Courtney Love has made the assertion that most grunge songs from the 1990s are in fact about her. Love justifies this by claiming to have dated most of the most popular grunge artists of the era. The singer explained how she used to date a movie star in the 1990s. Love said that we "were listening to KROQ. Of six songs in a row, five of them were about me."
Timothy B. Schmit recently spoke with Rolling Stone about his feelings towards his former bandmate's death. Schmit had joined the Eagles in 1977 after the "Hotel California" tour. It was here his bond with the late Glenn Frey began to solidify. Schmit told Rolling Stone, "Everybody is still processing it. But part of processing it is carrying on."
"Eye of the Tiger" co-writer and founding Survivor member Jim Peterik has offered up his new career retrospective release. The collection is called, very simply, The Songs, but is far from a standard greatest hits collection.
Florida Georgia Line connected with Jimmy Fallon this week to play a round of "musical beers." In the comedic game the duo, host and other guests roam around a table filled with cups of beer until the music stops playing. Fallon was sadly the first one left without a beverage and after his loss he said, "I'm bummed out. This is gonna be a rough show tonight."
"Blurred Lines" writers Robin Thicke, Pharrell and T.I. are planning to appeal the ruling in the copyright case that awarded 50 percent of all song royalties to the estate of Marvin Gaye. The trio has filed a suit in the 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals. The lawsuit states: "What happened was a cascade of legal errors, warranting this court's reversal or new trial."
Dolly Parton has offered up her new collaboration with Emmy Lou Harris and Linda Ronstadt titled "Waltz Across Texas Tonight." The track was released by the trio in 1994 and is included on a special deluxe edition release of their aptly titled album Trio. "You've been on a road that just don't seem to end / Where that broken old heart of yours won't ever mend . . ."
Alicia Keys has been announced as a headlining performer at the upcoming Apple Music Festival. The event is scheduled to take place between September 18 and 30 in London's Round House venue and will also feature a host of other top headliners. Keys also made recent headlines when she revealed that she has stopped wearing makeup on The Voice.
Corey Taylor says that he thinks people hate Slipknot because "they've been around too long." Taylor told Alternative Press that people assumed Slipknot "would turn into just a gimmick band that really just rested on its visuals," and he also said it was clear "people forgot just how talented we f*****g were."
David Crosby is set to go on tour in support of his new album, Lighthouse. The tour will begin in Atlanta, Georgia on November 11 and wrap up in Ithaca, NY December 16. Crosby's new album is comprised of acoustic tunes. He has given fans a taste of the album by releasing the song, "The City." The album, Lighthouse is scheduled for release on October 21.
Usher has changed the name of his eighth studio album yet again, changing the title from Flawed to Hard II Love. He also announced the album will be released in September. The news comes courtesy of an iTunes pre-order page in New Zealand, which states that the new record is expected to drop September 16.
Attention ladies, Dustin Lynch is single but he isn't looking for anything serious right now. "I am single still, I'm not looking to get tied down at all," he told reporters at South in Nashville. "I can't even record an album right now — I'm so busy — so a relationship is not going to happen." He added that his upcoming new record, the follow-up to 2014's Where It's At.
Britney Spears' story is making its way to the TV screen. A biopic of the "Toxic" and "Oops, I Did It Again" singer has been greenlit by Lifetime. The network and Asylum Entertainment will be producing the TV movie, which is rumored to star Natasha Bassett from Hail, Caesar! as the pop star. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed Lifetime's description of film.
Elton John has been announced as a headlining performer at the upcoming Apple Music Festival. The event is scheduled to take place between September 18 and 30 in London's Round House venue and will also feature a host of other top headliners. John also made recent headlines with news that he has decided to donate $10 million dollars to Africa's LGBT population.
Florence And The Machine have debuted their latest track. The new song is titled "Wish That You Were Here," which is a collaboration between songstress Florence Welch and Tim Burton. It will be featured on the soundtrack for Burton's latest film Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. A statement from Welch reveals she's a fan of Burton's.
A new Beach Boys compilation featuring some of the earliest recordings has been released as a two-disc set on Omnivore Records. The recordings are pre-Capital Records era sessions. These recordings have come out in fragments over the years. Often they were released without permission and therefore suffered from inferior sound quality.