Gregg Allman will join Warren Haynes for the 25th anny of the latter's annual Christmas Jam. The event goes down December 13-14 at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Other acts set to take the stage include Gov't Mule, Widespread Panic, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Michael Franti, Keb' Mo' and more.
The Queens of the Stone Age have dished on their top ten albums of 2013, naming Arcade Fire's Reflektor the best of the bunch. Arctic Monkeys (AM) and Paul McCartney (New) rounded out the top three. QOTSA's own album, Like Clockwork, ended up on several year-end lists, including those of NME and Rolling Stone.
The Beatles are prepping the release of a massive box set, covering their U.S. releases with Capitol from 1964-1970. The U.S. Albums set hits January 21. During the period, Capitol issued different albums than EMI released in the U.K. When the LPs were released on CD in 1987, the EMI versions were issued.
Scenes from the Britney Spears video, "Perfume," have been cut, says vid actor/model Alexander Kjellevik, who plays Brit's cheating lover in the video. Speaking with MTV News, Alexander said the gun scenes may not have been appropriate for younger audiences: "There was a little bit more story. I think maybe the reason why they cut it out [was] there were guns and stuff in there."
Kelly Rowland dished about her recent engagement to her manager Tim Witherspoon during a recent edition of the Arsenio Hall show. During the interview, Hall mentioned that he bumped into Witherspoon backstage, prompting Kelly to respond: "That's my best friend . . . You know what I will say? I am very happy and I believe in black love, man," Kellz said.
Susan Sarandon has been a regular at many awards shows throughout her career, but has now admitted that she frequently gets high before attending. Speaking on a new edition of the show "Watch What Happens Live," the "Thelma and Louise" star says she usually enjoys a joint before attending most shows. Joking with the show's host, Susan explained which shows she likes to get high before attending.
Kelly Clarkson will appear on the January 15 installment of ABC's Nashville. For the episode she'll record the cut, "Fade Into You," a song co-written by characters Gunnar (Sam Palladio) and Scarlett (Clare Bowen) in season one. "As you recall, one of the most popular songs of last season is a song that Gunnar and Scarlett wrote - 'Fade Into You'."
Staind frontman Aaron Lewis has added a new slate of tour dates in support of his country solo release, The Road. Lewis says the change of genre has re-inspired him to make music. "I have not had this much fun in a long time. I have met a ton of good folks, performed on the Grand Ole Opry, and then was asked back," he said.
Don Cheadle is reportedly set to join the cast of the upcoming "Avengers" film "Age of Ultron" as the Iron Man counterpart War Machine. The hero, whose real-life identity is Colonel James Rhodes, will have a key role in the upcoming fight against Ultron in the new film. Thus far there is little word as to the story line in the film.
Morrissey is prepping the release of his 1992 album, Your Arsenal, to be packaged with a live DVD, featuring footage of Moz's October 31, 1991 concert at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. The reissue will be available on CD, heavyweight gatefold vinyl LP and digital download. Only the CD format includes the live DVD.
Mariah Carey invited the cast and crew of the Today show into her New York penthouse to show off her luxurious digs and did a sit down interview with host Tamron Hall. The chat went down in Mimi's so-called Pink Room, which she said is mostly for show: "Nobody's ever really in here. It's really for things [like] archived photographs . . . personal items in here . . ."
Marvel Studios has announced that they will expand their Spider-Man film franchise with new spin-offs dedicated to the villains Venom and the Sinister Six. The news came in an official release this week with producer Matt Tolmach saying he's thrilled for the next part of the story. "This collaboration was born out the great experience we and Marc had working with Alex, Bob and Jeff . . ."
While in Massachusetts for a concert, Rod Stewart asked a shopkeep for his signature. Rod, a model train hobbyist, stopped at the store, Fine Scale Miniatures in Peabody, to check out its selection of wares, and wound up asking the owner, George Sellios, for his signature. According to ABC, Sellios is "legendary in [train hobbyist] circles," and Stewart was reportedly "in awe."
Kanye West has sounded off against Grammy voters for giving his most recent release, Yeezus, just two nominations. The outburst came during a recent performance in Phoenix on his Yeezus tour. Ye stopped the show to blast the awards association. "Yeezus is the top one or two album on every single list, but only gets two nominations from the Grammys," he told the crowd.
Lea Michele, the "Glee" co-star of the late Cory Monteith, has the most re-tweeted Twitter post of 2013 with her announcement of Cory's fatal overdose. "Among the millions of affecting Tweets this year, there is something we call The Golden Tweet," Twitter spokesman Gabriel Stricker said in a blog post.