Last Lap: Madonna’s Next Collaboration Will Feature Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.

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Madonna, Nicki Minaj And M.I.A Share The Love
In the latest installment of “Madonna Is Down With The Kids (Like, Totes)” it’s been announced that both the eccentric Nicki Minaj and the cooler than thou MIA will appear on Madge’s lead single, “Give Me All Your Love,” from her forthcoming album. On that note, it’s now rumored that these three will also be performing during halftime of the Super Bowl this year. [Billboard]

Controversial Web Sensation Lana Del Rey Signs With Interscope
After a mountain of hype resulted in a tsunami-sized backlash, Lana del Rey has inked an album deal with Interscope, home to not only some of the biggest female-fronted acts in the biz (Mary J. Blige, No Doubt), but also some of the web friendliest (Robyn, Feist). [Pitchfork]

Poptimist Explores The Notion That Epic Rock Is Just “Secular Gospel”
Tom Ewing‘s article about stadium-pop as a “hustle” is an interesting read, with references to bands as contemporary as Coldplay and Arcade Fire while remembering classics like The Beatles and The Who. [Pitchfork]

Elton John Hears It For New York!
At his 10th annual Enduring Vision Gala for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the performer gave a shout out to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for championing the equal right to marriage. Holla! [Billboard]

David Lynch Is Making Music Now And You Can Listen To “Pinky’s Dream” Featuring Karen O Online
David Lynch’s first full length album is due out next month and hipsters everywhere are putting on their best game faces in order to pretend they think it’s awesome. The lead track “Pinky’s Dream” featuring vocals by Karen O is now available online. [One Thirty BPM]

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