Did You Hear?
:: One Direction will appear in British comic strip The Beano to help raise funds for Comic Relief, so in case there were any doubts before, shyeah, 1D have made it. Next week’s special issue will also feature Jessie J and Olly Murs. [BBC]
:: If Questlove‘s endlessly interesting Twitter feed isn’t enough for you, The Roots‘ drummer is currently in the final stages of writing his memoir, Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove. The book hits stores June 18 and delves into the artist’s upbringing, the current state of hip-hop and music journalism. [Billboard]
:: Things are getting juicy in the UK, as Sugababes member Jade Ewan and Rita Ora are facing off over Eurovision, of all things. Ora took a dig at anyone using the competition for career advancement (Ora dropped out of Eurovision and Jade eventually won), so Jade accused Rita of “sleeping” her way to the top. [Huffington Post]
:: “There will be blood,” Shakira promises in a new promo for The Voice. She and Usher join Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for the fourth season, which premieres March 25. [Youtube]
:: Diddy beefed up his “mogul” file, partnering up with actor Mark Wahlberg to oversee business strategies and retail relations for fitness water (as opposed to lazy, couch potato water) brand AQUAhydrate. [Rap Radar]
After the jump, find out which music acts you can catch on TV today.
Music On TV:
:: Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) — Shooter Jennings
:: Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) — Ziggy Marley
:: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) — Bob Mould
:: Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) — Ceremony
:: Live with Kelly & Michael (syndicated) — OneRepublic
:: Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated) — Chris Mann