British Lion, the side project of Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris, will embark on a new tour this fall. The band will also headline the Planet Rockstock festival on Saturday, December 3 at Trecco Bay, South Wales. The band's 2012 debut album sold around 3,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release.
Queen star Brian May has opened up about Elizabeth Banks' use of the track "We are the Champions" during her entrance to the DNC convention over the weekend. The rock legend has previously blasted the Republican nominee for using the track without consent, but says he was fine with Banks' usage.
Erykah Badu and Nas have teamed up together for their release "This Bitter Land." The track will be released on the soundtrack to the film The Land and finds the legend's leaning into the current state of race relations in the United States. "This bitter land, watered with my soul," sings Badu. "The fruit it bares leaves me so cold / This bitter land does nothing for love."
Blake Shelton surprised fans in Kansas City with an impromptu free concert at the city's Whiskey Tango. Shelton heavily teased the performance on Twitter. "Hmmmm . . . Well . . . Let's play a game y'all," he first wrote. "I have the day off and a map of the United States in front of me. Where should I go?"
While their onstage tenure together has come to an end, Motley Crue is expanding their empire with the addition of a new line of sex toys. Manufacturer Lovehoney has announced a September debut for their Official Mötley Crüe Collection, which includes "eight powerful mini and midi-sized vibrators" that come covered in album artwork from Crüe classics.
Beyoncé and Adele lead the pack on nominees for the 2016 Billboard Awards. The former is the current leader of all artists with 11 nods surrounding her smash release Lemonade, while the latter has pulled down eight nominations in various categories for 25. The nominations for Lady Bey are just the most recent in a string of praise for Lemonade.
Taylor Swift has been completely shut out of the nominations for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. The snub may come as a shock to some fans, as last year Swift lead all nominees for the event with ten for her video "Bad Blood." Thus far the event organizers have not confirmed if Swift may have been left of the nomination ballad because of her success at last year's awards.
Neil Young and Willie Nelson will headline the inaugural Outlaw Music Festival as it gets underway in Scranton, Pennsylvania this fall. As per usual, Nelson will be joined by his Family Band, while Young is backed by Promise of the Real, featuring Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah Nelson.
Singer/songwriter JoJo has just released a short video which gives a sample of some of her new music. The clip is just over a minute long and gives the viewer a hint of a piano-driven track from her upcoming album. The footage consists of shots of JoJo throughout different stages of her life. Flashing back and forth from childhood to present day.
In a mock skit for Conan, 50 Cent auditioned for the role of a young Han Solo for the film Star Wars. 50 Cent was joined by a number of other comedians who participated in the mock audition. 50 Cent donned a replica of the costume which Harrison Ford wore in the 1977 release of the first film in the original trilogy. The rapper also sported a wig, which bore little resemblance to Ford's actual hair, but added to the comedic content of the scene.
Alan Jackson's guitar is part of a new exhibit on display now at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. The country icon's Jim Triggs guitar, which was used to perform "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" during the 2001 CMA Awards, will be featured in Louder Than Music: Rock, Power & Politics exhibit.
Blink-182 have released a new track this week titled "Cynical." The track is pulled from their new album California, which is the first to feature new guitarist Matt Skiba. The album was released on July 1 and is the band's first since cutting ties with guitarist Tom DeLonge. Despite having no part in the release, DeLonge says he may not be done with the band.
An electric guitar that Elvis Presley once used to prepare for one of his specials is among a host of the King's personal items set to go up for auction in honor of Graceland's Elvis Presley Week. Those personal possessions include Presley's birth record, a black and gold outfit he performed in, an Indian ring and a TCB necklace.
Jack White is set to become the first person to ever play a vinyl record in space. White's Third Man Records is planning to send a record player into space in an effort to mark the seven year anniversary of the label as well as their three millionth record pressed. Launch parties have been organized for July 30 at Third Man Records' stores in Nashville and Detroit.
Willie Nelson and Neil Young will headline the inaugural Outlaw Music Festival as it gets underway in Scranton, Pennsylvania this fall. As per usual, Nelson will be joined by his Family Band, while Young is backed by Promise of the Real, featuring Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah Nelson.