Stevie Nicks has released the official lyric video for "24 Karat Gold," the title track from her upcoming album. The cut is the third lifted from the LP, which is due October 7. The songs in the solo effort were written by Nicks between 1969 and 1995, and produced by Nicks, Dave Stewart (the Eurhythmics) and Waddy Wachtel.
Common brought out Kanye West during the AAHH! Fest in Chicago on Sunday, September 20. The pair performed "Get Em High" together, before Ye ripped into a 40-minute set that included his hits "Jesus Walks," "Touch the Sky" and "Power." He also did renditions of "Gold Digger" and "All Falls Down" to "Bound 2" and "Clique."
Alice Cooper has opened a vintage clothing store that sells items from his own collection. According to the Arizona Republic, the shop, Alice's Attic, was opened next to Alice's Rock Teen Center, a "sanctuary for troubled teens." "I have always been a thrift store guy," Cooper told the mag.
Mary J. Blige has released "Whole Damn Year," the latest single from her upcoming album, The London Sessions. The stripped down cut features Blige revisiting a messy split. "It took a whole damn year to repair my body / It's been a bad five years / Gone take a long, long year for me to trust somebody," she croons. Mary headed to London for her new LP.
Fergie has released the single cover art for her upcoming track "L.A. Love (La La)." The pic shows a woman's hands making the L.A. sign with the words "Smile Now, Cry Later" tattooed on one. The cut, produced by DJ Mustard, is scheduled for release on September 29. Fergie teased the release, telling her fans to submit pics of themselves "doing things L.A.-style."
Randy Travis popped up at the Four Rivers Outreach Banquet at the North Texas Regional Airport last week, where he was seen walking with a cane, following his recent health problems. "Every day we go to speech therapy and physical therapy and occupational therapy," said Travis' fiancée Mary Davis.
Rihanna is reportedly the latest celeb to be targeted by hackers leaking nude photos. According to TMZ, the pics were snapped during a clothes fitting and then posted to the website 4Chan. One of the photos, writes TMZ, shows a "censored version of her breasts," while another shows "bare ass and slight nipple." Rih has not responded to the leak.
Chris Brown strapped on his basketball shoes and suited up for the Power 106 Celebrity All-Star Game over the weekend at the University of Southern California's Galen Center. Breezy was cheered on at the game by his on-again/off-again girlfriend Karruche Chan.
The Black Keys covered the Edwyn Collins song "A Girl Like You" during a hometown gig in Columbus, Ohio earlier this month. Collins himself noticed the tribute and hit Twitter to thank the Keys for their rendition. "Beautiful, super & great, fact!!!@@!!!!!!!-Edwyn," he wrote on the site. Collins released the cut on his 1994 album Gorgeous George.
Neil Young debuted the new song "Who's Gonna Stand Up (And Save the Earth)" to support the worldwide People's Climate March, an effort to raise public awareness of climate change. Over 300,000 concerned citizens marched in NYC and other cities across the globe to show their support for the cause. "Who's Gonna Stand Up" features Young and a 92-piece orchestra pleading for climate activism.
Alan Jackson will re-release his 2002 holiday album, Let It Be Christmas, on October 27. According to Alan, the release comes on his 25th anniversary of making music. "You know, I used to think if you could have a hit or two and your career lasts three or four years, you're very lucky," he says. "I never thought I'd have a career that lasts 25 years."
Charlie Daniels is 77-years-old and is still going strong, telling Southern Maryland News that he's "got a lot of music left to play." "I've got a lot of ideas that I would really like to record one of these days. It's just a matter of finding the time to finish writing and bring the recording to fruition." "It's just that we stay pretty busy . . ."
Iggy Pop will deliver the 2014 John Peel lecture - "Free Music in a Capitalist Society" - for broadcast on BBC Radio 6 Music on Monday, October 13. The radio airing will be followed by a video airing on BBC Four on October 19. "I get the feeling that John was the kind of guy who would have done his job for nothing, as long as he felt great about it," said Pop in a statement.
Footage of Beyoncé and Jay Z's last show in the French capital on September 13 aired this past weekend on HBO's On The Run tour special. During this clip the couple performed a mash-up of "Young Forever" and "Halo," while personal never-before-seen home videos played behind them. These videos were taken of Bey and Jay in the span of their decade-long relationship.
Members of Arcade Fire, the Strokes and Bon Iver formed a super group to cover the Phil Collins cut "In the Air Tonight" during the Pop Montreal festival on Saturday, September 20. The performance took place at half time during the Pop vs. Jock charity basketball game at the McGill Sports Complex.