KISS guitarist Paul Stanley says that, despite changes to the band's lineup, their trademark characters will stay the same. Speaking on the Joe Rogan Experience, Stanley says previous experiments have not fared well. "I think where we went astray is when we first replaced Peter [Criss] and we decided we needed a new character."
Nicki Minaj is featured in a photo shoot in the November issue of GQ magazine. Sexy pics of the rap Queen include her posing with two poodles - one dyed blue, the other dyed pink. She also sat for an interview, during which she discussed the massive success of the music video for "Anaconda." "I think the video is about what girls do. Girls love being with other girls," she said.
With a diverse set of new titles hitting stores on Blu-ray and DVD this week, R-rated comedy "Sex Tape" will be looking outperform its mediocre box office run, while horror hit "The Purge: Anarchy" hopes to continue its commercial success after being one of the biggest low-budget hits of the summer.
Fashion icon Oscar de la Renta has passed away at the age of 82. The Dominican design magnate was diagnosed with cancer in 2006 and his health had been in steady decline over recent months. His brand named a successor to its founder last week. De la Renta was revered as a top choice in formal wear for celebrities and elites worldwide, most recently creating the wedding dress for Amal Alamuddin.
Irish actor Gerard Parkes, best known for his roles on "Fraggle Rock" and "The Boondock Saints" has died at the age of 90. Parkes passed away at a retirement home in Toronto, Ontario and news of his passing was confirmed by his agent. Parkes was born in Dublin but moved to Canada to pursue an acting career in the 1950s. His signature role as the inventor on "Fraggle Rock."
Little Big Town were formally inducted into the Grand Ole Opry after getting invited to join while on stage last week. Vince Gill and Little Jimmy Dickens handled the induction ceremony, with the former talking about what the honor means. "The word 'family' really means something out here. It really does," Gill began.
Chris Brown, Trey Songz, J. Cole and T.I. have joined the lineup for a Los Angeles radio station concert, Cali Christmas, sponsored by Foot Action. The show goes down on December 5. HotNewHipHop writes that fans can expect a hook up between Breezy and Trigga. "Expect longtime chums Chris Brown and Trey Songz to perform together, as they've been pairing up."
Jill Duggar Dillard of "19 Kids and Counting" and her husband Derick have revealed that their new baby will be a boy. The pair revealed the news to People Magazine and the pair say they are thrilled to start a family of their own. "I was really excited," says Derick, 25 to People. "As a new dad, to have a firstborn son to be our first child and be the leader of his siblings . . ."
Foo Fighters have released the music video for "Something from Nothing," the first from their upcoming album, Sonic Highways. The vid was debuted on Friday, October 17, following the premiere episode of the band's eight episode HBO doc, also called Sonic Highways.
Alice Cooper is featured in the music video for "Savages," the title track and lead single from the latest album from Theory of a Deadman. "I flew out to where he lives. He's got a studio at his house, he has a radio show there, and it was really straightforward," said TOD fronter Tyler Connolly of working with Coop.
"How About Now," a previously unheard cut from Drake, has been leaked to the web. According to Billboard, it is "not clear whether it's an old song that didn't make the cut onto Nothing Was the Same or something new from his upcoming Views From the 6." The cut samples Jodeci's "My Heart Belongs To You," and features Drizzy boasting of his current successes.
U2 singer Bono has finally opened up on the reason for his habit of constantly wearing sunglasses. Speaking with the BBC, Bono said that he's battling light sensitivity caused by glaucoma. "This is a good place to explain to people that I've had glaucoma for the last 20 years. I have good treatments and I am going to be fine . . ."
Mariah Carey released a video of her hitting high notes while cleaning up around her house. The vid came after Mimi was criticized for a poor vocal performance on her Elusive Chanteuse Show tour. In September, fans of the diva posted video from the Asian leg of her tour, showing Carey struggling to make it through songs like "Vision of Love," "My All" and Heartbreaker."
Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsay Buckingham says that he and Christine McVie worked closely together on songs for the new album. Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, Linds talked about the process behind their upcoming effort. "Christine and I were able to concentrate on each other. We were exploring some new turf. That became enlightening to me."
Taylor Swift has released a 30-second snippet of "Welcome to New York," the third listen from her upcoming record 1989. The cut, co-written by Ryan Tedder, is set to hit iTunes at 11:50 PM EST on Monday, October 20. "New York has been an important landscape and location for the story of my life in the last couple of years," she says in an accompanying clip about the song.