My Chemical Romance fronter Gerard Way has released a cover of the Carpenters' classic "Superstar." The cut is culled from the sessions of the band's third studio album The Black Parade. "This specific recording was from the day I sang 'Cancer' for the album. This track was a warm up, as I used to warm up to The Carpenters," Way wrote on Twitter.
Fantasia has previewed her forthcoming fifth album in an exclusive video at Amazon. The preview follows the release of "No Times for It," the album's first cut. The American Idol champ, dropped the song via social media, along with a note. "This month my new single will be born and I'm speaking nothing but the truth," she wrote. "Can't sleep cause I've waited for this moment."
Iron Maiden fronter Bruce Dickinson used his personal plane to fly an endangered turtle to the Canary Islands. The creature washed up on a Jersey beach with a damaged shell and infection, and a subsequent crowdfunding campaign raised thousands to sponsor the trip. "A jet has become available at a far reduced price," explained vet Peter Haworth.
The Rolling Stones and Elton John have both complained of Donald Trump's use of their music at campaign rallies. The presidential candidate did not ask Stones for permission to play three of their tunes - "You Can't Always Get What You Want," "Sympathy for the Devil" and "Brown Sugar" - at a campaign stop.
Little Big Town and David Nail performed new tracks at the 2016 Country Radio Seminar in Nashville. The two performers were part of Universal Music Group's Ryman Auditorium show. LBT performed "The Beginning" which doesn't appear on any of their albums, but gained a following during stops on the band's most recent trek.
Noel Gallagher, Hot Chip and Bastille are the headliners for the Wales Festival No. 6 which goes down from September 1 through 4 in Portmeirion, Wales. Other acts confirmed for the fest include Echo & the Bunnymen, Roots Manuva, Roisin Murphy, Django Django, Aurora, Blossoms, C Duncan and Gwenno, Gwenno.
Vince Gill debuted a new song, "Sad One Comin' On (a Song for George Jones)," during the 2016 Country Radio Seminar in Nashville. Gill says he was inspired by fellow CRS performer Chris Stapleton to debut the cut. "Watching Chris inspired me to sing this song," said Gill. "It's a song I wrote in tribute to the great George Jones."
Kanye West has revealed that his latest album will be called The Life of Pablo. Ye had previously named the LP So Help Me God, Swish and Waves, before settling on the latest title. In the song "No More Parties in L.A." West makes reference to the titular character. "I feel like Pablo when I'm working on my shoes," he raps. "I feel like Pablo when I see me."
Paramore are currently working on their fifth record, giving the band's live drummer, Aaron Gillespie, the chance to open up on his role in the writing process. Gillespie has been performing with the band since 2013, and he tells DIY that he'll remain a live drummer only. "They're amazing people," he added. "It's an honor to get to play with them."
Janet Jackson spent a night out on the town in London following her recovery from her recent surgery for an unspecified ailment. The surgery forced Jackson to postpone a handful of tour dates on her Unbreakable tour, but now she says she is planning to return to the stage. "Hey you guys, I am preparing for my tour in Europe . . . Can't wait to see you!" she wrote via Twitter.
Brett Eldredge and Jake Owen have been added to the bill of Country Night Lights fest, which goes down at Athens, Ohio's Venue of Athens on September 23 and 24. Eldredge and Owen will headline the event in its second year of existence. "After an amazing inaugural year headlined by Sam Hunt, we are thrilled to have Jake Owen and Brett Eldredge joining us this year," says Adam Lynn.
Eagles co-founders Don Henley and Bernie Leadon will be joined by Joe Walsh, Tim Schmit and Jackson Browne for a tribute to departed Eagle Glenn Frey at the upcoming Grammys. It is speculated that the boys may honor Frey with a performance of "Take It Easy," a song Browne wrote with Frey, and with which he recently paid tribute to him.
Gwen Stefani has released some details on her upcoming album, This Is What the Truth Feels Like, her first record in ten years, following The Sweet Escape in 2006. Stefani dropped the track list via Twitter on Wednesday, February 10. Late last year, Stefani told Beats 1's Zane Lowe that she had written a lot of material.
Jared Padalecki and David Sutcliffe are returning to "Gilmore Girls" for Netflix's four part revival series. Sutcliffe played Rory Gilmore's (Alexis Bledel) father Chris, while Padelecki reprises his role of Dean Forester, ex to Rory. Padalecki and Sutcliffe join original stars Bledel and Lauren Graham (Lorelai), as well as returning cast members Milo Ventimiglia (Jess) and more.
Disclosure and Rudimental are among the performers confirmed for the upcoming Wild Life festival at Brighton City Airport, U.K. on June 11 and 12. Other artists included are Four Tet, Eats Everything, Carl Cox, Patrick Topping, Skream, Redlight and Kano. "HEEEEERE WE GO AGAIN!!" said Disclosure announcing the fest.