R.E.M. have announced plans for a 25th anniversary reissue of Out Of Time, their seventh studio album originally released in 1991. The reissue will be available in three different formats: 2-CD, 3-LP, and a deluxe 4-disc set. It will include a remastered version of the album as well as demos of previously unreleased songs and non-album b-sides.
The Country Music Hall of Fame is honoring country legends, Alabama, with a new exhibit. The exhibit includes artifacts dating back forty years. Some of the artifacts on display include signature guitars used by the band, photos and other mementos. Other personal items from band members Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, and Jeff Cook are on display.
Aaliyah has been tributed by a slew of hip-hop and R&B's biggest names on the fifteenth anniversary of her death. One such tribute came via Missy Elliott who took to Instagram, saying that she still thinks of Aaliyah on a daily basis. "15 years later to me feels like just yesterday," she wrote. "I can still hear your laughter, I can clearly see us dancing in the studio . . ."
Jason Aldean is combining his annual Concert for the Cure benefit with the eighth annual Opry Goes Pink event. Aldean will help turn the Opry stage pink as he performs alongside other artists to raise money for Women Rock for the Cure and the Nashville chapter of Susan G. Komen. "Finding a cure for breast cancer is something I'll continue to fight for the rest of my life," Aldean says.
Buffalo, New York-based hip hop artist Chuckie Campbell has confirmed a full slate of summer tour dates behind his forthcoming new release "Taking Back Tomorrow." The run kicked off in Windsor, Vermont in July and will run through September 14 at the Apostrophe Lounge in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Led Zeppelin's supposed lost track "Sunshine Woman," will finally get an official release. The song has previously been available on bootlegs and various music downloading sites, however never on a legitimate Led Zeppelin release. The song is now available for fan consumption on the band's Soundcloud. Zeppelin guitarist, Jimmy Page oversaw the release of the song.
A photo that Lorde posted of herself on vacation led to her getting herself into an argument with fans about her new album. Lorde posted a photo on Instagram of a pic of herself kneeling down and looking at a frog, alongside the words: "On vacation shooting love heart eyes at the locals." One offended user posted, "Do you think we'll ever get another album . . ."
Fans of KISS and Dead Daisies nearly had their concert-going experience cut short recently. A tornado reportedly touched down a short distance away from the Huntington Center arena in Toledo Ohio. Frontman for the Dead Daisies, John Corabi told Ultimate Classic Rock, "About 20 minutes before our set time, the tornado alarms started going off at the arena."
Prince's Paisley Park home in Minnesota will open to the public for tours in October. Tours will take place on the main floor that houses the recording and mixing studios where Prince made most of his biggest hits, along with tours of his video editing suite, rehearsal rooms, private NPG Music Club and personal concert hall, according to a press release.
The ACM Honors lineup is shaping up to be a star-studded event. Chris Young and Miranda Lambert are among the newest country music stars to be added to awards show. Young has been nominated for three awards, including "album of the year," with his latest studio record, I'm Comin' Over. Lambert, has also been nominated for multiple awards.
Radiohead is rereleasing two of their classic albums. The group known for "Creep" and "Fake Plastic Trees" is releasing two of their records, Kid A and Amnesiac. Both albums will be brought back on double 12" vinyl. This move comes as a surprise to diehard fans who anticipated the records being released in their original double 10" format.
Spencer Morrill, who had been fooled into thinking he had been corresponding with Katy Perry for six years has received her sympathy. Morrill had believed that he was dating the pop star. In describing his relationship with Perry, he stated, "She's awesome. Katy's funnier than I am, she's smarter than I am. I don't know how many people give her credit for that . . ."
Justin Timberlake has signed on as a partner and producer of the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival. He will serve as a Festival Producer to plan and run the event. "I couldn't be more excited about becoming part of the Pilgrimage Music & Culture Festival," Timberlake says in an official statement. "Being a Tennessee native and now a member of the community in Franklin."
Eagles bassist, Timothy B. Schmit has released a new song. The track, "Red Dirt Road" appears on Schmit's newest solo album, Leap of Faith. The tune breaks with traditional formulas, which Schmit helped to pioneer. Rather than singing about the red dirt roads of Texas or Oklahoma, these red dirt roads are located in Hawaii.
Prophets of Rage brought out a surprise guest at last night's Toronto gig. Dave Grohl joined the group on stage to cover the classic MC5 song, "Kick Out the Jams." MC5, who hails from Detroit, Michigan, began their careers in the late 1960s. They were notable for their activism, heavy style rock and roll and their frequent entanglements with police.