Jackson Browne has released "The Birds of St. Marks," a cut from his upcoming album, Standing in the Breach. The cut, originally demoed in 1970, is said to have been inspired by Browne's relationship to Nico, who had previously recorded Browne's song "These Days" with the Velvet Underground.
Even though it will be hard to duplicate the numbers of the original, "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" looks like it's in excellent position to top the box office this weekend, likely knocking "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" out of the number one spot in the process. Also hitting theaters this weekend will be "If I Stay," a drama starring Chloe Moretz that takes aim at teen audiences.
Elton John says that he does not support the U.K. Independence Party [UKIP], the country's right wing, populist party. Its leader, Nigel Farage says that he spent time with Elton and his partner David Furnish, who teased that the pair might support UKIP. "Elton will not be favoring any party," a rep for Elton told the Guardian.
Lady Gaga has revealed the cover art to her upcoming Tony Bennett collab Cheek to Cheek. The image features a brunette Mother Monster nuzzling up to the legendary singer. "Artwork For #CheekToCheek by the incredible Steven Klein @SKstudly I love this photograph, and very honored to be in it with my Tony," wrote Gaga on Twitter.
Bob Seger has confirmed that his new album Ride Out is set for release on October 14. It will be Seger's first new collection of songs since 2006's Face The Promise and will feature tracks including "Detroit Made" and "All of the Roads."
John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan have split after three years of dating, according to insiders. Speaking with People magazine, a source said that the long distance relationship was too much for the pair. "It was the distance . . . She lives in New York and he resides in Indiana . . . It was the long distance that ultimately was the cause."
Johnny Marr has opened up about the inspiration and the themes behind his second solo studio release Playland. The album is due on October 7, and the rocker sat down with Rolling Stone to explain why it may be his most authentic release to date.
Nicki Minaj gives Drake a lap dance in the video for "Anaconda," a cut from her upcoming LP, The Pink Print. Nik wears fishnet leggings, a pink bra and a black baseball cap as she dances for and on Drizzy in the vid. "I was probably thanking the higher ups for that very moment," tweeted Drake. "Def the best invite to a video shoot EVER. #ViewsFromMyChair"
Aaron Paul announced on Instagram that he will host a scavenger hunt in L.A. as an appreciation to all the fans of "Breaking Bad." "In honor of the Emmys and the final time Breaking Bad will be up for anything at the Emmys I will be holding a scavenger hunt around on Monday before the Emmys for all of you Breaking Bad fans," he began.
Kid Rock will be a granddad once his son, Bobby Ritchie Jr. and son's girlfriend, give birth to their child. Bobby's gf is currently four months along, reports Us Weekly. In 2000, Kid won a custody battle against his ex-girlfriend Kelley South for Bobby and has raised him alone from the age of seven.
Billy Crystal will honor his longtime friend, the late Robin Williams at the upcoming Emmy Awards. Don Mischer, the show's producer, confirmed the news to E! "We felt we needed to do something powerful and memorable. Billy seemed like the perfect choice." It will be the first time Crystal has spoken about Williams' passing.
Arcade Fire covered the Pixies's "Alec Eiffel" during their set in Mansfield, Massachusetts. "Alec" is the latest in a long line of regional covers played by AF during their current Reflektor tour. Win Butler also shouted out the Boston-based charity Partners in Health of which he's a noted supporter: "It's the coolest thing that came out of Boston, aside from the Pixies."
Jazmine Sullivan has released "Stupid Girls," a cut from her upcoming third studio album, Reality Show. The unveiling came on NPR, which was on hand with Jaz at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. "While we were in the city for the Essence Music Festival, we asked Jazmine Sullivan to meet us there," said Frannie Kelly of NPR.
Kanye West has brought in Paul McCartney to work on his new album. West (who has previously referred to himself as "the dark Beatle") and McCartney are collaborating already on the tune "Piss On Your Grave," which will appear in West's upcoming album. Though the collaboration is only being reported on "Page Six" thus far and representatives for West have yet to confirm it.
Josh Gracin has been released from the hospital after a suicide scare. The American Idol season two contestant had been taken to a Nashville hospital and placed on a psychiatric hold last week after he posted cryptic messages on his Facebook page, including one in which he mentioned having marital difficulties and alluded to ending his life.