Paul McCartney will release two Wings records - Venus and Mars and At the Speed of Sound - as part of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection on September 22. The LPs will come in a two disc standard edition and three disc deluxe edition, complete with extra material, a book featuring unpublished photographs and new interviews with McCartney.
Ludacris will receive the President's Award at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood on August 22. "The President's Award is bestowed to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in songwriting with profound global influence on culture and the entertainment industry," said Mike O'Neill, BMI President & CEO.
Chubby Checker has come to an undisclosed agreement with the makers of the app Chubby Checker. The app purports to determine the size of a man's penis using his shoe size. Checker sued Hewlett-Packard, which owns the Palm OS programmed app, for $500 million for trademark infringement and "irreparable damage and harm" in 2013 but has recently settled out of court.
Lenny Kravitz has released "Sex," a single from his upcoming tenth album, Strut. "Sex" follows "The Chamber" as the second single from the LP. "This is one of my favorite tracks on the album," Kravitz tells Billboard. "It was recorded with minimal instrumentation, guitar, bass and drums. The strength of the groove comes from the sparse production which creates space."
Pearl Jam fronter Eddie Vedder was criticized for anti-war comments he made at a recent show in England. While on stage, Vedder made general comments which were interpreted as anti-Israel by some: "I swear to f-cking God, there are people out there who are looking for a reason to kill! They're looking for a reason to go across borders and take over land that doesn't belong to them."
Keith Urban's recent "Raise Em Up" tour stop in Mansfield, Massachusetts resulted in a number of alcohol related illness and arrest. The show took place on July 26, and, according to various reports, as many as 46 fans were treated for alcohol related illness.
Keith Urban's recent Raise Em Up tour stop in Mansfield, Massachusetts resulted in a number of alcohol-related illness and arrest. The show took place on July 26 and according to various reports, as many as 46 fans were treated for alcohol-related illness, 22 of whom were transferred to local hospitals.
Fall Out Boy teamed up with T.I. and London Grammar on the debut episode of VH1's SoundClash, a program that brings together unexpected collabs for a live performance. Tip, Patrick Stump of FOB and Hannah Reid of London Grammar hooked up for a rendition of "Live Your Life."
LL Cool J has dropped "The Hustler," a Jerry Wonda produced cut featuring a guest spot from Mavado. "The Hustler" is the lead single from G.O.A.T. 2, the follow-up to J's 2000 album G.O.A.T.. "These streets ain't loyal / These snakes uncoil right there for you / Family separated like water and oil," spits Cool J over a gritty beat.
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett debuted their collab album Cheek to Cheek at Lincoln Center in NYC on Monday, July 28. The pair posed together on the red carpet, getting in the spirit by standing cheek to cheek in several pics. Speaking with USA Today, Gaga said that the Cole Porter cut "Anything Goes," the LP's first single, is one of her faves.
Randy Travis is prepping the release of Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am, an effort that will see him cover a variety of his musical heroes. "We had such a great time putting together Influence Vol. 1, but there were still so many musical heroes of yesteryear that I learned from and wanted to honor," Travis said in a press statement.
Ace Frehley, former KISS guitarist, isn't happy that Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are carrying on the group's name without him. Speaking with the Express, he went so far as to say that the two are going to "look foolish" when his new album comes out: "It's a joke. In concert, I always delivered, and 95 percent of the time I delivered on record."
Common has released the music video for "Diamonds," featuring Big Sean. The black and white clip, shot in L.A., features the pair dropping their verses without interference. "No matter what situation you gotta get to shining," the Chicago MC told Rap-Up TV of the No I.D.-produced song.
Jason Aldean has opened up on his recent drinking binge with fellow star Kenny Chesney, saying that a casual trip to Nashville's Buffalo Wild Wings with his girlfriend ended in an all-day drinking session. "He goes, 'Well, I'm at somewhere. We've been drinking margaritas all day,'" Aldean told ABC News.
T.I. teamed up with Fall Out Boy and London Grammar on the debut episode of VH1's SoundClash, a program that brings together unexpected collabs for a live performance. Tip, Patrick Stump of FOB and Hannah Reid of London Grammar hooked up for a rendition of "Live Your Life."