KISS have shot a commercial promoting Google's Android operating system. The band are rendered in animation, playing their hit "Rock and Roll All Nite." In the clip a pedestrian drops his phone in the road and it's smashed by passing cars. When KISS arrive on the scene in a limo, Gene Simmons gets out and steps on it with his platform boots.
Jamey Johnson has announced the release of a five song holiday EP, The Christmas Song, due December 9. The record features guest spots from Lily Meola ("Baby It's Cold Outside") and the Secret Sisters ("Mele Kalikimaka"). The three other tracks are "South Alabam Christmas," "Pretty Paper" and "The Christmas Song."
Mary J. Blige has released "Follow," the Disclosure assisted single from her upcoming album, The London Sessions. On the cut, Mary warns a prospective lover not to try to play her for the fool. "Don't waste your time, play with my mind, or you'll regret it," she belts out. According to Radio.com, the cut is a "breezy house song with a wobbly beat . . ."
Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones says that James Brown was an early inspiration, albeit one whom he didn't emulate very well. Speaking with The Sun, he said that he couldn't pull off the Godfather of Soul's moves. "I tried some of his moves," he began. "I did very bad imitations but they were fun."
Lady Antebellum will receive the 2015 Artist Humanitarian Award during the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville on February 25. Lady A is recognized for their 7FOR7 campaign, during which they filled the wishes of seven fans across the country in seven days. The group also is involved with fundraising efforts for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Jeezy has released the music video for "Black Eskimo," a cut from his seventh studio album Seen It All: The Autobiography. The black and white vid sees Jeez rapping on a stove, smoking a cigar on a throne and showing off several watches. Jeezy is currently on his Seen It All tour, which stops next at Dallas' Southside Ballroom on November 21.
Metallica continued their week long residency on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson with a performance of "For Whom The Bell Tolls" on Wednesday night. On the Monday and Tuesday editions of the show the metal band played "Hit the Lights" and "Fuel." During the Monday edition, drummer Lars Ulrich and fronter James Hetfield sat with Ferguson for an interview.
Jonny Greenwood, guitarist for Radiohead, says that the band is currently in the studio, recording the follow up to their 2012 album, King of Limbs. Greenwood said the group is hard at work on new music. "We're currently playing and recording and it's fun to see everyone again, it's been a long time coming, we've been waiting all of us for a long time," he told the BBC.
Ariana Grande performed with her boyfriend Big Sean during CBS' A Very Grammy Christmas special at the Shrine Auditorium in LA on Tuesday, November 18. Grande donned a slinky red mini dress, while Sean wore a sleek black tux. The pair dueted on "Best Mistake," while engaging in some major PDA. "It's gone from 0 to 60 fast," a source told Us Weekly.
Mary McCartney, the daughter of Paul McCartney, has released a book of photographs called Monochrome & Colour. The pair were seen in London on Thursday celebrating the book's launch at a private party. The book shows off snazzy pics from the personal collection of Mary. Celeb guests at the soirée included Paul's son James, model Kate Moss and Tom Ford.
Marilyn Manson says he's had no part in the Eli Roth (Hostel) directed video that depicts the rape of Lana Del Rey. A rep for the shock rocker told Pitchfork that, despite Roth's assertion, he was not involved. "Manson did not direct this, shoot it, nor was it for a Marilyn Manson video or outtake footage made by him or to be used by him with his music."
Rihanna says that she's got new music coming "very soon," telling Entertainment Tonight that she's been hard at work on the follow up to 2012's Unapologetic. "That's my hope . . . I'm really excited about the music that we've been working on, so I can't wait for everybody to hear it." She added that she's thinking about doing a surprise release.
Chris Brown hooked up with Pitbull and Wisin for a performance of "Control" at the Latin Grammys at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on November 20. The trio brought down the house with the cut, which is featured on Wisin's album El Regreso del Sobreviviente. The performance comes ahead of the release of Pitbull's album Globalization.
Garth Brooks recently joined up on the social media sites Facebook and Twitter, but he's not a fan of all of them. He tells Access Hollywood that YouTube in particular has been a thorn in his side. "I'm telling you, the devil — nice people, but YouTube, oh my gosh," he says. "They claim they pay people. They're not paying anything either . . ."
Cher has canceled the remaining dates of her Dressed to Kill tour on advice from her docs. Medical advisers told the singer that she has a viral infection and that she needs plenty of rest to make it better. Cher is "totally devastated" by the news she told E! "Nothing like this has ever happened to me. I cannot apologize enough to all the fans who bought tickets."