Kendrick Lamar has hit the cover of the most recent edition of GQ. In the adjoining interview Lamar opens up with none other than legendary rap and rock producer Rick Rubin. The pair touched on a range of topics including the follow-up To Pimp a Butterfly and how he keeps his head together. "That was me then . . . Not to say that it wouldn't be continuous."
Carrie Underwood has released a behind-the-scenes video of her new "Dirty Laundry" video. Speaking about the vid, she said that the video isn't meant to be taken literally, and that it's all open to interpretation. "It's just all about emotion," she shares when discussing the individuals who came in to film scenes one-on-one with the camera.
Courtney Love, the widow of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, and their daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, have chosen a pair of managers to help them oversee his estate. They have selected Heather Parry, the President of Live Nation Film and Television, and Guy Oseary, the manager for both U2 and Madonna.
Ariana Grande has announced a new U.K. and European tour for 2017. The Dangerous Woman World Tour is set to kick off on May 8 in Stockholm, Sweden. The new leg of the Dangerous Woman trek will take Grande across the U.K. with stops in London, Birmingham and Manchester, as well as across Europe, where she is scheduled to perform in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, and Spain.
"Killing A Little Time," the last in a trio of the final songs to be recorded by rock icon David Bowie has now been released. The song will be included on the upcoming soundtrack for Bowie's musical, Lazarus. "When I Met You" and "No Plan" the rest of the final trio of songs, were released a few days earlier. They were the last songs Bowie recorded before he died of liver cancer in January, at the age of 69.
The Foo Fighters took to the stage once again in Los Angeles for a special charity show to raise money for area schools. The band has been on hiatus since late November 2015, following its tour in support of Sonic Highways. The Foo Fighters played around 25 songs for a small crowd. The set list included original songs as well as covers, with assistance from an impressive list of music icons.
Nude drawings of Iggy Pop that the musician recently posed for as part of a new art display have been compared to Michelangelo's David. "Even models who have been doing life drawing for years don't quite know how to pose to best express themselves," said Guno Park, one of the artists. "But Iggy was so natural and comfortable. He would naturally go towards the contrapostal pose of Michelangelo's David."
Former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese has slammed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for leaving his name off of the band's nomination. "It's just a fine opportunity to see what Pearl Jam has to say in response," he wrote on his personal Facebook page. "Let's see if they do the right thing. It'll be interesting to see the spin that is put on it. I've seen them change a 15 year old settlement agreement just by ignoring its contents and withholding money . . ."
What began in jest may soon translate into a big payday for an employee at a British pub who listed a milk glass that was used by Justin Bieber for sale on eBay. Bieber was photographed eating a meal at the King's Oak Hotel with his bodyguard, where he reportedly dined on salmon, mashed potatoes and a glass of milk.
Evanescence announced that they will release their first vinyl box set on December 9. The box set, which will be called The Ultimate Collection, will consist of six LPs on 180-gram black heavyweight vinyl. The box set will feature the band's three studio albums, Fallen, The Open Door and Evanescence, as well as the first release of their demo album.
Bob Dylan is reportedly "strongly leaning" toward focusing on his gospel period for the thirteenth installment of his archival bootleg series. The only other set under major consideration is one that chronicles the 1974 Blood on the Tracks sessions, according to a source. "Personally I think the gospel set is more interesting," says a source close to the Dylan camp.
Montgomery Gentry have been announced for the 2016 Christmas 4 Kids charity concert at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Joining Montgomery Gentry are the Marshall Tucker Band, who will headline the event for the second year in a row. Ray Stevens, Aaron Tippin, James Robert Webb and Ty Bates are also set to perform.
Cher performed her most famous song "I Got You Babe" with host James Corden on The Late Late Show. Although they tweaked the lyrics of the 1965 Sonny & Cher classic to appeal more to the youth of today, in the age of social media. The first change came in the title of the song, which the pair renamed "I Got You Bae."
Beyoncé offered up performances of her tracks "6 Inch" and "Haunted" at TIDAL X: 1015. The icon suffered an injury during the show when her earring was caught on a garment and cut her ear. She pushed through and later came back to speak with the crowd. "I know this year has been extremely hard for us," she said. "I know sometimes I've felt powerless and frustrated."
Former Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil has pleaded guilty to a charge of misdemeanor battery for his role in an altercation at a Las Vegas hotel this past April. According to TMZ, Neil will pay a $1,000 fine, spend six months on "informal probation" and undergo impulse control counseling as a result of his plea. Neil initially entered a not guilty plea in July.