FROM THE NEWS NEST: M.I.A. announces new album with Coachella blimp and more.
We know that most of you kids at Coachella â€” P.S. for those of us stuck in the Bay Area, we hate you â€” who checked out the Jay-Z set this weekend were probably looking at the stage. For those of you with your heads in the clouds, you probably saw a blimp announcing that M.I.A. would be dropping her next album July 29 as well as her upcoming festival appearances.
After collapsing on stage in Vancouver Friday night, You Say Party! We Say Die! (pictured) drummer Devon Clifford passed away on Sunday. The Canadian was only 30 years old. His family released a statement that the cause of Clifford’s death resulted from a “massive brain hemorrhage resulting from congenital defects.”
King Sunny Ade and his African Beats have canceled their entire April/May North American tour, we’ve heard from their publicist. A tragic car accident in late March took the lives of two of the African Beats, and the band hasn’t recovered enough to continue. Besides that, fill-in members of the band were not able to be cleared by the U.S. Embassy in enough time to perform with the group. The band will resume touring when they are able to regroup more.