Phil Rudd, the former drummer of AC/DC, has been making headlines with his legal troubles. Perhaps the stress and the rock and roll lifestyle have caught up to Rudd. He recently suffered a mild heart attack. In an interview with Bay of Plenty Times, Rudd explained, "I was just at home walking around at home, and I started feel, well just funny."
Fall Out Boy bass player Pete Wentz is a big fan of Frank Ocean. Wentz spends time at the gym, contemplating the messages Ocean delivers on his new album Blonde. Wentz says he likes to listen to sad music while he is working out. In an interview with NME, Wentz said, "I can really get the extra gains when it gets real sad. Is that so messed up?"
Rolling Stones' vocalist, Mick Jagger will be welcoming another addition to his brood of children. Jagger's on-and-off girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick is now pregnant. Jagger is reported to have agreed to pay his baby's mother a monthly five-figure settlement. According to the Toronto Sun, Jagger will be paying Hamrick an estimated $15,000 a month.
That ongoing struggle to define what is and what is not punk has been a debate among scholars, musicians, and fans of the genre since its inception. Former Rage Against the Machine bass player, Tim Commerford considers the rap-rock group to fit into this loosely defined musical genre. Commerford speaks of a common theme in punk music, which is the nonconformity aspect to the style.
In support of the upcoming box-set, The Early Years 1965-1972, Pink Floyd have released a music video for "Grantchester Meadows." The song originally appeared on the band's 1969 album, Ummagumma. The video features Roger Waters, who penned the tune, playing acoustic guitar and singing.
Kelsea Ballerini has offered up her rendition of the Tim McGraw track "Humble and Kind." The video performance was taped for the Bobby Bones Show and finds Ballerini stripping back the tender ballad. McGraw recently admitted that it was an emotional song to record. "I cried through every take," McGraw admits to Taste of Country.
Mariah Carey's sister has allegedly been arrested on prostitution charges. The woman, 55-year-old Alison Carey, was picked up by investigators in upstate New York after allegedly agreeing to accept money from police in exchange for sex. Alison Carey had also allegedly posted an advertisement online offering up her services in which she quoted her sister's mega-hit "Fantasy."
Jana Kramer has signed on to appear on the show Dancing with the Stars as a competitor. She marks the first country star to compete on the show since Kellie Pickler won season 13. She will appear alongside professional dancer Gleb Savchenko. The news comes at a tumultuous time as Kramer and Michael Caussin have reportedly parted ways.
Sam Smith has announced plans to re-release his album Diva Boy, which was released before he found worldwide success. The album was initially released independently by Smith in 2008 and will now be reissued via Flipbook Music in September. "Sam Smith is now a multi award winning and hugely successful global pop-star but it just didn't happen overnight and without of lot hard work."
Kings of Leon have revealed plans for their forthcoming new release Walls. The new release is set for October 14 and will follow their most recent effort Mechanical Bull. Speaking of the new effort, Matthew Followill said this album finds the band with a "better, stronger, relationship outside of music than we did in the past."
James Cordon has offered up his parody clip of Kanye West's recent "Fade" video. In the original video, G.O.O.D. Music up-and-comer Teyana Taylor puts on an impressive dance routine in a gym before turning into a lion. In the new vid, Corden appears and asks Taylor to "dial it down a bit." The video's choreographer Jae Blaze told Pitchfork about the inspiration for the initial vid.
2 Chainz, Jeezy and Future all connected for some partying in a new video for the new "Magic City Monday" video. The track, a single for Jeezy, finds the main MC fronting about his spending potential. "Jizzle is the name, hustlin' is the game / Bought everything on the mannequin, money like a train/ Might just walk up out of Neiman's and go buy me a plane," he spits.
Luke Bryan and Chris Stapleton have both signed on to appear at Charlie Daniels' upcoming Volunteer Jam. The event is set to take place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on November 30 and will also include appearances by Kid Rock, Travis Tritt and Larry the Cable Guy.
Audio recordings from the Beatles August 29, 1966 concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park, which would turn out to be the bands final performance, has surfaced online. The concert was recorded on cassette by their press officer Tony Barrow. During their 1996 U.S. tour the Ku Klux Klan was picketing concerts after John Lennon proclaimed the Beatles were bigger than Jesus.
Kelly Clarkson has been named as the Grand Marshal of the 63rd annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade presented by Tootsie's. The theme of this year's Nashville Christmas Parade will be "The Musical Mile," in honor of the estimated length of the parade route. "I love our city of Nashville and couldn't be more proud to be the grand marshal for this year's Christmas Parade."