Prince has announced that he's throwing a three-day "international dance party" to launch the release of his upcoming album, HITNRUN. The event takes place over Labor Day weekend, September 4-6, at Paisley Park outside of Minneapolis. The Tidal-sponsored event features an advance screening of the album, along with food, drinks, live music and DJ Kiss.
Dave Davies says that as long as his former bandmates in The Kinks are still alive, there is always a chance for a reunion. "I'd say there's an outside shot," Davies told Rolling Stone, adding that his brother Ray Davies' schedule also impacts the prospects of a reunion.
Chris Brown has been sued by Paul Briley, one of five people who were shot during a Brown-hosted party at the Fiesta Nightclub in San Jose, California in January. Briley has sued Breezy and the venue for "negligence and carelessness." "It is a poor reflection of our society that violence is so prevalent and it is always a tragedy when someone is physically harmed."
Justin Moore has been awarded the Arkansas Traveler Award. With the award, Moore was honored for his commitment to his hometown of Poyen, Arkansas with the Arkansas Traveler Certificate. It was created by The Arkansas General Assembly in 1941 to honor both out-of-state visitors and Arkansas natives who have a love and appreciation for the "Natural State."
Cee Lo Green has released the music video for "Sign of the Times" the third single from his upcoming album, Heart Blanche. The animated video sees a shadowy figure walking through a landscape of cemeteries and broken cities. "Sign of the Times" follows Cee Lo's previous two singles from Heart Blanche -- "Robin Williams" and "Sign of the Times."
Lynyrd Skynyrd have revealed that their upcoming new live CD/DVD, Pronounced 'Leh-'nérd 'Skin'nérd & Second Helping - Live From Jacksonville at the Florida Theatre will be released on October 23 via Eagle Rock entertainment. It will only be available at Walmart stores.
Shawn Mullins has released "My Stupid Heart," the title track off of his forthcoming new studio album. "My Stupid Heart" is inspired, in part, by Mullins recent divorce, which left him looking for someone or something to blame. "Dealing with the split would be so much easier," he thought, "if I could just blame the whole thing on my stupid heart."
Jhene Aiko hooked up with Vince Staples for a performance of "Lemme Know" on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, September 2. The cut comes from Staples' debut double album Summertime '06. The pair were backed up by Fallon's regular band the Roots on the track.
Hozier has released his version of the Sam Smith hit "Lay Me Down," which he performed on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge. Hoz speeds up the original version, making it danceable. Hozier has previously said that working with Smith has "crossed his mind and nothing is definite . . . but there's been very brief discussion about it."
Phil Collins has announced remastered and expanded editions of his 1981 solo debut Face Value and 1993's Both Sides. Both Face Value and Both Sides feature newly photographed recreations of the original covers, depicting Collins today, and add an extra disc of live cuts as well as "carefully selected demos and B-sides."
Panic! At the Disco have released a new track, "Death Of a Bachelor," via Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz's show on Apple's Beats 1.
The new track is likely to appear on the bands as-yet-untitled new studio album. The band released the song "Hallelujah" earlier this year.
Thomas Rhett and Brett Eldredge are heading out on a co-headlining CMT On Tour run, dubbed Suits & Boots. The 14th annual fall tour will begin in New York City on October 29 and will hit places like Maine, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan and more. They will finish their tour on December 11 in Chicago.
Tom DeLonge still wants to have Blink-182 in his life, though he doesn't want to be tied down, as he also wants to have time to devote to other projects as well. "I loved that band, I started that band," he told NME. "That's me. I named the band - that s**t came from me. "
Brad Paisley has revealed that his new single will be "Country Nation," off of last year's Moonshine In the Trunk. "You know that feeling you get in the middle of the week of 'I can't do anything right' or 'It's not going my way?' But every week ends with a Friday, and that's where we excel, I think, at country music," Paisley explains.
In what could be the most natural and logical pairing ever, Slipknot has launched Slipknot's Scream Park, a new haunted house attraction in California. Slipknot's Scream Park will run in Sacramento, California from October 2 to November 1, featuring "three outrageous haunted houses and live horror entertainment."