Baseball season began with some potentially major music news yesterday: Dr. Dre’s oft-delayed Detox may finally be on the way. That tidbit comes courtesy of last night’s Red Sox vs. Yankees game at Boston’s Fenway Park, where Dre and record exec Jimmy Iovine were promoting a Red Sox edition of the Beats By Dre headphones. Last week, an image of Dr. Dre and Jay-Z together in the recording studio emerged, and in the pregame interview above, Iovine reveals that the rap legends’ new song will be called “Under Pressure.”
The track is expected to be the first single off Dre’s long-delayed Detox, which was last scheduled for the winter of 2008 before dropping off the release schedule altogether. No release date has been set for “Under Pressure” yet, but the buzz on the Internet is that it should be arriving soon (Iovine says in the interview that Dre had the song “in his pocket,” so we’re assuming it’s finished). As Rolling Stone reported last week, Eminem wrote on his Twitter that “big news” was on the way; Perhaps he was talking about Detox and not his own Relapse 2.
Last night’s Red Sox vs. Yankees game — the first of the 2010 baseball season — had its share of notable musical moments. It’s become Fenway tradition in recent years to play Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” during the middle of the 8th inning. Last night, Diamond himself made a surprise appearance to lead the crowd in the sing-along himself. Also, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, perhaps Boston’s most famous rocker, performed the traditional “God Bless America” during the 7th Inning Stretch. Watch both performances below and check out photos from two of last season’s biggest rock shows at Fenway — Dave Matthews Band with Willie Nelson and Phish.
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