Chuck Wicks is working on his first album with new label Blaster Records. Speaking with the Boot, Wicks said that he got the attention of the label after issuing a self-released EP. "What was strange about it was, I released a thing called 'Rough' on my own, and it got a lot of attention, sold a lot of EPs out of the gate," Wicks said.
Radiohead are preparing to begin recording the follow up to 2011's King of Limbs in September. Speaking with the BBC guitarist Jonny Greenwood, announced the unexpected news: "We're going to start up in September, playing, rehearsing and recording and see how it's sounding."
Roger Daltrey is helping out with the erection of an international railway museum to be built in Ashford, Kent. Speaking with the BBC, the Who fronter said the museum would remind Britons of their country's role in the development of the train: "Britain forgets that we invented the railway and it conquered the world," he began.
Charlize Theron was spotted at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this week wearing a splashy band on her ring finger, leading many to speculate that she and Sean Penn are engaged. Speaking with Us Weekly, an insider said the two are looking to get hitched: "They want to get married very soon. Sean is revitalized with Charlize."
AFI fronter Davey Havok is reaching out to fans to raise $20,000 to support his first feature film, The Violent. The film, set in the 1990s, centers on a group of punks in their final year of high school. The $20,000 the producers are asking for will cover a wide range of things from legal and business expenses, to the casting process.
The former publicist for Insane Clown Posse is suing the band's label for sexual harassment - a suit that will require Kid Rock to produce a glass sex toy that he allegedly owns. The publicist, Andrea Pellegrini, claims that "Dirty Dan" Diamond, a former employee of ICP's Psychopathic Records label, attempted to give the sex toy to her.
Alec Baldwin has been cleared of charges following his arrest for riding his bike the wrong way up a busy Manhattan street. The actor appeared before New York City judge John DeLury who asked Baldwin, "Can you stay out of trouble, Alexander?" According to the New York Post, Baldwin was more than happy to keep things light replying "sure, sure."
Robby Krieger guested on the upcoming album from John Garcia (Kyuss), adding some of his signature flamenco guitar to a cut called "Her Bullet's Energy." The two hooked up on a suggestion from producer and mutual friend Harper Hug. "I pretty much fell over from my chair and said, 'Do you think he would do it?'" Garcia said.
Iggy Azalea is the new host of MTV's House of Style. The eight-episode season premieres August 4 and leads up to the Video Music Awards on August 24. Izzy will host a special House of Style episode recapping all of the fashions and trends at the VMAs. She'll also host a red carpet pre-show, while also doing show commentary.
T.I. has released "Stay," the latest cut from his upcoming album, Paperwork. The song, featuring a guest spot from Victoria Monet, sees Tip professing his love for a special lady: "You was in the bed, I was traffickin' the thang / Man, after everything, we will never be the same / Man, I'm tired of tellin' lies / Know you sick of playing games."
Reba McEntire has released the music video for "Pray for Peace," a visual she put together with footage donated from fans. She hit Facebook to explain the genesis of the song: "I feel this song is a gift from God. I have never worked on a song as long as this one," she began. "It went from a bass drum, fiddle and singers to guest artist singing with me, adding more instruments."
During a show in Milwaukee on Monday night, Jack White brought a member of the audience on stage to help him perform the White Stripes anthem "Seven Nation Army." The young lady donned White's hat and played two of his guitars during the performance. After it was over, she took a bow with the rest of the band. "Seven Nation Army" was the band's last song of the night.
Britney Spears is prepping the release of her new lingerie line, The Intimate Collection. She posted a pic modeling one of the line's items on Instagram. The snap features Brit posing in a black mesh paneled bra along with a pair of high-waisted panties. "Coming very soon . . . The Intimate Collection, by yours truly. Just a peek at what's to come," she captioned the photo.
Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle were tapped to perform at the upcoming opening ceremony for Glasgow's Commonwealth Games. The event went down at the city's Celtic Park and featured a bevy of entertainment. Stewart appeared on the stage to perform his 1991 single "Rhythm of the Heart," and was followed by Boyle, who sang "Mull of Kintyre."
Selena Gomez celebrated her 22nd birthday with a yacht trip along the French Rivera. In St. Tropez she was spotted with an unidentified beau, whom she embraced from behind while the two jet skied. After having some fun on the waves the pair returned to their yacht where they huddled under a towel together. The guy was later said to be Tommy Chiabra.