Monday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Mumford and Sons opened up about their (fictional) past as a ’90s boy band called “Mumtown,” featuring…well, Jimmy Kimmel. (Rolling Stone)
With Aqua Teen Hunger Force set to end its run on Adult Swim, an elegy for the show has been recorded by an artist Rolling Stone calls “the world’s least likely Aqua Teen Hunger Force fan”: Patti Smith.
The N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton is expected to top the North American box office for a second consecutive weekend, as theaters across the country add screens devoted to the unexpected hit. (Billboard) Meanwhile, controversy continues to swirl around the film’s omission of various aspects of the group’s history—notably Dr. Dre‘s alleged abuse of at least two women. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that at last one of those incidents—the rapper’s alleged assault on journalist Dee Barnes—did in fact appear in an early version of the film’s screenplay, but was later cut.
Courtney Barnett has released a new video for her song “Nobody Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party,” filmed on Monday at a pop-up show in London’s Camden neighborhood. (Pitchfork)
Lana Del Rey has released the track list for her forthcoming album Honeymoon, which will be released on September 18. The 14-song album, it turns out, will end with Del Rey’s cover of the song “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” first popularized by Nina Simone in 1964 and also famously recorded the following year by the Animals. Del Rey also released a new track, “Terrence Loves You,” on YouTube. (Pitchfork)
Kevin Parker of Tame Impala has been threatened with a lawsuit by Samm Culley, who alleges that Parker illegally sampled a drum lick from the 1973 song “It’s a New Day,” by Culley’s band Skull Snaps, on the Tame Impala track “Eventually.” Parker denied the charge, saying that the Tame Impala track featured “my drums” and not a sample. “It’s a New Day” has previously been sampled by artists including Common, the Pharcyde, and Ol’ Dirty Bastard. (Pitchfork)
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell have announced a second album together: So Familiar, produced by Peter Asher, will be released on Oct. 30. The duo’s previous collaboration, Love Has Come For You, was released in 2013. (Billboard)
Why didn’t OutKast stay reunited after their festival tour last year? Sketch comics Key & Peele have a theory: maybe Andre 3000 just got too weird. Watch their sketch on Billboard.
Alanis Morissette has announced plans to release a 20th anniversary collector’s edition of her smash hit album Jagged Little Pill. The four-disc release, coming out October 30, will include a remastered version of the original album as well as unreleased demos, an entire concert from the Jagged Little Pill era, and a book with an essay and previously unseen photos from Morissette. (Rolling Stone) FYI, you can see one of the sweaters from Morissette’s “Ironic” video at the Hard Rock Cafe Mall of America.