Tom Petty has responded to the recent controversy over pop singer Sam Smith's song "Stay with Me." The rock legend's publishers threatened legal action against Smith's team for similarities between "Stay with Me" and Petty's classic "I Won't Back Down."
Neil Young will appear on the Tuesday, February 3 episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, where he'll perform a song and chat with the host. The program will be taped in Los Angeles for one week beginning next week following a special Super Bowl edition on Sunday from Phoenix. The episode marks Young's return to Fallon.
Keyshia Cole has come under fire from members of her family who claim the singer unfairly left them out of a reality series. Various members of Cole's family have blasted the singer, claiming that she intentionally limited their potential screen time on her reality series.
Lil Wayne has filed a law suit against Cash Money Records head Birdman, asking to be released from the label. TMZ reports that Weezy claims that Birdman violated the terms of their deal by withholding tens of millions of dollars Cash Money owes him for his oft-delayed album, Tha Carter V. Wayne says he wants the contract canceled and is suing for an additional $51 million.
Fans of Aerosmith will be able to watch live footage of the band captured during their Donington Park concert from this past summer. The 19-song set will hit select theaters for one night on February 26. "It's always an absolute hoot that leaves me howling at the moon, performing at Donington we couldn't have had a better time on stage that night," says Steven Tyler.
Courtney Love will be featured in a recurring role on the FOX drama Empire. According to a presser, Love plays a "hard rock powerhouse, who is part of Empire Entertainment's stable of artists." The role follows Love's guest spot on the AMC program Sons of Anarchy. Love is teaming up with Lana Del Rey this summer for her Endless Summer trek.
Frank Ocean, Andre 3000, and J. Cole are among the acts announced to appear on the upcoming debut album from Chance the Rapper. "We worked with Migos. We worked with J. Cole. We did some work with Emily King just last week," Chance said of other collabs on the follow-up to his 2013 mixtape Acid Rap.
Lady Gaga took to Instagram earlier this week for a tribute to the late Whitney Houston. The Mother Monster posted an image of Houston and recalled the massive influence Whitney has had on her life and career. "Every year around the Grammys I think about Whitney," Gaga captioned the pic.
The Who have announced the impending release of all 11 of the band's studio LPs to 180-gram vinyl. The albums, along with the two-LP vinyl edition of the recent hits collection The Who Hits 50!, drop March 24. On their website the band wrote that "there is no more significant a milestone in rock music than the 50th anniversary," adding "through the decades, the Who redefined rock."
Jagged Edge singer Kyle Norman has been accused of beating his fiancée and trying to shove her engagement ring down her throat. Atlanta police, in response to a domestic violence call, say they found the woman with a golf ball-sized welt on her head. She claims that Norman threatened to kill her, and then allegedly began punching and choking her with a scarf.
Carrie Underwood has released "Little Toy Guns" as the second single from her album, Greatest Hits: Decade #1. The cut centers on a little girl who is faced with bickering parents. "I've seen it firsthand from different people in my life and seen how the tumultuous parental relationship between each other can affect a child," Underwood says.
Black Sabbath bass player Geezer Butler was arrested following a bar brawl at the Corkscrew Saloon on the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley, California. Charged with misdemeanor assault, public intoxication and vandalism, Butler, 65, was later released, according to the Inyo County Sheriff's Department.
T.I. has released the music video for "G S**t," a single from his latest album Paperwork, featuring a guest spot from Jeezy. The 12-minute vid, directed by Chris Robinson, takes place during the prohibition era, and sees a dapper Tip along with Rotimi, Wood Harris and Watch the Duck. "We're gonna give you a slice of life."
Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn says that he's tired of having his band's lyrics censored by radio stations. Speaking with Rock Sins, Fehn says censorship sucks. "There's so many songs that they'll blip. I hate that. The worst is when they redo it with a different word," he began. "I'm like, 'Come on, man.' Even with the internet . . ."
Paul McCartney has released the music video for "Only One," his collaboration with Kanye West. The clip, directed by Spike Jonze, features Yeezy with his daughter North West standing in a field as it rains. West debuted the video during an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.