After surviving an interview with Joaquin Phoenix yesterday, it’s a very warm hello from New York!
* Today Pearl Jam release their 10th studio album, and with it, a reinvigorated tour schedule across North America. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon will help celebrate – next week, star musicians will perform songs from the band’s iconic catalogue.
* Boring awards shows be gone! Amy Poehler and Tina Fey have agreed to host the Golden Globes for 2 years.
* The College Music Journal, aka CMJ Music Marathon officially kicks off in NYC today – giving established and emerging artists the chance to grow their audience over the next few days, as musicians vie for some of that much-coveted buzz groups like The xx and Arcade Fire received in their early days.
* Eminem dropped another new single online off next month’s Marshall Mathers LP2 , declaring himself a Rap God: “I make elevating music, you make elevator music…” Fans will have many a favourite line to choose from in this self-ode to Mathers’ skill and answer to his rhetorical question, ‘why be a king when you can be a god?’
* Netflix will soon have another series for those looking for their next binge fix. The trio of writers behind Damages have been tasked with making a 13-episode psychological thriller series for streaming service. It’ll start production in 2014.