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


Robyn Covers “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” For BBC
Listen to Robyn‘s rendition of the Coldplay single, on BBC’s Radio 1 Live Lounge, on YouTube.

Anniversaries: Nevermind Reissue To Contain Demos; Is This It Tribute
The 20th Anniversary reissue of Nevermind, due out September 27, will come in 1-CD, 2-CD, and 4-CD/1-DVD formats, the lattermost of which will contain all of producer Butch Vig‘s original mixes as well as boombox recordings. And here we thought there was no unheard Nirvana in the vault. [Spin]

Meanwhile, Stereogum celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Strokes’ Is This It (released July 30, 2001 in Britain) with Stroked, a front-to-back tribute to the album (in its original form; there’s no cover of “When It Started,” the song that replaced the critical “New York City Cops” when the album was released in the United States less than a month after the September 11 attacks). [Stereogum]

David LaChappelle’s Copyright Infringement Case Against Rihanna For “S&M” Goes Forward
New York Judge Shira Scheindlin threw out LaChappelle‘s allegations of trade dress infringement, unfair competition and unjust enrichment, but concluded that elements of his photography were copyrightable and rejected Rihanna‘s citation of “fair use” as a defense for the imagery found in her video “S&M.” [Hollywood Reporter]

Dolly Parton Rapped About Queen Latifah At The Hollywood Bowl Saturday Night
We’re gonna run that by you one more time: Dolly Parton rapped about Queen Latifah at the Hollywood Bowl Saturday night. She name-dropped Suge Knight but?sadly?failed to mention Single Ladies:

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