Thompson Square have released "Trans Am," a new single from their upcoming third studio album. Keifer Thompson tells Rolling Stone that the song's topic holds a special place in his heart. "I've wanted that car ever since I can remember, especially after I saw Smokey and the Bandit, of course. We both love American muscle cars."
Madonna has unveiled a new remix of her recent single "Ghosttown." The new mix is a club-friendly version, helmed by Dutch DJ and producer Don Diablo. The original "Ghosttown" appears on Madonna's latest studio album Rebel Heart, her worst selling record in the U.S. in over 20 years. The album reached number two on the Billboard 200 chart.
Brad Paisley will host the 2015 Wild West Comedy Festival in Nashville, which goes down on April 16, at TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall. Comedic acts scheduled to appear during the evening include Jon Reep, Greg Hahn, Theo Von, Sarah Tiana and Keith Alberstadt. Paisley will introduce and chat up each comedian before they begin their sets.
AC/DC have released a behind-the-scenes look at their upcoming music video for "Rock the Blues Away." In the video, Brian Johnson says the song is vintage AC/DC. "It didn't come to us immediately. It's just — I started singing it after I listened to the album. It just kept popping up in me head, and it's a brilliant track."
David Lee Roth injured himself during Van Halen's performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night. During their performance of "Panama," the band had to pause after Roth cut himself in the face with the mic. "I f*ckd my nose up with the microphone here," Roth told the crowd after the mishap.
Wiz Khalifa has hooked up with Curren$y for his latest track, "Uber Driver," from an upcoming joint mixtape called 2009. "Ain't about the money, then I'm not involved," sings Wiz. According to HotNewHipHop, the cut features the two rappers at their best. "Taylor Gang-affiliated producer Sledgren provides a hydroponic beat and Wiz and Spitta take it from there."
Rolling Stones have announced their much anticipated summer tour, beginning at San Diego's Petco Park on May 24 and wrapping at Quebec's Le Festival D'Été de Québec on July 15. "We are excited to be back in North America playing stadiums this summer," Mick Jagger said in a statement. "We are looking forward to being back onstage and playing your favorite songs."
Noel Gallagher, who has been playing with his solo act, High Flying Birds since 2010, says it's not been a money making venture. In fact, the former Oasis fronter claims he's lost a "f*****g s**tload of money" with the group. "Everything I've done since I left Oasis has come from my own pocket," Gallagher told Loaded.
Prince has been sued by a producer for Judith Hill after he sent along a free download link to her album via Live Nation's mailing list. The producer, Jolene Cherry, says that she had already been working on the music with Hill before Hill dumped her in favor of Prince. "Judith Hill's first album - Back in Time — is now out," writes Cherry in the suit.
Billy Ray Cyrus has teamed up with Shooter Jennings for a special Record Store Day release. The pair have duetted on the cut "Killing the Blues," a track written by Rowland Salley. Speaking with Rolling Stone, Billy says Shooter's offer to record came at a pivotal time. "I had withdrawn into this place where I felt sad and all I did was play music."
Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr says he's writing a screenplay, telling the BBC that "I'm doing a movie," without adding further details. Marr previously revealed that he's got a memoir coming in 2016. "I've enjoyed it. It's a lot of work - you've got to mind out you don't freeze and lose your own voice. I wanted it to be my own voice."
Brian May, guitarist for Queen, says that Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat) is definitely out of the role of Freddie Mercury in the upcoming Queen biopic. Queen manager Jim Beach joked during the London's Artists & Management awards that Cohen would, in fact, star in the role, but later May had to clarify.
Jamey Johnson will perform at an upcoming fundraiser for the Nikki Mitchell Foundation, set to take place on April 1 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee. Other acts scheduled to perform include Shooter Jennings, Jessi Colter, Carlene Carter, Angaleena Presley and The Secret Sisters.
Chris Adler, drummer for Lamb of God, will be the next drummer for Megadeth, the band announced on their website. Although Adler will not be considered a full time member, he will play on MD's upcoming album. "Chris is a tremendous talent, and an amazing person. He is going to bring a new level of excitement and energy to Megadeth . . ."
T.I. has released "I Go Hard," a cut from the upcoming film, Get Hard, starring Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell. "I Go Hard" features a guest spot from Kat. In addition to getting the cut featured during the credits to the movie, Tip also plays a former convict named Russell. Last week, the Grand Hustle boss unveiled his impending new album Trap's Open.