Paul McCartney has opened up about collaborating with Kanye West on the track "FourFiveSeconds," which also featured Rihanna. "I love Kanye," McCartney admitted during an appearance on BBC Radio 4 Mastertapes series. "People say he's eccentric, which you'd have to agree with, but he's a monster, yeah. He's a crazy guy that comes up with great stuff. He inspires me."
Queen guitarist Brian May is expanding his horizon by getting into the virtual reality game with the release of the OWL Virtual Reality Kit. The OWL VR Kit is an upgraded version of the original OWL, allowing the use of a smartphone. A magnetic backplate slots into the OWL and then metal back plate is affixed to the back of the phone.
Though Neil Young has said recently that he doesn't mind Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump using his song "Rockin' In the Free World" at campaign events, he says that he still is not a fan of his politics. "No, I didn't like that idea. Because of the misogyny and the racism," Young said of Trump using the song.
Bon Jovi have announced that they have completed work on their upcoming new album, titled This House Is Not for Sale. "THE ALBUM IS DONE," the band wrote, and posted a group photo taken at New York City's Electric Lady Studios. The album likely will be released this fall. Bon Jovi last released their 13th album, Burning Bridges, in 2015.
Royal Mail have debuted a new set of stamps honoring 50 years of Pink Floyd. The new set of ten stamps will be officially unveiled on July 7. The collection includes the band's most famous album covers as well as live performance shots. The album covers that have been made into stamps include The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, Atom Heart Mother and more.
Is unknown artist Tim Arnold the next David Bowie? Iggy Pop thinks that he may be. Pop stars in new film Blood Orange, which features music composed by Arnold, a veteran independent singer-songwriter who has self-released 13 albums. "They sent along a demo which Tim had done in a home studio. It had a noir, detective movie guitar riff that comes and goes . . ."
Ozzy Osbourne was honored in his hometown of Birmingham, England by having a tram named after him. The rock legend was also the very first passenger on the Ozzy Osbourne tram. Osbourne took the tram on its route from Corporation Square in the centre of Birmingham to the city's newly expanded New Street station.
Joe Perry once asked Johnny Depp for guitar lessons, according to Alice Cooper. Perry, who, along with Depp and Cooper, are members of the Hollywood Vampires, a band dedicated to the memory of Cooper's late drinking buddies Jimi Hendrix, Keith Moon and John Lennon, apparently saw Depp play guitar in a movie and was pretty blown away.
David Crosby is not a fan of Neil Young's recent decision to allow Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to use his song "Rockin' in the Free World" at rallies. Young recently backed off his stance regarding Trump's use of the track, saying in a new interview that he "doesn't have anything against him" for using it.
Paul McCartney will not be appearing on U.K version of the The Voice anytime soon. The former Beatle turned down an offer to be a coach on the upcoming season of the reality singing series. The Voice is moving to ITV from BBC1 for its next series, which will start in 2017.
David Bowie's son Duncan Jones says that he feels fortunate to have had the chance to say his goodbyes before his father passed away. "I'm OK, I'm good. I was very fortunate, we got a chance to say our goodbyes. It's a weird one for me, I don't really know how to talk about it or what to say about it - other than the fact that we got a chance to say our goodbyes," he said.
Elton John will not meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin before he performs in Moscow, according to reports. Reuters reports that the meeting will not take place due to scheduling conflicts. The invitation for the meeting came after John fell victim to a hoax that saw Russian TV hosts prank call John posing as Putin.
Nine Allman Brothers Band albums will be remastered and released on vinyl in a new set this summer. The 15-LP collection will include an expanded two-record edition of The Allman Brothers Band, Idlewild South, the double At Fillmore East and Eat a Peach, Brothers and Sisters, Win, Lose or Draw and more.
Rush's Alex Lifeson has "hours" of material for a potential new solo album. Lifeson says that while he isn't sure he wants to record a new solo album, since he released his solo debut Victor back in 1996, he does have "hours" of material "that inspires him." "What I enjoyed most about making that album was the variety of the material," Lifeson said.
In honor of Bob Dylan's 75th birthday, David Crosby praises the birthday boy in a new animated video courtesy of Rolling Stone. The comments are taken from a 2013 interview Rolling Stone conducted with Crosby on how much Dylan changed the landscape of folk music when he burst onto the scene. "He was completely different than anyone," Crosby says in the video.