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David-Bowie.jpg David Bowie's upcoming new studio album Blackstar will "avoid rock n' roll," according to producer Tony Visconti. "We were listening to a lot of Kendrick Lamar," Visconti told Rolling Stone. "We wound up with nothing like that, but we loved the fact Kendrick was so open-minded and he didn't do a straight-up hip-hop record. He threw everything on there . . ."

image1-022814.jpg Janet Jackson will be honored by EBONY as part of their 2015 Power 100 list. "EBONY recognizes those who lead, inspire and demonstrate through their individual talents, the very best in Black America," the publication's website says. "This year, on December 2nd, the EBONY POWER 100 event will be held in Los Angeles, California."

journeymusic-060710.jpg Journey have welcomed back drummer Steve Smith, who originally drummed with the band back in the 1990s, to replace the recently fired Deen Castronovo. The band also announced a new 2016 tour with the Doobie Brothers. They will be joined on the road by Dave Mason for the new run called San Francisco Fest 2016, which will kick off May 12 in Irvine, California.

img2-022015.jpg Thomas Rhett's "Die A Happy Man" has been certified Gold by the RIAA. "Die a Happy Man," which has only been at radio for seven weeks, has already sold more than 500,000 copies. The song is the second single from Rhett's sophomore album, Tangled Up. Rhett says that he penned the hit song at the behest of his wife Lauren.

LedZeppelin-100709.jpg Jimmy Page says that he plans to work on a new solo album next year, which would mark his first solo album since 1988's Outrider. "Next year I'm just going to be working on the guitar," he announced in a recent interview. "It's time for me to go out there and do a solo album — my last solo album was 1988. I haven't really milked the situation; it's time to do another one."

jackwhite-112009.jpg Jack White's record label Third Man Records is set to open its own vinyl pressing plant in Detroit. In addition to printing the label's own records, Third Man are keen to open their plant up to smaller local acts, with label co-founder Ben Blackwell telling Pitchfork "Part of the concern in this world is that vinyl can very easily turn into an exclusionary thing . . ."

LadyAntebellum.jpg Hillary Scott has revealed what she will be doing with her time during Lady Antebellum's downtime - she will record a new gospel album with her family. Scott, along with her mother, Linda Davis; her father, Lang Scott; and her younger sister, Rylee Jean Scott, are currently working on a gospel project that will include well-known hymns.

Kevin-Bacon-112615.jpg Kevin Bacon is set to star in and executive produce a TV reboot of his 1990 cult classic film "Tremors," Entertainment Weekly reports. Bacon originally played Valentine McKee, who lived in the remote town of Perfection when it was invaded by giant man-eating worms called Graboids, in "Tremors." Though the film spawned four sequels, Bacon only starred in the original.

Smokey-Robinson-112515.jpg Smokey Robinson, Eric Church, Aloe Blacc and Rhiannon Giddens teamed up for a rendition of Church's song "Kill a Word" during the two hour A&E special Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America. The event was put on to help spread racial understanding and Church's song was the perfect backdrop.

john-stamos-112515.jpg Actor John Stamos has been sentenced to three years probation following an arrest for driving under the influence of a drug. The "Full House" star pled no contest in a Hollywood court earlier this week and was handed the sentence by a Los Angeles County District Attorney. In addition to the probation Stamos has been ordered to attend 52 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

ericchurch-010810.jpg Eric Church, Smokey Robinson, Aloe Blacc and Rhiannon Giddens teamed up for a rendition of Church's song "Kill a Word" during the two hour A&E special Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America. The event was put on to help spread racial understanding and Church's song was the perfect backdrop.

lambofgod-030615.jpg Lamb of God have canceled their European tour due to the uncertainty of the continent's security following the attacks on Paris. Randy Blythe, the band's fronter, released a lengthy statement explaining LOG's decision. "I don't feel like constantly wondering what the security climate in the next country we are scheduled to play in is, playing terror alert hopscotch . . ."

NoelGallagher-050511.jpg Oasis, Stone Roses and David Bowie are among the early favorites for the 2016 Mercury Prize, according to U.K. bookmaker William Hill. Hill gives Oasis 20/1 odds, Stone Roses 12/1 odds, and Bowie 12/1 odds to win the coveted prize. Neither the Stone Roses nor Oasis have announced an album for 2016.

randy-houser-112714.jpg Randy Houser is known for giving raucous and rowdy concerts, but, on Friday night, the country star had to draw the line when one fan got way too far out of hand. Houser was playing the opening night of his We Went Tour in Corbin, Kentucky, when he noticed a troublemaker stirring things up in the audience. Houser first asked him to "cut that s**t out right now, would you?"

Chris-Debbie-Clem-052011.jpg Debbie Harry of Blondie has opened up on the lyrics to the band's 1978 tune "One Way or Another," saying the song was inspired by an ex-boyfriend turned stalker. She told Classic Rock that the guy was "so wild, I had to move out of New Jersey." She adds that he worked all day in a chemical plant and begin drinking after his shift.

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