Staind frontman Aaron Lewis has added a new slate of tour dates in support of his country solo release, The Road. Lewis says the change of genre has re-inspired him to make music. "I have not had this much fun in a long time. I have met a ton of good folks, performed on the Grand Ole Opry, and then was asked back," he said.
Don Cheadle is reportedly set to join the cast of the upcoming "Avengers" film "Age of Ultron" as the Iron Man counterpart War Machine. The hero, whose real-life identity is Colonel James Rhodes, will have a key role in the upcoming fight against Ultron in the new film. Thus far there is little word as to the story line in the film.
Morrissey is prepping the release of his 1992 album, Your Arsenal, to be packaged with a live DVD, featuring footage of Moz's October 31, 1991 concert at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. The reissue will be available on CD, heavyweight gatefold vinyl LP and digital download. Only the CD format includes the live DVD.
Mariah Carey invited the cast and crew of the Today show into her New York penthouse to show off her luxurious digs and did a sit down interview with host Tamron Hall. The chat went down in Mimi's so-called Pink Room, which she said is mostly for show: "Nobody's ever really in here. It's really for things [like] archived photographs . . . personal items in here . . ."
Marvel Studios has announced that they will expand their Spider-Man film franchise with new spin-offs dedicated to the villains Venom and the Sinister Six. The news came in an official release this week with producer Matt Tolmach saying he's thrilled for the next part of the story. "This collaboration was born out the great experience we and Marc had working with Alex, Bob and Jeff . . ."
While in Massachusetts for a concert, Rod Stewart asked a shopkeep for his signature. Rod, a model train hobbyist, stopped at the store, Fine Scale Miniatures in Peabody, to check out its selection of wares, and wound up asking the owner, George Sellios, for his signature. According to ABC, Sellios is "legendary in [train hobbyist] circles," and Stewart was reportedly "in awe."
Kanye West has sounded off against Grammy voters for giving his most recent release, Yeezus, just two nominations. The outburst came during a recent performance in Phoenix on his Yeezus tour. Ye stopped the show to blast the awards association. "Yeezus is the top one or two album on every single list, but only gets two nominations from the Grammys," he told the crowd.
Lea Michele, the "Glee" co-star of the late Cory Monteith, has the most re-tweeted Twitter post of 2013 with her announcement of Cory's fatal overdose. "Among the millions of affecting Tweets this year, there is something we call The Golden Tweet," Twitter spokesman Gabriel Stricker said in a blog post.
Shania Twain has opened up about her current residency in Las Vegas, saying she'd love to continue the run with additional shows. Twain currently holds court at Caesar's Palace Casino and, although her residency is set to end February 15, she says extending her contract is a possibility. "I think I'm ready to do that," she told the Las Vegas Sun.
Khloe Kardashian is officially filing for divorce from her husband, NBA player Lamar Odom. Rumors have swirled earlier this year that Odom has engaged in affairs with various women and has struggled with drugs and alcohol in recent. According to TMZ.com, Kardashian filed the divorce claim citing irreconcilable differences. The pair have not been in contact in several weeks.
Fall Out Boy hit the stage at the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion at NYC's Lexington Avenue Armory last month for a special that aired on December 10. The band was flanked by a series of the lingerie brand's runway models, dubbed the Angels, as they showed off the new year's fashions. The band was also joined at the event by Taylor Swift.
KISS have unveiled their latest foray into the merchandising world — an officially licensed version of Sega's iOS game Demon Tribe. The painted rockers shared the new game online this week, boasting that it blends of the best of several spheres of the gaming world. In an official statement, band reps say that the game is "an intense real-time blend of MOBA, Card Collection . . ."
Kings of Leon have confirmed two new U.K. shows for next summer. The dates take place in Sheffield and Manchester and come in addition to their already booked June 22 date in Milton Keynes, making up a mini-tour for the Nashville rockers. The dates are Sheffield Motorpoint Arena on June 17, 2014 and Manchester Phones 4u Arena on June 18.
Led Zeppelin have officially released their first two albums, I and II, for streaming via Spotify. The legendary band has been one of the conspicuous hold outs from the site amongst classic rockers, but have now confirmed a complete release schedule for the service. News of the new addition came this week via Spotify CEO Daniel Ek.
Taylor Swift hit the stage for the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion show at NYC's Lexington Avenue Armory last month for a special that aired on December 10. The songstress was flanked by a series of the lingerie brand's runway models, dubbed the Angels, as they showed off the new year's fashions. Swift was also joined by punk rockers Fall Out Boy, who offered up a track.