Kendrick Lamar has been confirmed to be Stephen Colbert's first musical guest when he begins his reign on The Late Show next month.
Warren G plans on re-recording his classic 1994 album, Regulate. The method to his madness is he claims Def Jam owns the master recordings to the album and he wants to own them now, by doing a re-recoring, the record will be his, in theory. He told Billboard: "I'mma re-record it. I'm gonna do a re-recording of the whole album, so then I own my masters," he is quoted as saying. Right now, Def Jam owns my masters. They don't want to give them back and I need to get them back because they been living off me for over 20 years. I just want to be able to get my music back in my possession and I owe it. I could live off my own music. If they don't give them back to me, I'll re-record the whole album and then that's considered... I would own the masters of those master recordings. That would all be for me."
Showtime announced that it will turn Patti Smith's autobiography, Just Kids, into a TV series. The limited series will be written by Smith and writer John Logan. It is set to arrive next year.
A new documentary on the life of Sharon Jones will debut next month at the Toronto Film Festival. The film, Miss Sharon Jones, will focus on her recent battle with pancreatic cancer and how she managed to overcome it and release her most recent album, Give The People What They Want.