's "The Shepherd's Dog" in January 2011, with 4AD handling the release in Europe, Japan and Australia.
Young Jeezy to Release 'TM103' Dec. 14
After a slew of release date changes and setbacks, Young Jeezy's forthcoming album, "TM103," has been officially confirmed to drop on December 14. Although the album was originally scheduled for release during in the summer, the winter release date is definitely more fitting for Da Snowman's latest arrival. (Rap Radar)
Daft Punk's 'Tron: Legacy' Soundtrack Gets New Release Date
Daft Punk's long-awaited "Tron: Legacy" soundtrack has been pushed back two weeks and now is scheduled to come out Dec. 7. Rumors have circulated regarding which songs will make the cut, and a new 30-second clip has been released for the soundtrack, fostering even more anticipation for the album. (Pitchfork)
(Reporting by Jillian Mapes, Jason Lipshutz, Walter Frazier and Palika Makam)