Joe Walsh has announced a run of 13 dates for the fall, beginning September 18 in Warren, Ohio. In a presser, Walsh says fans should expect to hear a career spanning set of tunes. "I'm going back in the catalog to dig out some songs that I haven't ever played live, but everything everyone's coming to hear will also be in the show," he began.
Lady Gaga joined U2 on stage at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, July 26 to perform "Ordinary Love," a U2 cut from the 2013 Mandela original soundtrack. "Her Ladyness, Her Gaganess," said Bono, introducing the Mother Monster, who provided vocals and played the piano. "Thanks for letting me sit in last night guys @U2, thanks for ripping with me in the garden."
Guitarist DJ Ashba has announced that he's quit Guns N' Roses, posting a statement to his own Facebook page. He says the reason is to put more of his time into his band Sixx: A.M. "I have reached a point in my life where I feel its time to dedicate myself to my band Sixx:A.M., my adoring wife and family, and to the many new adventures that the future holds for me."
Erykah Badu has released a new mixtape, Feel Better World, Love, Ms. Badu, a combo of soul, jazz, and funk featuring cuts like Gary Bartz NTU Troop's "Drinking Song," RAMP's "Come Into Knowledge" and Eddie Kendricks's "My People Hold On." Badu posted a positive message along with the mix to uplift her fans.
Little Big Town have postponed their 2015 Painkiller tour, so that Jimi Westbrook can have more time to recover from a recent vocal cord surgery. The band announced that it canceled three weeks of shows in August. "It is with deep regret that we must cancel an additional three weeks of shows in August due to doctors' orders for Jimi to rest and recuperate his voice," LBT writes.
Rolling Stones member Keith Richards may be getting up there in age, but that doesn't mean he's no fun; in fact, he tells Mojo magazine, he still enjoys needling Mick Jagger and smoking a daily joint. "Mick and I joust with each other all the time," he began. "From my end it's never been a fight. Mick's a control freak . . ."
"Empire" co-stars Grace Gealey and Trai Byers are reportedly set to tie the knot. The pair got engaged over the weekend in Chicago and, according to Entertainment Weekly, it was a surprise engagement party arranged by the groom-to-be. "She thought it would just be the two of them going to dinner, but when they got there, he had arranged a party for about 20 of her friends and family members."
Luke Bryan has launched a mobile fan app featuring live streaming, custom video, special merchandise and a special fan competition featuring a prize "money can't buy." "I really see it as the perfect opportunity to connect with my fans in a very meaningful and direct way," Bryan says of the app. The software, designed by Disciple Media, is available via Google Play.
Jessie J has shown off a new addition to her signature edgy style in the form of a septum piercing. Photos emerged of the new hooped ring between her nostrils as the singer departed an Australian airport on Monday. In the images Jessie is seen speaking on her phone, donning oversized circular sunglasses with the new piercing hanging down from her nose.
Disclosure have released the music video for "Omen," a cut from their sophomore record, Caracal, featuring Sam Smith. The vid, shot in Mexico City and directed by Ryan Hope, features a seedy rave in a futuristic setting. It's the second part of the Caracal Film Series directed by Hope.
Tom Cruise and Jimmy Fallon battled during Monday's "Tonight Show" with the former taking on the Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face." Fallon followed up with the Rolling Stones classic "Undercover of the Night," while attempting to mimic Mick Jagger's signature dance moves. Cruise then upped the ante by performing Meat Loaf's "Paradise by the Dashboard Light," nailing the two separate singing parts.
The jacket worn by Ringo Starr in the Beatles's film Help! sold for $46,500 at Boston's RR Auction over the weekend. The double-breasted black wool number went to an unnamed "top rock 'n' roll collector in Rhode Island." According to the seller, the jacket features soft gray vertical line patterns and a keystone layout of six black buttons.
Mariah Carey will get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, making hers the 2,556th spot on the strip. LA Reid, Lee Daniels, and Brett Ratner will all speak in praise of Mimi at the August 5 ceremony. According to a rep for the WOF, Mariah was supposed to get her star in 2007, but there was a delay.
Collective Soul have announced plans to release their ninth studio album, See What You Started by Continuing, on October 2. The new record marks the band's first release since 2009's eponymous album. "During that year, we had time to reflect and be proud of what we had accomplished over the years," frontman Ed Roland said in a statement.
Despite a very public breakup, ex-Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge has claimed that it would only take "a few phone calls" for him to consider rejoining the group. Attending San Diego Comic-Con to promote his new graphic novel, DeLonge was asked what it would take for him to record music with Blink-182 again. He replied, "probably just a few phone calls."