Thursday, July 30, 2009

Music Notes: Green Day and Pink added to VMA lineup, Big Boi heading to Def Jam

- Green Day and Pink have been added to the lineup for this year's MTV Video Music Awards. The show will be held Sept. 13 at New York City's Radio City Music Hall. [SPIN]

- Big Boi (of Outkast) has left Jive Records and plans on signing with Def Jam. Pitchfork speculates that we might actually see some his solo work get released if all goes well. [Pitchfork]

- Listen to part two of 7 Worlds Collide, the project helmed by Crowded House frontman Neil Finn, via MySpace. Finn is rejoined by former collaborators like Radiohead's Ed O'Brien and Phil Selway, and new collaborators like Wilco's Jeff Tweedy. [Stereogum]

- Pixies frontman Frank Black (Black Francis) will play a series of West Coast solo dates this summer, prior to the Pixies' twentieth anniversary Doolittle tour. [NME]

- Panic at the Disco's remaining members have announced new members: ex-The Cab guitarist Ian Crawford and Brobecks bassist Dallon Weekes. [Prefix Mag]

- Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke recently said he doesn't know what the future holds in store for his band. "It's weird, we're out of contract now so... we might take a year off, we might take three years off.... we might never make a record again or we might head straight back in and do a record. We'll see how we feel come the end of this touring cycle," he said. For now, the band is set to release one more single in August. [NME]

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