Drake cheered on his hometown Toronto Raptors at the second-ever "Drake Night." The team's Global Ambassador could be seen courtside for the game against the Brooklyn Nets. The rapper introduced the Raptors team including players Terrence Ross, Amir Johnson and coach Dwane Casey with some hilarious jokes.
Joan Jett will open for the Who on their upcoming 50th anny tour, beginning April 15 in Tampa, Florida. "Having Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, a great American rock band, support us on our North American dates will ensure concert-goers a full night of entertainment," Roger Daltrey said in a statement announcing Jett's opening gig. "I love her."
Joe Perry is prepping the release of his new holiday EP, Joe Perry's Merry Christmas, and says he was inspired to cut the record after stealing away a few minutes during his recent book tour. Speaking with Ultimate Classic Rock, the Aerosmith icon says he always hoped to record a holiday release and opened up on his band's future plans.
Kip Moore's songs "Hey Pretty Girl" and "Something Bout a Truck" have both earned noteworthy milestones. "Hey Pretty Girl" has been certified platinum for sales and streams, while "Something Bout A Truck" has been certified double platinum, marking sales over two million. "I couldn't have imagined in my wildest dreams that we would be talking about millions of sales and streams of songs."
Stevie Wonder is a dad for the ninth time. Wonder, who is 64, and his girlfriend, Tomeeka Robyn Bracy, welcomed their daughter Nia. The child's birth comes after a series of rumors that the couple were expecting triplets, which the singer denied last month. He also noted that his daughter's name was chosen because it means "purpose."
No other details of their daughter's birth have been rel
Brandon Flowers has opened up about his forthcoming solo release, saying that it will be a departure from his solo debut. Speaking with NME, the Killers frontman said he has used the new release to shake himself out of some growing habits.
"Even though I'm still young, you can start to get set in your ways," he began.
Nicki Minaj stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote her latest album, The PinkPrint. During the interview, Nicki and Jimmy talked social media and other celebs. "I know you know Beyoncé, but I saw she put out an Instagram of you," Fallon said, wielding a Bey Instagram post. "A picture of you from your high school on her Instagram account . . ."
Guns N' Roses member Bumblefoot has announced plans to split off from the group to focus on his solo career. He hinted at a move during a recent press event in New York to promote his forthcoming solo release. "I'm focusing on my stuff," he told attendees.
Blake Shelton did his best MC Hammer impersonation on The Voice on Tuesday night. The episode featured a short clip of each judge introducing him and herself. Blake's clip saw the country star as MC Blakey Blake, as fellow judge Adam Levine introduced him. "Neon Light" is a recent single from Blake's album, Bringing Back the Sunshine.
Chris Cornell and Duff McKagan have both signed on to appear as part of the grunge super group Mad Season during their upcoming reunion. Cornell will fill in on vocals for the late Alice In Chains singer Layne Staley, and McKagan will step in for Walkabouts member John Baker, who died of a drug overdose in 1999.
The Decemberists have released a new song entitled "The Wrong Year." The track is set to appear on the band's new album What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, following the previously released "Lake Song" and "Make You Better."
KISS have long identified themselves as fans of the Who, but Pete Townshend says the face-painted rockers never would have taken off in England. During a recent interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, Townshend says that KISS are American to their very core.
Taylor Swift is featured on the cover of the December edition of The Hollywood Reporter. She poses screaming, hands on her head, wearing a bluish grey lace dress. The cover copy reads "Rule Breakers 2014." "Everybody wanted me to be a cliché. And I wasn't going to let that happen," reads the pull quote on the front.
Mariah Carey brought her "All I Want for Christmas Is You: A Night of Joy and Festivity" show to NYC's Beacon Theater on Monday night. For the festive concert, Mimi was joined by a dancing Santa, kids and a choir. "You need to know that I have a 10-foot tree," she said, standing in front of a 10-foot tree. "And real reindeer. Yes, real reindeer."
Lynyrd Skynyrd's first five studio albums, and one live album, are set to be reissued in a new self-titled vinyl box set. The box set contains Lynyrd Skynyrd (1973), Second Helping (1974), Nuthin' Fancy (1975), Gimme Back My Bullets (1976), One More From The Road (1976) and Street Survivors (1977).