Josh Gracin has posted two songs that he's been working on to social media. The first, "Let Her Go," came via Facebook earlier this month. "I can never find the right words to say during a conversation. So here's the video of the writing session today," he wrote, adding a video that sees him strumming an acoustic guitar on his couch. The second tune, "Say Yes," was lyrics only.
"Bang Bang," the first single from Jessie J's upcoming third studio album, has gone gold. According to the RIAA, the single has moved 502,000 units since August 20. The single features guest spots from Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande. "Ahhhhhhh #6 officially in AMERICA on billboard," Jessie tweeted earlier in August when the tune began heating up.
Joe has released "If You Lose Her," the latest single from his most recent album, Bridges. The cut cautions those who are thinking about moving on from a relationship. "If you lose her / You may not see it now / But when she's gone / You'll know how much she's worth," Joe croons. According to VIBE, a video for the cut, directed by Billie Woodruff, is due soon.
Genesis will re-release Three Sides Live, a concert film companion to their 1982 LP on November 3. In addition to the live footage, the DVD/Blu-ray features bonus audio cuts not included on the previous VHS version, along with interviews and behind-the-scenes shots from the band's Abacab tour. The concert was originally shot in 16mm but has been fully restored.
Not only does Luke Bryan sell out concerts, he also sets records. The country superstar recently sold out four shows in Ohio while setting records in two cities. On his That's My Kind of Night Tour, Bryan performed at Cleveland's Blossom Music Center on August 21 and 22. The two sold-out shows made him the first county act to ever sell out the 45-year-old venue.
2 Chainz, Game, Rick Ross and P Diddy are among those featured on the Michael Brown inspired cut "Don't Shoot." The extensive crew was assembled by the Game, who told Rolling Stone that he was moved by the events in Ferguson, Missouri to make the record. "The issues in Ferguson really hit home for me . . ."
Dolly Parton has posted a video to YouTube of her completing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. She was nominated by fellow country legend Kenny Rogers, who doubted whether she'd do it. She did - noting, however, that she wasn't planning on turning it into something risqué. "Yes, I have on a bra," she says in the vid. "Kenny, you have to pay extra for the wet t-shirt contest."
Lil' Kim has released her remix of "Fancy," the massive summer hit from Iggy Azalea. "I'm so fancy!! Had to show my girl @IGGYAZALEA some love!! Muuaaahhh!!!" tweeted Kim, dropping the cut on SoundCloud. Kimmy's mix tape, Hard Core 2K14, featuring her renditions of Beyonce's "Flawless" and Bobby Shmurda's "Hot N***a," hits September 11.
Queens of the Stone Age fronter Josh Homme is the latest rocker to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, dousing himself and uploading the video to YouTube. In turn, he nominated U2 singer Bono to follow in his footsteps. "This is Josh Homme for the A--," he says, then gets soaked before finishing his sentence.
Janelle Monae has opened up on the murder of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager gunned down by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Speaking with VIBE, Jan said the shooting has brought about a welter of emotions for her. "I'm from Kansas City, so I'm four hours away from St. Louis," she began. "It's a time where I'm trying to be still . . ."
Jiff, the Pomeranian most well known for co-starring in the Katy Perry music video "Dark Horse," has set two Guinness World Records. The first was for walking 6.56 seconds in a 10-meter walk on his hind legs, while the second was for walking 5 meters in 7.76 seconds on his front paws. "When Jiff first walked into our offices, we weren't even sure he was real!"
Soul singer Mavis Staples joined Arcade Fire on stage during the band's show at Chicago's United Center for a performance of "This May Be the Last Time." The cut segued into the Rolling Stones' "The Last Time," which is itself a take on a Staples Singers original. It's not the first time the acts have hooked up.
Bob Dylan will release his box set, The Basement Tapes Complete, on November 4. The set includes six CDs comprising 138 tracks from Bob and the Band's 1967 Basement Tapes sessions. Previously unknown songs featured on the album include "Wild Wolf," a cover of Hank Williams' "My Bucket's Got a Hole In It," and an early rendition of "I Shall Be Released."
Nickelback have revealed the track list for their upcoming album No Fixed Address. The band revealed the official song set on Twitter, using the hashtag #NoFixedAddress. The follow-up to 2011's Here And Now marks Nickelback's first studio album on their new label, Republic Records. The band is also expected to announce a massive tour in support of the LP.
Count Christine McVie among those excited about the upcoming Fleetwood Mac tour. She previously revealed that she had initially quit the band because of a fear of flying. "If I don't do anything about this flying business, I'm never going to go anywhere or do anything," she told Elle magazine. "We took off, and the feeling was, 'God, I'm free!'"