Nas has announced he will release his new album, Life is Good this summer.
Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst will be having a busy summer, as he and his friend Phil Schaffart will open a bar in their native Omaha, Nebraska called Pageturner's Lounge. It will be a live music and social venue. Oberst will also reunite with his former band The Desaparecidos on August 11 for Omaha's Maha Music Festival.
Following his 2009 French covers album, Préliminaires, Iggy Pop will return singing in French for a mainly covers record called Après. It will feature him doing covers of Edith Piaf, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Yoko Ono, Serge Gainsbourg, Cole Porter and more. The album will be out in May.
On July 2, Duran Duran will release their live album, A Diamond in the Mind on Blu-Ray, DVD, CD and digital. The album was recorded at a December 2011 concert in Manchester, England. Currently the album is only getting a U.K release, no word on a U.S. release.