Dave Grohl has admitted that he briefly quit playing in Nirvana after Kurt Cobain slammed his drumming. The revelation comes in a new biography on Grohl from writer Paul Brannigan and the writer claims that Nirvana almost split in 1993. Brannigan explains that by the fall of 1993 the "sickness at the heart of Nirvana" had become too much for Grohl.
Lady Gaga and Elton John have once again teamed up, this time for a charity clothing line set for release through Macy's stores. The new line will be called Love Bravery and 25 percent of the proceeds from the line will benefit the Born This Way Foundation and the Elton John Aids Foundation. The line is set to hit shelves on May 9.
The Monkees have enlisted a new collaborator for their upcoming new album--Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo. The track is titled "She Makes Me Laugh" and will be included on the Monkees 50th Anniversary release Good Times! Cuomo broke news of the release earlier this month. "I'm super stoked to be writing a song for the Monkees," says Cuomo.
Academy Award winning director Kevin Macdonald has reportedly signed on to direct a new documentary about Whitney Houston. The doc has been green lit by Houston's estate since 2012 and Macdonald's camps says the film will offer an "unvarnished and authentic" look at her life. "The story that is never told about Whitney is just how brilliant she was as an artist . . ."
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has revealed that he has penned a song for the forthcoming new Monkees album. The track is titled "She Makes Me Laugh" and will be included on the Monkees 50th Anniversary release Good Times! Cuomo broke news of the release earlier this month. "I'm super stoked to be writing a song for the Monkees," says Cuomo.
Tom Petty has shared his memories of Prince's legendary guitar solo during a performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. The solo came during a tribute performance for the late George Harrison and Prince joined an all-star band for a cover of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."
Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles and Cam will team up for a performance of McBride's "This One's for the Girls" at the 2016 American Country Countdown Awards. "I always look forward to singing this song because it resonates with so many different people of all different ages," McBride says in a press release.
Big & Rich have confirmed plans to hit the road for a tour this summer. The run is set to kick off on April 29 in Live Oak, Florida at the Suwanee River Jam and will run through August 17 in Spokane, Washington at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino. The tour comes in support of their new release Gravity.
Keith Urban has released the new video for his track "Wasted Time." The video, directed by John Urbano, finds Urban reminiscing about long summer nights hanging out during his youth. The track is currently spinning at country radio and is pulled from his new release Ripcord, due out May 6. "When I think about those summer nights / Singing out the window . . ."
Iggy Pop and Josh Homme have opened up about their new collaborative release Post Pop Depression during a recent appearance at a museum talk. The pair sat down to discuss the release during a chat at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. "I'm always ready to take a risk. I don't work in a bank," Homme explained. "I'm here to take a leap and see what's out there."
Will.i.am and Pia Mia made a stop by Ellen to perform their collaborative track "Boys and Girls" earlier this week. The Black Eyed Peas fronter also sat down to chat with Ellen and shared his thoughts on the late great Prince. Will and Pia also made headlines earlier this month when they released a video for the track.
A complete video of Metallica's recent performance for Record Store Day has surfaced online. The band served as ambassadors for this year's Record Store Day and performed a live set at Rasputin Music in San Francisco. The complete video is currently streaming via YouTube. The band also made recent headlines when they revisited the house they shared together in the 1980s.
Justin Timberlake has revealed plans to drop a new single next month. The singer broke news of the new release via Twitter, sharing several photos in the studio working on the track. It will reportedly be included on the soundtrack to the upcoming Dreamworks film Trolls. He dropped the hint as to the release timing after speculation started growing.
Former Smashing Pumpkins bassist D'arcy Wretzky has revealed that she would consider reconnecting with her former band. These comments come on the heels of a reunion between James Iha and Billy Corgan, who played live together recently for the first time in 16 years. During an interview with BlastEcho, Wretzky noted that she would be happy to reconnect with the band.
Mick Jagger has offered up his remembrance of his late girlfriend L'Wren Scott on the anniversary of her 52nd birthday. He shared a tribute to Scott via Instagram, sharing a photo of the stylist and designer in front of a desert sunset and noting "remembering L'Wren on her birthday." She was found dead in her New York City apartment on March 17.