Next, the news that most excites The Amp: The-Dream returns with his fourth album in his Love series, this one titled The Love, IV (Diary of a Mad Man). Yeah, that title is a little unsettling because it reminds us of a Tyler Perry movie, but The-Dream's Love King topped our personal Best Albums of 2010 list. Title or not, we're excited for this when it drops on September 20th, The-Dream's birthday. According to Complex, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Drake, R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige, and, maybe, Dr. Dre all guest on Love IV. Amazing guest list, but one of the things that made Love King so great was its lack of visitors; only T.I. stopped by to contribute one verse. The-Dream is on one of the more impressive album streaks in recent pop history though, so we'll hold judgment until we hear it.
There will also be new Radiohead music this summer. Not the new music Radiohead fans have been clamoring for, though; these are just remixes, so we're only moderately enthused. Starting July 4th, Radiohead will be releasing limited edition 12" singles featuring two tracks apiece from the band's recent The King of Limbs. Rumors of a TKOL remix album have been floating around since Thom Yorke's buddy Flying Lotus made a passing comment about it, but the first single will find Caribou remixing "Little By Little" and Jacques Greene's take on "Lotus Flower." For those without a record player, the remixes will be available digitally as well.
Finally, Primus will release their first album in over a dozen years, Green Naugahyde, on September 13th. The less said about that one, the better.
- Red Hot Chili Peppers
- MTV Movie Awards.