Metallica will release their 1982 demo to cassette tape No Life 'til Leather for this year's Record Store Day event. The group announced the news on Facebook, saying, "[We're] celebrating Record Store Day by taking a huge leap back in time to our humble beginnings." "Twelve people will be able to play it, but everybody else will be able to hold it in their hands," the explained.
It has been announced that Noel Gallagher will headline Latitude 2015 along with Alt-J and Portishead. The fest goes down at Henham Park in Southwold, Suffolk, U.K., from July 16-19. "Well not only have I never played at Latitude before, but I've never even been there, ever," said Gallagher to NME.
Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike Fisher have announced the birth of their first child, Isaiah Michael Fisher, who was welcomed into the world on February 27. Carrie posted a pic to Facebook of the boy's little hand. "Tiny hands and tiny feet . . . God has blessed us with an amazing gift!" she captioned the pic. "Welcome to the world, sweet angel!"
Ondrej Pavelec, goalie for the NHL's Winnipeg Jets, pays tribute to Bruce Springsteen with his protective mask, painted to match the cover of the Boss' album Born to Run. According to Hockeynews.com, the art was done by Dave Gunnarsson, of Dave Art in Sweden, who specializes in airbrushing NHL masks. Pavelec has yet to wear the mask in a game setting, writes NJ.com.
Christina Milian has released a new single, "Rebel," which landed on the heels of the finale of her E! reality show, Christina Milian Turned Up. The cut, which Rap-Up.com calls a "baby making jam," features Milian wooing her man. That Grape Juice notes that the tune is "carved in the vein of today's trend of mellow 'turn-up' cuts."
Elvis Presley has a Graceland exhibit set to open in Las Vegas to commemorate what would have been his 80th birthday. The Westgate Resort & Casino will open the show, titled Graceland Presents ELVIS: The Exhibition - The Show - The Experience, on April 23. "The first-ever permanent Graceland exhibition outside of Memphis will encompass over 28,000 square feet.
Shania Twain has opened up about her long history in the music business and revealed that she was part of two different bands before breaking out as a solo sensation. In a new short biography for The Boot, Shania reveals that she was a member of a rock band called Longshot before going country.
Faith Hill's reps have confirmed that the star is recuperating comfortably after having had neck surgery last month. Her publicist broke the news earlier this week, saying the country singer underwent a routine procedure called anterior cervical discectomy and fusion to relieve pain, numbness and tingling.
Florence + the Machine have announced that they will play a small London gig at the city's Tufnell Park Dome on March 4. The announcement comes on the heels of the band's revelation that they will soon be releasing their third album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. "What Kind of Man," the LP's first single, dropped last month.
Mumford and Sons have confirmed the details for their forthcoming album, Wilder Mind, which marks their third full-length effort and is set for release on May 4. The first single, titled "Release," is set to drop on April 27.
T.I. and Jeezy hosted a Charlotte, North Carolina concert that ended when two people were injured by gun fire. The injured parties, one man and one woman, had to be hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. The shooting happened at Charlotte's Label nightclub. After the scene cleared the club re-opened and hosted a concert from Diddy.
Willie Nelson has announced the lineup for the South By Southwest Heartbreaker Banquet. The one-day music festival at Nelson's private ranch in Luck, Texas, which will be headlined by Nelson, will feature performances from over 20 Americana and indie-folk acts.
Bob Dylan looks to be releasing a follow-up to his covers album, Shadows in the Night, after recording enough tracks for a second volume, according to producer Daniel Lanois. In an interview, Lanois said that Dylan played him a number of tracks which could make their way onto a second release.
Taylor Swift has donated $50,000 to the New York City music education program. The singer has donated the proceeds from her track "Welcome to New York" to fund "Sing!," a musical completion for city high school students. She first announced that she would be donating the royalties from the track to the city back in October during an appearance on "The View."
Jennifer Lawrence has been cast as war photographer Lynsey Addario in the upcoming film "It's What You Do." Lawrence beat out reported competition from actresses including Natalie Portman, Margot Robbie and Reese Witherspoon for the role of the award-winning international photojournalist, on whose memoir the film will be based. The book covers the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist's life.