With their new album Strangers to Ourselves still new on record store shelves, Modest Mouse have confirmed that their next album will come out next year—and that it will feature a contribution by Krist Novoselic of Nirvana. Novoselic says the bass riff he played for the band is “pretty edgy.” (NME) Watch Modest Mouse perform “Be Brave” on The Late Late Show—and see them live in person this summer at Rock the Garden.
Paul McCartney and Metallica will headline this year’s Lollapalooza festival in Chicago. Also in the lineup, which was announced Wednesday morning: Hippo Campus. (Rolling Stone)
Miriam Bienstock, who co-founded Atlantic Records with Ahmet Ertegun and her then-husband Herb Abramson, has died at age 92. (Billboard)
Producer The-Dream has confirmed that circa 2010, he made an entire unreleased album with Beyoncé that was inspired by Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. (Billboard) Kuti’s son Seun Kuti will be at Rock the Garden this summer with Egypt 80s.
Guess who else has “lots and lots” of unreleased material in the vault? The Spice Girls. (Billboard)
Radiohead‘s OK Computer will be preserved in the Library of Congress, the National Recording Registry has announced. Each year, the registry selects 25 historically significant recordings to be preserved; also in this year’s batch are records by Sly and the Family Stone, the Doors, and Lauryn Hill. (Pitchfork)
Amid what seems to be personal turmoil, Zayn Malik has left the ultrapopular boy band One Direction. (NME)
A copyright lawsuit against the Beastie Boys has been dismissed on the basis that the plaintiff—licensing company TufAmerica—didn’t have standing to sue, since they don’t have exclusive rights to the Trouble Funk songs sampled by the Beastie Boys. (Billboard)
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars are notching a 12th week at number one with “Uptown Funk.” That ties the record for this decade’s longest number-one streak—set by “Blurred Lines” in that steamy summer of 2013—and puts “Uptown Funk” just four weeks away from tying the all-time record, set in 1995-1996 by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men with “One Sweet Day.” (Billboard)
Ringo Starr has shared a new song, “Confirmation,” from his forthcoming album Postcards from Paradise. Hear it at Billboard.