While launching a 2013 world tour in Romania this week, Megadeth debuted "Super Collider," the title track from the band's forthcoming release. Fan-shot footage of the performance is available through various streaming outlets, while the studio version of the song is available through iTunes. Megadeth launched its latest tour on Wednesday in Bucharest, Romania.
Metallica fronter James Hetfield, in an interview with Billboard, says the band has enough raw material for an new album: "We got out into the room and jammed and we've come up with enough material for a record, for sure. We've gone through maybe one-tenth of the material that's on our riffs CDs."
Trevor Bolder, the one-time bassist for both David Bowie and Uriah Heep, has died of cancer at the age of 62. Bolder recorded four albums with Bowie during the 1970s: Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and Pinups. "Trevor was a wonderful musician and a major inspiration," Bowie posted to Facebook.
A VOX prototype guitar played by both John Lennon and George Harrison sold at Julien's Auctions for $408,000. The guitar was a gift from Lennon to his friend Alex Mardas in 1967, bearing a plaque on the back that reads: "To Magic Alex / Alexi thank you / for been [sic] a friend / 2-5-1967 John."
Kellie Pickler is the champion of Dancing with the Stars. Alongside her partner, Derek Hough, the country singer beat out Disney star Zendaya, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones and Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman for the coveted Mirror Ball trophy. It was the first DWTS finale that featured a four-way showdown.
Muse has uploaded a video to the band's Facebook page suggesting that it will lend a hand on the soundtrack to World War Z, the upcoming Brad Pitt film. The seven-second clip begins with the band's name centered on the screen. The 'S' changes to a 'Z', and the message, "there will be no warning," then appears.
A week after announcing her new single, "Wild," Jessie J has treated fans to an acoustic performance of the track via her official website. The studio version of the cut features appearances from Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal. "I just can't believe that this is my life and my fantasy, we're running wild," she sings on the inspirational track.
Melanie Fiona paid tribute to Notorious B.I.G. on the anniversary of his birthday (May 21), covering his track "One More Chance/Stay with Me (Remix)." The cut is now available through various streaming web outlets. The lo-fi cover features the lovely Fiona singing the track in front of her webcam: "R.I.P. BIG… Here's to celebrating your life," tweeted Melanie along with the vid.
Robin Thicke has released "4 the Rest of My Life," a track from his upcoming album, Blurred Lines. The single is scheduled to hit iTunes on May 28. In the song, the slick crooner recalls meeting his wife Paula Patton: "For the rest of my life you know I wanna be yours, for the rest of my life for you I'm gonna be strong."
Cee-Lo Green and Christina Aguilera have signed on once again as hosts on the fifth season of The Voice. The hit makers will be flanked by the other original judges, Blake Shelton and Maroon 5's Adam Levine. NBC Entertainment President Paul Telegdy broke the news in an official statement.
Blake Shelton has signed on to appear as a host on the fifth season of The Voice. The country hit maker will be flanked by all of the other original judges including Cee-Lo Green, Christina Aguilera and Maroon 5's Adam Levine. NBC Entertainment President Paul Telegdy broke the news in an official statement.
Slash thinks that Linkin Park's Chester Bennington fits perfectly as Stone Temple Pilots' new frontman. The former Velvet Revolver guitarist, a band that featured original STP frontman Scott Weiland, expressed his support for the re-vamped group via Twitter earlier this week.
Steve Hyams, most well-known for his 70s-era stint with Mott the Hoople, has died at the age of 62, following a protracted struggle with heart disease. "Steve Hyams worked in a record store on the Kings Road - the Chelsea Drug Store - when Mott The Hoople started in 1969," Mott front man Ian Hunter told Classic Rock magazine.
Usher has released the remix of Rocko's "U.O.E.N.O." featuring a rap verse by Ush himself. He joins Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz, and Wiz Khalifa, who have previously added verses to the beat. "Top down, ridin' 'round in a $500,000 car you ain't even know it / On the way to the G5, 'bout to take out my high, she ain't even know it," the crooner sings.
Ray Davies, Elton John, and Elvis Costello have been confirmed for a gig at Hyde Park in London this summer. According to NME, the trio will headline the last Friday (July 12) of the Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time festival. Also on the bill that evening are Lucy Rose, Justin Currie, Tift Merritt, To Kill A King and Thea Gilmore.