Maynard James Kennan is about to embark on a tour to promote his upcoming book, A Perfect Union Of Contrary Things. The frontman of both Tool and A Perfect Circle will be joined at each stop on the tour by a special guest moderator, several of whom are well known figures of the music world.
Chevelle have announced a headlining tour of the West Coast for early next year. The band will head out for a short, 10-day trek set to begin on January 13 in San Francisco and run through a January 26 date in Boulder, Colorado. Chevelle will also perform in Las Vegas, Nevada, Boise, Idaho, Spokane, Washington, Sacramento, California and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Florida Georgia Line has extending their 'Dig Your Roots Tour' into 2017. Dustin Lynch and Chris Lane will be joining them. The new trek will include stops in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Orlando, Florida, Atlantic City, New Jersey, Knoxville, Tennessee and Omaha, Nebraska as well as a few stops north of the border in Hamilton, Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario, Montreal, and Quebec.
ABBA is returning for a new "live digital experience" in 2018. The iconic Swedish band has partnered with Simon Fuller for the "groundbreaking venture that will utilize the very latest in digital and virtual reality technology." "The aim is to create an original entertainment experience… which will enable a new generation of fans to see, hear, and feel ABBA."
Prince's former compound Paisley Park has officially been approved as a museum, according to the Chanhassen, Minnesota City Council. The facility is expected to draw over a half million visitors a year and news of the approval came from the town's mayor. "I'm happy for the council, I'm happy for the community, I'm happy for the operator," said Mayor Denny Laufenburger.
Travis Barker has connected with D.R.A.M. for a live performance of the track "Broccoli." The tune is currently number five in the U.S. and the pair hit the stage for the live performance on Conan. The track is included on the latter's new release Big Baby D.R.A.M., which dropped last week.
TLC have premiered a pair of new songs, "Joy Ride" and "Haters," via Apple Music. The new cuts are expected to be included on their first studio album in 14 years, which will be released after raising nearly $150,000 via Kickstarter to fund the recording process. "The best is definitely yet to come," TLC manager Bill Diggins said, adding that 15 songs had been completed.
Randy Travis will perform at the 2016 CMA Awards. According to Parade, Travis, Charlie Daniels, Ricky Skaggs, Roy Clark, Clint Black, Jason Aldean, Jennifer Nettles, Martina McBride, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Elle King, Pentatonix and Dwight Yoakam have all been added to the awards show.
Macklemore has released a new video for his track "Drug Dealer," featuring Ariana Deboo. The track finds Mack taking on the topics of race, addiction and depression on the track and the new video finds him as the lead character. He appears nude sitting in a shower, on the brink of suicide.
Chicago has replaced longtime bassist Jason Scheff with Jeff Coffey, who has been touring with the band in recent months. According to Coffey's website, his career includes turns performing and touring with Hootie and the Blowfish, Edwin McCain, Sixpence None the Richer and Vertical Horizon.
Britney Spears has connected with Tinashe for a remix of the track "Slumber Party." The track is pulled from Spears' release Glory and Tinashe initially hinted at the collab via Instagram, where she posted a photo of them together. "The face you make when the rumors are true and you collabed with your idol & basically your whole life is a dream . . ."
Courtney Love has opened up about the rivalry that existed between Nirvana and Pearl Jam, admitting that Pearl Jam pissed Nirvana off. "Chris Cornell, Mark Arm, Eddie Vedder, and Kurt [Cobain], there was a rivalry," Love told National Geographic.
Phil Collins appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on October 25. Collins was there to promote his memoir Not Dead Yet, but also performed his solo hit "In The Air Tonight" with the help of the show's house band, the Roots. Fallon regaled the audience with the urban legend that the song was inspired by Collins witnessing a man drown.
The Strokes have offered an update on the band's new album, saying they are hard at work, while promising a few surprises. "We're definitely working," Nikolai Fraiture told NME. "As people know by now, deadlines are not our forte. Anticipation and surprises are still part of the excitement of releasing new music."
Mariah Carey and fiancée James Packer have reportedly ended their engagement, with Woman's Day magazine reporting that the billionaire dumped the diva songstress. According to the mag, Packer called it quits with Carey over her "extravagant spending" as well as a falling out over her new reality TV show, Mariah's World.