Sam Smith Announces U.S. Tour, Lady Gaga Opens Up About Harassment + More In Last Lap

Britney Spears shows Planet Hollywood how bankable she is, Rick Rubin shows fans where Def Jam’s magic began, Julian Casablancas isn’t turned on by The Strokes’ music, and more from today’s Last Lap.

  • British singer and former You Oughta Know artist Sam Smith has announced his first U.S. tour for January 2015. He’ll be hitting New York City on January 15 and Los Angeles on January 30. Before you purchase tickets, check out Smith’s music on his Artist Platform page. [MTV Artist Platform]
  • Lady Gaga said she experienced sexual harassment in the music industry. [Idolator]
  • Britney Spears’ residency in Las Vegas paid off for Planet Hollywood to the tune of $20 million. [Just Jared]
  • Aussie singer Chet Faker appeared on Big Morning Buzz Live today, performing his single “Gold.” Watch the video below for the set.
  • Producer Rick Rubin returned to the NYU dorm where he helped create Def Jam Records in the `80s. [Rolling Stone]
  • Who does Joan Jett think will carry the torch for female rockers? [MTV News]
  • Julian Casablancas isn’t moved by playing The Strokes’ early songs. [NME]

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