John Fogerty has explained his refusal to perform with Creedence Clearwater Revival for the band's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in his new memoir Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music. "I'm just not going to stand on a stage with those people, three in a row," Fogerty said. Fogerty concluded that he was displeased with the posture of Cook and Clifford during the evening.
Kendrick Lamar paid tribute to Eazy-E during an interview with Paper magazine's October issue. The rapper recalled his first memory of Eazy. "I remember when I was five or six years old, waking up one morning and seeing this guy bust through the TV screen, rapping over some song called 'We Want Eazy,'" he began.
Metallica have released a live video of "Harvester of Sorrow," taken from a performance at Quebec City's Videotron Centre last month. The band was the first act to perform in the new venue. "We're very grateful to be the first band playing in here, and all the Metallica family is here to celebrate that," James Hetfield said from the stage. "Loud and proud, Quebec City."
Paul McCartney has released the music video for "Say Say Say," a remix of the 1983 Michael Jackson-assisted single from Macca's album Pipes of Peace. The vid, directed by Ryan Heffington, features a young man who teams up with a group of slick dancers. "He (Michael) rang me up, and I didn't believe it was him," said Sir Paul.
Following the pair's wedding anniversary, Tim McGraw has opened up about the night he proposed to his wife Faith Hill. Writing on Facebook, McGraw said he made the leap while he and Hill stood in his dressing room trailer. "I looked at her and grabbed her by the hands right before I went on stage, she'd already done her show."
Melanie Fiona has released a new video for "I Tried," which is set to appear on the singer's third album. In the new clip, Fiona performs inside of a glass cage in a dark room. The new video is intended to raise awareness about social justice issues like domestic violence, mass shootings, police brutality, rape, racial inequality and human trafficking.
Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is not a fan of singing competition reality shows, inveighing against the format in a recent interview with NME. Wood says it's a form that could ruin the confidence of its young competitors. "Apart from being nervous and playing in front of a panel, they play in front of millions and millions of people."
Christina Aguilera is returning to The Voice for the show's tenth season. "The coaches on The Voice continue to bring incredible energy, unrivaled musical expertise and a want-to-win attitude that makes for the perfect ingredients of a two-time Emmy-winning show," said a rep for NBC.
Shania Twain has been forced to cancel two of her 2015 Rock This Country Tour dates after being diagnosed with a respiratory infection. According to Twain's official Facebook page, doctors have advised her to rest for several days.
The Braxton sisters are teaming up to record a new holiday album, their first full-length album as a unit, something the sisters have previously discussed working together on. The sisters, Toni Braxton, Traci Braxton, Towanda Braxton, Trina Braxton and Tamar Braxton, will release Braxton Family Christmas on October 30 via an unknown record label.
Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum says that he wants to perform in more intimate, smaller clubs when he takes his new solo act out on the road. "We never got to do the full club tour, which is always a dream of mine," Kelley tells the Boot.
Brandon Flowers says that the Killers need to do something different on their next record. The frontman insinuated that some changes may be coming to the band's sound on their next record. "We're in motion, for sure. We're starting to talk and looking at where we are going to rehearse and write . . . the wheels are turning," Flowers told NME.
Cage The Elephant have announced that their fourth studio album will be titled Tell Me I'm Pretty and that it has been produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. The band revealed that the new album was recorded at Easy Eye Sound in Nashville, Tennessee, near the group's hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Iggy Azalea has announced her sophomore album, Digital Distortion. She casually dropped the title during a Twitter conversation with fans. "Digital Distortion is not a song title, its the name of my album," she noted, in response to one of her followers.
The Harlem School of Arts has honored Alicia Keys and her mother Terria Joseph during its 50th Anniversary Gala Kick-Off at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan. Accepting the honor, Keys said she was happy to get it, but placed the spotlight on her mom. "Tonight, this honor here is really all about my mother," she said of Joseph, who raised her as a single mom.