Morning Music Notes – The King of Statues

Something new from Justin Timberlake, and he’s roped in Timbaland for another 7 minute number. The track is TKO, which uses a boxing analogy to talk about a relationship, and not about Mike Tyson (which I was hoping). The track is lifted from The 20/20 Experience Part 2.

justin timberlake tko via screen cap
TKO is so long because of long musical breaks, attempting to make the track seem more cinematic and more of an experience than just a three minute pop number. His new album is out September 30.

Justin Timberlake – TKO

Morning Music Notes

M.I.A. is secretly being sued by the NFL for $1.5 Million for flipping the bird during the halftime show in 2012. But like the feisty person that she is, she’s not going down easy, and trying to prove that the NFL isn’t all that moral like they claim. Remember when the NFL tried to brush aside those concussion claims? (via Consequence of Sound)

When I went to Craven Cottage to see Fulham FC play in London, I made sure I saw the Michael Jackson statue outside of the stadium. The former owner, Mohamed Al Fayed (father of Dodi Al Fayed, who died with Princess Diana in Paris) was friends with the King of Pop and randomly decided to put a statue at the sporting stadium. Anyway, the club are getting rid of the statue and are giving it back to the former chairman, Al Fayed. Pretty sure Cottagers aren’t too upset about that (via NME)

Michael Jackson Statue at Craven Cottage (Copyright: PeteHatesMusic)
The Alison Mosshart-led band The Kills are recording a new album, and have announced a few tour dates, including Toronto on December 11 at the Danforth Music Hall (via Consequence of Sound)

A Tupac biopic will start shooting (poor choice of words?) next year (via NME)

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