Trace Adkins will release his first ever live DVD Live Country on January 13. The disc features footage shot at Adkins' Huntington, New York concert in August. The 20 song disc features some of Trace's biggest hits, including "You're Gonna Miss This," "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing," "Honkly Tonk Badonkadonk," "Every Light in the House" and "There's a Girl in Texas."
KISS have announced that their KISS Kruise V will be departing from Miami on October 30. The trek visits Jamaica and tours the Caribbean before returning to the U.S. on November 3. On board, the band will give a full performance of their 1975 hit album Alive!. "What better way to celebrate the rise of these rock legends than to watch Kiss perform . . ." reads a press release.
Katy Perry has released a behind-the-scenes video to Vevo. In the vid, Perry introduces fans to the massive sets and elaborate planning that goes into producing her stage show. "The name of my tour is the 'Prismatic World Tour,' and we're going all around the world spreading light," she begins.
Blink-182, who are set to release their seventh studio album in 2015, don't have anything to prove, says Tom DeLonge. Speaking to NME, DeLonge said the group is trying to figure out how to release the LP. "We've been kind of taking our time trying to figure out the best way to put the record out, you know," he began.
Incubus will release two EPs in 2015, the band's guitarist Mike Einziger told Billboard. "We're planning on releasing two installments that will total an album, two EPs. We're hoping to put out the first one in February or March, then the summer." "We didn't have any plans to make this record," Einziger added. "Just having no horizon to look at was important for us."
U2's Bono hooked up with guitar maker Gretsch to make a custom axe for his Global Fund to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria charity. Five percent of the sales from each Electromatic Center-Block Bono Signature Model will benefit the charity. "The (GRETSCH)RED guitar is a guitarist's dream . . . and it's raising money to fight Aids," Bono said.
Lil Wayne got a pair of new face tattoos last week. Tattoo artist Spider, of San Clemente Tattoo, provided the new artwork in San Clemente, California, and took to Instagram to show off his work. According to Lil Wayne HQ, Wayne got the Eye of Providence, which appears on the one-dollar bill and has been associated with the Illumniati, tattooed on his chin and "Mama's Boy" in Arabic.
Adele wrote a hand written letter to Elton John after she missed his and David Furnish's wedding. The official ceremony took place over the weekend, and, in the note, Adele says that she hopes to see the couple in the new year. "Biggest congratulations my loves. Have a wonderful day. I'm sorry we are not there. See you in 2015. Love Adele, Simon and Angelo," she writes.
Miranda Lambert and her husband Blake Shelton performed a surprise show at their Ladysmith bed and breakfast in Tishomingo, Oklahoma late last week. According to local radio station KXII, the concert was announced on the B&B's Facebook page just hours before it began, with tickets going for just five bucks apiece. Roughly 80 people turned up to see the show.
Carrie Underwood says she'll take a fake Christmas tree over a real one any day. She notes that the store bought version is easier to set up and clean up after. "I don't think there's any kind of tree that's not a pain in the rear to get in and get out and decorate and whatever, but they're pretty," she told ABC. "[I have] big candle pieces and things like that," she adds.
Mariah Carey took a bit of a tumble onstage during a recent performance at the Beacon Theater in New York City. The mishap occurred during her "All I Want for Christmas Is You: A Night of Festivity and Joy" concert. Carey slipped while descending a large set of white stairs in red sparkly high heels and a floor length matching red gown.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are the new faces of Balmain's 2015 spring/summer menswear advertising campaign. The couple shares a steamy embrace in the designer's "Army of Lovers" ad, which shows Kim holding her husband's face as she leans in for a kiss. Kim unveiled the sexy photo on Twitter with the caption, "BALMAIN!"
Pink Floyd's Roger Waters has spoken out against the torture methods used by the U.S. government at Guantanamo Bay. In an op-ed for the Daily Mail, Waters focused on the detention of a Londoner named Shaker Aamer, who was seized by the U.S. while working in Afghanistan. "During Mr Aamer's long spell of incarceration, he has never been put on trial," he said.
T.I. has come to the defense of Iggy Azalea in her ongoing feud with Azealia Banks, which started after Banks gave an impassioned interview about white people appropriating black culture. T.I. posted a long series of tweets weighing in on the situation. "Yes @IGGYAZALEA . . . all these facts are true."
Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins says that the band's next album is "the end, end, end." Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, he explained that he's not really into rock music anymore. "The trite way to say it is I'm over rock 'n' roll. Which is strange because rock 'n' roll is getting back into me."