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Digest: Bruno Mars Announces Tour With Janelle Monáe; Foo Fighters Reveal Title of New Album

Also: Marvin Gaye biopic in the works; Flaming Lips release song to be played on 12 phones simulataneously

February 15, 2011 5:20 PM ET
 B.O.B, Janelle Monae and Bruno Mars perform onstage during The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
B.O.B, Janelle Monae and Bruno Mars perform onstage during The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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Bruno Mars to Tour With Janelle Monáe
Shortly after teaming up for a performance at the Grammy Awards, Bruno Mars and Janelle Monáe have announced that they will be heading out on tour together this summer. Specific dates for their Hooligans in Wondaland tour have not yet been announced, but it has been confirmed that they will be on the road in May and June. [Idolator]

Foo Fighters Reveal New Album Details
The Foo Fighters have announced that the title of their seventh album is Wasting Light. The disc's first single "Rope" will come out on March 1st as a free download with pre-orders of the record, which will hit stores on April 12th. [Billboard]

Marvin Gaye Biopic in the Works
Julien Temple is set to direct a film based on the life of soul legend Marvin Gaye. This project is notable for being the first time a filmmaker has been given official permission to tell the singer's story on screen. Temple is n known for his documentaries about the Sex Pistols and Joe Strummer of The Clash. [Guardian]

The Flaming Lips Release Song Meant to Be Heard on 12 Computers
The Flaming Lips have released "Two Blobs Fucking," a new song that is broken up into 12 YouTube videos intended to be played simultaneously on 12 computers and/or phones. This is similar to the band's 1997 album Zaireeka, which was four CDs meant to be played at once on four stereos. [Pitchfork]

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