Paul McCartney will release two Wings records - Venus and Mars and At the Speed of Sound - as part of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection on September 22. The LPs will come in a two disc standard edition and three disc deluxe edition, complete with extra material, a book featuring unpublished photographs and new interviews with McCartney.
Ludacris will receive the President's Award at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood on August 22. "The President's Award is bestowed to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in songwriting with profound global influence on culture and the entertainment industry," said Mike O'Neill, BMI President & CEO.
After putting up some fairly big worldwide numbers, Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic "Noah" follows up its spring box office run with a home market release, with Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins and Jennifer Connelly starring. Also getting launched this week on Blu-ray will be "The Other Woman," a romantic comedy starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
Chubby Checker has come to an undisclosed agreement with the makers of the app Chubby Checker. The app purports to determine the size of a man's penis using his shoe size. Checker sued Hewlett-Packard, which owns the Palm OS programmed app, for $500 million for trademark infringement and "irreparable damage and harm" in 2013 but has recently settled out of court.
The trailer for "Mad Max: Fury Road," the reboot of the 1980s "Mad Max" series has dropped. The near three minute clip was debuted at Comic-Con in San Diego over the weekend. The trailer features desert action, tricked out vehicles and a cast of eccentric characters. Tom Hardy stars in the lead role of Max Rockatansky, a road warrior, while Charlize Theron plays Imperator Furiosa.
Lenny Kravitz has released "Sex," a single from his upcoming tenth album, Strut. "Sex" follows "The Chamber" as the second single from the LP. "This is one of my favorite tracks on the album," Kravitz tells Billboard. "It was recorded with minimal instrumentation, guitar, bass and drums. The strength of the groove comes from the sparse production which creates space."
Pearl Jam fronter Eddie Vedder was criticized for anti-war comments he made at a recent show in England. While on stage, Vedder made general comments which were interpreted as anti-Israel by some: "I swear to f-cking God, there are people out there who are looking for a reason to kill! They're looking for a reason to go across borders and take over land that doesn't belong to them."
Christopher Walken has reportedly signed on to lend his voice to Jon Favreau's remake of "The Jungle Book." According to TheWrap.com, Walken will voice King Louie, who is the leader of a group of monkeys and apes residing in the jungle. Word of his casting comes alongside that of "Breaking Bad" villain Giancarlo Esposito. He will appear as the voice of Akela, the head of the jungle's wolf pack.
Keith Urban's recent "Raise Em Up" tour stop in Mansfield, Massachusetts resulted in a number of alcohol related illness and arrest. The show took place on July 26, and, according to various reports, as many as 46 fans were treated for alcohol related illness.
Keith Urban's recent Raise Em Up tour stop in Mansfield, Massachusetts resulted in a number of alcohol-related illness and arrest. The show took place on July 26 and according to various reports, as many as 46 fans were treated for alcohol-related illness, 22 of whom were transferred to local hospitals.
"Glee" star Lea Michele has reportedly landed a guest starring role on an upcoming episode of "Sons of Anarchy." She will reportedly play a waitress at a truck stop who is struggling to support her child as a single mom. The actress officially broke the news of her appearance via Twitter, sharing an image of the show's popular Grim Reaper logo.
Fall Out Boy teamed up with T.I. and London Grammar on the debut episode of VH1's SoundClash, a program that brings together unexpected collabs for a live performance. Tip, Patrick Stump of FOB and Hannah Reid of London Grammar hooked up for a rendition of "Live Your Life."
LL Cool J has dropped "The Hustler," a Jerry Wonda produced cut featuring a guest spot from Mavado. "The Hustler" is the lead single from G.O.A.T. 2, the follow-up to J's 2000 album G.O.A.T.. "These streets ain't loyal / These snakes uncoil right there for you / Family separated like water and oil," spits Cool J over a gritty beat.
"Jersey Shore" star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has been ordered to take anger management classes following a recent arrest for getting into a fight with his brother. The pair were taken into custody after a dust up on July 15 in the Middletown Township, New Jersey. Sorrentino was charged with simple assault following the fight, according to People.
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett debuted their collab album Cheek to Cheek at Lincoln Center in NYC on Monday, July 28. The pair posed together on the red carpet, getting in the spirit by standing cheek to cheek in several pics. Speaking with USA Today, Gaga said that the Cole Porter cut "Anything Goes," the LP's first single, is one of her faves.