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kidrock-100109.jpg Kid Rock thinks that Axl Rose is the "nicest guy on Earth," making his feelings for the Guns N Roses frontman known in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. "I was like, 'Why does everyone think this guy's a d—? He's the nicest guy on Earth!'" Rock said.

hinder-120114.jpg Hinder have confirmed plans for a new album and a full slate of tour dates. The new release will be titled When the Smoke Clears and is set for release on May 12. Hinder will support the new album with a U.S. tour set to kick off in Traverse City, Michigan on March 13.

ArcadeFireandFoals-052411.jpg Arcade Fire's Win and Will Butler will join Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman at this year's South By Southwest Festival to discuss music economy. The panel discussion will be about "the celebrity economy in music" and will question how artists are to make a living in the future. It will also include Berger Management's Nicky Berger.

PearlJam.jpg An arrest warrant has been issued for former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese. He played with the band between 1991 and 1994 and is allegedly wanted in Texas on charges for possession controlled substances. According to ultimateclassicrock.com, he has been slapped with two charges.

Kacey-Musgraves-012714.jpg Kacey Musgraves has released her new single "Biscuits," taken off of her upcoming sophomore album, to be released on Mercury Nashville. "I'm very proud to be kickin' things off with "Biscuits!" I think it's the perfect preview to the record we had SO much fun making," Musgraves says. "The sound of this song represents so many of the things I love about country music."

paulmccartney-04261.jpg Paul McCartney's childhood home in Liverpool has sold for over $231,000 at auction. The house, a three-bedroom house is in Western Avenue, Speke where McCartney moved at the age of four in 1947 with his parents and lived there for six years, was bought for $77,000 more than its guide price by an anonymous bidder during an auction at the Cavern Club.

carrieunderwood-051111.jpg This year's Watershed Festival will be headlined by Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley and Florida Georgia Line. The three chart-topping country acts join a lineup that already includes confirmed acts Gary Allan, Frankie Ballard, Mark Chesnutt, Easton Corbin, and many more.

LupeFiasco-101614.jpg Lupe Fiasco recently performed his track "Little Death" on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. He was joined by the Roots, Nikki Jean and Crystal Torres for the rendition of the Tetsuo & Youth track. Before Fiasco took to the stage, he paused for a quick photo with Ice T backstage.

zacbrownband-073014.jpg Zac Brown Band will be performing on Saturday Night Live on March 7. The band is expected to play their latest single, "Homegrown," during the episode, which will be hosted by "Thor" actor Chris Hemsworth.

Garyglitter-111214.jpg Seventy-year-old singer Gary Glitter has been sentenced for 16 years in prison after being found guilty of having sex with a girl under the age of 13. He was also convicted of one count of attempted rape and four counts of indecent assault. According to the charges, Glitter attacked two girls, aged 12 and 13, after inviting them backstage to his dressing room and isolating them.

Drake-052311.jpg Drake's recently released surprise mixtape If You're Reading This It's Too Late sold 187,000 copies its second week out, dropping it to number two on the Billboard 200 chart. If You're Reading This It's Too Late debuted at number one and has sold 624,000 copies since its release 10 days ago. The album was dethroned by Imagine Dragons' sophomore release.

radiohead-103009.jpg Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja have released their joint soundtrack to UK Gold, an upcoming documentary on tax avoidance. The soundtrack can be streamed at the U.K. Uncut website. The 12-track score was composed by the musicians and features contributions from Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood and Elbow's Guy Garvey.

ariana-grande-042114.jpg Starbucks has added a new drink to their menu and it's named in honor of Ariana Grande. Reps describe the drink as a "disco techno circus party in the mouth," which was allegedly developed by baristas after a customer, on a whim, ordered a drink in the singer's honor.

slash-112309.jpg Slash has announced a North American leg of his 2015 lengthy world tour with his band Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. Slash is currently engaged in a tour that's taking him through New Zealand, Australia, South America and Mexico until the end of March. A month later, on April 25, he will begin the U.S. leg in Orlando that will end on May 23 in Houston.

KellyClarkson-100709.jpg Kelly Clarkson has released "Run Run Run," a new duet with John Legend taken off of her upcoming seventh studio album Piece By Piece. The piano-laden ballad is the latest track to be released from the new album, following "Invincible," a collaboration with Sia, and "Piece by Piece," the album's title track.

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