A set of unused photographs taken during the Beatles legendary Abbey Road photo shoot have sold at auction for £180,000. The pictures were taken by photographer Iain MacMillan on August 8, 1969 and were sold by Bloomsbury Auctions in London. Sarah Wheeler of Bloomsbury Auctions released a statement on the sale.
Gwen Stefani has shared a ten-second teaser clip of the video for her new single "Spark the Fire." The track's video, which she shared in teaser during an appearance on Ellen, was produced by her "Hollaback Girl" collaborator Pharrell Williams. Gwen is seen busting moves in the video while text bubbles and emojis pop up across the screen.
AC/DC has released the video for their latest song, "Rock Or Bust," which comes off of their album of the same name. Rock Or Bust is the first album from the band since 2008's Black Ice. It's also the first album since lead guitarist Malcolm Young found out he has dementia. Young's nephew Stevie Young filled in for him on much of the album's recording.
Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan are both set to headline Mardi Gras parades next year. Bryan will be headlining the 2015 Endymion Extravaganza, which will be taking place on Valentine's Day. "Luke Bryan is so popular right now, the ladies love him, and the parade is on Valentine's Day, so I think he'll do well," said Ed Muniz, captain for the Endymion Super Krewe.
A new documentary about Kurt Cobain is set to hit HBO next year. The film, titled Montage of Heck, was directed by Oscar-nominated director Brett Morgen, whose credits include Crossfire Hurricane and On the Ropes. The project has been ongoing for Morgen for over eight years and he has worked closely with the late grunge icon's estate.
T-Boz has released her new track "Rebel Yell," which features rapper Lil Wayne. The TLC singer and rapper's cover of the Billy Idol classic first made its way onto the internet with a snippet in 2012. Weezy raps in the opening of the track with raunchy lyrics, such as "To a rebel, now hear me yell ho / Fireman, turn your p—- to a hell hole."
Kansas have announced plans for a new documentary and CD package titled Miracles out of Nowhere. The doc was directed by Charley Randozzo, who has previously helmed to pop-oriented roc-docs including Hanson at the Fillmore and Britney Fox: Year of the Fox. Speaking about the doc, Randozzo said it will tell "a story that will appeal to new fans.
The Grammy Museum has confirmed plans for a new exhibit dedicated entirely to Taylor Swift. Bob Santelli, executive director of the Grammy Museum, who broke news of the new exhibit says they're thrilled to bring Taylor's success story to their guests. "Global superstar Taylor Swift is one of popular music's biggest talents whose music is beloved by millions of fans worldwide."
Drake has confirmed plans to open a brick and mortar home for the OVO lifestyle brand in his hometown of Toronto. The MC shared a photo of the location via Instagram earlier this month showing the windows blanked out with paper to obscure renovations going on within the retail shop. The store was designed by OVO's creative chief and Drake's right hand man Oliver El-Khatib.
Metallica has confirmed that they will continue on their annual Metallica Night with the San Francisco Giants events into 2015. The hometown legends will once again appear at a Giants home game, this time scheduled for May 2, 2015. "A huge congratulations to our hometown San Francisco Giants, winners of the 2014 World Series," writes the band at its official site.
Bob Dylan treated one extremely lucky fan to a personal concert earlier this week. The unusual gig took place as part of the Swedish documentary series called Experiment Alone, in which individuals are placed in alone situations where they would ordinarily be part of a massive crowd. The lucky fan was a man named Fredrik Wikingsson and he sat in the second row by himself.
Jordin Sparks has released a remix of Drake's track "How Bout Now. "The singer, who recently called it quits with Jason DeRulo, puts her ex to shame offering up her side of the story. "Remember I deleted all my other guys' numbers out my phone for ya? / Remember when you broke your neck and I had to wash your back for ya?" she sings.
Sara Evans has chopped off her long hair and is now sporting a short bob. While the singer released her first holiday LP, At Christmas, on November 17, she also decided to chop her locks off. Evans released a photo on Instagram of her new look, with the caption, "Just another day in the life! Released a Christmas album and cut my hair! Omg! #atchristmas."
Faith Evans has released the music video for "Fragile," a track which samples The Mamas & The Papas' "California Dreamin.'" In the Scandal-inspired clip, directed by Derek Blanks, the songstress plays the first lady of the United States at the White House. "Is it love, is it lust? / Wanna know, can I trust you with my heart / It's so fragile," sings Faith.
Rapper Macklemore took to the streets to march in support of slain Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown. The "Thrift Store" MC joined a large group of protesters in Seattle, walking through the streets with his arms held in the air chanting "Don't Shoot" with the crowd. Speaking with reporters on the scene, Mack said that it's a nationwide issue.