Last Lap: Thursday’s Odds And Ends In Music News


Missy Elliott Shares Graves Disease Diagnosis
Billboard reports that in an interview with the upcoming issue of People, Missy Elliott reveals that she was diagnosed with the thyroid disorder Graves disease in 2008, the aggressive treatment plan for which left little time for music. Elliott speaks about her battle with the autoimmune disorder in the season premiere of Behind the Music, airing Wednesday, June 29, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Justin Bieber And His Security Team Attack A Plainclothes New York City Cop
Ninety minutes ago, at an appearance at Macy’s in Herald Square in Manhattan, Justin Bieber went outside, reportedly to apologize to the massive crowd that could not come inside due to fire code. As the throng of screaming Beliebers pressed against the barriers, an undercover cop ran towards Bieber to protect him—only, neither Bieber nor his security knew the guy was a cop. Onlookers across the street caught the incident on film and, naturally, uploaded it to YouTube, so one and all can see Bieber coming to blows with a cop. [Sound of the City and TMZ]

Coldplay Premiere “Major Minus” On Youtube
Just after their set at the Glastonbury Festival ends Saturday night, Coldplay will release the three-song digital EP, Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall, to the world, except the U.S. and Japan. But worry not—all three songs will be available on YouTube. In fact, two of them already are: the eponymous single, and “Major Minus,” which was first heard live at Rock am Ring and can now be streamed below. The third, “Moving to Mars,” will become available overnight. Coldplay’s entire Glastonbury set, of course, will be broadcast live on VH1 and Palladia, Saturday night at 10 p.m. ET/PT. [Pitchfork]

Watch A Clip Of The Kings Of Leon Documentary
To mark the European premiere of the documentary Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon, NME has an exclusive clip of the documentary, featuring footage of the band performing “Molly’s Chambers.” [Spin]

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