Bruce Springsteen spoke with the New York Times recently to talk about his favorite books. He said he just finished Herman Melville's Moby Dick and Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera, while also talking about his old favorites. "I like the Russians, the Chekhov short stories, Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky . . ."
The relationship between Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett appears to be more than just a duets album as the duo are appearing in an upcoming holiday advertising campaign for H&M. "Here's the first look at @itstonybennett and me in the @hm Holiday campaign!," the 28-year-old singer shared on her Twitter. "We can't wait to swing into the holidays with you! #HMTonyGaga."
Nicki Minaj has announced that the release of her upcoming album The PinkPrint has been pushed back three weeks. According to a press release, Minaj's third LP will now arrive just in time for the holidays - Monday, December 15. It was previously slated for a November 24 release. No official reason for the setback has been announced.
Keith Urban has been confirmed as the headliner for the Country Jam 2015, along with Tim McGraw and Band Perry. The event goes down June 18-21 in Grand Junction, Colorado. Tickets for Country Jam 2015 go on sale Wednesday, October 22 at 7 AM EST. More artists will be added soon, according to Country Jam's website.
A Paul Simon-themed exhibit has opened at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. "Paul Simon: Words & Music" includes over 80 items from the folk legend's career. "I was very curious to see this Paul Simon exhibit," said longtime friend Graham Nash. "I think every musician worth his salt is going to want to see how Paul did it."
Alice In Chains has released a music video for video for "Phantom Limb," taken off of their 2013 album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. The new seven-minute clip, directed by Roboshobo aka Robert Schober (Metallica, Mastodon, Green Day), sees two men pitted against each other as one tries to get into the home of the other.
Miley Cyrus is the new face of MAC's Viva Glam collection, the proceeds of which go to the MAC AIDS Fund. Cyrus and MAC have teamed up to create two lip products for the cosmetic maker: Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick in Hot Pink (Amplified), and Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipglass in Hot Pink With Sparkling Pearl.
Faith Evans has released the music video for "Good Times," a single from her upcoming album Incomparable. The vid features a guest spot from Problem. The feel good vid features Faith urging that, "We all need to have a good time," while bumping in the club. "Good Time" is the follow-up to the single "I Deserve It," which features Missy Elliott.
Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age will feature in an episode of the BBC Channel 4 sitcom Toast of London. Homme was featured in a picture taken on the set, alongside creator Matt Berry and cast member Morgana Robinson. Robinson is the half-sister of Homme's wife Brody Dalle.
Ludacris has released a snippet of a new single alongside Miguel entitled "Good Lovin'." In one teaser video posted to Instagram, Miguel can be seen sitting at a mixing board in the studio listening to a piano track before the cover art is flashed, which features a nude woman lying on a red background with the parental advisory logo covering up her backside.
The Rolling Stones have announced the release of an autographed photo book that retails for $5,000. The book is named after the band and features over 500 photos from photographers like Anton Corbijn, Annie Leibovitz, Gered Mankowitz and Helmut Newton. "This book isn't just rock 'n' roll, it's a roller coaster through 50 years of memory lane," the band says.
Jay Rock has released a new track, "Pay For It," which features guest appearances from both Kendrick Lamar and Chantal. "Pay For It" is the second track to be released by Jay Rock recently, as he dropped the track "Parental Advisory" earlier this month.
Soundgarden will release a three-disc rarities album Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path next month, which will features a handful of classic rock cover tunes. In addition to a brand new song, "Storm," Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path features a number covers.
Deep Purple have announced details of a one-off show at London's O2 Arena in 2015. The band has revealed that they will play at the historic venue on December 3 of next year. Currently, there are no other U.K. dates scheduled.
Ariana Grande has signed on to appear on the Grammy holiday special A Very Grammy Christmas set to air December 5 on CBS. The event is aimed at building a buzz for the annual Grammy ceremony in January and comes as the Grammy nominations special has faced slipping ratings in recent years.