For this year's Record Store Day, Creedence Clearwater Revival are going back to 1969 with the release of The '69 Singles, a 10" vinyl album. The '69 Singles features eight classic CCR tracks released between January and November of that year as singles from the albums Bayou Country, Green River, and Willy and the Poor Boys.
Queen and Adam Lambert are hitting the road for a North American tour this summer. If you ask Lambert, he is completely humbled to be filling the shoes of the late Freddie Mercury on stage. "I'm honored to be able to pay my respects to Freddie's memory; he's a personal hero of mine, and I am deeply grateful for the chance to sing such powerful music."
Trisha Yearwood is now speaking out publicly about why she canceled her performance at Seaworld amidst the controversy spawned from the CNN documentary Blackfish. Yearwood admits her reason for was different from that of her contemporaries. "I didn't see Blackfish. "I was told about it," she admits to Electric Barnyard.
Nine Inch Nails have announced a six date arena tour in the U.K. this summer. The brief trek begins May 18 at Birmingham's LG Arena before wrapping May 25 at Manchester's Phones 4U Arena. Other dates include Glasgow's Hydro Arena (May 20), Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena (21), London's O2 (23) and Nottingham's Capital FM Arena (24).
Queen and Adam Lambert are hitting the road for a North American tour this summer. Queen guitarist Brian May kept his thoughts on the new tour short and sweet in a press release. "Let's rock those beautiful arenas just one more time," he said.
Carrie Underwood wants you to have legs as toned as hers, and is giving you the chance by sharing some of her workout tips. According to Glamour, Underwood works with trainer Erin Oprea to help get her legs into the shape they are in. She starts with squats and lunges, doing 15 reps of each before moving on.
Aerosmith have tapped to headline the Calling festival at London's Clapham Common taking place from June 28-29. In previous years the festival was called Hard Rock Calling. "I've been so involved in writing my autobiography I didn't realised how long it had been since we played across the big pond," Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry said in a statement.
Metallica have offered up a free download of a 1986 concert in support of their classic release Master of Puppets. The show took place at London's Hammersmith Odeon and marks one of their last shows ever with Cliff Burton, as he was killed in a bus accident just weeks later.
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been cleared by a New Zealand court for failing to reveal a previous marijuana conviction in the medical portion of his application for a New Zealand pilot's license. According to the Guardian, Rudd "didn't consider the question" when filling out the questionnaire because he feels "the cleanest he had been in his life."
Lady Antebellum have opened up on their next album, saying that they'll try to make music their fans can relate to. Dave Haywood dished to CMT: "[W]e always want to be storytellers, but then sometimes, we'll be like, 'Let's do a song about being on the road.' Then we think, 'But our fans aren't on the road, so that's not a relatable subject.'"
Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert have been announced as performers at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards. Lambert and Urban will join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, the Band Perry, Blake Shelton and George Strait.
Slash will join Ozzy Osbourne on stage at the tenth anny of MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert at Club Nokia in L.A. on May 12. At the event Ozzy will e presented with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in recognition of his efforts to support the cause. "I know firsthand about the ravages of addiction and I also know that the MusiCares MAP Fund is a vital safety," said Ozzy.
It's hard to imagine anyone who liked the first "300" scoffing at follow-up "Rise of an Empire," a well-made but equally cartoonish action epic that takes an intriguing historical setup and reduces it to as much machismo as can be crammed into 102 minutes.
Last week Josh Thompson performed for Musicians on Call, a charity that brings music to the bedsides of the hospitalized. Thompson hit up the Nashville campus of the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System to bring some joy the ill.
The first trailer for "Sin City 2: a Dame to Kill For" has been released, featuring a star studded cast including Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Juno Temple and Jeremy Piven. The film is from comic book artist Frank Miller, although according to Gordon-Levitt, the story line is brand new. Director Robert Rodriguez says that he and Miller expect the film to hit theaters in August.