Cat Stevens has confirmed plans to release a new album next month. The new release, titled Tell 'Em I'm Gone, is due to hit on October 27 and will be released under his current stage name, Yusuf. The release was co-produced by Rick Rubin and Stevens says the new release shows off a musical side that has always been hidden just below the surface.
Rihanna has fired criticism at CBS for pulling her song from "Thursday Night Football." Rihanna's hit song with Jay Z and Kanye West, "Run This Town," was supposed to be used in a pre-game opening segment. However, CBS pulled the song from the piece in light of the Ray Rice domestic abuse scandal based on Rihanna's past experience as the victim of domestic scandal.
The Rolling Stones are set to release two complete concerts to DVD and Blu-ray later this year. The releases will come as part of Eagle Rock Entertainment's "From the Vault" series. The two releases, titled Hampton Coliseum — Live in 1981 and L.A. Forum — Live in 1975 will be out November 4 and 18, respectively. Both videos will boast fully restored visual content as well.
Sammy Hagar has revealed that he has canceled his birthday bash due to hurricane damage suffered at the venue site in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The annual event was scheduled to take place at Hagar's Cabo Wabo Cantina, but the Red Rocker says Hurricane Odile has left the area too far gone.
Clive Davis stopped by the Today Show to announce that the CD/ DVD set Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances is scheduled for release on November 10. "Whitney never had a live album," he said. "I really want everyone to know exactly why during her time she was considered the greatest contemporary singer in the world."
Gene Simmons has weighed in on the controversy surrounding NFL star Ray Rice, who was suspended from the NFL after a video surfaced in which he is scene beating his girlfriend in an elevator. During a recent radio interview, Simmons says Rice should have to experience the same degree of pain he dished out. "We're all in the peanut gallery," said Simmons.
Carrie Underwood went to college with current label mate Zach Swon of the Swon Brothers. Swon dished to Taste of Country on the pair's shared class at Northeastern State University: "The class was so small . . . It was a night class, and there was probably only eight people in it."
Frank Ocean has hired new management, signing with Three Six Zero, according to Billboard. The management firm also manages Calvin Harris, Deadmau5 and Kate Nash. "Frank is an incredibly intelligent and creatively brilliant individual," said Mark Gillespie, co-founder of Three Six Zero Group. "We're proud that he felt Three Six Zero was the right home."
Former Stone Temple Pilots rocker Scott Weiland has opened up about his memories of the grunge rock scene in 1990s. During a recent interview with Audio Ink Radio, Weiland says that no movement in modern music has come close to the impact that grunge made in the 90s.
You can count Garth Brooks among the many fans of fellow country star Jason Aldean. Brooks admitted he was a fan of the hitmaker during a recent press conference. "Guys like Jason Aldean, who came out with what I call 'muscle country,' (the) poor guy came out and did it, and he was the only guy doing it — and then everybody jumped on it," Brooks said.
Jack White has opened up about a conversation he had with Bob Dylan in which he says that latter was fortunate to have been a songwriter in the 1960s. Speaking with Dan Rather in The Big Interview, White says that he envied not only the state of society but also the music business in that era.
Usher appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, September 15 to take the American Ninja Warrior challenge. He navigated the difficult obstacle course with ease, hitting Twitter after to boast: "I do my own stunts! #YoungStunna." Ellen had the obstacle course constructed in her parking lot for Usher to take the challenge.
Taylor Swift took a tumble while on stage during a recent private show in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A video of the incident has made its way online. Swift was performing at the Target Center during Target Corporation's annual meeting. The event is one of the biggest private concerts in Minnesota each year, according to the Current.
U2 have revealed behind the scenes footage of the recording of their latest album Songs of Innocence. The band hit Twitter to share the footage - taken from NYC's Electric Lady Studios - with fans: "'Get on the guitar, grab the microphone . . .' A studio, exclusive with @U2 recording #SongsOfInnocence the #NewU2Album."
Katy Perry has topped the list of nominees for this year's MTV European Music Awards with seven nods in total. Ariana Grande came in second with six nods, while Pharrell Williams and 5 Seconds of Summer each had five. The 29-year-old "Last Friday Night" singer is up for Best U.S. Act, Best Song and Best Video for "Dark Horse" featuring Juicy J, among others.