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Party diva Pink will on Nov. 11 release her third
Arista album, "Try This." The set, which features a
number of songs co-written with Rancid frontman Tim
Armstrong, is the follow-up to her breakthrough album
Armstrong co-wrote and produced eight tracks on the
set, including first single "Trouble," which will be
sent to U.S. radio outlets Sept. 29 for airplay
consideration. Armstrong also had a hand in "Tonight's
the Night," "Save My Life," "Humble Neighborhoods,"
"Walk Away," "Unwind" and "Oh My God," which features
X-rated rapper Peaches.
The album also has three songs -- "Catch Me While I'm
Sleeping," "Waiting for Love" and "Try Too Hard" --
which were written or co-written by Linda Perry,
Pink's collaborator for most of "M!ssundaztood." Billy
Mann wrote and produced "God Is a DJ," while Damon
Elliott co-wrote and produced "Love Song."
A video directed by Sophie Muller was recently filmed
in Los Angeles and will be the subject of a Sept. 29
MTV "Making the Video" special.
Superstar Missy Elliott is currently in the studio working on her new album, This Is Not A Test, which will be released on November 25, according to MTV.com.
The first single from the set is "Pass The Dutch." This Is Not A Test is slated to include guest appearances from Jay-Z, R. Kelly, Alicia Keys, and Busta Rhymes, and the production of Timbaland.
This Is Not A Test is Elliott's fifth solo set. The rapper's last release, 2002's Under Construction, peaked at Number Three on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
In related news, Elliott is one of the artists featured on the forthcoming compilation from Violator Management, V3: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, which hits stores on December 9. Many of the artists represented by Violator Management which is headed by Chris Lighty will appear on the set including: Elliott, Mobb Deep, Lil' Mo, Capone-N-Noreaga, Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent, G-Unit, and the recently re-united A Tribe Called Quest.