.

Dr. Dre Proclaims Long-Delayed "Detox" Is Arriving in 2010

April 6, 2010 10:05 AM ET

After a long series of delays, Dr. Dre's comeback album Detox is "definitely" arriving in 2010, the producer told CNBC during another round of promotion for his Beats By Dre headphones. As Rolling Stone reported yesterday, Dr. Dre and Interscope exec Jimmy Iovine revealed that Dre's new single "Under Pressure" with Jay-Z will be coming soon. "Hopefully, we'll be releasing ['Under Pressure'] in the next two weeks or so, and I'm definitely gonna be putting the album out this year, finally. I think everyone is gonna be happy with it," Dre told CNBC (via Nah Right). "I'm just trying to finish this record, finally get it done, get it out and start promoting it."

Dr. Dre has been tinkering with Detox for the better part of the last decade, earning the album a reputation as hip-hop's Chinese Democracy.

In June 2008, Dre's protégé Snoop Dogg revealed Dre had finished work on Detox, and the album was slated for a winter 2008 release. Still, Detox never came, nor did it arrive during Aftermath's promised one-two punch of Detox and Eminem's Relapse (Slim Shady delivered on his part of the deal, however). Early 2009 brought a pair of leaked songs reportedly destined for Detox. If the rumors are true, seemingly every single major rapper — Snoop, Eminem, T.I., Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Ice Cube, Nas, even newcomer Drake — will appear on Dre's comeback album.

Dre's proclamation that "Under Pressure" will be released in the "next two weeks or so" is sparking rumors that Jay-Z may debut the track live during his headlining set at the Coachella festival in Indio, California on April 16th. The fest is a short drive from Dre's native Los Angeles, so it's plausible the Doctor will head out to the desert for a surprise appearance. We'll find out a week from this Friday when Rolling Stone heads to Coachella for a full report.

Related Stories:

Dr. Dre Drops "Detox" News at the Red Sox Opening Day Game
Can Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Rescue Sound? How Interscope Is Rethinking the Record Business
Snoop Dogg Confirms Dr. Dre's "Detox" is Finished

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Hungry Like the Wolf”

Duran Duran | 1982

This indulgent New Romantic group generated their first U.S. hit with the help of what was at the time new technology. "Simon [Le Bon] and I, I think, had been out the night before and had this terrible hangover," said keyboardist Nick Rhodes. "For some reason we were feeling guilty about it and decided to go and do some work." Rhodes started playing with his Jupiter-8 synth, and then "Simon had an idea for a lyric, and by lunchtime when everyone else turned up, we pretty much had the song." The Simmons drumbeat was equally important to the sound of "Hungry Like the Wolf," as Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor stated it "kind of defined the drum sound for the Eighties."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com