Alice Cooper is set to release Raise the Dead - Live from Wacken on Oct. 21 as a CD/DVD combo. Footage and audio for the release is culled from Alice's 2013 concert at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany.
The 22-song set features a bevy of classic Cooper hits along with covers of the Doors ("Break on Through") and the Who ("My Generation").
Eminem has announced the impending release of his greatest hits collection. The two-disc set features one disc of his own hits, while another disc features new songs by artists signed to his Shady Records label. Shady XV celebrates the label's 15th year anny, and includes cuts from Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil, D-12 and Yelawolf.
Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea, KISS demon Gene Simmons, and former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic are among the top ten richest bassists in the world, according to Richest.com.
Former Beatles bass player Paul McCartney tops the list with a reported worth of $1.2 billion.
Garth Brooks will receive the first ASCAP Centennial Award in celebration of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' 100th anniversary. The event goes down at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC on November 17. "Each of our ASCAP Centennial Award recipients is in a class of his or her own, as the creator and performer of songs that have touched the lives of people . . ."
Aerosmith took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during a show in Texas on Monday night. The band was challenged by Motley Crue, and, for their part, passed on the challenge to Quentin Tarantino, Fleetwood Mac, Cheap Trick, the Dalai Lama, and the road crews for Aerosmith and Slash.
Beyoncé performed a 15-minute medley at the MTV Video Music Awards, afterwards accepting the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award from her husband Jay Z, who called her the "greatest living entertainer." "I'm so full . . . I'm filled with so much gratitude," a tearful Bey said, accepting the award. "I'll just thank God for this moment."
Billy Joel will receive the first ASCAP Centennial Award in celebration of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' 100th anniversary. The event goes down at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC on November 17. "Each of our ASCAP Centennial Award recipients is in a class of his or her own, as the creator and performer of songs that have touched the lives of people . . ."
Usher has released "Believe Me," the latest single from his upcoming album. The cut, produced by Mike Will Made It, sees Ush reminiscing on a long lost lady. "And it breaks my heart to know I break your heart," he coos. According to Exclaim, the song features Mike Will Made It's signature sound, "[F]rom heavy bass and busy drum work through back-masked synths . . ."
Courtney Love got pegged by one beer can that was thrown at a recent concert in Adelaide, Australia, sending her into a fit. Video of her tantrum is now available on the web. "In 20 years, no one's thrown a beer can at me except for you, f-cker," she shouted. "Your weenie must be this f*****g big," she added, making a small gesture with her fingers.
Ariana Grande and Big Sean got cozy at the MTV Video Music Awards. The pair was spotted holding hands backstage after she took home the award for Best Pop Video ("Problem"), and performed her latest hit "Bang Bang." Although the pair have been rumored to be an item for some time, it is the first time they have showed public affection.
Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood is the latest to take the ALS Ice Bucket challenge, posting a video of the dousing online. Wood has in turn nomintated Rod Stewart, Woody Harrelson and his son Tyrone to follow suit. So far, the ALS IBC has raised over $78 million in donations compared to $2.5 million during the same time period last year.
Little Big Town have revealed the album cover for their forthcoming album Pain Killer, and announced a string of tour dates. The artwork shows the band posing under a red neon light while leaning against a brick wall. LBT unveiled the album cover on Instagram.
Slipknot have unveiled the title, cover and track list for their upcoming album, .5: The Gray Chapter. The lead single, "The Devil in I," hit YouTube over the weekend, while the cover art features a person in a skeleton costume. The title likely refers to the band's former bassist Paul Gray, who died of a drug overdose in 2010.
Luke Bryan took a break from his current tour to talk with one of his biggest fans, 4-year-old Riley, who suffers from Asperger's Syndrome.
After performing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Albany radio station WGNA received a letter from Riley's mother, Marjorie, explaining the impact Bryan's music has had on her son.
Mark David Chapman, the killer of John Lennon, has been denied parole for the eighth time. The board in charge of determining whether Chapman was fit for release wrote that he was still a threat to society. The panel noted that "your release would be incompatible with the welfare of society and would so deprecate the serious nature of the crime as to undermine respect for the law."