Lady Gaga took to Instagram earlier this week for a tribute to the late Whitney Houston. The Mother Monster posted an image of Houston and recalled the massive influence Whitney has had on her life and career. "Every year around the Grammys I think about Whitney," Gaga captioned the pic.
The Who have announced the impending release of all 11 of the band's studio LPs to 180-gram vinyl. The albums, along with the two-LP vinyl edition of the recent hits collection The Who Hits 50!, drop March 24. On their website the band wrote that "there is no more significant a milestone in rock music than the 50th anniversary," adding "through the decades, the Who redefined rock."
Jagged Edge singer Kyle Norman has been accused of beating his fiancée and trying to shove her engagement ring down her throat. Atlanta police, in response to a domestic violence call, say they found the woman with a golf ball-sized welt on her head. She claims that Norman threatened to kill her, and then allegedly began punching and choking her with a scarf.
Carrie Underwood has released "Little Toy Guns" as the second single from her album, Greatest Hits: Decade #1. The cut centers on a little girl who is faced with bickering parents. "I've seen it firsthand from different people in my life and seen how the tumultuous parental relationship between each other can affect a child," Underwood says.
Black Sabbath bass player Geezer Butler was arrested following a bar brawl at the Corkscrew Saloon on the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley, California. Charged with misdemeanor assault, public intoxication and vandalism, Butler, 65, was later released, according to the Inyo County Sheriff's Department.
T.I. has released the music video for "G S**t," a single from his latest album Paperwork, featuring a guest spot from Jeezy. The 12-minute vid, directed by Chris Robinson, takes place during the prohibition era, and sees a dapper Tip along with Rotimi, Wood Harris and Watch the Duck. "We're gonna give you a slice of life."
Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn says that he's tired of having his band's lyrics censored by radio stations. Speaking with Rock Sins, Fehn says censorship sucks. "There's so many songs that they'll blip. I hate that. The worst is when they redo it with a different word," he began. "I'm like, 'Come on, man.' Even with the internet . . ."
Paul McCartney has released the music video for "Only One," his collaboration with Kanye West. The clip, directed by Spike Jonze, features Yeezy with his daughter North West standing in a field as it rains. West debuted the video during an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo has released demos from the band's 2013 EP High Rise on SoundCloud. The three demo versions include "Out of Time," "Cry, Cry" and "Same on the Inside." "Howdy ya'll. I thought I'd start these new 'memo:demos' to share some audio clips that are recorded on my phone which include anything from alternate solos."
Kanye West has released the music video for "Only One," his collaboration with Paul McCartney. The clip, directed by Spike Jonze, features Yeezy with his daughter North West standing in a field as it rains. West debuted the video during an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Foo Fighters covered the Rush classic "Tom Sawyer" during a two and a half hour set at Rio de Janeiro's Estadio Do Marcana. It's not the first time the Foos have covered the cut, previously doing so during Rush's 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. "Taylor Hawkins does the best Neil Peart he can with one-fifth the kit," wrote Consequence of Sound of the cover.
Brian Wilson has confirmed new details for the release of his upcoming album. The album, titled No Pier Pressure, is due out on April 7 and will be available in digital and physical formats including deluxe 180 gram vinyl.
2 Chainz says that he wants to run for mayor of his hometown of College Park, Georgia. Speaking with XXL, Chainz said he wants to be sure he's prepared for the run. "I'm a musician not a politician. I'm supposed to be running for mayor in College Park. I got everybody wishing. I'm really gonna do this little mayor thing in College Park."
Slash and his new girlfriend are showing off their budding romance with matching tattoos. According to the fansite SlashArmyNL, Slash and his new lady Meegan Hodges now sport matching ink reading GPS coordinates for locations Woodland Hills, California and Chicago.
The Band Perry, Josh Turner and Will Hoge have been added to the Tortuga Music Festival, joining headliners Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band. Jake Owen, Little Big Town, Trace Adkins, Chase Rice, Frankie Ballard and Sam Hunt will also perform at the festival. Other names include Sam Hunt and Maddie & Tae.