The recent R.E.M. documentary R.E.M. by MTV will soon be released on DVD and Blu-ray. The Alexander Young-directed film will also appear in cinemas for one night only on May 19. The movie follows R.E.M.'s career from 1983 up through 2011. "Alexander Young's documentary is a fine way to tell the story of R.E.M. through its various twists and turns . . ."
Mariah Carey has offered up an emotional new single titled "Infinity." The break-up track comes on the heels of her split with husband Nick Cannon and finds Mimi pleading with her former love to move on and leave her to start a new life. "Close the door, lose the key, leave my heart on the mat for me," Carey sings on the track, released Monday (April 27).
Darius Rucker has released a brand new single titled "Southern Style." It serves as the title track to Rucker's current album and he tells The Boot it was a logical single choice for both he and his label. "I love the song," he told The Boot during media events prior to the 2015 ACM Awards. "I love the sentiment of the song . . ."
Nelly is making the crossover to country music. In a new interview with Billboard, Nelly's manager J. Erving of Atom Factory revealed that Nelly has left longtime label Universal and is readying a country EP called Heartland. "He's a free agent on the label side now, and is working on a country-based Heartland EP, which should be really interesting."
Though Trisha Yearwood has recently debuted new lines of furniture and cookware, she is already thinking of what her next project will be. "Women's underwear," Yearwood says while chatting with Rolling Stone Country. "Shapewear for a woman that is not a size zero. I think I could do it because I think I've worn every piece of undergarment that doesn't work."
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is back in the pro wrestling business as he has joined TNA Wrestling as Senior Producer, Creative and Talent Development. A spokesperson confirmed Corgan's position within the company will be full-time and will see him develop characters and create story lines for TNA's Impact Wrestling.
D'Angelo has announced a slew of new The Second Coming Tour dates alongside his band the Vanguard. The tour, in support of D'Angelo's first album in nearly 15 years, Black Messiah, kicks off June 7 in Oakland, California and plays cities including Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, and Philadelphia, before wrapping June 28 in Sayreville, New Jersey.
Don Henley is the latest artist to speak out against the use of cellphones during concerts. Henley joins Mumford and Sons as artists who are seeking to ban cellphones from their live performances. "Bravo to Mumford & Sons for taking a stand on cell phone use at their pre-album-release performance," he wrote on Facebook. "The madness, the rudeness, the thoughtlessness must stop."
Tyler Farr has released "Poor Boy," the latest single from his album, Suffer in Peace. The song sees Farr musing on love. "You didn't worry about what I wasn't / You didn't care that I came from nothing / All I could give you is my love and a key to the heart / Of a poor boy," Farr sings. Speaking with the Boot, Farr says "Poor Boy," was the perfect cut for his sophomore record.
Rush says that they have no plans to live stream concerts from their upcoming 2015 tour. According to guitarist Alex Lifeson, the band's upcoming tour itinerary includes "no plans for a live stream." "It's a little old-school," explained Lifeson. "We want to keep it 'that event, that concert, that congregation.' In that sense, we'll do it a little more old-fashioned."
R. Kelly has pulled out of a scheduled concert in Arizona due to a discrepancy over pay. He was set to headline Soulfest AZ in Tolleson, Arizona, but his manager came out to tell his fans he would not be performing because he hadn't yet been paid by the promoters. Kelly also sent a video message explaining why he dropped off the bill.
Pete Townshend has teamed up with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a new classical version of "Love Reign O'er Me," a rework of the Who's 1973 track. The new "Love Reign O'er Me" video includes scenes shot at Brighton Beach that feature scenes from the 1979 film adaptation of Quadrophenia.
Alice Cooper says his new covers album is "mixed and ready to go," adding that he's "very happy" with the disc. Coop told Billboard that the record has a bevy of top talent assisting. "[Paul] McCartney's on it," he says. "Zak Starkey's on it. Dave Grohl is on it, [AC/DC frontman] Brian Johnson."
Carrie Underwood played some of her latest tunes for her little boy Isaiah—and got a good response. The country star hit Twitter to reveal the identity of her test audience. "Played some of the new music this morning for little Isaiah and he smiled from ear to ear the whole time. I think we're on the right track!"
Nas has announced that he's planning the release of the follow-up to his 2012 record, Life Is Good. The rapper's 12th studio album, which currently has no name, is due out this summer. "2015, new album this summer," shouted Nas during an Orlando concert over the weekend. He added, "Right mothaf***in' now, death to all snitches."