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Monday Music News 2014 3.10
PHARRELL WILLIAMS, whose “Happy” song has been on deck since November and is now poised to be the single of this spring with its fizzy beat and positive lyrics, has been hinting about as to whom he’d like to collaborate with next, and it’s none other than former Oasis bandmates (and current, if cranky) brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher. While the Gallaghers haven’t worked together since Oasis ceased, well, Oasis-ing, back in 2009, Williams is optimistic that he could wrangle them back together for what he’d consider one of his “dream projects.”

TWENTY ONE PILOTS are set to embark on a headlining North American tour this spring called Trip for Concerts, which will put the band on the bus starting 4.3 in Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition to TOP’s appearances at a slate of music festivals, including Florida’s Big Guava Fest (5.2) and Dallas’ Suburbia (5.3), they’ll be bringing along their own stage support from opening acts Hunter Hunted and NONONO.

THE MAGNETIC FIELDS singer Stephin Merritt is a poet – bet you didn’t know it! (erhm – sorry) and he’s now penned a book of his poetry based on the quirky two-letter words used to snag higher scores in the board game Scrabble. Dubbed 101 Two-Letter Words and accompanied by a series of cartoons, each of Merritt’s poems is four lines long, and will be published in the UK this June, and in the U.S. in October.

PYXIS POINTS | Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood is working once again with Paul Thomas Anderson on yet another film score, this one for the latest Joaquin Phoenix film | Sting’s new musical, The Last Ship, is set to premiere in Chicago this summer, and will hit the real theatre big-time when it then moves to NYC’s Broadway stage in fall 2014 | Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Fest (July 18-20) has named its headliners, which will include Beck, Tune-Yards, and a DJ set from Giorgio Moroder | And Cee Lo Green is reportedly leaving his coaching/mentor spot on the U.S. version of the singing competition TV show The Voice.  – Kristi Kates