Concert footage of Green Day performing a gig at the campus of their local high school has surfaced online. The concert, which took place at Pinole Valley High School in California on May 10, 1990, features the band playing songs from their first album 39/Smooth and one that would later feature on 1992's Kerplunk! ("Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?").
Lil' Kim and Patti LaBelle will team up for a performance of "Lady Marmalade" to commemorate 10 years and 20 seasons of Dancing With The Stars. ABC15 reported the news saying the ladies will perform the song to honor the song's creators Bob Crewe, Kenny Nolan, Allen Toussaint and Vicki Wickham.
Courtney Love says that she and late husband Kurt Cobain made a sex tape, and Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck director Brett Morgen found it.
"Somehow, Brett found the sex tape," Love said during a premiere Q&A session at the Tribeca Film Festival, according to the Pulse of Radio. "Everyone makes one sex tape once in their lives."
Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba says that recording a new record with Blink-182 would be a "great idea." "I think that's a great idea and it's something we have discussed," he tells Alternative Nation. "It's something I would be very excited to do and I've known the Blink guys for about 15 years, and we've become good friends."
Sara Evans and Martina McBride have joined forces for a cover of Dolly Parton's country classic "Jolene" for the TV series Front and Center. The performance was part of a CMA Songwriter Series-based episode of the program, titled "Ladies Night Out." "I've known Sara for a long time, and it was lot of fun to get to share the stage with her," McBride says.
Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea will perform their new single "Pretty Girls" at the Billboard Music Awards next month. The performance will mark Spears' first at an awards show since she was slammed by critics for her performance of "Gimme More" at the 2007 MTV Music Video Awards.
The Who's Pete Townshend will be honored by an all-star cast that includes Joan Jett, Billy Idol and Foreigner's Mick Jones next month in New York. Idol, Jett and Jones will all perform during the event as Townshend is presented the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award by Bruce Springsteen.
Lady Gaga will receive the inaugural Contemporary Icon Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The award is to honor a performing songwriter "who has attained an iconic status in pop culture," according to a statement from the hall. Throughout her career, Gaga has had a hand in writing a number of her hit songs, including "Poker Face," "Paparazzi" and "Just Dance."
Queen guitarist Brian May will guest on Adam Lambert's upcoming solo album The Original High. According to Noise11, May will feature on the track "Lucy," returning the favor to Lambert who has been Queen's touring vocalist lately. "There's never going to be another, and I'm not replacing him," said Lambert in reference to the late Freddie Mercury.
A pair of Elton John's iconic heart-shaped glasses have been stolen from a museum. According to TMZ, the glasses were taken from the Rock 'n' Soul Museum in Memphis, even though the case that contained them was locked. As of now, nobody knows how the thief managed to break into the display and steal the glasses.
Rascal Flatts admits that the reason they had to let some personnel go was done in order to continue to evolve as a band. "We sat down at the end of last year, and it was a very difficult decision. We decided to make a change with three of the personnel we had," Joe Don Rooney told reporters at a recent media event.
Common has been cast in the upcoming Warner Bros. film Suicide Squad. The rapper (whose role has yet to be revealed) joins a cast including Jared Leto (as the Joker), Will Smith (as Deadshot), Joel Kinnaman (as Rick Flag), Jai Courtney (as Boomerang), Margot Robbie (as Harley Quinn), and Cara Delevigne (as Enchantress).
Ed Sheeran has accomplished something that no other British artist, and only one other overall, has ever done. Sheeran has officially passed the two billion stream mark on Spotify, joining Eminem as the only artists in history to accomplish the feat.
Alt-J, Royal Blood and Hozier have been nominated for this year's Ivor Novello Awards. Nominated for Best Contemporary Song are Alt-J for their track "Every Other Freckle," which will face off against FKA Twigs ("Two Weeks") and Clean Bandit ("Rather Be").
Blake Shelton has confessed that he passed on a potential collaboration with Pitbull, admitting that he did it for his fans. The Voice judge says that he turned down the chance to work with the hit-making artist because he felt it wouldn't go over so well with soccer moms everywhere.