First Dibs: Who Is Elton John Dying To Work With?

Is Justin Bieber seeking a plea deal? Eminem and Rihanna are about to heat things up, and Coldplay’s Chris Martin is molding young minds.

  • Elton John has incorporated just about every popular genre into his music over the years, but he wants to branch out even further. The storied singer-songwriter hopes to add some hip-hop flavor to his catalog, and feels he needs someone like Kanye West or Pharrell Williams to do it properly. Uh, can we make this happen, like now? [AllHipHop]
  • Eminem and Rihanna are ready to hit the road together. Their Monster tour kicks off in Los Angeles on August 7 — it’s going to be a hot summer! [Idolator]
  • Perhaps because he’s had much scarier legal problems as of late, Justin Bieber is reportedly crafting a plea deal in an alleged egg assault case in California. If the deal goes through, Biebs would probably only have to serve probation. [TMZ]
  • Chris Martin will become a mentor on The Voice, helping music hopeful hone their skills. And it sounds like he’ll get some onscreen face time with the judges! [MTV News]

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