A new David Bowie boxset Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976) will include Bowie's complete unreleased album The Gouster. Pitchfork reports that Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti wrote the liner notes for the upcoming set. While the set is due out Parlophone, there is no official track listing or release date.
Willie Nelson's new premium line of cannabis, Willie's Reserve, will be available in select marijuana vendors in Washington and Colorado by August, with plans to expand to future legal states as herb advocates seek to end marijuana prohibition in the U.S. "I've smoked enough, and I want to give back," Nelson said in a press release. "Now that legalization is spreading across the country."
Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard is giving up on all social media so that he can get back to focusing on real life. "I've done a lot of thinking and praying about this for the last few days and I think it's time for me to take a break from social media indefinitely," he writes Instagram. "I spend way to much of my valuable time worrying about my next post."
Catfish and the Bottlemen have been busy promoting their most recent album, The Ride, released this past May. In support of the new album, the group just unveiled a new music video for the track "Twice." The video, which was directed by Jim Canty, is shot entirely in black and white footage.
Lady Gaga has voiced her support for the Black Lives Matter Movement. "I pray for the black community who suffer fear of prejudice, violence & injustice. We need lawfulness, fairness, unity," she tweeted, followed by the hashtag #BlackLivesMatters. Gaga is speaking out after a pair of shooting deaths, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
Mariah Carey cozied up to Leonardo DiCaprio at a fundraising gala for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in St. Tropez. Carey stunned in a black gown that featured a daring plunging neckline and thigh-high slit, complete with fishnet stockings. Though they arrived separately, Carey attended the event with billionaire fiancé James Packer.
Billy Joel helped to ring in Tony Bennett's 90th birthday with a rousing sing-a-long of "New York State of Mind" at Madison Square Garden. Bennett sent the crowd into a frenzy when he joined Joel on stage. After the two performed the iconic track, they embraced in a hug. "When Billy announced it was his 90th birthday there was an audible gasp . . ."
Rihanna paid tribute to the victims of the recent terror attack in Nice, France by dedicating a song to them at her concert in Lyon. Before performing her hit song "Diamonds," she said that she wanted to dedicate the song "to the people of Nice who suffered. People who have been traumatized, victims and their families."
Seal dedicated his song "Kiss From A Rose" to tennis star Novak Djokovic at a concert in Spain. "Do you know what I heard?" the singer asked the eager crowd. "I heard there's a rumor that Novak Djokovic is in the house . . . Where are you, brother? There you are!" Seal then told the audience with a story about seeing Djokovic training at the hotel.
If you were to ask Noel Gallagher, he was the one responsible for Ewan McGregor becoming a Jedi, because he was the one that trained him. "Ewan McGregor was my neighbour, right, and he came round my house the night he got the part of Obi-Wan Kenobi," Gallagher said on Facebook. "I just happened to have two of those lightsaber toys, so I said, "Come on — in the back garden."
Jennifer Hudson has inked a new deal with Netflix to appear in Adam Sandler's upcoming new film Sandy Wexler. Hudson will reportedly play the role of the romantic lead. "The film follows Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler), a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s, who diligently represents a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business."
Charles Kelley says that if it wasn't for his brother Josh Kelley, he would have never ended up moving to Nashville. Charles Kelley explains that he was working for his brother John, doing construction in North Carolina, while his older brother Josh was "[living] out there, doing music, chasing down this dream."
Slipknot's Iowa has been voted the greatest album of the 21st century by a panel of Metal Hammer critics. Readers and bands cast their vote in the huge poll, with the results laid out in full in the magazine alongside analysis from the artists themselves. System Of A Down, Lamb Of God, Behemoth, Deftones are on the list as well.
Dierks Bentley has released a new video for "Different For Girls," which features Elle King. Bentley debuted the video on Today. The black and white clip, which was shot in Brooklyn, features a recently broken up couple and looks at how each side copes. As the video progresses, the couple's roles reverse. "It's different for girls when their hearts get broke . . ."
In Chester Bennington's opinion, Linkin Park "kept metal alive" with their debut album Hybrid Theory. The frontman adds that many metal fans believed the music violated the "integrity" of the genre. "I think that's really funny - just those words, 'the integrity of metal,' he tells Metal Hammer. "In my opinion we actually kept metal alive."