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 . . .
Charles Kelley continues to tease the release of his upcoming solo album The Driver with the release of the music video for "Southern Accents." The video sees the Lady Antebellum member performing the cut with his band atop the Capitol Records tower in Los Angeles. "Southern Accents" is a cover of the title track to the 1985 album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Maurice White, a co-founding member of Earth, Wind & Fire, has passed away at the age of 74. White died in Los Angeles after a long battle with Parkinson's. He was diagnosed in 1992 and his condition deteriorated in recent months. The disease had progressed to the point where he was forced to stop touring with the band in 1994.
A previously unreleased video of Kanye West freestyling has been released by U.K. DJ Tim Westwood. The 2004 video, shot around the time of the release of Ye's The College Dropout, sees him rhyming alongside ex Roc-A-Fella execs Dame Dash and Kareem "Biggs" Burke. "I'ma take a little intermission," West says at one point.
Metallica's James Hetfield makes a guest appearance on FOX's American Dad in the role of a water polo coach. Hetfield appears in an episode called "The Life Aquatic with Steve Smith," which is viewable via the TBS website. The appearance isn't the first time Hetfield's been animated, as he's previously appeared on The Simpsons and Metalocalypse.