Last Lap: Monday’s Odds And Ends In Music News


Renee Graziano Styles Ghostface Killah
In case you missed yesterday’s Mob Wives and haven’t caught up with Liz Black‘s recap yet, make sure you do! Staten Island’s own Ghostface Killah met up with Staten Island’s own Renee Graziano in one of the episode’s few lighter moments for Graziano.

Jeremih Covers Adele‘s “Rumour Has It”
“Down On Me” songster Jeremih tried his hand at a cover of “Rumour Has It,” from Adele’s still-chart-topping 21, for Billboard today. He even dropped a bit of “Ice Ice Baby” and “Under Pressure” into a breakdown.

Weird Al Yankovic Jams With The Roots
Weird Al is having quite the day in New York City. He debuted the video for “Perform This Way” on today’s Big Morning Buzz Live, and tonight he’ll be sitting in as an honorary member of The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Ever the clever opportunist, bandleader Questlove got Al to play the hook on a cover of Madvillain‘s “Accordion.” Hear it here. Questlove claimed on Twitter that the cover was in celebration of reaching 1.6 million followers.

Taylor Swift Fans E-Mail The Wrong Taylor
“So my friend Taylor has a pretty unique email address that he’s had since 2006,” a blogger tells Gawker; “It’s very similar to another Taylor’s email and he gets about 5 emails a day from crazy fans.” We’re not sure about this story, as the blog is brand new and only has eight email posts, ranging from October of last year to two days ago, but it might turn out to be worth following.

The Strokes: New Album (And U.S. Tour) In The Works
Rolling Stone reports that the Strokes plan to tour the United States this fall (though no dates have been announced) and are already hard at work on a fifth album. The band had expressed misgivings to Pitchfork back in March about their newly “collaborative” recording process, but apparently these concerns have been ironed out.

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