Sevendust have released "Not Today" the second single from their upcoming album Kill the Flaw, due October 2. In July the band dropped the lead single, "Thank You." Kill the Flaw is the follow-up to the band's 2014 acoustic release Time Travelers & Bonfires. "We took some time off from the heavy side of Sevendust and when it came time to record some new music."
Cheap Trick bass player Tom Petersson says the band has finished one album and is "halfway to another record already." Speaking with the Macomb Daily, the bassist says the band has no plans for slowing down. "The thing is we're going to keep going," he began. "We want to record a record every year and just keep them coming out, like in the old days . . ."
Taylor Swift's latest video, "Wildest Dreams," has come under fire for having racial overtones. Shot in Ethiopia, the video is shot in a 1940s setting, which some say romanticizes colonial Africa. "the 'Wildest Dreams' video is white ppl circa 1940s (?) in Africa shooting a colonial fantasy yikes," wrote one critic on Twitter.
Royal Blood are among the acts featured on the Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 video game, contributing the song "Figure It Out." The game, set for release on September 17, will be available for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. According to Games.com, PES is the Best Sports Game of the year. "The football game impressed all this year thanks to gameplay improvements . . ."
Mumford and Sons have added a pair of new shows in Glasgow and Dublin to their upcoming winter arena tour. The band has added a second night at the SSE Hydro on December 14 and the 3Arena on December 3. Other stops on the U.K. and Ireland run include Nottingham, Sheffield, Birmingham, Dublin, Cardiff, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and two nights at the O2 in London.
Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger have called it quits after two years of marriage. Lavigne hit Instagram to issue a statement to her fans. "It is with heavy hearts that Chad and I announce our separation today," she wrote. "Through not only the marriage, but the music as well, we've created many unforgettable moments."
Janet Jackson has announced the cover art and track list of her upcoming album, Unbreakable, due October 2 via Rhythm Nation Records/BMG. The cover features a close up of Janet modeling her voluminous hair. "It's wonderful to be creating again with Janet. From songwriting, producing, arranging, singing, dancing, acting, she deftly does it all and truly personifies the word artist."
Scotty McCreery has released a lyric video for "Southern Belle." The lyric video features a brunette Southern belle, clad in Daisy Dukes and a white tank top, carrying a rifle and driving a beat-up pickup truck as the lyrics to the song appear in a variety of ways.
Jill Scott and Loretta Devine are joining the cast of BET's Being Mary Jane, according to Entertainment Weekly. Devine will play a bookstore owner whose car was hit by Mary Jane (played by Gabrielle Union) in the season two finale, and Scott will play a tough-love mother to Raven Goodwin's character.
Florence + the Machine have been announced as the first headliner for next year's Open'er Festival, which goes down in Gydania, Poland from June 29 - July 2. The appearance marks the first headlining appearance from Flo at the fest. Four day tickets to the festival are available now. The 2015 Open'er fest featured headlining appearances from Disclosure, Drake and more.
Keith Richards is not a fan of rap music. The Rolling Stones guitarist, in an interview with the New York Daily News, says that the genre is designed for "tone deaf people." "Rap — so many words, so little said," he began. "What rap did that was impressive was to show there are so many tone-deaf people out there."
Giada De Laurentiis has divorced her husband Todd Thompson to whom she must now pay $9,000 per month in child support. After 11 years of marriage the pair have split and will share custody of their seven-year-old daughter. "Todd and I share a beautiful daughter and a lifetime of great memories that we both treasure more than anything," announced De Laurentiis via Facebook late last year.
Anti-fur activists interrupted Rihanna's perfume launch at Macy's, citing the singer's controversial fashion choices as the reason behind their protest. They chanted "fur is murder" and "shame on Rihanna" during the event, and several were subsequently dragged out by security. Rihanna, who was promoting the launch of her new scent RiRi, was not wearing fur at the event.
Following his cancer-free diagnosis in May, Iron Maiden fronter Bruce Dickinson has suggested that he got mouth cancer from oral sex. Dickinson was treated with seven weeks of chemo for a cancer at the back of his tongue. Dickinson spoke on the discovery and treatment on Sirius-XM. "Everybody makes the jokes about Michael Douglas [who made similar claims] . . ."
Rascal Flatts have released "I Like The Sound Of That" as their latest single, the fourth from their current record Rewind. "I Like The Sound Of That" was written Dan + Shay's Shay Mooney, Jesse Frasure and Meghan Trainor.