Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo has released demos from the band's 2013 EP High Rise on SoundCloud. The three demo versions include "Out of Time," "Cry, Cry" and "Same on the Inside." "Howdy ya'll. I thought I'd start these new 'memo:demos' to share some audio clips that are recorded on my phone which include anything from alternate solos."
Kanye West has released the music video for "Only One," his collaboration with Paul McCartney. The clip, directed by Spike Jonze, features Yeezy with his daughter North West standing in a field as it rains. West debuted the video during an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Foo Fighters covered the Rush classic "Tom Sawyer" during a two and a half hour set at Rio de Janeiro's Estadio Do Marcana. It's not the first time the Foos have covered the cut, previously doing so during Rush's 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. "Taylor Hawkins does the best Neil Peart he can with one-fifth the kit," wrote Consequence of Sound of the cover.
Brian Wilson has confirmed new details for the release of his upcoming album. The album, titled No Pier Pressure, is due out on April 7 and will be available in digital and physical formats including deluxe 180 gram vinyl.
2 Chainz says that he wants to run for mayor of his hometown of College Park, Georgia. Speaking with XXL, Chainz said he wants to be sure he's prepared for the run. "I'm a musician not a politician. I'm supposed to be running for mayor in College Park. I got everybody wishing. I'm really gonna do this little mayor thing in College Park."
Disney has introduced its newest princess, Elena of Avalor, a 16-year-old drawn from "diverse Latin cultures and folklore," according to a statement from the company. Elena makes her debut on Disney Junior's animated show "Sofia the First" next year. The character will be voiced by Aimee Carrero, of ABC Family's "Young & Hungry."
Slash and his new girlfriend are showing off their budding romance with matching tattoos. According to the fansite SlashArmyNL, Slash and his new lady Meegan Hodges now sport matching ink reading GPS coordinates for locations Woodland Hills, California and Chicago.
Eddie Murphy will make his first appearance on "Saturday Night Live" in 30 years. The legendary comic will take part in a new special to celebrate the show's 40th anniversary that will air on February 15. Murphy joined the "SNL" cast in 1981 at the age of 19. He was a regular on the show until 1984 when he parted ways to begin work on his "Beverly Hills Cop" franchise.
The Band Perry, Josh Turner and Will Hoge have been added to the Tortuga Music Festival, joining headliners Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band. Jake Owen, Little Big Town, Trace Adkins, Chase Rice, Frankie Ballard and Sam Hunt will also perform at the festival. Other names include Sam Hunt and Maddie & Tae.
Kristian Bush has opened up about his upcoming debut solo album, Southern Gravity. The singer (who remains a band member in Sugarland with Jennifer Nettles) explained that he wrote over 300 songs for the album, whittling the album tracklisting down based on fan responses at concerts and shows. He added that the record, Southern Gravity, is an upbeat album.
Justin Bieber apologizes for his reckless behavior in the last few years in a new video. The Canadian pop star explained in the clip, posted to his Facebook page, "I didn't want to come off arrogant or conceited, or basically how I've been acting the past year, year and a half. I'm not who I was pretending to be." Bieber appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show shortly after post.
Jennifer Lopez has teased photos used for promotion of her new Kohl's campaign. The 45-year-old singer recently modeled new designs for Kohl's department store on Thursday, February 29, posing in three photos, in which she shared by posting them to Instagram. Lopez models new clothes, which include a blank tank top, harem pants, cage heels and a white blazer.
Jessie J has signed on for a performance at the upcoming 2015 Grammy Celebration, the official Recording Academy post-party for the Grammys. This year Jess will be in good company at the event as she also joins soul legend Gloria Gaynor.
Modest Mouse and My Morning Jacket have both confirmed headlining performances at the upcoming Forecastle Music Festival. The event is set to take place in Louisville, Kentucky between July 17 and 19 and will also feature performances this year by First Aid Kit, Tallest Man on Earth, Sturgill Simpson and Diarrhea Planet.
Gloria Gaynor has signed on for a performance at the upcoming 2015 Grammy Celebration, the official Recording Academy post-party for the Grammys. This year Gaynor will be in good company at the event as she also joins pop icon Jessie J. Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy, shared news of the event.