First Dibs: What Are Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Nas, and Timbaland Up To In The Studio?

Fans can now get a taste of the next Nine Inch Nails album, Pharrell Williams chats about working with Miley Cyrus, and Jefferson Airplane’s former drummer tragically dies.

  • Photographer Lenny S captured a piece of music history, posting a shot of hitmakers Timbaland, Nas, Justin Timberlake, and Jay-Z having a laugh in the studio to Instagram. Fingers crossed that this is indicative of some sort of amazing collaboration. [AllHipHop]
  • Trent Reznor is dropping more details about the upcoming Nine Inch Nails album, Hesitation Marks. The LP is set for a September 3 release, and a new single is available for purchase on iTunes and streaming via Soundcloud. [Rolling Stone]

  • Joey Covington, once a drummer for Jefferson Airplane, has died at 67 following a car accident in Palm Springs. Covington was the band’s drummer in the early 1970s and recently had been performing gigs in California. [NME]
  • Pharrell Williams says Miley Cyrus is like a little sister to him and he’s excited about the direction of her new album. Find out more about the producer’s experience working with the pop singer. [MTV]

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