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One Liners: Timbaland, Lady Gaga, Michael Kiwanuka, more

By | Published on Wednesday 16 October 2019



The Hipgnosis Songs Fund has acquired the catalogue of producer Timbaland, which includes his share of tracks by Jay-Z, Rihanna, Drake, Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, Missy Elliot and more. “My music is in great hands”, he says.



Lady Gaga removed R Kelly collaboration ‘Do What U Want’ from streaming and download services earlier this year. Now she is set to re-issue physical versions of the 2013 album it featured on, ‘Artpop’, with the collaboration also scrubbed from the tracklisting. The release will be available from 11 Nov – according to Rolling Stone – five years to the day since its original release.

Michael Kiwanuka has released new single ‘Hero’. “‘Hero’ is a song about how the gems of this world always seem to die young, and how those who are oppressed often seem to have the most to offer us”, he says.

Omar Souleyman has announced that he will release new album ‘Shlon’ on 22 Nov. Here’s new single ‘Layle’. He also has UK live shows booked in at EartH in London on 6 Feb and The Junction in Cambridge on 7 Feb.



Kim Petras has announced UK shows in February next year, finishing at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on 11 Feb. She’s also released the video for ‘Icy’ from her ‘Clarity’ album.

With UK shows coming up next month, Georgia is already planning her return to the road. She will play more UK and Ireland dates in March next year, finishing up at Heaven in London on 12 Mar. By that point, her new album, ‘Seeking Thrills’, will be out – its release date being 10 Jan. Tickets for the new shows go on sale tomorrow.



The nominees for next year’s US Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame induction are in. They are Dave Matthews Band, Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Judas Priest, Kraftwerk, MC5, Motörhead, Nine Inch Nails, Notorious BIG, Pat Benatar, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Soundgarden, Thin Lizzy, Todd Rundgren, T Rex, and Whitney Houston. Fans can vote this year via a Google Search page, which is weird.

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