Friday is Thy Day for Music News


Common

  • Rapper Common pledges to stop “disrespecting homosexuality” and using the N-word in his music, after being approached by gay fans and, uh, Oprah, respectively. “I wanted to show a step for myself toward improving on certain things,” he said, in an apparent attempt to imitate the sentence structure of Miss Teen South Carolina.

  • Radiohead’s Johnny Greenwood: Okay, we’re done recording our album, now we just have to “decide what we should do with it.” Let us listen to it, maybe?

  • French singer/actress Charlotte Gainsbourg is recovering after brain surgery to remove a hematoma suffered during a water skiing accident. Gainsbourg, the daughter of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, released her album 5:55 earlier this year, a collaboration with Air, Jarvis Cocker and Neil Hannon.

  • The AP says music videos are going low-budget, due to less cash on hand at the record labels, or maybe people just like treadmills and Zach Galifianakis.