FYI: Daft Punk are No-Shows on 'Colbert,' Ed Sheeran's Considering a Country Album

August 7, 2013 By:
Daft Punk was a no-show for their scheduled "The Colbert Report" appearance Tuesday night. The pair’s absence was due to contractual obligations dealing with an appearance scheduled for the MTV VMAs. Stephen Colbert was not amused. (Billboard)
Cookie Monster from the hit kid’s TV show "Sesame Street" has a musical number lined up for the upcoming season. The cookie-crazed muppet will perform a cover of Icona Pop’s hit, “I Love It”. (NME)
Unlike his “Get Lucky” collaborators, Nile Rodgers managed a performance in NYC last night. He performed with The Roots on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." (Consequence of Sound)

Nathan Sykes of The Wanted has hinted that there might be a future team-up with the One Direction. Nothing is confirmed, but since the two boy bands are no longer at odds, Sykes feels they might be able to collaborate as a super boy band. (MTV)
Hip-hop artist Castle has released a remix of “Fool’s Errand” for free. The MP3 can be downloaded from Rolling Stone. (Rolling Stone)
Beyoncé (similar to her husband) used eco-friendly transportation to get to her last show at the Barclays Center. She rode a bike over the Brooklyn Bridge and Instagrammed photos of her ride. (Idolator)
After touring with Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran is considering a change in direction for his music. He says that producing a country album is not entirely out of the question. (Idolator)
Better stay out of mean, old, Rob Zombie’s yard or he might just eat your soul. After the town of Woodbury, where the singer lives, spent years planning and fundraising for a skate park, Zombie and his wife are complaining about the noise and want it moved. (Rolling Stone)
Nine Inch Nails have announced that they will be playing a small show at London's Scala before their scheduled shows at the Reading and Leeds festivals. Their setlist will primarily consist of songs from their forthcoming album, Hesitation Marks. (NME)
Stephen Colbert was not left high and dry following Daft Punk’s punk out. He called on a special audience member to perform instead. Who else but Robin Thicke came to the rescue and gave yet another rendition of his hit “Blurred Lines.” (SPIN)