Everybody wants to save the world, but really, saving the entire world is a pretty Herculean task. Instead, Björk is focusing her efforts on Iceland, her own part of the world about which she cares very much. Also, Yoko Ono and The Flaming Lips are releasing music together, Grimes’ new album is out, Outkast almost performed at the Super Bowl, Against Me! rocked Seth Meyers, and The Fresh Prince plans to hit the road with Jazzy Jeff. Big stuff’s going down in today’s Music Dispatch, so let’s hop to it.
“I have decided to put all of my energy into Iceland,” Björk said. “I can be more valuable here and get more done than if I tried to fly around the world and fight global warming.” [Rolling Stone]
In 2011, Yoko Ono and The Flaming Lips teamed up to record a cover of Ono and Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over).” The track was available exclusively to Amazon Prime customers—as part of the service’s compilation All Is Bright—but now, the track is set to be re-released on vinyl on December 11 via Chimera Music.
Yesterday it was revealed that we were so close to having Outkast perform at halftime of Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004, better known to music fans as the one where Justin Timberlake helped Janet Jackson #freethenipple. According to Big Boi, the preventative factor was Andre 3000 wanted to perform both “The Way You Move” and “Hey Ya” despite only having time for one song.
During an interview on ESPN Radio’s “The Dan LeBatard Show,” Big Boi said he tried really hard to make it happen: “I was in his ear a lot. To this day, his son told him, ‘Dad, man you should have performed at the Super Bowl, man.’ We look at it now, we laugh. Hopefully they’ll invite us back.” [Consequence of Sound]
And kudos to Meyers for having killer taste in music, as he introduced the band as one of his favorites. Maybe have some of your favorites on the show more often?
That should be enough music news to hold you over for the weekend, so enjoy it and check back with us on Monday for another Music Dispatch!
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