News Ticker: Tom Morello, Band of Horses, David Chase, Lady Gaga

March 9, 2010 8:23 AM ET


  • Tom Morello has confirmed he's working on the score to Iron Man 2 in a tweet posted over the weekend: "Is that really me in Iron Man? Of course. Iron Man kicks my ass. I'm working on score for Iron Man 2. Rockin. Movie is awesome."



  • Band of Horses have found a label and nailed down a release date for Infinite Arms: the disc, due May 18th, will arrive via Brown Records/Fat Possum Records/Columbia Records. The band co-produced the disc with Phil Ek.



  • The Sopranos creator David Chase's next project looks to be a feature-length film about an emerging Sixties band, reports Deadline New York.



  • Lady Gaga may leap into the 3-D game by developing a way to integrate the technology into her live show or releasing a 3-D DVD, her rep tells MTV News.


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