Roger Daltrey is launching a new limited edition champagne to toast the 50th anniversary of The Who. Daltrey teamed up with Eminent Life, a company which is dedicated to celebrating excellence in music and the arts, to create the champagne, with a percentage of proceeds from sales going to Teen Cancer America, a charity founded by Daltrey and lead guitarist Pete Townshend.
Arsenio Hall has filed a $5 million lawsuit against Sinead O'Connor after she accused him of supplying drugs to the late Prince. "Desperate, attention-seeker Sinéad O'Connor has maliciously published outlandish defamatory lies about comedian Arsenio Hall," the documents state. "The malicious statements made by O'Connor are absolutely false . . ."
Pink Floyd's entire discography is set to be reissued on vinyl, beginning on June 3, via its catalog distribution imprint, Pink Floyd Records. The reissue campaign will begin with The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful of Secrets, the More soundtrack and Ummagumma. According to a press release, more reissues will follow throughout the year.
Liam Gallagher says he's a fan of a new Oasis documentary, Oasis: The Rock 'N' Roll Band That Defined a Generation. On Twitter the musician called the doc "biblical." "Just seen the 1st cut of the OASIS film BIBLICAL what ever happened to my ROCKNROLL." The doc, produced by Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees (Amy), chronicles the band's rise to fame.
Keith Urban has released "Wasted Time," the third single from his upcoming Ripcord, but he says in a recent interview that he came close to missing the deadline on finishing the song. "I'm glad the record took a little bit longer, because when that song came along, [it] suddenly felt very much like the right single," Urban explains.
Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen says he thinks Steve Miller's controversial comments about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame came prematurely. Speaking with Rolling Stone, Nielsen noted that, after Miller went off on his tirade during his post-induction presser, there was no press left to cover his band.
Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced that their new album will be called The Getaway. Earlier this week, the band debuted the first single, "Dark Necessities." Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich mixed the new LP, while Danger Mouse produced it. It's the band's first album with a producer other than Rick Rubin.
Kellie Pickler will be featured on the second season of Celebrity Family Feud. "In each episode of Celebrity Family Feud, celebrity families, and their immediate family members or their extended TV families, will compete against each other to win money for charity. Each team will be made up of a celebrity captain, with four relatives or friends playing along," reads a presser.
Drake will act as host and musical guest on the second to last Saturday Night Live of the season. It's the second time Drizz has pulled double duty on the program, doing so first in January 2014. He made his musical debut on SNL in 2011. Drake's latest effort, Views, featuring guest spots from Rihanna, Future, PARTYNEXTDOOR and Pimp C.
Royal Blood shared a photo taken during the ongoing studio sessions for their second album. The black and white pic, posted to Twitter, sees the band at the mixing desk. The duo previously noted that they "can't wait" to get new music "out into the world." Last month, the band released a new song called "Where Are You Now?" featured on the soundtrack to the HBO series Vinyl.
With Mother's Day coming up, Britney Spears celebrated by publishing a letter to her sons - Jayden, 9, and Preston, 10 - in Time magazine. The boys, whom Brit had with Kevin Federline, are her "masterpieces" she wrote. "I pray as a mother I teach you strength and passion to carry through the struggles in the world."
David Bowie left behind a hidden surprise in the vinyl version of his final studio album Blackstar. A Reddit user recently discovered that if the Blackstar vinyl gatefold is left out in the sun, it changes from the standard black star design to a full starfield. The effect is seen when a bright light is shined through the back of the cover.
Pearl Jam have revealed plans to release a single with an unexpected collaborator, Beyoncé. The release will come as part of the band's fan club-only series Ten Club and this year's offering will be their cover of "Redemption Song" with Beyoncé at 2015's Global Citizen Festival. The track will come as the B-side to a cover of Free's "Wishing Well."
Justin Timberlake has announced that his new, "Can't Stop The Feeling," will be released this week. The new track features production from Max Martin. When asked for the title, he responded on Twitter using the hashtag #CantStopTheFeeling, and revealed that it would arrive in two days. "Can't Stop the Feeling" is reportedly slated to appear on the Trolls soundtrack.
Many artists have been coming out of the woodwork to work with Sam Hunt, including Snoop Dogg, who Hunt admits pitched him music for his sophomore album. "He came on the bus and played me a few songs before we played the show," Hunt tells Rolling Stone Country. "I was just flattered that he was interested enough to offer those opportunities and contribute."