French pianist Christophe Chassol, who collaborated on Frank Ocean's upcoming sophomore record, says that Frank recorded it at London's famous Abbey Road Studios. Speaking with the BBC, Chassol notes the collab came about at Ocean's request. "Ocean invited me to Abbey Road to record on his album," he began.
Jake Owen has released "Real Life," the first song from his upcoming record, which is due out by the end of 2015. The song sees Jake reflecting on his past. "Well, I grew up in a real town / Where the prom queen had a plastic crown / And we really did just drive around / 'Cause there wasn't s-t to do," Owen sings.
Jessica Lange will make her return to Broadway next year in a revival of American playwright Eugene O'Neill's masterpiece "Long Day's Journey Into Night," the Roundabout Theatre Company has announced. The two-time Oscar winner will reprise her role as the morphine-addicted matriarch, Mary Tyrone, from the London stage production in 2000. She will star opposite Irish actor Gabriel Byrne.
The Who guitarist Pete Townshend says that, following the completion of the band's 50th anniversary tour, he'll be working on his "magnum opus," which will include the publication of a "short novel." "Celebrating 50 years of the Who also allows me to celebrate 52 years of life as a commercial songwriter (my first song, 'It Was You,' was published in early 1963)," he said.
Keira Knightley and her husband, musician James Righton, have welcomed their first child, multiple sources confirm to People. Though Knightley, who confirmed her pregnancy to People last December, has been largely quiet about her impending motherhood, she did reveal to Ellen DeGeneres recently that she had an idea on her birthing plan.
Kelly Clarkson says that she is for legalizing marijuana, telling Rolling Stone that, while she doesn't use the drug, she doesn't see why others shouldn't. "I'm not even a pothead, I just think it's funny that we legalize something as destructive as alcohol or pills and not that," she began. "Don't get me wrong, I love me some alcohol . . ."
Paul McCartney was joined by Foo Fighters fronter Dave Grohl for a rendition of "I Saw Her Standing There," during a gig at London's O2 Arena over the weekend. The cut came at the end of Macca's first encore and featured Grohl playing rhythm guitar and sharing a mic with the Beatles legend. The pair have also previously hooked up on the collab "Cut Me Some Slack."
Trent Reznor has landed the role of music consultant for the Batman: Arkham Knight video game. "Please join us in thanking @trent_reznor for his vision on the Batman #ArkhamKnight #BeTheBatman trailer," the game's maker's wrote of the collab on Twitter. Batman: Arkham Knight will be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 23.
Neil Young has released "Rock Starbucks," a take down of the popular coffee chain. The rocker previewed the video for the track during an episode of Democracy Now!. It's not the first time Young has lashed out against Starbucks, previously slamming the café after it joined a lawsuit with Monsanto to overturn a Vermont law.
Paul McCartney was joined by Foo Fighters fronter Dave Grohl for a rendition of "I Saw Her Standing There," during a gig at London's O2 Arena over the weekend. The cut came at the end of Macca's first encore and featured Grohl playing rhythm guitar and sharing a mic with the Beatles legend.
Jana Kramer has wed football player Michael Caussin at a vineyard in Charlottesville, Virginia. Kramer, who wore a custom Galia Lahav gown, told Us Weekly that she felt "blessed" to have found Caussin. "We feel extremely blessed to have found each other and are so fortunate to have shared our day with close friends and family. We look forward to sharing our lives."
Nicki Minaj has released the music video for "The Night Is Still Young," the latest cut from her album The PinkPrint. In the vid, Nicki wears a sheer pink dress while dancing around the streets of Japantown. At the end, she hops on the back of a motorcycle driven by her fiancée Meek Mill and rides off.
Led Zeppelin's lawyers have offered a boasting response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of the late Randy California, claiming that Zep filched elements of his Spirit song, "Taurus." California's estate claims that the two toured together in the late 1960s, during which time Zeppelin heard "Taurus" and appropriated parts of it for "Stairway to Heaven."
Sara Evans has donated the outfit she wore on the cover of her seventh studio LP Slow Me Down to the Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs, California. "We couldn't be more thrilled to add this piece to the Hard Rock Memorabilia Collection and want to thank Sara Evans for her generous donation," says Stan Kantowski, the Palm Springs Hard Rock Hotel's general manager.
Katy Perry says that she told the Daily Telegraph in 2011 that she hadn't spoken to ex Russell Brand since he "texted me saying he was filing for a divorce." Now the paper has released the interview, which Katy claims is a cheap shot. "It's really inappropriate when journalists repurpose interviews done 3 yrs ago in context of promoting a film & then stamp a new date on it."