Pitchfork: Rihanna and Drake lead the nominations at this year’s MTV VMAs with an impressive 5 a piece.
NME: Muse reveals The 2nd Law artwork featuring a rendered image of a brain.
Billboard: Jay-Z is set to executive-produce NBA 2K13. Kris Humphries to be given the body of a 14 year old boy (per Kanye’s request).
COS: The artist formerly known as Snoop Dog — Snoop Lion — has no plans return to his original moniker.
Hypebot: US-based indie labels are up in arms over Universal’s proposal to purchase EMI.
Stereogum: Courtney Love to Lana Del Rey: “Heart-Shaped Box” is about my vagina.” Real talk.
Your Music Radar: Deadmau5 unleashes another utterly massive track.
STREAM: Deadmau5 – “There Might Be Coffee’