Lil' Kim has released her remix of "Fancy," the massive summer hit from Iggy Azalea. "I'm so fancy!! Had to show my girl @IGGYAZALEA some love!! Muuaaahhh!!!" tweeted Kim, dropping the cut on SoundCloud. Kimmy's mix tape, Hard Core 2K14, featuring her renditions of Beyonce's "Flawless" and Bobby Shmurda's "Hot N***a," hits September 11.
Queens of the Stone Age fronter Josh Homme is the latest rocker to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, dousing himself and uploading the video to YouTube. In turn, he nominated U2 singer Bono to follow in his footsteps. "This is Josh Homme for the A--," he says, then gets soaked before finishing his sentence.
Janelle Monae has opened up on the murder of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager gunned down by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Speaking with VIBE, Jan said the shooting has brought about a welter of emotions for her. "I'm from Kansas City, so I'm four hours away from St. Louis," she began. "It's a time where I'm trying to be still . . ."
Jiff, the Pomeranian most well known for co-starring in the Katy Perry music video "Dark Horse," has set two Guinness World Records. The first was for walking 6.56 seconds in a 10-meter walk on his hind legs, while the second was for walking 5 meters in 7.76 seconds on his front paws. "When Jiff first walked into our offices, we weren't even sure he was real!"
Soul singer Mavis Staples joined Arcade Fire on stage during the band's show at Chicago's United Center for a performance of "This May Be the Last Time." The cut segued into the Rolling Stones' "The Last Time," which is itself a take on a Staples Singers original. It's not the first time the acts have hooked up.
Bob Dylan will release his box set, The Basement Tapes Complete, on November 4. The set includes six CDs comprising 138 tracks from Bob and the Band's 1967 Basement Tapes sessions. Previously unknown songs featured on the album include "Wild Wolf," a cover of Hank Williams' "My Bucket's Got a Hole In It," and an early rendition of "I Shall Be Released."
Nickelback have revealed the track list for their upcoming album No Fixed Address. The band revealed the official song set on Twitter, using the hashtag #NoFixedAddress. The follow-up to 2011's Here And Now marks Nickelback's first studio album on their new label, Republic Records. The band is also expected to announce a massive tour in support of the LP.
Count Christine McVie among those excited about the upcoming Fleetwood Mac tour. She previously revealed that she had initially quit the band because of a fear of flying. "If I don't do anything about this flying business, I'm never going to go anywhere or do anything," she told Elle magazine. "We took off, and the feeling was, 'God, I'm free!'"
Iron Maiden's first eight studio albums are being reissued on vinyl.
According to the band's website, the albums will be reissued on "heavyweight 180g black vinyl," along with a limited run of "highly collectable" 7-inch singles accompanying the LPs. The press release adds that the reissues are cut from the "original analogue master tapes."
ZZ Top has been forced to postpone a slew of tour dates after bassist Dusty Hill suffered a hip injury. According to a message on PalaceNet.com, the official website of the Detroit area's DTE Energy Music Theatre, Hill injured his hip the previous night when he slipped and fell on his band's tour bus. The message adds that the injury "requires immediate attention."
The Beatles have been named America's Favorite Band in a new poll from Harris Poll. The firm interviewed 2,306 U.S. adults between July 16 and 21, 2014, finding that the Fab Four edged out Elvis Presley and Beyonce to take the top spot. Led Zepplin took fourth place, while George Strait rounded out the top five. Bruno Mars was six.
Trisha Yearwood has released "Prize Fighter," a new single featuring a guest spot from Kelly Clarkson. "When you're sweating from the fear/ You're looking it in the eye/ Turn the sound of defeat into your battle cry/ Stakes are down, you're out of luck/ Look at you smiling with a shiner/ Standing higher/ Prize fighter," sings Trisha on the tune.
Keith Richards honored his friend and musical inspiration Chuck Berry when the latter was awarded the Polar Music Prize in Sweden earlier this week. Richards sent a video message to be broadcast at the ceremony, which Berry was also unable to attend.
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo will soon be starring in a sitcom based on his life. The show, DeTour, is a single-camera comedy funded by Fox and scripted by Steve Franks (Psych). The semi-autobiographical series will focus on events from Cuomo's life, including his sabbatical from the band to attend Harvard.
Martin Scorsese is working on a biopic about the Ramones, according to the band's estate manager. Jeff Jampol tells Billboard, "We're gonna do something moving forward, but it's gonna be Ramones. We're all gonna focus on the Ramones, and it's that whole thing of, 'United we stand, divided we fall.' The legacy is the Ramones, the music is the Ramones . . ."