David Muir will take over the anchor chair of ABC's "World News Tonight" this week. He will take the title from Diane Sawyer, and departs from his job as the ABC's weekend anchor and the co-anchor of their long-running interview show "20/20." Speaking with the New York Times, Muir explained that he hopes to bring an approachable presence to the "World News Tonight" chair.
Volbeat has teamed up with Five Finger Death Punch for a North American tour, which kicks off September 16 in Salt Lake City. According to Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen, this tour is something the bands have been discussing for some time. "We started to get to know Five Finger Death Punch while playing some of the same festivals in America and Europe . . ."
Private nude photos of over 100 female celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton were released to the web by hackers over the weekend. Several of the celebs, including Lawrence, have already reached out to the FBI requesting an inquiry into the breach. Many of the photos were allegedly obtained by hackers who breached cloud-based storage servers including Apple's iCloud.
Jennifer Hudson and Common are featured on "Remission," the remix of Lupe Fiasco's "Mission," a track created to "empower those facing cancer, celebrate survivors, and remember those lost to cancer-related illnesses."
With both "As Above, So Below" and "The November Man" struggling mightily to find an audience, "Guardians of the Galaxy" had yet another big weekend, topping charts for the third time in five weeks and propelling it past "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" to be the top domestic draw of the year.
If the preview for director Roger Donaldson's "The November Man" made you feel like it was going to be a lazy R-rated James Bond experience, the movie itself does little to suggest otherwise. With Pierce Brosnan in the lead as a scorned special agent with a quick trigger finger, "The November Man" shows a little bit of promise before ultimately melting into an incomprehensible mess.
Franz Ferdinand, Mogwai and Frightened Rabbit are the headliners of A Night For Scotland, a show supporting Scottish independence taking place on September 14. The event, held at Edinburgh's Usher Hall, will encourage Scots to vote "yes" on the upcoming independence referendum. The referendum takes place on September 18.
Billy Idol will release a new studio album, Kings & Queens Of the Underground, his first since 2005's Devil's Playground, on October 21. While ex-Buggles/Yes singer Trevor Horn produced most of the album, Greg Kurstin produced two songs, including the lead single "Can't Break Me Down," which is available for streaming on Idol's official website.
Lee Ann Womack will be featured on an upcoming episode of CMT Crossroads - the musical performance program that sees artists from separate genres tackle one another's songs. Womack hooked up with R&B star John Legend for the show's 51st episode. "CMT asked me do Crossroads with John Legend . . . a singer's singer, a man who blurs boundaries," Lee Ann said.
LMFAO's Redfoo was injured in an Australian bar after being hit in the face with a glass bottle. The incident occurred at the Golden Sheaf Hotel in Double Bay in Sydney, Australia. "It was a crazy occurrence," Redfoo told Sydney's Daily Telegraph. "All of a sudden out of nowhere a glass hits me in the head and I look over to see who might have thrown it . . ."
Things weren't always so easy for Aerosmith, according to guitarist Joe Perry, who says that it has been difficult to keep the band together over the years. "There are families out there who don't talk to each other for 10 years," Perry told Vanyaland.
Radiohead's Thom Yorke surprised club goers in Los Angeles this past week when he performed a DJ set. Yorke showed up unannounced behind the turntables at the Roosevelt Hotel in L.A. during its weekly Nightswim party. Excited and surprised onlookers filmed parts of his set.
T.I. has released a new remix for Jeremih's "Don't Tell 'Em." The song is set to appear on DJ MLK's new mixtape Goodnight Don't Exist in ATL: Clubs - Studios - Airports. The new mix is produced by DJ Mustard and is a placeholder for T.I. fans waiting for his forthcoming new studio album Paperwork: The Motion Picture, which will see a release in October.
Neil Young is reportedly working with an orchestra for his new album, Storytone, which is due out November 4. The title and release date comes from German composer Chris Walden, who noted on his website that he had written arrangements for Young. In addition, music contractor Gina Zimmitti has posted some pictures this month to her professional Facebook page.
Jake Owen and daughter Pearl went on a daddy-daughter fishing trip recently, and the country superstar couldn't pass up the opportunity to share it with the world. Owen posted a cute video to Instagram of his conversation with Pearl, who was dressed in a purple romper and beach hat. The little girl is clearly excited for the trip as she clings to a baggie of Goldfish crackers.