FYI: Lady Gaga Drops ‘Applause’ Single, John Mayer Streams New Album

August 13, 2013 By:

Lady Gaga was forced to release her new single “Applause” “due to hackers, an abundance of low/high quality leaks.” Expect to hear it on U.S. airwaves now. (Rolling Stone)

Candy-coated-princess-turned-tiger Katy Perry will perform at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. She’ll sing her new song “Roar.” (Rolling Stone)

DJ Dillon Francis isn't happy about the whole “Roar” thing, though. He says Perry ripped off his ideas in his music video “Messages.” (NME)

There’s a new Donna Summer remix album coming October 22nd. Giorgio Moroder, whom you heard most recently on Daft Punk’s new album, contributed his production stylings. (Idolator)

Selena Gomez is gearing up to hit the road to promote her Stars Dance album. What that means is a lot of choreography being practiced. (MTV)

Because of sample clearance issues, Big Sean’s album Hall of Fame will not include the song “Control (HOF),” which features Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica. (Pitchfork)

Lorde’s debut album will be called Pure Heroine. It will feature 10 tracks and will drop September 30th. (Pretty Much Amazing)

Thanks to the wonders of technology, John Mayer’s new album, Paradise Valley, which features Frank Ocean and Katy Perry, is now streaming online. (Consequence of Sound)

If you’re Prince, you get to do cool things like hang out backstage at a Kings of Leon concert. And that’s exactly what he did. (NME)

Once again, Stephen Colbert is desperately trying to convince us that the Daft Punk gag wasn’t a gag, this time going into an intense backstory on Paul Mercurio’s podcast. (Billboard)