News Ticker: Big Boi, Jonny Greenwood, Motorhead, Ke$ha

March 23, 2010 8:30 AM ET

  • OutKast's Big Boi has inked a solo deal with Def Jam so release his long-delayed Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty, the AP reports. Exactly one year ago, the MC told RS Jive Records was holding up the disc, which will feature "electro, funk, blues, some of everything."

  • Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood's Doghouse orchestral composition is currently streaming on the BBC's website.

  • Slash, Dave Grohl and Lemmy Kilmister are teaming up to perform Motörhead's "Ace of Spades" at Revolver's Golden Gods Awards. The show goes down April 8th at Los Angeles' Club Nokia.

  • Ke$ha has apologized to Justin Bieber over Twitter after calling the young star a "baby" earlier in the week. "u r obviouslyso talented andi would never mean to offend u.i think u r rad," she wrote.

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