Chicago has replaced longtime bassist Jason Scheff with Jeff Coffey, who has been touring with the band in recent months. According to Coffey's website, his career includes turns performing and touring with Hootie and the Blowfish, Edwin McCain, Sixpence None the Richer and Vertical Horizon.
Britney Spears has connected with Tinashe for a remix of the track "Slumber Party." The track is pulled from Spears' release Glory and Tinashe initially hinted at the collab via Instagram, where she posted a photo of them together. "The face you make when the rumors are true and you collabed with your idol & basically your whole life is a dream . . ."
Courtney Love has opened up about the rivalry that existed between Nirvana and Pearl Jam, admitting that Pearl Jam pissed Nirvana off. "Chris Cornell, Mark Arm, Eddie Vedder, and Kurt [Cobain], there was a rivalry," Love told National Geographic.
Phil Collins appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on October 25. Collins was there to promote his memoir Not Dead Yet, but also performed his solo hit "In The Air Tonight" with the help of the show's house band, the Roots. Fallon regaled the audience with the urban legend that the song was inspired by Collins witnessing a man drown.
The Strokes have offered an update on the band's new album, saying they are hard at work, while promising a few surprises. "We're definitely working," Nikolai Fraiture told NME. "As people know by now, deadlines are not our forte. Anticipation and surprises are still part of the excitement of releasing new music."
Mariah Carey and fiancée James Packer have reportedly ended their engagement, with Woman's Day magazine reporting that the billionaire dumped the diva songstress. According to the mag, Packer called it quits with Carey over her "extravagant spending" as well as a falling out over her new reality TV show, Mariah's World.
Kip Moore has offered up a new song, "All Time Low," the first taste of his upcoming Underground EP. "I'm at an all time low, I've bought em out of every 12 ounce cold / And this sh**ty dive's spendin all my cash, to hell with her she can kiss my glass / In too damn deep and it's too damn late, no climbin out of this poor heartbreak . . ."
Green Day and Blink 182 have been announced as co-headliners for Oakland's Not So Silent Night concerts in December. Each band will headline a separate night of the event. Green Day will headline the December 9 show, while Blink 182 will do the honors on December 10. Green Day will be joined on the bill by Jimmy Eat World and Empires Of The Sun.
Elton John has teamed up with fashion retailer Burberry to produce a new vinyl box set. The box set is a collection of John's material from 1970-2001. The set will appear as a limited edition with only 800 being pressed. Each copy will be individually numbered and contain John's signature emblazoned on the cover.
Taylor Swift's deposition in her ongoing court case against a Denver radio DJ who she says groped her at a meet-and-greet event in 2013 has been made public. According to Billboard, Swift was asked during her July 26 deposition to recount the incident. Subsequently, in October of 2015, Swift filed a countersuit.
Cole Swindell has released a preview of his new track "You've Got My Number." The track is pulled from his upcoming Down Home Sessions III EP. On the track the country star laments that the object of his affection hasn't returned his call despite taking his number. The EP is set for release on October 28 and he recently revealed the official track listing.
Rock legend Neil Young announced that he will release a new album on December 2. The album, titled Peace Trail will be his thirty-eighth as a solo artist. Young released the first new song off of the album, "Indian Givers," back in September. The new album will feature 10 songs in total, the bulk of which are acoustic.
Muse have revealed the plans for their monstrous upcoming world tour. During a recent interview at the MUSEXPO event, the band's tour director Glen Rowe explained that they may follow the Drones tour by literally floating above the audience. "It is ridiculous, but trying to dream up something more adventurous is always our challenge . . ."
Van Morrison has released a new live video for his track "Every Time I See A River." The track will be released as part of Morrison's recently released 36th studio release, Keep Me Singing. The album came out in September. Keep Me Singing, Morrison's debut release for Caroline Records, includes a dozen new tracks as well as a cover.
Kenny Chesney has revealed that he'll spend less time on the road next year. Speaking with theboot.com, the Nashville star said he needs some time to recalibrate and put his focus back on creating new music. "We're going to pull back just a little bit [from the road]," Chesney explains. "The last two years have been so intense; we've done 160 shows in an 18-month period."