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Music in the News – Jan. 27, 2014

by Jessica Romera January 28, 2014
Music in the News – Jan. 27, 2014

FIFA World Cup song chosen

The official anthem for this summer’s FIFA World Cup has been selected, reports Rolling Stone: rapper and pop star Pitbull will provide the song for this year’s edition of the international soccer tournament taking place in Brazil. Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian musician Claudia Leitte will also appear alongside Pitbull on the track entitled “We Are One (Ole Ola).” All three singers will perform the anthem on June 12 to kick off the opening ceremonies in Sao Paulo.

 

Kurt Cobain Day in Washington

Feb. 20 will now officially be recognized as Kurt Cobain Day in Aberdeen, WA, to commemorate the late musician’s birthday. Cobain, the frontman for the iconic grunge band Nirvana, was born and raised in Aberdeen. The city’s mayor, along with the city council, voted to pay tribute to the musician, with the possibility of even developing a ‘Kurt Cobain Week,’ according to Rolling Stone. Later this year, Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, marking the 20th anniversary of Cobain’s death.

Soulja Boy arrested on gun charges

DeAndre Cortez Way, better known as Soulja Boy, was arrested earlier last week in Los Angeles, CA,  for the possession of a loaded weapon. CNN reported that the rapper was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over in the early hours of the morning. Way was later released after posting a $35,000 bail. The rapper was also previously arrested in 2011 for “felony weapons charges during a traffic stop on a Georgia interstate in October 2011,” reports CNN.

 

Yellow Submarine: Vans Edition

For a special limited edition, Vans will be releasing a collection of footwear featuring the legendary Liverpudlians, said Rolling Stone. The collection will contain four different styles, each with different scenes of the Fab Four’s film and record Yellow Submarine which marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ arrival in America. The pairs, being released at the beginning of March, will range in price from $65 to $75.

 

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