Brian Johnson singer of AC/DC says there are lots of reminders of mortality around, but he doesn't let it get him down. "At this time of my life, I just keep reading the newspaper and saying 'Oh, my God,'" Johnson recently told the Telegraph. "When I read about Joe Cocker, I went, 'But that's impossible. He cannot be dead. He's only 70.'"
ABBA star Bjorn Ulvaeus will open an Mamma Mia-themed Greek restaurant in Sweden next year. Mamma Mia, inspired by the musical and 2008 movie, will feature a restaurant and stage show venue. According to Swedish website The Local, guests will be greeted by a waitstaff of actors playing the roles in the musical.
Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott is safe after being involved in a bus fire. The country singer, her husband, her manager and her bus driver were heading to Dallas from Nashville to attend the ACM Awards on Thursday morning when they saw flames coming from the bus.
Rolling Stones stalwarts Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have lent their voices to a new skit from the online comedy duo The Kloons, entitled "Sisters." The new video shows a reenactment of a conversation between a middle-aged woman and her sister, who discuss a variety of subjects including groupies, the iconic Rolling Stones tongue and lips logo, and Jagger's hair.
Beyoncé attended the opening of Giuseppe Zanotti's upscale Beverly Hills store on Tuesday evening. The "Flawless" singer wore a skin-tight white ensemble of a wrapped cropped top and skirt, black Zanotti sandals, and a black bowler hat to the event, where she met the designer, took several pictures with him, and shopped for footwear.
Garth Brooks says that he might be forced to lip sync during his upcoming performance at the 2015 ACM Awards, which comes a few days after a five night stand in Portland, Oregon. "I saw an ad on the television the other day, and they nailed it right on the head," Brooks tells SiriusXM's Storme Warren.
In a new clip from Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck, Krist Novoselic remembers the time he first met Kurt Cobain. In this segment of the film, first posted by the New York Times, Novoselic recalls that he was 18 or 19 when they met and that Cobain was working as a janitor at the time.
Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard have revealed the official release date and track list for their upcoming collaborative record, Django and Jimmie. The record, the two outlaw singers' follow-up to 1983's Pancho & Lefty, is set for release on June 2.
Jack White is launching an acoustic tour, but without revealing any of the dates. The dates will become available the day of each show, on sale at the venue door for $3, and limited to one per person. The announcements will be made on the official Twitter page of Third Man Records, White's label.
Sarah Jessica Parker has reportedly signed on to appear in a new HBO series titled "Divorce." The show is described as similar to "Sex and the City" but with a leading character who is wiser and more world-weary. Parker will play the lead role of Frances, a long-time New Yorker "who suddenly begins to reassess her life and her marriage, and finds that making a clean break . . ."
Brian Wilson has released the full length trailer for the upcoming biopic Love & Mercy, starring Paul Dano as a young Brian and John Cusack as an older Brian. The film also features Elizabeth Banks as Wilson's wife Melinda and Paul Giamatti as Eugene Land, the psychiatrist credited with helping Wilson through his darkest times.
Ryan Gosling has been added to the upcoming sequel of "Blade Runner," the 1982 sci-fi classic starring Harrison Ford. Ford returns for the sequel, reprising his role as Rick Deckard, while Gosling's role has not been made public. In the original, Dekard's mission was to hunt down and kill machines that were nearly identical to humans.
Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has lashed out at his former bandmates for attacking him with "nothing but insults and false remarks" since he left the band in 2012. Ward singles out Ozzy Osbourne in a lengthy Facebook post, stating that the singer's "rhetoric above all has brought me the most discord."
Mary J. Blige, Kanye West and Azealia Banks are among the recent big name additions to Glastonbury 2015, the U.K. fest set for June 24-28 at Worthy Farm. Others announced for the festival include Pharrell, Lionel Richie, Florence + the Machine, Alt-J, Motorhead, Mavis Staples, Patti Smith, Foo Fighters, Deadmau5.
Muse have revealed their plans to fly drones over audiences at forthcoming live dates. Band members Matt Bellamy and Dominic Howard announced the news in a new interview. "We always like to use the modern technology in our shows, the latest video screens or light shows, lasers, whatever is out there," they said in an interview with Alt 98.7 in Los Angeles.