Lynyrd Skynyrd's first five studio albums, and one live album, are set to be reissued in a new self-titled vinyl box set. The box set contains Lynyrd Skynyrd (1973), Second Helping (1974), Nuthin' Fancy (1975), Gimme Back My Bullets (1976), One More From The Road (1976) and Street Survivors (1977).
Chris Brown and Tyga have released "Ayo," the lead single from the upcoming joint album of the same name. On the track, Breezy recalls his stint in rehab, while Tizzy calls himself the "black Richie Rich." "Rehabilitation just had me worried about f*****g / Money, decision-making only worried about stunting," croons Chris on the cut.
Eric Church's The Outsiders has been certified platinum for selling over one millions copies. The Outsiders becomes Church's second platinum album, following his 2011 release, Chief. Church becomes only the second country act to hit the platinum mark this year, after Jason Aldean achieved the sales goal with his album Old Boots, New Dirt.
Florence & The Machine, Alt-J, Major Lazer, Flying Lotus and Future Islands are among the first artists to be confirmed for Flow Festival 2015. They will join previously announced acts Todd Terje, Run The Jewels and Foxygen at the festival. Florence & The Machine, who are working on a new album, the follow-up to their 2011 release.
Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake teamed up for the comedy sketch "Camp Winnipesaukee" sketch on The Tonight Show earlier this week. In the sketch, Fallon and Timberlake portray roomies who play an awkward game of Truth or Dare, sing a glorious duet of Third Eye Blind's "Jumper" and annoy their counselor, Mr. Fletcher (played by head writer A.D. Miles).
Styx rocker Dennis DeYoung has opened up about the band's recent omission from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In a recent post to Facebook, DeYoung notes that Styx is unfortunately one of a class of bands that have never been popular with certain types of music industry tastemakers.
Kendrick Lamar premiered a new untitled track on The Colbert Report, becoming the final musical guest on the show. Lamar also sat down with show host Stephen Colbert. "No pressure, but you are the last Colbert Report musical guest," Colbert said. "We're honored to have you on but keep in mind that that means that R.E.M, Paul McCartney . . ."
Brian May has opened up about his experience of performing live with Adam Lambert, saying that the young singer reaches vocal high notes never even attempted by Freddie Mercury. During a recent interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, May said that Lambert fell into the role with ease.
Jordin Sparks has announced her new partnership with Louder Than Life, a subsidiary label of Sony Music. The label was founded by veteran music executive and producer Salaam Remi. Jordin said in a statement that she's thrilled to start the next part of her career alongside Remi. "I am very excited to be working alongside Salaam Remi on my next album," said Sparks.
D'Angelo's tour manager Alan Leeds has spoken up about the release of the singer's newest album Black Messiah. He says it was released in correspondence with the recent protests in Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown. Speaking with the New York Times, Leeds admitted that the album was originally planned for a 2015 release.
Swimsuit model and actress Kate Upton has been named the Sexiest Woman Alive by People magazine. Upton, 22, is best known for her revealing Sports Illustrated covers and her role in the romantic comedy "The Other Woman." "This is such an honor to me because sexy to me means someone who's confident and happy, and that's the person I always strive to be," Upton exclaimed.
Trace Adkins took time out of his busy schedule earlier this month to pay an impromptu holiday visit to a group of veterans staying at Nashville's Country Inn & Suites hotel. The country star lent a hand to the staff at the hotel, checking guests in from behind the desk before giving a concert.
Cameron Diaz and boyfriend Benji Madden are engaged, according to a report from Us Weekly. The pair have been dating for seven months. "Everyone thinks it's wild but are so happy for them," a source told Us Weekly. "Benji always tends to fall in love easily, but this time it's for real and he landed a great girl." "They obviously both make each other incredibly happy . . ."
Rihanna has signed on to work as the newest creative director for Puma. Both the singer and sneaker brand broke news of the partnership this week, sharing photos of a contract signing event via social media. According to a statement from Puma, Riri's mutli-year contract with the firm will find her working "with Puma to design and customize classic Puma styles . . ."
Keith Urban has announced plans for a new 2015 calendar to support St. Jude's Cancer Research Hospital. The singer has produced a calendar for the hospital every year since 2002, and, according to theboot.com, has raised over $850,000 for the cause so far.