- Filming is underway in Ireland for “All Is By My Side,” a Jimi Hendrix biopic starring OutKast’s Andre 3000. But Rolling Stone reports that the film won’t actually include any of Hendrix’s music. The late guitarist’s estate has denied permission to use his songs. Instead, the movie will use Andre 3000-sung covers of the Beatles, Elmore James and Muddy Waters. Corollary bummer: This means Andre will be spending more time in a recording studio not making a new OutKast album.
- Twitter remained as deadly as ever for pop musicians this week. Chart-topping singer Gotye was the latest star falsely rumored to be dead in the Twitterverse — and CNN picked it up.
- In today’s Post: Sarah Godfrey says Chris Brown is playing it relatively safe on his new album “Fortune,” Bill Friskics-Warren examines the empty calorie hip-hop of Flo Rida, and David Malitz trips down memory lane with the latest from Beachwood Sparks.
And in case you missed it, our pop music coverage from the past week:
- WHOA-OHver and over and over — Japandroids go all-out for 90 minutes at Rock & Roll Hotel.
- On the eve of his album release, Chris Brown and the difference between forgiveness and forgetness.
- Does Nordic jazz mean acid rock with horns? The Goran Kajfes Subtropic Arkestra’s Nordic Jazz Festival gig at Twins reviewed.
- “Demi Lovato’s bio would read like a teen celeb version of the Book of Job.”- Dave McKenna on the teenage pop singer’s Wolf Trap concert.