The Rolling Stones have confirmed rescheduled dates in Australia and New Zealand, following the band's temporary hiatus of the 14 On Fire tour after the death of Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott. The dates have been reset for the fall, beginning at Adelaide's Oval on October 25 and wrapping at Auckland's Mt. Smart Stadium on November 22.
Following his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Peter Gabriel has hinted that a Genesis reunion is not completely out of the question. Speaking backstage at the ceremony, Gabriel told Rolling Stone that a reunion is possible if not likely: "I never say never. It really didn't happen last time. I think there's a small chance, but I don't think it's very high."
Jamie Foxx is featured in the trailer for the remake of Annie, featuring Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) in the titular role. Foxx, who plays Benjamin Stacks, is joined by Cameron Diaz in the role of Miss Mannigan. Wallis replaced Willow Smith who was initially tapped for the lead role.
50 Cent has dropped "Hustler," the latest single from his upcoming album, Animal Ambition, due June 3. The cut dropped to iTunes on Tuesday, April 15 along with a video. "From the beginning it was written I suppose / I break a hole in the 36 oz / And move it out, / I'm a hustler baby I'm a hustler baby," raps Fif on the record.
Jay Weinberg has been rumored as the replacement for former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison. Weinberg is the son of long time Bruce Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg, and has already worked up an impressive resume, including gigs with Bruce, hardcore band Madball and punk rockers Against Me!.
Echo And The Bunnymen have unveiled two new songs from their upcoming new album Meteorites. The tracks released for preview are "Lovers On The Run" (which is the first track from the new album) and "Holy Moses," which band member Ian McCollouch says is an exploration of faith: "If Moses can't find God, then how can I? Are we praying to someone who just isn't there?"
Ed Sheeran has announced his first solo arena tour to support his upcoming sophomore album, x. The dates commence August 22 at Seattle's Wamu Theater and wrap September 18 at Toronto's Air Canada Centre. So far 15 dates have been announced with more forthcoming. Tickets go on sale April 25. Supporting acts have not been announced.
AC/DC is rumored to have had a wrench thrown into its 40th anny plans with Malcolm Young beset by health issues. The news comes from Australian radio station 3AW News Talk, which reported that "has returned to Australia to live with his family and for his own personal reasons may not want to continue with the band."
Taylor Swift gave one of her fans an unforgettable surprise when she crashed her bridal shower in Ohio. The "Speak Now" singer flew from New York to surprise Gena Gabrielle at her shower - a complete surprise to Gabrielle, who met Swift at a fan meet-and-greet years ago.
Estelle has released a new music video for "Make Her Say (Beat It Up)," taken off her EP Love & Happiness: How Stella Got Her Groove Back. The new clip challenges stereotypes of beauty by casting everyday couples, who undress each other and make love. "This song is a part of a whole statement on what it means to be in a real relationship, on your terms," Estelle tells RapUp.
Steely Dan have announced a new string of tour dates set to kick off this summer. The run will commence in Portland, Oregon on July 2 and continue through September 17 when the band wraps things up in Baltimore. Speaking with NPR, Donald Fagen admits that Steely Dan were not so keen on touring in the early days: "In the '70s the group was thrown together very quickly . . ."
Paul Stanley has unleashed on the staff of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame calling them "spineless weasels." The statement came following KISS' induction earlier this week, when Stanley said that they weren't shown the same hospitality as other artists.
Foo Fighters fans in Richmond, Virginia have created the campaign to get the band to perform a hometown concert for the first time in over 15 years. The 'Help Bring The Foo Fighters Back To RVA' campaign, launched on crowdfunding site Crowdhoster, says "It's simple. The Foo Fighters haven't played Richmond, Virginia since May 17, 1998. That's more than 15 years ago..."
Tim McGraw has released the second single, "Meanwhile Back at Mama's," from his upcoming 13th studio album, Sundown Heaven Town. McGraw debuted the new track at the 2014 ACM Awards alongside wife Faith Hill.
Brad Paisley has revealed that the working title of his forthcoming album is Thoughts From a Bumpkin. "Looking at the world through the eyes of a country singer is an interesting thing," he tells Nashville's Tennessean. "It should be easy to like."