Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil has once again ignited the longstanding feud between his band and the Smashing Pumpkins. During a recent interview with the Dallas Observer, Thayil opened up about the band's songwriting process and fired a veiled shot at Billy Corgan in the process.
Taylor Swift has been criticized by Earl Sweatshirt, who says that the music video for her latest hit, "Shake It Off," is "inherently offensive." Earl hit Twitter to shoot a few arrows at Tay Tay. "haven't watched the taylor swift video and I don't need to watch it to tell you that it's inherently offensive and ultimately harmful," he said in his first tweet.
Trey Songz has released the music video for "What's Best For You," the latest single from Trigga. The vid sees Trey trying to date two women at once, but, the plan backfires and he ends up in an empty bed. "I want what's best for you, but I don't want you to leave / It's not about what I want, but it's all about what you need," he sings. "What's Best for You" is the fifth single.
Zac Brown Band, Miranda Lambert and Eric Church are among the latest country stars to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Zac accepted the challenge from Hunter Hayes and passed it on to Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers, Foo Fighters, Bob Lefsetz and Garth Brooks.
David Nail has released the music video for the acoustic version of his song "The Secret." Speaking with Rolling Stone, David says the song has a personal meaning to him: "It's funny because the very first part of the song is an idea I wanted to write about for a long time," he began. "I had lost a classmate in my freshman year of college that I had grown up with."
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have released the first single from their duets album. The track "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" can be heard on iTunes. It follows the release of the video for "Anything Goes." Their duets album also contains fourteen more tracks, some of which are performed solo by each artist.
Michelle Williams will head up the Oxygen reality show Fix My Choir alongside gospel star Deitrick Haddon. The show, which debuts this fall, features the pair helping out choir acts around the nation. The network has released a sneak peek that sees the pair hard at work on seemingly hopeless singing groups.
Paramore are gearing up for their upcoming performances at the U.K.'s Reading and Leeds festivals - performances which fronter Hayley Williams says will give the band a chance to "prove people wrong." "One of my favourite things to do is to play a festival and prove people wrong," she tells NME.
Pink Floyd's Roger Waters is prepping the theatrical release of his version of the band's The Wall. Co-directed by Waters, the film makes its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 6. "This immersive experience of Waters's The Wall Live tour, shot in three cities across two continents, is a rib-rattling, sonically stupendous piece of filmmaking," reps say.
Ne-Yo has revealed that his sixth studio album, Non Fiction, is due in stores November 11. Ne announced the news via Instagram, adding a picture of himself standing on a chair during a photo shoot. "Life is about balance . . . finding and maintaining it. #photoshoot #NONFICTION 11.11.14," he captioned the pic.
Peter Frampton has opened up about an unusual incident in which he snatched a fan's phone during a show and threw it, thus preventing the fan from snapping photos. The rock legend spoke on the incident with USA Today, admitting that he threw the phone, but adding that there is more to the story.
Five Finger Death Punch are raising money for war veterans through a special crowd-finding campaign. The band launched an Indiegogo campaign, entitled "5FDP4VETS - No One Gets Left Behind," last week to raise money for veterans' support groups. Thus far, the campaign has raised a total of $173,227, or 408% of their initial $42,500 goal.
Trisha Yearwood has announced that she signed with Sony Music Nashville and RCA for a new album called Prize Fighter. No release date has been set, but it sounds as though Trish has a clear idea of what the record is about: "It's a song on the album that is about beating the odds and winning the fight no matter what," she said in a statement.
U2 frontman Bono will appear on a new Christmas album by contemporary Christian artist Michael W. Smith. Bono will appear on the spoken word track "The Darkest Midnight" on Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas, which is set to arrive on Sept. 30.
The memoir of Elvis Presley's fiancée Ginger Alden will be released on September 2. Alden, who has written the memoir "The King and I," was twenty years younger than Presley when they became involved romantically after her sister (who was a reigning Miss Tennessee at the time) introduced them in 1976.