KISS drummer Eric Singer has admitted he doesn't want to play in the band without Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. "Everybody has broached that subject — meaning, like, fans," Singer told The Cassius Morris Show. "I'm sure you guys have heard comments through the years, the past few years, by people saying, 'Oh, I can see Kiss without Gene and Paul.'"
Shania Twain is featured in a new public service announcement intended to raise awareness for domestic violence. The country star speaks out against all forms of interpersonal abuse in the spot. "Sometimes home is where the hurt is," the singer says, adding, "It's really confusing to be hurt by someone you love. Whether it's physical, sexual or emotional, abuse is abuse."
Ludacris has released his free EP Burning Bridges. The record features six tracks including "Good Lovin" (feat. Miguel), "Money" (feat. Rick Ross), "Problems" (feat. Cee Lo Green), "In My Life" (feat. John Legend) and "Burning Bridges" (feat. Jason Aldean).
Keith Urban is in the midst of promotions for the upcoming 14th season of American Idol, and says that this year he's looking to find a star. "First of all, I never think of it in terms of finding the next anybody," he began. "We want to find the first of anyone, and that sort of individualism and uniqueness is what I'm always waiting for with Idol . . ."
Justin Timberlake was reduced to tears by a ten-year-old fan during a concert stop at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Sunday night. The little boy handed him a box with a bowtie in it, in reference to his hit song "Suit & Tie." "You're 10, you've been watching me since you were two," Justin said, his eyes welling with moisture. "Hey man, greatest gift ever," he added.
Soundgarden have reached out to their fans in an effort to collect materials for a forthcoming documentary. They follow in the footsteps of Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and Metallica in their request, reaching out to their loyal following via their official website.
Jazmine Sullivan says that her latest album, Reality Show, is due January 13. The follow-up to 2010's Love Me Back will be the third studio album from the R&B songstress. "I'm really proud of it. I worked harder on this album than any album," she told Rap-Up TV. "I put a lot of pressure on myself 'cause I haven't been out in so long."
Alicia Keys has released "Somewhere in the City," an outtake from her 2012 album Girl on Fire. The piano ballad dropped via Keys website in conjunction with her 12 Days of Christmas giveaways. "Somewhere on an island like mines, the world is shaking / Somewhere on an island like mines hearts are breaking / Seas are rising, birds are diving, dreams may wash away . . ." she sings.
Bachman Turner Overdrive's Randy Bachman has announced the impending release of a solo album called Heavy Blues. Randy says the record will reflect his "love of classic '60s blues rock." He adds that the record will feature "a blistering sound" as well as "a fierce and fearless collection of Bachman originals."
Britney Spears is featured on the cover of Women's Health's latest issue. The pop star shows off her tummy in a bikini on the cover, which reads "Hottest Shape of Her Life - Without a Trainer." On the inside, Brit dishes on her bod, saying, "My hips are a little bit wider because I've had kids. So it was crucial for me to be continuous with my exercise."
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are among the artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when the institution welcomes the 2015 class on April 18. Jett will be joined at the ceremony by fellow inductees Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Bill Withers, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Green Day and Lou Reed.
Collin Raye has released a record of cover songs called Everlasting. He says that the tunes are ones he's covered during his career, including hits by Bryan Adams, Billy Joel and the Bee Gees. "Before coming to Nashville, I played years in the casinos, waiting to be discovered," Raye says. "These are songs that I would perform."
Green Day are among the artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when the institution welcomes the 2015 class on April 18. Green Day will be joined at the ceremony by fellow inductees Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Bill Withers, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Lou Reed.
Metallica's recently announced "Metallica Night With the San Francisco Giants" has expanded. It now includes hockey as the band says they will now attend a San Jose Sharks game on January 21. The Sharks will play the Los Angeles Kings that night. Fans who purchase advance tickets will receive a limited edition 'Metalli-Sharks' t-shirt.
Carrie Underwood kicked off the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards with a medley performance of hits that included "Before He Cheats," "All American Girl," "Cowboy Casanova," "Blown Away" and "Something in the Water." Underwood was nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, but lost to Miranda Lambert, who also beat out Taylor Swift and Danielle Bradbery.