Neil Young and Crazy Horse have been announced as one of the headliners at Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park, London next year. The ten day fest runs throughout July 2014, and will feature Young and the National on July 12. Others acts scheduled for the same day include Tom Odell, Caitlin Rose, Phosphorescent and Flyte.
Coming off of an enormous box office run around the world, "Despicable Me 2" heads to DVD and Blu-ray this week in great position to do very well with holiday shoppers. Also with plenty of appeal should be action-thriller "Fast & Furious 6," the blockbuster release starring the late Paul Walker opposite Vin Diesel.
Kate Winslet and her husband Ned Rocknroll welcomed their first child into the world over the weekend. A spokesperson for the couple said that Winslet is "doing great" after the birth of her baby boy and that the pair are "thrilled to bits." Winslet married Rocknroll, the nephew of Virgin mogul Richard Branson, in 2012, at Branson's compound on Necker Island in 2011.
Rob Stringer, head of Columbia Records, says that Beyonce will "obviously" put out a new album in 2014. Speaking with Hits Daily Double, Stringer dished on the diskery's plans for the new year: "At the beginning of next year we've got Broken Bells and Bruce Springsteen. Then we've got Lea Michele from Glee coming," he began.
Alicia Keys and John Legend, currently touring together on the former's "Set the World on Fire" trek, recently teamed up for a rendition of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" in honor of Nelson Mandela. The duet came during a stop in Australia's Yarra Valley: "We wanted to do something special for you in honor of the great Nelson Mandela," said Alicia.
Joan Jett is featured on the latest edition of Guitar Center Sessions, a DirecTV series that hosts concerts in addition to live interviews. In the episode, Jett sat down with host Nick Harcourt to discuss her sound and how her songwriting has evolved over the years.
An upcoming documentary on the late Lou Reed, airing on BBC 4, will feature appearances from Reed's former Velvet Underground bandmates, including Mo Tucker and Doug Yule. Lou Reed Remembered airs at 9 PM on Sunday, Dec. 15.
Miley Cyrus has revealed a new bob hair cut, which made its first appearance at the recent Almost Acoustic Christmas on Saturday in Los Angeles. The blonde look comes down just around her ears and was complemented by a black leather jacket, black sweater and red lipstick. Miley later showed off the new cut in an Instagram photo in which she appears having a drink with a friend.
Metallica have released the full slate of their 2014 "Metallica By Request" trek. The run allows fans who purchase tickets to cast votes for songs they wish to hear performed. Each performance will feature the top 17 vote getters, plus one new song chosen by the band.
Damon Albarn, Brian Eno and Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have released their collab with a group of Malian musicians called Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes. The digital version of the LP is available at the Transgressive label's site, while the physical version is due in 2014.
Kendrick Lamar has previewed a new cut in a Beats by Dr. Dre headphones spot. The commersh sees K-dot hitting the studio early in the morning for an unsuccessful recording session. He and Dre agree that the session has stunk, and both go their separate ways, while listening to the tune on the Beats Pill XL speaker.
Netflix has confirmed that they are adding a new documentary about former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to their slate of original programming. The new doc, titled "Mitt," is set to debut on the service January 24 and will make its debut at Sundance on January 17. The doc was directed by Greg Whiteley, who followed Romney from the nomination process.
T-Pain has released the music video for "Work," which features the R&B stud running a factory filled with topless women as employees. The vid is NSFW. In April, the Nappy Boy dished to SOHH on his upcoming fifth studio album, Stoicville: The Phoenix: "The name of my album is Stoicville: The Phoenix, to me, a Phoenix represents new beginnings. A new era . . ."
Jason Momoa will be starring in the upcoming Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment "Batman Vs. Superman" film (which has yet to receive a title). The former "Game of Thrones" star is currently in the running to play either the villain Doomsday (who is spawned when Kryptonian genetic engineering goes wrong) or a member of the Justice League, according to insiders.
Tracy Lawrence is giving a special gift to his fans this holiday season in the form of free music downloads. The package, called the "Tracy Lawrence Holiday Music Giveaway," will include two full albums encompassing twenty tracks of Lawrence's work. The package includes his All Wrapped Up in Christmas set, as well his spiritual collection The Rock.