Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea, KISS demon Gene Simmons, and former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic are among the top ten richest bassists in the world, according to Richest.com.
Former Beatles bass player Paul McCartney tops the list with a reported worth of $1.2 billion.
Garth Brooks will receive the first ASCAP Centennial Award in celebration of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' 100th anniversary. The event goes down at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC on November 17. "Each of our ASCAP Centennial Award recipients is in a class of his or her own, as the creator and performer of songs that have touched the lives of people . . ."
Aerosmith took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during a show in Texas on Monday night. The band was challenged by Motley Crue, and, for their part, passed on the challenge to Quentin Tarantino, Fleetwood Mac, Cheap Trick, the Dalai Lama, and the road crews for Aerosmith and Slash.
Beyoncé performed a 15-minute medley at the MTV Video Music Awards, afterwards accepting the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award from her husband Jay Z, who called her the "greatest living entertainer." "I'm so full . . . I'm filled with so much gratitude," a tearful Bey said, accepting the award. "I'll just thank God for this moment."
Billy Joel will receive the first ASCAP Centennial Award in celebration of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' 100th anniversary. The event goes down at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC on November 17. "Each of our ASCAP Centennial Award recipients is in a class of his or her own, as the creator and performer of songs that have touched the lives of people . . ."
Martin Scorsese will direct the pilot for the TV spin-off of his 2010 film "Shutter Island." Tentatively titled "Ashecliffe," the show focuses on the island mental hospital located in Boston's harbor. The events of "Ashecliffe" take place before the events of "Shutter Island." According to Deadline, the series explores "the secrets and misdeeds perpetrated by [the] founders" of the hospital.
Kim Kardashian will star on an episode of CBS' "2 Broke Girls" set to air in the fall. Kim hit Twitter to make the news public. "Shooting an episode of #2BrokeGirls with @OfficialKat & @BethBehrs! Can't wait for you to see it 10/27 @ 8pm on #CBS." She didn't say whether she'd be playing herself or another character.
Usher has released "Believe Me," the latest single from his upcoming album. The cut, produced by Mike Will Made It, sees Ush reminiscing on a long lost lady. "And it breaks my heart to know I break your heart," he coos. According to Exclaim, the song features Mike Will Made It's signature sound, "[F]rom heavy bass and busy drum work through back-masked synths . . ."
Courtney Love got pegged by one beer can that was thrown at a recent concert in Adelaide, Australia, sending her into a fit. Video of her tantrum is now available on the web. "In 20 years, no one's thrown a beer can at me except for you, f-cker," she shouted. "Your weenie must be this f*****g big," she added, making a small gesture with her fingers.
Ariana Grande and Big Sean got cozy at the MTV Video Music Awards. The pair was spotted holding hands backstage after she took home the award for Best Pop Video ("Problem"), and performed her latest hit "Bang Bang." Although the pair have been rumored to be an item for some time, it is the first time they have showed public affection.
Sofia Vergara was criticized for a skit she participated in at the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in which she stood on a pedestal posing while Television Academy chairman Bruce Rosenblum gave a speech. Critics all over social media said that the Colombian actress was permitting the objectification of women with the sketch. "She was treated like a literal object," wrote Jezebel.
Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood is the latest to take the ALS Ice Bucket challenge, posting a video of the dousing online. Wood has in turn nomintated Rod Stewart, Woody Harrelson and his son Tyrone to follow suit. So far, the ALS IBC has raised over $78 million in donations compared to $2.5 million during the same time period last year.
Billy Crystal presided over the memorial for his old friend, the late Robin Williams, at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards. Crystal had words of fond remembrance, as well as recollections of better times. "Every time you saw him - on television, in movies, nightclubs, arenas, hospitals, homeless shelters for our troops overseas, and even in a dying girl's living room, for her last wish . . ."
Little Big Town have revealed the album cover for their forthcoming album Pain Killer, and announced a string of tour dates. The artwork shows the band posing under a red neon light while leaning against a brick wall. LBT unveiled the album cover on Instagram.
Slipknot have unveiled the title, cover and track list for their upcoming album, .5: The Gray Chapter. The lead single, "The Devil in I," hit YouTube over the weekend, while the cover art features a person in a skeleton costume. The title likely refers to the band's former bassist Paul Gray, who died of a drug overdose in 2010.