Lenny Kravitz and James Franco are featured in a new ad for "Guitar Hero Live," competing at the game in a living room setting. Kravitz rocks out, but Franco looks less comfortable doing so, and at one point mentions Kravitz's recent pant-splitting wardrobe malfunction. "Guitar Hero Live" is in stores on October 23.
Jennifer Lopez has been tapped to host the 2015 American Music Awards. Lopez will also perform during the awards show, giving fans a sneak peek at what they can expect fom her 2016 Las Vegas residency. "From my first @TheAMAs nomination 15 years ago to HOSTING the 2015 #AMAs! It's going down 11/22 on ABC!!" she tweeted.
Janet Jackson has revealed the details of her U.K. arena tour that is set to take place next spring. Jackson will make her return across the pond with gigs in Birmingham, London, Glasgow and Manchester next year. The tour begins in Birmingham at the Barclaycard Arena on March 30 with a date at London's O2 scheduled for the following night (March 31).
Carrie Underwood, Eric Church and Luke Bryan have been announced as the headliners for the 2016 Stagecoach Festival. Other artists slated to appear include Lee Ann Womack, Sam Palladio, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch, the Doobie Brothers, Old Dominion, the Band Perry, Billy Joe Shaver and Robert Earl Keen.
Rihanna has spoken up in defense of disgraced former NAACP Rachel Dolezal, who resigned after being revealed as a white person. Speaking with Vanity Fair, Riri calls Dolezal a "hero" and says that she stands as an example of how enticing black culture can be.
Miranda Lambert and Eric Church are joining Carrie Underwood as the headlining acts for the 2016 Country to Country Music Festival in the U.K. Other artists scheduled to appear at C2C 2016 include Little Big Town, Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton, Kacey Musgraves, Dwight Yoakam, Thomas Rhett and Maddie & Tae.
It should come as no surprise as she appears as The Countess on this season of American Horror Story: Hotel, that Lady Gaga loves horror. As she puts it, it "relaxes" her. "Dangerous things and horror relaxes me," she told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. "It really freaks out my friends a lot. It particularly freaks out my fiancé quite a bit as well."
Sevendust discussed the decision to use a children's chorus on the track "Thank You," the first single off of their recently released Kill The Flaw album. In a new episode of their "Making of 'Kill the Flaw'" video series, the band offer a behind-the-scenes look at the recording process for "Thank You" with the children's chorus.
Apparently, Ariana Grande has a little trouble with technology. The singer recently posted a video of herself giving a friendly smooch to Elizabeth Gillies, her former co-star on Victorious. Grande posted the video on Instagram, adding the message "my favorite video of all time @lizgillz. (p.s. this was totally posted by accident)."
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has reportedly lost his appeal against the home sentence he was handed after being convicted of murder threats and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis. Rudd's lawyer Craig Tuck spoke about the charges saying they were trumped up from the outset. He told Sun Media that the charges stemmed from an angry phone call.
David Bowie has revealed his new track "Blackstar," which serves as the theme song to the new Sky Atlantic television series The Last Panthers. The track is Bowie's first television theme in twenty years and follows his theme for the 1990s series The Buddha of Suburbia. Director Johan Renck spoke with the BBC about approaching Bowie for the theme.
Craig Morgan has released a lyric video for his new track "When I'm Gone." The track will be featured on Morgan's forthcoming new release and he opened up about the track with theboot.com, saying he was in love the first time he heard the track. "'When I'm Gone' is one of those songs where, the first time I heard it, I knew I had to record it because it's so exactly me," Morgan said.
Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts have announced a new fall tour. The new trek kicks off October 28 in Hermosa Beach, California and will continue through a December 19 show in Napa, California. Weiland revealed that he will perform tracks from Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver in addition to his solo material.
JoJo has announced the I Am JoJo tour, a new 23-date North American trek. The I Am JoJo tour kicks off November 2 in Minneapolis with stops in New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, and Toronto, wrapping December 20 in New Orleans. "Performing in a city near you for the 1st time in a long time," tweeted JoJo.
Alanis Morissette has revealed plans for a new collector's edition of her classic release Jagged Little Pill. The collector's edition will feature four CDs including the original album, an acoustic version of the album, a full length live album and collection of demos from the release. She recalled how she and producer Glen Ballard collaborated throughout the process.