Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton has opened up about the band's delays in making a new record, saying that it's largely due to Steven Tyler's new solo project. However, speaking with the Digital Journal, Hamilton says that he doesn't blame Tyler for going solo.
Janet Jackson has teamed with jewelry designer Paul Raps New York for a new line titled Janet Jackson Unbreakable Diamonds. The high end line includes a $2 million heart shaped necklace including twenty-five carats of diamonds as well as a $500k yellow diamond ring.
Morrissey has confirmed a new selection of U.K. tour dates. The new dates include one night at the Hull Arena on September 19 and two nights at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on September 20 and 21. The new dates come at a busy time for Moz, who also performed "Kiss Me A Lot" during a recent visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Martina McBride is scheduled to headline Nashville's "Let Freedom Ring" Fourth of July bash, and will have her performance streamed live at UVerse.com, and on the AT&T U-Verse app, beginning at 7:30 p.m. EST. The country singer is supported by Gabe Dixon, Mikky Ekko, and Striking Matches at the event. McBride takes the stage at 9:10 p.m.
Slash has opened up about the current state of rock and roll and why, in his opinion, it "sucks." The rock legend shared his thoughts on the current music business during an interview with Radio Nova following his appearance at the recent Download Festival. "I think the music business itself sucks," he began.
Prince has pulled his music from all music streaming sites except for the Jay Z owned Tidal and Google Play. Sites which had the music but no longer do include Rdio and Spotify. "Prince's publisher has asked all streaming services to remove his catalog," a note on Prince's Spotify page reads. "We have cooperated with the request, and hope to bring his music back."
David Bowie has released a version of "Holy Holy," one that has been unavailable since 1971, when it was released as a single. The cut is a preview off Bowie's massive upcoming box set Five Years 1969-1973. The single was recorded with the members of Blue Mink in November 1970 following the completion of The Man Who Sold The World sessions.
The Rolling Stones have opened up about their future, saying that they have no plans to split up. The rock icons revealed the news at the opening of a new gallery exhibition centered on the band at the Saatchi Gallery in London. "People have said we're splitting up since every tour from about 1975," Keith Richards said during an interview at the opening.
Lady Antebellum are featured on a new song called "Something Better" with Audien. The EDM-styled cut is a "driving, dance-y pop tune you won't be able to get out of your head," according to Taste of Country. "The song lends itself perfectly to call and response vocals and anthemic harmonies," said Nate Rathbun aka Audien of the collab.
Tyrese has released the music video for "Shame," his single featuring Jennifer Hudson. In the vid, directed by Paul Hunter, Ty begs for forgiveness after cheating on his gal. He heads to church before the visual takes us back to the 1940s, as Tyrese and Jennifer give a moving retro performance. "'Shame' is my most transparent song to date," Ty tells Yahoo of the cut.
Zac Brown Band has teamed up with Swedish DJ Avicii for "Broken Arrows," a cut to be featured on the latter's upcoming sophomore record. Fans of the group will recognize Zac Brown on the song singing lyrics like, "Cause it's not too late, it's not too late / I see the hope in your heart / And sometimes you lose it, sometimes you're shooting / Broken arrows in the dark . . ."
Disturbed have released the first in a series of behind-the-scenes videos giving fans a look at the making of their latest album, Immortalized. "We are in the middle of the Nevada desert, a secret location right outside Area 51," says drummer Mike Wengren of the first installment. "You don't even know it's happening right now and you won't even see the footage . . ."
Rihanna has released the music video for "B***h Better Have My Money." She co-directed the clip, along with Megaforce, which sees her kidnapping a lady in an elevator and driving through the desert. It turns out that the lady is the wife of Riri's accountant, who's been spending her money on strippers and booze. She finds him and kills him.
Tony Iommi has launched a new limited edition Epiphone SG model electric guitar. The new model features many signature items included on Tony's own higher end Gibson SG - like Gibson humbucking pickups and cross inlays on the fretboard. "This guitar sounds like I want it to sound on stage," said Iommi.
Geraldo Rivera, host of The Five on FOX, said that Kendrick Lamar's BET performance, which featured the rapper performing his cut "Alright" on top of a vandalized police car, was "counterproductive." "This is why I say that hip-hop has done more damage to young African Americans than racism in recent years," opined Rivera.