Green Day has revealed that they are concerned about the increasing level of violence in today's video games. Speaking with Kerrang! Mike Dirnt said that kids these days have far different media exposure than when he was a kid. "My kids are going to grow up seeing things that I never saw, like Mixed Martial Arts."
Cher has unleashed on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump comparing him to dictators like Stalin and Hitler during a recent public appearance. Speaking at a recent fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, the pop icon said she sees clear overlaps in the rhetoric between all three men.
Metallica have a revealed a clip of their new track "Moth Into Flame." The track will likely be included on the forthcoming new release for the band, which follows their 2008 album Death Magnetic. The new clip comes as part of a trailer video for the new album. The track comes part way into the video and finds James Hetfield taking on his signature dark subject matter.
Alan Jackson has revealed plans to open a brand new restaurant on Lower Broadway in Nashville. The star reportedly purchased the new location at 421 Lower Broadway for $5.75 million and it will house his AJ's Good Time Bar. "I always wanted to own a honky-tonk that plays real country music on Broadway that I could put my name on," Jackson tells the Tennessean.
Paul McCartney reportedly was the person who convinced writers on The Simpsons to make Lisa a vegetarian. The legend has been a staunch animal rights advocate for years and Simpsons vet Hank Azaria revealed that Macca only agreed to appear on the show if they turned a character into a vegetarian.
George Clinton has confirmed plans to release a new album. It will be the first release for Clinton since his 2008 effort George Clinton and His Gangsters of Love and is set for release on Flying Lotus' label Brainfeeder. The label broke news of the release via social media writing: "Yes, the word is out!" the official Brainfeeder Twitter account posted Tuesday afternoon.
Moody Blues have confirmed the dates and guest artists for their upcoming cruise event. The event will take place between January 2-7, 2018, and includes stops at Grand Cayman and Cozumel. They broke the new details of the event in an official press release. "It's such a great opportunity to have all the fans together," Moody Blues frontman Justin Hayward says in a news release.
Indie rock group Sleigh Bells are suing pop star Demi Lovato for using a likeness in their song. Sleigh Bells allege that Lovato's song "Stars" uses the same combination of handclap and bass drum as their song "Infinity Guitars." In a comparison of the two songs, it is plausible to assume Lovato's "Stars" samples Sleigh Bells "Infinity Guitars."
Blake Shelton and Keith Urban both signed on for the upcoming tribute to Glen Campbell at the recent ACM Awards. The event will take place at the Ryman in Nashville and will feature a star-studded lineup joining in for a cover of Campbell's classic "Rhinestone Cowboy." The announcement comes at a busy time for Shelton.
Coldplay connected recently with late night host James Corden for a cover of Prince's classic track "Nothing Compares 2 U." The duet took place at the Rose Bowl in Hollywood and found Corden admittedly a little nervous about the capacity crowd. "We're here at the Rose Bowl. I'll be honest, I didn't know how big it was when I said, 'yes,'" Corden quipped.
Ariana Grande and Mac Miller have reportedly made their romantic relationship public, according to E! News. The 23-year-old "Problem" singer, who broke up with backup dancer Ricky Alvarez in July, was supposedly seen kissing the rapper while out for sushi at Kastuya in Encino, California this past Sunday night.
Mariah Carey reportedly had an episode where she threw a laptop out a window and ran away screaming after listening to a Beyoncé song, according to the Daily Mail. The 46-year-old diva apparently chucked the laptop out of a window after her 47-year-old fiancé James Packer played a song by Queen Bey.
Liam Gallagher has compared Coldplay's Chris Martin to a vicar, according to NME. The former Oasis member recently announced his return to music in a new interview with Q magazine. He says he expects to release a new album next year. Later in the interview he criticized the current music scene.
Aretha Franklin was forced to cancel a few of her concerts due to "doctor's orders," according to Rolling Stone. At the moment at least five shows have been canceled, including August 26 performance at the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna, Virginia. Additional shows canceled include a pair of Radio City Music Hall shows.
Dan + Shay have announced their 2016 headlining tour, according to The Boot. The country singing duo, which consists of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, will be heading out on the road this fall with their Obsessed tour. They will play 15 shows in all and wrap up the trek on December 17 in Boston, Massachusetts.