Friday, August 7, 2009

Music Notes: Jay-Z, Kanye and Rihanna to perform during Leno premiere

- Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West will take the stage during the premiere of The Jay Leno Show on Sept. 14. The three will perform the newest single from Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3, "Run This Town." This also marks the first time Rihanna will perform onstage since the February incident with Chris Brown. [Rolling Stone]

- This may sound like a joke, but apparently it's not — Bob Dylan is recording a Christmas album. [Pitchfork]

- Marc Spitz of SPIN has written a nice piece on John Hughes and the music/characters in his films. [SPIN]

- The Sounds have announced a North American tour, which will kick off in Quebec on Sept. 11. Dates are here. [NME]

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