Metalica's former bass player Cliff Burton passed away 30 years ago. His father Ray Burton recently put together a short video in tribute to his son. Metallica has been helping to publicize the video in honor of their fellow bandmate and friend. In the video Ray briefly describes his son's childhood and shares fond memories of him growing up.
Kenny Chesney is set to receive the BMI President's Award. He will be honored at the BMI Country Music Awards this November. According to BMI, the award is given to those who "have distinctly and profoundly influenced the entertainment industry." Chesney has sold more than 30 million albums and has had 28 number one hits in his career.
Beyoncé and Justin Bieber dominated MTV's European Music Awards this year. The two international super stars each received five nominations for the annual awards show. The two were nominated in various categories, including best female and male artists, respectively. Following close behind Beyoncé and Bieber, Adele, Coldplay, Shawn Mendes and more.
The Brooklyn Museum is set to display nude drawings of Iggy Pop. The 69-year-old rocker posed for a group of 21 art students back in March. The New York Academy of Art organized the class. Pop said the experience "was not about anything silly. It wasn't about my winkie, or anything. It was just a documentation of what's left of me."
Robert Plant has joined the Lampedusa tour, which is an 11-day concert to benefit refugees, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. The rocker will be joining a slew of other artists for the shows, including Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller and the Milk Carton Kids.
Lady Gaga has come forward with the title inspiration for her upcoming record. The "Born This Way" songstress tweeted the significance of her newest album titled Joanne this past Monday. The September 26 tweet starts with #JOANNE and asks fans of the vocalist, "How do you live every moment as your last in the name of someone who can't?"
Miley Cyrus revealed her experience on Hannah Montana wasn't exactly the "best of both worlds." In a September interview with Elle, Cyrus disclosed that her time on the Disney Channel program as a teenager involved her being "the least paid person on my cast." Cast on the show at 13, Cyrus gained fame and notoriety among tweens playing the role of Miley Stewart.
Eagles' Joe Walsh recently performed "Rocky Mountain Way" on Conan, according to the late night host's website. The rocker also told the story behind the 1973 song while being interviewed by Conan O'Brien on the program. "There I was, mowing the lawn in Boulder, Colorado," Walsh told O'Brien.
Avenged Sevenfold recently played an impromptu show after their set at the Houstin Open Air Festival was cancelled by the organizers due to severe weather warnings, according to Blabbermouth.net. After their show was cancelled, the band took matters into their own hands and set up a gig at local nearby venue, White Oak Music Hall, which was 15 miles away from the original concert site.
Jay Z has won the $7 Million copyright legal case over the Roc-A-Fella logo, according to the Daily Mail. In 2012 clothing designer Dwayne Walker filed the suit against the rapper and his former label partners, accusing them of breach of contract and copyright infringement over the Roc-A-Fella logo. The lawsuit has now been dismissed.
Justin Moore has earned his sixth number one with his track "You Look Like I Need A Drink," according to Taste of Country. The country singer reached the top of the Billboard charts this week with the song, which is included on his latest album, Kinda Don't Care. "Thank you to country radio for always supporting this Arkansas boy," he says in a release.
Stevie Wonder is the most recent artist featured in the PBS series Blank On Blank, according to Rolling Stone. The interview included in the installment is from 2005 and has him speaking on his autobiographical song "I Wish," which comes from his 1976 album, Songs in the Key of Life. He also mentioned the nickname he was given at age 12 by the Temptations.
Oasis has offered up a free download of their demo track "Going Nowhere," according to NME. The track will appear on the band's Be Here Now deluxe reissue, which includes a remastered version of their third studio album from 1997, several B-sides, demos and previously unreleased tracks. One of the unreleased tracks include Noel Gallagher's "D'You Know What I Mean?"
George Strait and Jim Lauderdale recently performed the song "The King of Broken Hearts" at the 2016 Americana Music Awards, according to TheBoot.com. "The King of Broken Hearts" is a special one for Strait because it's one of the first songs of Lauderdale's that he ever recorded. The duo teamed up and took the stage together on Wednesday, September 21 to perform the song.
Adele's 25 album has reached diamond status in the U.S., according to NME. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the album has sold 10 million certified units in the U.S. since the album's release in November of last year. Adele's first single of the album, "Hello," also has been certified as seven-time Platinum.