System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian says that there is currently no timetable for a new record from the band. While he admits there is openness to working together again as a band, he says that the band won't have any music anytime soon. "There is an openness to working together again when we all have material that is mutually accepted," he tells Spin.
Jay Z is streaming an exclusive new video for his 2012 song "Glory" through his new music service, Tidal. The new clip features a live orchestral rehearsal version of the song, which was written to celebrate the birth of his and Beyoncé's daughter, Blue Ivy. The video uses footage from the rehearsal sessions for Jay Z's 2012 shows at New York's Carnegie Hall.
Chris Young, Tyler Farr and Jerrod Niemann are teaming up for Boots on the Beach, a unique concert set to take place in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, this Memorial Day weekend. Cam, Casey James, Josh Dorr and Logan Mize will also perform at the event, which will take place from Sandals resort.
Common will perform at a benefit concert for MUSIC Matters at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Friday, April 17. MUSIC, which stands for Michigan Undergrads Serving In the Community, says they chose Com because of his outspoken advocacy for inner city kids. "We really want to use the platform to give a voice to someone who speaks in the community," Madeleine Chone said.
Garbage have released a new video for "The Chemicals," which comes as a 10-inch single for Record Store Day on April 18. "The Chemicals" features Silversun Pickups frontman Brian Aubert. The black and white video, directed by Sophie Muller (Bjork, Beck, Pink), is shot in an underground dance club as seen through the eyes of a club goer.
Rascal Flatts have released the video for their latest single, "Riot," the third single from their 2014 album Rewind. The video shows the band members singing in a boxing arena, while a story plays out of a couple struggling in their own relationship. "This song has so many different interpretations that there were a lot of concepts to play around with," Gary LeVox explains.
Rihanna has released the music video for "American Oxygen," a politically charged visual featuring footage of 9/11, protests in Ferguson, the Civil Rights movement and other contentious points in history. Speaking with Billboard, co-writer Sam Harris said that he was inspired by Bruce Springsteen's hit "Born in the USA."
Kellie Pickler has launched Selma Drye by Kellie Pickler, her new collection of home furnishings and home goods. The new collection is named for her great-grandmother. "When you get a house, it takes a while to make it feel like a home," Pickler says. "My great-grandmother had a simple, loving touch that made her house a home like no other."
Britney Spears took a moment during a recent performance of her Las Vegas residency to blast a heckler that called her "a fat b***h." While performing her single "Till the World Ends" in a figure-hugging corset, the heckler reportedly shouted "fat b***h" at the singer while she had her back to the crowd. Without missing a beat, she responded into her microphone, "F--king a--holes!"
Slayer has released "When the Stillness Comes," which guitarist Kerry King says had an interesting genesis. Speaking with Rolling Stone, King said he wrote the song while on tour. "We were touring Europe and we had a three-hour ride in some fucking minivan, and I'm just miserable in the backseat, not into anything," he began.
Dave Grohl says that the eldest of his three daughters has become fascinated with vinyl. "I remember introducing her [nine-year old Violet] to vinyl," Grohl told USA Today. "She was really into The Beatles, and I got her this Beatles vinyl boxset. She looked at it and said, 'What is that?' And I said, 'This is Beatles vinyl. These are The Beatles' records.'"
Mike Posner has released a new song called "I Took a Pill in Ibiza," a cautionary tale about the hard-charging lifestyle. "I took a pill in Ibiza to show Avicii I was cool," he croons. "You don't ever want to step off that roller coaster and be all alone." Speaking with the Huffington Post, Posner says his journey to stardom has been a complex one.
Paul McCartney has called upon the Canadian government to outlaw the practice of seal hunting in the province of Newfoundland. The former Beatles member and animal rights activist issued a statement released through the Humane Society calling for an end to the centuries old hunting practice.
Taylor Swift has recruited Hayley Williams of Paramore, model Cara Delevingne, and singer Zendaya for the music video to "Bad Blood." People reports that the four were seen on the L.A. set of the video over the weekend. Swift, along with all the other ladies, wore white robes to cover their outfits, in order to prevent paparazzi from sneaking a peek.
The upcoming stage show Lazarus, based on the 1976 David Bowie movie The Man Who Fell To Earth, will feature songs that "sound like classics," according to director Ivo van Hove. While Bowie will not appear in the production himself, his music will be featured in it. "Some of the songs sound as if you have heard them for ever - like classics," van Hove told the BBC.