If you’re anything like us, we see an interesting headline during our daily scroll—pause to read it—but then keep scrolling without reading the actual story. So at the end of each week, we’re rounding up all the buzziest, news-worthy headlines you might have missed. Think of it like the “saved” feature on Instagram but for news instead of aesthetically pleasing photos. ASAP Rocky teases album details and potential Rihanna collaboration, Billie Eilish surprises fans in L.A. by sharing the stage with Paramore, and Harry Styles joins the circus in his new “Daylight” music video—this is what you missed.
A$AP Rocky Teases Rihanna Collab and Album Details
ASAP Rocky has no shortage of creativity or entrepreneurial spirits and shares details about his latest single, directing a Beats by Dre ad, and his upcoming album, which he teases a collaboration with RiRi. After announcing the track earlier this week, ASAP Rocky released “RIOT (Rowdy Pipe’n)” with Pharrell, which radiates disruptive and captivating energy, and is allegedly the first single off of his upcoming fourth studio album Don’t Be Dumb. In between crafting the highly-anticipated album, he has been busy directing a commercial for Beats by Dre. He gushes about his partnership with the heritage brand, saying, “They were just open to the ideas that I wanted to do… allowing me to really take the wheel.” In the commercial, Rocky embarks on a wild adventure to fetch diapers for his baby boy, RZA, while juggling his work-life balance. Speaking of fatherhood, he hints at a potential collaboration with Rihanna, stating, “I’m always down to collab with my partner… there’s a lot of things we’re going to collaborate on, from products for children, there’s a lot of things to look forward to.” And Rihanna wouldn’t be the only one. Rocky reveals some exciting partnership insights for the album, boasting production credits from heavyweights like Tyler, the Creator, Madlib, Hit-Boy, Boi1da, Alchemist, Metro Boomin, and Mike Dean, among others. He reveals that Don’t Be Dumb is almost ready for the world, but leaks keep popping up, forcing Rocky and his team to make some tweaks. However, he’s ready to roll out the project soon, and fans couldn’t be more thrilled! Not stopping there, Rocky has also been busy collaborating with rising Latin star Peso Pluma. The two bonded over their shared love for the culture, and Rocky couldn’t resist working with him, stating, “I love his music, and I think it’s different… that’s why we collabed.” So, brace yourselves for the epic arrival of ASAP Rocky’s forthcoming album and a potential Mom and Dad collaboration. Until then, you can enjoy the infectious energy of “RIOT (Rowdy Pipe’n)” while imagining all the creative brilliance ASAP Rocky has in store for us.
Billie Eilish Shares The Stage With Paramore Surprising Fans in L.A.
Paramore’s North American tour has been full of delightful surprises, and their recent show in Los Angeles was no exception. During the encore at the Kia Forum, Hayley Williams and her bandmates treated the audience to a rendition of “All I Wanted,” a track from their album Brand New Eyes. But what made the moment truly special was the unexpected appearance of Billie Eilish, who hopped onstage to join the band, leaving the crowd stunned and ecstatic. Billie Eilish took to Instagram post-concert expressing her gratitude for the experience, saying that it was a “dream come true” showing love to Hayley. She also added that she wishes she could tell her younger self, including a video in the post carousel of her performing a corde lisse routine to the same encore track, making for a full circle moment. This collaboration isn’t the first time the two artists have shared the stage. At Coachella in 2022, Hayley Williams joined Billie during her headlining set to deliver an acoustic version of Paramore’s “Misery Business.” Not stopping there, Williams also lent her vocals to Billie’s “Happier Than Ever” at the festival, marking her first-ever Coachella appearance. And the love and admiration goes both ways. In a 2020 interview, Hayley Williams expressed her admiration for Billie Eilish and her ability to handle the pressures of fame. Williams spoke fondly of Eilish, saying, “If I were Billie Eilish today, I would be insane and [struggle]. I am so happy there’s someone like her who has a great, really cool family around her.” With Billie Eilish and Paramore’s unexpected and exciting collaboration in LA, fans are left with even more reasons to celebrate the magic of live music and the wonderful connections it can create between artists and their audiences.
Travis Scott, Bad Bunny, and The Weeknd Team Up For “K-POP”
Legends collide with the release of Utopia single “K-POP”, a dream collaboration come true. The track opens the doors to the promised paradise or Utopia, showcasing Travis at the peak of his creative prowess as a performer, songwriter, and producer. The new single “K-POP” is already turning heads, with its infectious beats and the mesmerizing chemistry between Travis, Bad Bunny, and The Weeknd. The collaboration has been nothing short of remarkable, cementing their status as industry giants. While this is Bad Bunny’s first time working with both artists, aside from Travis Scott’s remix of Bad Bunny’s “Krippy Kush” in 2017, Travis and The Weeknd have previously joined forces on tracks like “Pray 4 Love” and “Skeletons”. “K-POP” is the first single off of the upcoming album and follows “Down in Atlanta” featuring Pharrell, and “Ring Ring” with Chase B. Utopia is gearing up to be one of the most exciting releases of the year, partly thanks to Travis’ innovative and boundary-pushing album rollouts. From mystery briefcases to a performance at the Pyramids of Egypt, no one delivers a spectacle like Travis Scott can and it’s sparking a frenzy of anticipation.
Harry Styles Joins The Circus In New “Daylight” Music Video
Harry Styles has released a circus-themed music video for fan favorite track “Daylight.” Under the creative direction of Tanu Muiño, who previously helmed the captivating video for “As It Was,” Styles takes fans on a journey as he joins the circus and assumes the role of a ringmaster. Trying his hand at several different tricks, the pop star dodges knives, takes in the aerialists and juggles, and is even shot out of a cannon in a bird-like costume. Fans have already noted the nod to the lyrics’ mention of a bluebird, with Harry taking flight in the video. “Daylight” marks the fifth video release from Harry’s House, not including the James Corden-directed budget music video for the song which aired in a segment on The Late Late Show last year. Styles is currently wrapping up a nearly two-year-long run of “Love on Tour,” performing the final across Europe.
Travis Barker Chews Over Potential Punk Baby Names For His Son
Travis Barker is no stranger to marching to the beat of his own drum—get it, because he’s a drummer—and he’s taking that spirit to name his upcoming son with his wife Kourtney Kardashian. In a fun exchange with his daughter Alabama on Complex‘s GOAT Talk series, they tossed around some unique name ideas, including Audemars and Milan. But Travis had a truly punk rock name in mind: Rocky Thirteen. His daughter couldn’t help but laugh at the unusual choice, but Travis had his reasons. He explained, “Rocky George played guitar for Suicidal Tendencies, and 13 is just the greatest number of all time.” The name serves as an homage to one of his favorite musicians and a nod to the greatest boxing movie ever made. While Alabama expressed her preference for other ideas, like Cloud, Travis remains playful, considering the name Rocky Thirteen for his new bundle of joy. Kourtney Kardashian and Travis are excitedly expecting their first child together and with a blend of music, movies, and a sprinkle of punk rock flair, it seems like the Barker-Kardashian baby is destined to make a name for themselves in a league of their own. We wouldn’t expect anything less.