A new crowdsourcing campaign has been launched in an attempt to save the recording console that was used to record Pearl Jam's Ten and Soundgarden's Louder Than Love. The console is housed at London Bridge Studios in Seattle and the studio's own Eric Lilavois spoke on the Neve brand desk with Rolling Stone.
Steel Magnolia's Joshua Scott Jones says he thought about ending it all before seeking professional help instead. Speaking with People magazine, Jones said he was addicted pills and booze and no longer interested in living: "No one wanted to be around me," he admits. "I had alienated everybody." He said he thought about hopping off the 42nd floor balcony of his hotel.
Ace Frehley is criticizing former KISS bandmate Paul Stanley for comment he made during the band's Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction speech. "I really didn't like some of the things Paul Stanley said in his speech, because obviously he's a little aggravated with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," Frehley tells ABC Radio.
Eric Clapton's 1985 album Behind the Sun will be released in a limited edition hybrid SACD. The high fidelity format is unmatched in its sound reproduction say its manufacturers at AudioFidelity: "Clapton's voice had a rich new depth, like whisky aged to perfection. The recording showcased blistering guitar solos, a high-octane R&B beat and a slick synthesizer-backed production."
Lady Gaga says that she has more material to release under her ARTPOP moniker. "I wrote a lot of music for ARTPOP and I've been writing more as well," she tells NPR. "I have thought about putting out the second act and right now I'm just getting ready for the tour. It's actually very different from what is on the first act, I think that's why I say it will be 'Act 2.'"
Elvis Presley's estate has taken legal action against firearm manufacturer Beretta for the unauthorized use of the King's image in an ad. The gun maker uses a depiction of Elvis in its commercial for the 692 shotgun. "This is an intellectual property infringement action arising from Beretta's unlicensed and unauthorized use of plaintiff's intellectual property."
Drake gave 15-year-old terminally ill cancer patient Kennedy Brown the surprise of her life when he visited her in Houston this past weekend. Brown, who is battling stage four brain cancer and has spent the past two years in hospice care, said her dying wish was to meet Drake. Six of her closest friends took to the cause and threw her a surprise prom.
Keyshia Cole has released the video for her new track "Next Time (Won't Give My Heart Away)." She debuted the vid on a recent edition of BET's 106 & Park and it is featured on her forthcoming release Point of No Return. The Colin Tilley directed vid follows Keyshia's new "Rick James" video, which was released last week.
Courtney Love has sounded off against Queens of the Stone Age, claiming that fans expect more from her and her band Hole than they do of Josh Homme and company. During a recent interview with The Quietus, Love rips the blog for paying more attention to Queens than Hole. "Well, you sit and you write like, Queens Of The Stone Age drudge for a month . . ."
Lorde has unleashed on the editors of Fashion magazine, claiming they digitally altered her nose on a recent cover image. In the pic the New Zealand pop idol is seen in an empty industrial room in a long black gown. She hinted that the photo may have been altered via Twitter writing: "apart from the fact that I'm pretty sure this magazine gave me a new nose (:l)."
Sean "Diddy" Combs tops The Forbes Five list of Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists for a fourth consecutive year. His $700 million is an increase of $120 million from last year thanks to his ever-growing brand that continues to grow with the addition of Revolt TV, the music network of which he's the majority owner. Dr. Dre places second with $550.
Michael B. Jordan has reportedly signed on to join the new crime drama "Men Who Kill." Thus far there is little information about the plot, but Jordan will reportedly play a CIA agent. The project is currently in development by Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schecter. Twentieth Century Fox will oversee the project at the studio level, extending their budding long relationship with Jordan.
George Jones is gone but not forgotten, and his fans intend to prove the point by holding a celebration on the one year anny of his death. The event goes down in Nashville at Woodlawn Cemetery on April 26. "This day is going to be bittersweet," George's widow Nancy Jones says in a statement.
"I know how much people loved George, and the love has continued even a year later. I
Columbus Short has been issued with a restraining order after his wife accused him of threatening to kill her. The "Scandal" star was accused by his wife, Tuere Tanee Short, of threatening to hit her with a wine bottle during an April 7 incident. She states that he then poured the wine on her, pinned her to the couch with a knife as he accused her of cheating on him with several men.
2 Chainz will release a new EP, Freebase, on May 5. The new five track offering is expected to feature the Young Chop-produced "A-Rod" featuring French Montana. "It has been a minute since the release of my album B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time and I wanted to give something special to my fans while I record my follow-up album," 2 Chainz told RapUp.