Music News: 'Yellow Submarine' returning to theaters for 50th anniversary


The Beatles in animated form in 'Yellow Submarine.'
The Beatles in animated form in 'Yellow Submarine.' (Apple Corps)

Yellow Submarine, the 1968 animated movie featuring the likenesses and music of The Beatles, will return to theaters this summer to mark its 50th anniversary. Specific venues have not yet been announced, but tickets for shows across the United States, Great Britain, and Ireland will go on sale April 17. (New York Times)

Cardi B to co-host The Tonight Show

On Monday night, pop hip-hop star Cardi B will become the first person ever to co-host The Tonight Show. The 64-year-old late night show has featured guest hosts in the past, but Cardi B's stint behind the desk with Jimmy Fallon will mark the first time hosting duties have been shared.

Cardi B is certainly popular with viewers: her December segment as a guest on the show has gone viral, with over 16 million YouTube views. Fallon may feel the need to take some risks: his ratings have decline in recent months while his more politically-engaged competitors Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel have seen their viewership rise. (New York Times)

JAY-Z opens up about mom coming out

In a preview clip from his appearance on David Letterman’s Netflix show, JAY-Z says he "really cried" when his mother came out as a lesbian. "That's a real story," says the rap icon. "I cried because I was so happy for her that she was free."

The full episode hits the streaming service on Friday. (Pitchfork)

Webby nominees announced

The nominees for this year's Webby Awards have been announced, with voting open until April 19. JAY-Z ("The Story of O.J."), Bonobo ("No Reason"), OK Go ("Obsession"), Leningrad ("Kolshik"), and Broke For Free ("Hella") are the artists with clips nominated for Best Music Video. (Billboard)

Yodeling boy goes viral

The latest viral video star is a ten-year-old boy named Mason Ramsey. Video of the boy singing Hank Williams’s "Lovesick Blues" in a Walmart aisle in Illinois is delighting people across the internet. (Billboard)

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