Tony Iommi has launched a new limited edition Epiphone SG model electric guitar. The new model features many signature items included on Tony's own higher end Gibson SG - like Gibson humbucking pickups and cross inlays on the fretboard. "This guitar sounds like I want it to sound on stage," said Iommi.
Geraldo Rivera, host of The Five on FOX, said that Kendrick Lamar's BET performance, which featured the rapper performing his cut "Alright" on top of a vandalized police car, was "counterproductive." "This is why I say that hip-hop has done more damage to young African Americans than racism in recent years," opined Rivera.
"The Right Stuff," a cut from Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Bird's latest album, Chasing Yesterday, was remixed by Massive Attack fronter Robert "3D" Del Naja. Del Naja did two versions of the remix, which will be released as a 12-inch called The High Flying Birds in 3D on July 31.
Modest Mouse have released the music video for "The Ground Walks," the latest cut from their recent album, Strangers to Ourselves. The vid sees fronter Isaac Brock and company staged in a mock Game of Thrones setting. The visual's bloody climax sees Brock gauging out a foe's eyes, a scene "no doubt inspired by a similarly gruesome sequence."
Miley Cyrus was recently photographed with Victoria's Secret model Stella Maxwell in Hollywood while on break from filming a music video. The pair were also recently spotted sipping drinks together on a New York City rooftop in late June. Maxwell and Cyrus met through Cheyne Thomas, a mutual friend, though the British model joked, "We met through Grindr," to V Magazine.
Eminem has released the music video for "Phenomenal," the first single from the upcoming Southpaw OST. The seven-minute cinematic clip sees Em waking up in a hospital room to discover he has been endowed with super strength. The vid features appearances from actors John Malkovich, and Randall Park, along with some exciting action sequences.
A British judge has ruled that a documentary showcasing the Beatles' first U.S. concert violates the copyright owned by Sony. Ace Arts' film, The Beatles: The Lost Concert, combines the Fab Four's February 11, 1964 35-minute concert at the Washington Coliseum in Washington, D.C., with nearly 60 minutes of archival footage and interviews.
Record chain Amoeba Music unearthed a rare test pressing of Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks - one of just five known copies - and has put it on the market for $12,000. According to the L.A. shop owners, it's the "most expensive piece Amoeba has ever had for sale." The so-called "New York" pressing features alternate takes on five songs.
Jake Owen says that he and his wife Lacey have been struggling as a couple over the past few months. Speaking with Nash Country Weekly, Jake says he's preferred to keep it between them. "Right now — and I haven't said this a lot lately because I didn't think this was anyone's business other than mine and my wife's . . ."
Mariah Carey took a tumble while descending the staircase from her boyfriend James Packer's yacht. Lucky for Mimi, a member of the ship's staff was nearby to prevent a headlong dive down the stairs. Carey and Pack have been seen cavorting throughout the Mediterranean, spotted on the Italian coast and later at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.
LeToya Luckett is currently prepping the release of her new album, which, in an interview with That Grape Juice at the 2015 BET Awards, she described as "edgy R&B." The record has the tentative title of Until Then. Luckett, an original member of Destiny's Child, last released Lady Love, her sophomore effort, in 2009.
Billy Joel set the record for most appearances ever at NYC's Madison Square Garden after playing his 65th show on Wednesday, July 1. Prior to the gig, Joel was tied with Elton John with 64 performances apiece at the venue. In honor of the accomplishment, MSG officials dedicated a banner to Joel, which will now hang in the arena's rafters.
Garth Brooks came in at number six on Forbes' list of the World's Highest Paid Celebrities after pulling in $90 million over the course of the year. According to the mag, the majority of Brooks' earnings came from his ongoing world tour. Other country artists to make the list include Taylor Swift at number eight, Toby Keith at number 32.
Linkin Park, Imagine Dragons, Fall Out Boy, Pearl Jam and Coldplay are among the artists taking part in Shazam's new music discovery program. Here's how it works: When you follow an artist on Shazam, you'll be able to see what songs they spun and check them out, too. Fans can also respond right to the artist and give them their thoughts.
Meghan Trainor has been forced to postpone the first two gigs of her MTrain tour after doctors discovered a hemorrhage on her vocal chords. She announced the news via Instagram, and apologized to fans. "I have never missed a tour date before so this is killing me," she began. "I love you all very much and want to get healed quickly so I can show you this amazing tour . . ."