A new species of tarantula has been named after John Lennon. The species was discovered in Brazil's Western Amazonia region by a research team and named Bumba lennoni after the famous Beatle by the team's researchers Fernando Perez-Miles, Alexandre Bonaldo, and Laura Miglio, who all found out they were passionate fans of the Beatles.
Green Day, Mastodon, and the Flaming Lips are the latest to join the growing list of bands set to drop a special Record Store Day Black Friday release. Green Day and the Flaming Lips will both re-release material on vinyl. The former will release Tune in Tokyo, a 2001 live recording from Japan on transparent blue vinyl.
David Gilmour recently lamented over "Louder Than Words," the sole vocal number from the Pink Floyd's farewell album, The Endless River. Gilmour opened up about the inspiration behind the song during a recent interview with Absolute Radio, saying that his wife definitely had Floyd history in mind when she wrote the lyrics to the song.
Katy Perry has cancelled her celebratory birthday trip to Egypt according to multiple sources, who have confirmed to E! News the pop starlet cancelled the trip due to political issues in the country. Perry, who was planning on turning the big 3-0 on October 25, was scheduled to travel to Egypt, where, as a source previously told E! News, she was "planning on taking a cruise on the Nile."
Miranda Lambert will take to the stage alongside Megan Trainor at this year's CMA Awards show. The duo will perform Trainor's megahit "All About That Bass." They won't be the only anticipated duet to take the stage however, as Ariana Grande will also sing alongside Little Big Town.
The Smashing Pumpkins have released a new single entitled "Being Beige," taken off of their forthcoming album, Monuments to an Elegy, which is due out in December. Frontman Billy Corgan says the new song, which features Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee on both drums and vocals, is about an important human emotion - love.
Foreigner have announced the release of The Best of Foreigner 4 & More, a live take on the band's 1981 release 4. The album is scheduled for a U.K.-only release. Details of the project can be found at the album's PledgeMusic page, which lists a December 5 release date and promises "vinyl, limited edition posters and remake T-shirts from the 1981-1982 tour."
Elizabeth Pena, who died October 14 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, passed from complications stemming from alcohol abuse. TMZ obtained the death certificate, which notes that she suffered from cirrhosis of the liver "due to alcohol" and had acute gastrointestinal bleeding hours before her death, causing her heart to stop.
Brandy and Nile Rogers both appear on "Number 1," a new track from Mystery Skulls. The duo also appears on the track "Magic." Both songs are taken off of the band's debut album Forever. Mystery Skulls, which consists of Luis Dubuc, Casey Crawford, and Zack Ordway, says that when they wrote "Number 1" they actually had the R&B singer in mind.
"Bewitched," the 1960s supernatural comedy, is getting a spin-off at NBC. According to Entertainment Weekly, the show will focus on the granddaughter of Samantha and daughter of Tabitha, Daphne, a single twenty-something with magical powers. The 1960s version told the story of married couple Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery), a witch, and Darrin (Dick York, then Dick Sargent), a human man.
The Who have been forced to postpone the European portion of their 50th anniversary tour. The first two dates on the tour, scheduled to take place November 26 in Dublin and November 28 in Belfast, have been bumped back to next summer due to "unforeseen logistical changes."
The Will Smith comedy "Hitch" looks to be getting rebooted for TV on the FOX network, according to various reports. The 2005 romantic comedy will be adapted into a half hour "workplace comedy that explores dating and sexual politics," the network says. Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith are attached to exec produce the project. Casting announcements have not been made.
Deep into his career Garth Brooks is still setting records, as the country legend has broken his own record for ticket sales in the state of North Carolina - a record that remained unbroken since 1998. Brooks sold 56,523 tickets from March 25-28 in 1998, when he performed at Winston Salem's Joel Memorial Coliseum.
Melissa Rivers has inherited over $100 million from the estate of her mother Joan Rivers, according to a report from Us Weekly. The mag states that the inheritance includes a $35 million condo on NYC's Upper East Side, and $75 million in cash. "It's no consolation for losing her mother so soon," an insider told Us of Melissa's mourning. Melissa's son Cooper, 13, received a bequest of his own.
With "Fury" likely to fall from the number one position, Keanu Reeves-starring action flick "John Wick" will be looking to ride excellent reviews to the top of the box office this weekend, though it will have to surpass the opening of horror release "Ouija" to do so. Even without any star power, "Ouija" looks to be in good position with a PG-13 rating and an easy to understand concept.