Though Neil Young has said recently that he doesn't mind Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump using his song "Rockin' In the Free World" at campaign events, he says that he still is not a fan of his politics. "No, I didn't like that idea. Because of the misogyny and the racism," Young said of Trump using the song.
Dierks Bentley has released "Different From Girls," featuring Elle King, a track taken off of his new album Black. The song was written by Shane McAnnally and JT Harding, and Bentley says in a press release that he found "a real honesty in these lyrics." "The differences in how guys and girls deal with a broken heart is really interesting material to me," Bentley explain
Alabama has become the latest country act to have an exhibition at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. 'Alabama: Born Country' will feature an array of musical instruments, performance clothing, awards, childhood mementos, tour memorabilia, photographs and more, chronicling the group's rise from their teenaged roots in Fort Payne, Alabama, to country-pop crossover success.
Billy Currington was taken to the emergency room recently following a bike accident. The singer tweeted out a gruesome image of a giant scar on his forearm as a result of the accident, which resulted in a number of stiches. "After stitches... Sometimes in life, you fall. That's when you get back up again, and walk it off," he tweeted along with the photo.
Twenty88 hit the stage on The Late Late Show with James Cordon earlier this week. The duo, the new collaborative project from the minds of Jhene Aiko and Big Sean, offered up a performance of their track "On The Way." The pair also made headlines with news that Twenty88 is available to stream exclusively through TIDAL for four days.
Bon Jovi have announced that they have completed work on their upcoming new album, titled This House Is Not for Sale. "THE ALBUM IS DONE," the band wrote, and posted a group photo taken at New York City's Electric Lady Studios. The album likely will be released this fall. Bon Jovi last released their 13th album, Burning Bridges, in 2015.
Shana Mangatal, a former lover of Michael Jackson, has released a new tell-all book claiming that they exchanged "20 years of secret encounters and intimate phone calls." The book, titled Michael and Me: The Untold Story of Michael Jackson's Secret Romance, chronicles Mangatal's relationship with Jackson throughout the years. She first met the singer in 1988.
Dolly Parton has signed on to voice the part of the chicken on the upcoming new animated film Lily's Driftwood Bay. The show follows Lily, a girl who creates an imaginary world full of friends including Noleen, the singing chicken. "I've never played a chicken before, but I have been known to lay a few eggs!" Parton jokes in a press release.
Ed Sheeran has pledged to dress in a red tutu and eat "the most disgusting food in Japan" if enough money is raised for Comic Relief. Sheeran made the pledge in a 75-second trailer for the American version of Comic Relief, telling fans that he will accomplish the odd feats if they help raise more money for Comic Relief than was raised in 2015.
Maxwell has offered up the video for his track "Lake by the Ocean," the first single for his forthcoming new release blackSUMMERS'night. The new album is due out on July 1 and he will head out on a lengthy tour in support this summer. The video "depicts a world in need of water and two clandestine lovers who meet with liquid dreams, one being the bare-boned need for clean water."
Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett says that the band's current hiatus is "strange" but "super casual." "It's pretty great, man. We were working really hard for a long time," he Los Angeles' KROQ. "We were on the road for at least a year or so for the last [album], but then we were also traveling when we made the record, so that kind of felt like we were on the road . . ."
Royal Mail have debuted a new set of stamps honoring 50 years of Pink Floyd. The new set of ten stamps will be officially unveiled on July 7. The collection includes the band's most famous album covers as well as live performance shots. The album covers that have been made into stamps include The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, Atom Heart Mother and more.
Gary Allan has released his latest single, "Do You Wish It Was Me?" Allan co-wrote "Do You Wish It Was Me?" with Jonathan Singleton and Andrew Dorff and co-produced the song with Greg Droman. "I am excited about getting 'Do You Wish It Was Me?' out to radio [and] playing it for the fans," Allan says in a press release.
Atlantic Records insiders tell HITS Daily Double that Bruno Mars is "recording an album for November release." The album will follow his 2012 release Unorthodox Jukebox, which debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 albums chart upon its release. The smash hit record produced a number of chart-topping singles, including "Locked Out of Heaven," "Treasure" and "Young Girls.
Is unknown artist Tim Arnold the next David Bowie? Iggy Pop thinks that he may be. Pop stars in new film Blood Orange, which features music composed by Arnold, a veteran independent singer-songwriter who has self-released 13 albums. "They sent along a demo which Tim had done in a home studio. It had a noir, detective movie guitar riff that comes and goes . . ."