Pharrell Williams stopped by The Tonight Show and told Jimmy Fallon about his current projects—including work with Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, and, yes, Missy Elliott. Williams and Fallon also performed as the fictitious 80s R&B duo “Afro & Deziak.” (Billboard)
An appropriately strange charity tribute concert to David Lynch in Los Angeles featured performances by Duran Duran (Lynch directed a concert film featuring the rockers in 2011), Donovan, Moby, Sky Ferreira, members of the Flaming Lips, and longtime Lynch composer Angelo Badalamenti. (Rolling Stone)
Jay-Z says he’s not currently signed to a label, suggesting that he—and other artists without record deals—could possibly release future music directly through Jay-Z’s new streaming service Tidal. (Consequence of Sound)
Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses) have announced a joint covers album called Sing Into My Mouth—a title phrase taken from the album’s first song, the Talking Heads‘ “This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody).” The album, which will also feature covers of songs by Pete Seeger, Bonnie Raitt, and JJ Cale, will be released this summer. (Stereogum)
Live Nation announced that it will refurbish and relaunch two historic venues on the legendary Beale Street in Memphis: the New Daisy Theatre and the Palace. (Billboard) Here’s The Current’s Jay Gabler standing in front of the New Daisy Theatre with an Elvis impersonator.
Speaking of Elvis impersonators, Billy Ray Cyrus is going to play one in a new show on CMT. (Billboard)
I Saw the Light, a Hank Williams biopic starring Tom Hiddleston, will likely see release in theaters late this year. (Billboard)
Vanilla Ice has cut a deal with the authorities regarding his alleged break-in and theft at an abandoned home in Florida. The 47-year-old rapper accepted a fine and 100 hours of community service, maintaining that the incident was all a misunderstanding. (Billboard)