After frontman Iggy Pop ceased all Stooges activities for 2014, the band now faces an uncertain future. The Stooges have not performed live since last September at San Jose's C2SV Music + Technology Festival. Guitarist James Williamson is using the downtime to record Raw Power-era rarities with guest singers, including Jello Biafra and Mark Lanegan.
Tank has offered up a preview of his newest track "You're My Star." The tune will appear on Tank's forthcoming sixth studio release Stronger and finds the crooner spilling his love for the lady in his life over a sample of the Jackson 5 track "This Place Hotel." "I get chills every time I think about your smile / My heart skips a beat," croons Tank.
Neil Young will reportedly debut his Pono digital music service and portable music player at SXSW in Austin, Texas later this week. Young is reportedly set to give a keynote speech where he is expected to confirm a $399 price for the player as well as the fact that it will be available to fans via Kickstarter.
Beyoncé has lent her voice to the new "Ban Bossy" campaign, which encourages teen girls to stop using the word "bossy" in the spirit of female empowerment. The campaign was launched as a joint venture between Lifetime Networks and the Girls Scouts of America to encourage girls to pursue leadership roles in their communities. The Lady Bey is one of several female celebs in the campaign.
David Bowie has announced that he will release two limited edition picture discs for next month's Record Store Day, one specifically for UK fans and one for US fans. The Guardian reports that the two limited edition releases will be a 7" picture disc of "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide" in the UK, while North American fans will be able to purchase the single "1984" on 7" picture disc.
Common has offered up his newest single "The Ladder" which appeared on his new mixtape Catch the Throne, released by HBO as an addition to their series Game of Thrones. The release features a host of top MC's singing Game of Thrones inspired tracks and includes work by Wale, Daddy Yankee, Big Boi, Magazeen and Snow tha Product.
Paul McCartney has confirmed that he has plans to compose the music for a new animated feature. He revealed the news during an interview with a California public radio station but did not reveal the title of the film or the timeline.
Jennifer Lopez has hit the cover of the current edition of InStyle Magazine. The 44-year-old pop icon appears in a long multi-colored tank top on the mag, which they dubbed their "Color Issue." The cover comes at a busy time for J.Lo, who also recently released her new single "I Luh Ya Papi," featuring French Montana.
Taylor Swift is splitting from Paula Erickson, her publicist of seven years, according to Billboard. Erickson's Nashville-based Erickson Public Relations has handled Swift's career since the latter's self-titled debut album in 2006. Erickson reportedly informed the singer's management team that she is resigning this month.
Tool has shut down rumors that the band has completed a new album. Front man Maynard James Keenan said in a statement, noting that the rumor was born of a joke from band member Adams Jones. "Last night, Adam Jones, in a private conversation with fans attending the Portland Tool concert, joked that the band's new album was not only finished but coming out the next day."
Eric Church has released a new music video for his track "A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young." The new video picks up where his last video, "San Destino Rising: Movimiento De Una," left off. It finds a young woman visibly shaken after being given a second chance by an older woman who says, "This time, you're going to have to show me that there are no bounds and restrictions."
Jared Leto says he has already dinged up his newly won Oscar for his role in the film Dallas Buyers Club. The 30 Seconds to Mars rocker explained who happened to his golden trophy while speaking with the Huffington Post. "I was carrying it down the stairs and, boom, I hit it against the stairs, the railing, and I put a little nick in the back of it," said Leto.
Keith Urban has revealed the full date list for his upcoming 'Raise 'Em Up' tour. The run is set to kick off on July 12 in Calgary, Alberta and will cross the entire United States before wrapping up in Puyallup, Washington in September. The tour's name tips its hat to Urban's duet with Eric Church.
Mastodon is nearly ready to release its new album, which the band said may be its "catchiest" to date. Speaking with Soundwave TV, guitarist Bill Kelliher said he's excited for fans to hear the follow up to 2011's The Hunter. "I did a lot of writing on this one, and we worked really hard on keeping it simple," Kelliher said.
Arcade Fire rolled out a selection of the band's favorite cover tunes during a recent performance at Minneapolis' Target Center. During the show, the Montreal rockers offered up their take on tracks by Lady Gaga, Guns N' Roses and hometown hero Prince. Tipping their hat to the Purple One, Win Butler and company covered the 1981 hit "Controversy."