Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas is prepping the release of her sophomore solo album. Insiders, speaking with Billboard, say that the follow-up to 2006's The Dutchess is scheduled for 2015. Next week, adds the source, fans can expect to hear the album's lead single, "L.A. Love (La La)." Fergie teased the release, telling her fans to submit pics of themselves.
Interpol have released the music video for "Twice as Hard," the latest single from their fifth studio album, El Pintor. The vid, directed by I-Pol fronter Paul Banks, features footage of boxers training in a gym. According to SPIN, the new visual doesn't make the grade: "It's basically just a Nike or a Gatorade ad, but with low-key inspirational Interpol music."
Jewel has released a new song, "Home to Me," as part of the ReThink: Why Housing Matters campaign. Speaking with the Boot, the singer says that the campaign is looking to raise awareness for public housing: "I love the fact that it's a public awareness campaign. We're not asking people for money; we're just asking people to re-think their perceptions."
Nickelback are streaming "What Are You Waiting For?" a cut from their upcoming album, No Fixed Address. It is the first record for the group at their new home Republic Records. According to Audio Ink Radio, the cut is "a mid-tempo rocker with [Chad] Kroeger's powerful vocals and pristine production."
Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea have released their highly anticipated music video for "Booty." The video features a bountiful amount of J-Lo's and Azalea's famous backsides and they dance and grind together. They get wet, walk the runway and shake what their mama gave them. The video, directed by Hype Williams, begins with a countdown.
Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, the biopic on the late Aaliyah, is scheduled to air on the Lifetime network Saturday, November 15, the station announced via Twitter: "She was the princess of R&B and now her story is being told. #AaliyahMovie premieres Saturday, November 15." Alexandra Shipp stars as Aaliyah in the Wendy Williams produced flick.
Pretenders fronter Chrissie Hynde says she's sick of seeing female musicians take off their clothes to get attention. The singer knocked such sleazy female artists, calling them "porn stars": "There's a definite division of what I'd call porn stars trying to make records, and then musicians. If you go and see Kate Bush, you'll see a real musician," Hynde said.
Garth Brooks has announced his triumphant return to Kentucky. It's the first time the country singer has played in Kentucky in 16 years. Brooks will perform in Lexington, Kentucky as part of his comeback world tour. He'll take the stage alongside wife Trisha Yearwood at the Rupp Arena on October 31 and November 1.
KISS helped raise over $1,000,000 for the Oregon Military Museum with a concert and auction in Portland. According to the Oregonian, items on the block included a guitar used by Paul Stanley. The band's all acoustic set list included hits like "Calling Dr. Love," "Shout It Out Loud," "Christine Sixteen" and "Rock and All All Nite."
Blake Shelton has released the music video for "Neon Light," a cut from his upcoming album, Bringing Back the Sunshine, due September 30. In the vid, Blake performs the cut live on his "Ten Times Crazier" tour to an adoring audience: "There's a neon light at the end of the tunnel / It ain't all that bright, but even though it's subtle / It's got me feeling alright."
Paul McCartney will release a collector's edition of his latest album, New. The three disc set features previously unreleased songs as well as a making-of documentary. The two CD, one DVD set drops October 28. Unreleased songs on the second disc include "Hell to Pay" and "Demons Dance," along with the Japanese bonus track "Struggle," and live versions of four new cuts.
Kendrick Lamar is prepping the release of "I," the lead single from his upcoming sophomore album. The cut was debuted at a private dinner for radio personalities hosted by Interscope Records last week. Watch Loud says the song is titled "I," while HipHop-N-More says its called "I (Love Myself)." In any case, the track is due to drop on September 23.
Beyoncé and husband Jay Z are reportedly working on a new album together, according to E! News. Sources tell DJ Skee of Dash Radio that Jay Z & Beyoncé are indeed working to put out a joint album. The album is supposedly slated to drop later this year or early 2015. The sources continued that the first couple of hip-hop has reportedly already begun work on the record. Bey and Jay recently wrapped up their On The Run summer tour.
Bryan Adams will be releasing an expanded four-disc super-deluxe reissue of his 1984 album Reckless in honor of its 30th anniversary. The new set will include remastered audio, seven bonus tracks, a 1985 BBC concert, Reckless: The Movie and a Blu-ray audio disc, all housed in a DVD case-sized hardback book.
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have released "Nature Boy," the latest single from their collaborative album Cheek to Cheek, due September 22. "'Nature Boy' was composed in 1941 by Eden Ahbez, a wandering man from Brooklyn with long hair," Gaga wrote on Twitter. "It wasn't until 1947 that the song was published, written sometime during or after 1941."