The documentary Slash: Raised on the Sunset Strip has landed on Blu-ray and DVD in North America. The doc centers on the Guns N' Roses guitarist's upbringing in England, and later career in music with GNR, Velvet Revolver, and Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. The rock doc includes interviews with Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Lemmy Kilmister.
Wiz Khalifa has teamed up with RiverRock Cannabis to launch his own line of marijuana called Khalifa Kush. Announcing the new partnership, Wizzy said that he hopes the April 20 launch of Khalifa Kush would help "raise awareness and end cannabis prohibition nationwide." "These products have taken years to perfect," he added, "I'm really excited to finally share them with the public."
Maxwell has revealed plans to release blackSUMMERs' night - the follow-up to 2009's BLACKsummers'night sometime this year. "I can't believe that 20 years after doing something that I started when I was 21, would even mean anything, or even stand the test of time to the point where I would have an interview and it would be a mentioning point," he told Essence.
Jane's Addiction fronter Perry Farrell covered the Beatles classic "Here Comes the Sun" during a George Harrison tribute concert, and now the performance is available via YouTube. The video comes as a promo for the upcoming DVD, George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison, due February 26, one day after what would have been the former Beatles' 73rd birthday.
The Monkees will celebrate their 50th anniversary with the release of a new album called Good Times. The album will feature tracks performed by the Monkees which were written by others, including Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, and XTC co-founder Andy Partridge.
Shinedown and Five Finger Death Punch are teaming up for three co-headlining dates this summer: May 3 at Evansville, Indiana's Ford Center; May 4 at Grand Rapids, Michigan's Van Andel Arena; and, May 9 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Consol Energy Arena. It's not the only dates for FFDP, who have several festival dates lined up for the spring and summer.
Thomas Rhett has announced that he will release the cut "T-Shirt" as the newest single from his latest album Tangled Up. "I couldn't be more pumped that country radio jumped all over 'T-Shirt' because I have wanted to put it out since my first record," Rhett says. "Everyone has been in that fun 'honeymoon' phase of dating, which is what this song is all about."
Justin Bieber will perform alongside Jack Ü, which consists of Diplo and Skrillex, at the 2016 Grammy Music Awards. Bieber collaborated with the pair for "Where Are Ü Now" in 2015, which is nominated for Best Dance Recording at the awards show.
Even though it's more widely known as Super Bowl Sunday, Seattle has declared Sunday, February 7 "International Clash Day" in the city, joining King County, Washington and Bridgewater, U.K. in that recognition, in honor of The Clash. "Legendary UK band the Clash formed in 1976, establishing their unique sound combining punk with reggae, dub, funk and ska, behind socially conscious lyrics."
Drake has accepted a ping pong challenge from NBA legend Reggie Miller.
The match is scheduled to go down during this year's NBA All-Star weekend, which will take place in Drake's hometown of Toronto.
Dead Weather have released the music video for "Impossible Winner," a cut from their latest album Dodge and Burn. In the video, directed by Sophie Muller, bandmembers Jack White and Alison Mosshart are imprisoned on a terrifying train, where they must navigate freaky inmates and horrifying guards.
Janelle Monae is set to star in her first Pepsi commercial, which will air during Super Bowl 50. In the new clip, entitled "The Joy of Dance," Monae dances along to hits from different eras, breaking it down to The Contours' 1962 single "Do You Love Me" and Madonna's 1989 hit "Express Yourself." Plus, she puts her own twist on the famous Pepsi "Joy of Cola" jingle.
Rodney Atkins has revealed that he is currently writing music for a new third album. The new release will follow his 2011 effort Take A Backroad, and speaking with theboot.com, he said he's currently "writing like crazy." "We've been writing a whole bunch, working on outside tunes as well. I do a lot of the stuff at home," Atkins tells The Boot.
With help from his supergroup, Hollywood Vampires, Alice Cooper will lead a tribute to the late Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead at the upcoming Grammy Awards. The Vampires - featuring Johnny Depp, Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan - will perform "Ace of Spades" as well as a new cut of their own "As Bad as I Am."
Rihanna has confirmed that she will perform at the 2016 Grammy Awards. "See y'all at the #GRAMMYs February 15 on @CBS at 8e/5p!!" she tweeted. Rihanna, who is not nominated for any awards this year, will join the previously announced performers Skrillex and Diplo's Jack Ü, Justin Bieber, Chris Stapleton, and many more . . .