Will.i.am To Premiere New Song On Mars: Morning Mix

Carl Williott | August 28, 2012 5:30 am

Did You Hear?

:: If there is life on Mars, it’ll soon be acquainted with Black Eyed Peas leader will.i.am, who has teamed up with NASA (of course he has) for an educational event. As part of the partnership, the Curiosity rover will broadcast Will’s new song “Reach For The Stars” from the red planet. [Rolling Stone]

:: One Direction‘s Harry Styles was hanging out with Florence Welch backstage at Reading, where the operatic singer offered the face of 1D a spot on her stage…as a backing vocalist. So if this British boy band trend ever fizzles out, he’ll know who to turn to. [Sugarscape]

:: MTV is sponsoring Gotye‘s North American tour, which means the megastar metamorphosis is complete and soon he’ll just be somebody that we used to know. Gotye’s “MTV Presents The Gotye Tour” starts in Canada today (Aug. 28) before making its way across America and finishing up in Dallas in October. [MTV Buzzworthy]

:: Janet Jackson is the face of Blackglama luxury furs for the third year in a row. Angry letter from PETA and fake letter from Ke$ha pending. [That Grape Juice]

:: Usher‘s custody battle may not be over just yet. The singer’s ex-wife Tameka Raymond is appealing a judge’s decision to grant primary custody of their two sons to Usher, citing judicial bias. [TMZ]

After the jump, find out which music acts you can find on the tube today.

Music On TV:

:: Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) — Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen :: Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) — Hacienda :: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) — R. Kelly (repeat) :: Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) — Alabama Shakes (repeat) :: Conan (TBS) — Andrew W.K.