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Digest: Lil Wayne Announces Tour With Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross; Christina Aguilera to Sing at Super Bowl

Also: Korn go grunge on new album; Metallica tease ‘The Big 4’

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Lil Wayne Announces Arena Tour
Lil Wayne has announced he’ll hit the road this spring as the headliner of a tour that will also feature Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and the duo of Travis Barker and Mixmaster Mike. The I Am Music II tour, a sequel to his 2008-2009 series of arena gigs, will begin in Buffalo, New York on March 18th. [Pitchfork]

Christina Aguilera to Sing at Super Bowl
Christina Aguilera has been announced as the singer of “The Star Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XLV on February 6th. This will be the singer’s second appearance during the NFL championship after appearing in a halftime show in 2000 along with Britney Spears, ‘N Sync and Aerosmith. [LA Times]

Korn Go Grunge on New Record
Korn have begun work on their 10th album, which is set to be released sometime later this year. According to guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer, the band’s new music has been heavily influenced by Soundgarden and other Seattle grunge acts. [NME]

Metallica Tease ‘The Big 4
Metallica are teasing a big announcement regarding The Big 4 on their website and a related Facebook page. The Big 4 was the name of a European tour featuring Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax, the top bands in the thrash metal genre. The tour was documented with a concert film of the same name. [Metallica]

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