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


Delta Bluesman Honeyboy Edwards Dies at 96
David “Honeyboy” Edwards, the last living link to Robert Johnson?and an accomplished blues guitarist in his own right?died of congestive heart failure yesterday morning. He scored his first hit, “Drop Down Mama,” in 1953, and continued performing into 2011, but retired after falling ill in July. He received a Traditional Blues Album Grammy in 2008 and a Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 2010. [Hollywood Reporter]

Willie Nelson Covers Coldplay For Chipotle
The country legend’s cover of “The Scientist” scores a short animated ad (with a plot not dissimilar to that of The Lorax) promoting Chipotle’s sustainability non-profit The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation. [Popdust]

Foo Fighters Announce Tour Dates With Porn-Parody Clip
In tame, but still NSFW, clip “Hot Buns,” (set to Queen‘s “Body Language,”) four-fifths of the Foos play truckers who decide to play “drop-the-soap” together in a truck-stop shower, until they’re discovered by “janitor” Pat Smear.

New Music From Flo Rida, The-Dream
Last night, Flo Rida premiered the Dr. Luke-produced, Etta James-sampling “Good Feeling”?the lead track off his forthcoming Only 1 Rida (Pt. 2). Today, The-Dream posted to his site the track listing, lyrics, and first song “Wake Me When It’s Over” from his “free album,” 1977, due out tonight at midnight CDT. Featured guests include Big Sean and Pharrell. We’re psyched. [Radio Killa Records]

[Images (except Chris Martin and Foo Fighters): Getty Images]

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