Last Lap: Rick Rubin Reportedly Not A Producer On Jay-Z’s Next Album

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Will Bruce Springsteen bring his tour to the U.S. for another leg? Rihanna takes to social media to remember her late grandmother, and Justin Bieber reportedly plans to address tabloid fodder in his next single.

  • Oh, how misleading those Samsung ads seem to be. Though Rick Rubin appeared in promos along the likes of Pharrell Williams and Timbaland, the music producer reportedly says he didn’t actually work on Jay-Z‘s upcoming Magna Carta Holy Grail. He was really just around to hang and take in the new tunes. [Stereogum]
  • Rihanna’s grandmother passed away a year ago, and the pop star continues to honor her memory. Rihanna posted moving Instagram messages this past weekend, expressing what she misses the most about her “Gran Gran Dolly.” [Vibe Vixen]
  • As Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band wrap up dates in Europe, fans speculate whether The Boss is planning another jaunt stateside. Steven Van Zandt says it’s possible, but didn’t sound convincing when asked if the guys will be hitting the road this fall. [Rolling Stone]
  • What can fans expect from Justin Bieber’s new music? According to his manager, Scooter Braun, the Biebs will be hitting back at some of his critics. [MTV]


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