Dave Grohl is once again speaking up about the state of music -- this time complaining that fans no longer remember how to rock out. During a recent interview with Red Bulletin, the Foo Fighters rocker says most music fans have become too dependent on the Internet to get full enjoyment out of good old fashioned rock music.
Katy Perry sold over 350,000 tickets during the Australia run of her Prismatic tour, and also set the record for a stretch of shows at Sydney's Allphones Arena by selling out six gigs with a total of 89,500 tickets moved. The previous record was held by One Direction, who sold 81,542 tickets across seven shows in 2013.
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich will feature in the upcoming movie Radio Dreams, a movie set at a station in which Afghanistan's first rock band meets Metallica. The film, based on a screenplay by Iranian director Babak Jalali, began production last month in San Francisco.
Darius Rucker has opened up about his recent Christmas duet with Sheryl Crow, saying that he was inspired to record the track after watching the holiday classic Elf. Speaking with theboot.com, Darius says he decided on "Baby It's Cold Outside" after hearing Will Ferrell duet with Zooey Deschanel on the track in the movie.
Miguel has taken his fans by surprise, dropping a new EP without warning. The three song joint features L.A. rapper Kurupt on "NWA," along with the cuts "HollywoodDreams" and "Coffee." The last cut was teased via Instagram one month ago. According to Stereogum, Miggy recalls another R&B soul master with the EP.
Trace Adkins has revealed some new details about an upcoming film role and plans for a new album. During recent interview with the Atlanta Constitution Journal, Adkins said he sees a lot of overlaps between being on a film set and being in a recording studio. "I don't talk too much about movies because I've done some that have been pretty bad, but some have been good ones."
Drake cheered on his hometown Toronto Raptors at the second-ever "Drake Night." The team's Global Ambassador could be seen courtside for the game against the Brooklyn Nets. The rapper introduced the Raptors team including players Terrence Ross, Amir Johnson and coach Dwane Casey with some hilarious jokes.
Joan Jett will open for the Who on their upcoming 50th anny tour, beginning April 15 in Tampa, Florida. "Having Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, a great American rock band, support us on our North American dates will ensure concert-goers a full night of entertainment," Roger Daltrey said in a statement announcing Jett's opening gig. "I love her."
Joe Perry is prepping the release of his new holiday EP, Joe Perry's Merry Christmas, and says he was inspired to cut the record after stealing away a few minutes during his recent book tour. Speaking with Ultimate Classic Rock, the Aerosmith icon says he always hoped to record a holiday release and opened up on his band's future plans.
Kip Moore's songs "Hey Pretty Girl" and "Something Bout a Truck" have both earned noteworthy milestones. "Hey Pretty Girl" has been certified platinum for sales and streams, while "Something Bout A Truck" has been certified double platinum, marking sales over two million. "I couldn't have imagined in my wildest dreams that we would be talking about millions of sales and streams of songs."
Stevie Wonder is a dad for the ninth time. Wonder, who is 64, and his girlfriend, Tomeeka Robyn Bracy, welcomed their daughter Nia. The child's birth comes after a series of rumors that the couple were expecting triplets, which the singer denied last month. He also noted that his daughter's name was chosen because it means "purpose."
No other details of their daughter's birth have been rel
Brandon Flowers has opened up about his forthcoming solo release, saying that it will be a departure from his solo debut. Speaking with NME, the Killers frontman said he has used the new release to shake himself out of some growing habits.
"Even though I'm still young, you can start to get set in your ways," he began.
Nicki Minaj stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote her latest album, The PinkPrint. During the interview, Nicki and Jimmy talked social media and other celebs. "I know you know Beyoncé, but I saw she put out an Instagram of you," Fallon said, wielding a Bey Instagram post. "A picture of you from your high school on her Instagram account . . ."
Guns N' Roses member Bumblefoot has announced plans to split off from the group to focus on his solo career. He hinted at a move during a recent press event in New York to promote his forthcoming solo release. "I'm focusing on my stuff," he told attendees.
Blake Shelton did his best MC Hammer impersonation on The Voice on Tuesday night. The episode featured a short clip of each judge introducing him and herself. Blake's clip saw the country star as MC Blakey Blake, as fellow judge Adam Levine introduced him. "Neon Light" is a recent single from Blake's album, Bringing Back the Sunshine.