The sequel to the Who's Quadrophenia is set to begin production. This summer To Be Someone, the sequel to the 1979 film adaptation, will be filmed and directed by Ray Burdis. The plot of this film is based on the 2011 novel of the same name written by Peter Meadows. Characters in the 1979 film inspired this new book.
Lady Gaga replaced Keith Urban at the Indy 500 on Sunday, May 29. A back injury prevented the country singer from attending the event where he was set to ride with driver Mario Andretti. Once Andretti was told he would have another person riding with him, he had some concerns. "She's going to distract me quite a bit, actually," he told the Indianapolis Star.
Linkin Park have released two new studio videos they made in the recording studio while working on their seventh studio album. "We just started narrowing down to some of our favorite songs, and we're starting to put our first 'final' vocals on them," Mike Shinoda shared recently. "As I listen through them, I feel like these songs are really personal and revealing."
Styx's Tommy Shaw recently sang a stripped-down version of Queen's "Fat Bottomed Girls" during a recent visit to Cleveland. He sat down with the "newgrass" trio Honeybucket and played the tune. Shaw claps along as the band plays the song on mandolin, acoustic guitar and upright bass. Video of the cover is streaming online.
Little Big Town are pre-warning fans that their upcoming new album, Wanderlust, which they recorded with producer Pharrell Williams, is not a country album. "It's not a country record," Karen Fairchild tells Billboard. "And it's not like anything we've ever done. It's fun to be spontaneous and put it out there to the fans . . ."
Art Garfunkel seems to have talked and sang throughout a production of Hamilton, according to one of the show's stars. Leslie Odom, Jr., an actor who was on vacation from the musical in January, decided to watch the show from the audience and was given seats in the V.I.P. section, he told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show.
Mariah Carey made a pit stop at Cousins Maine Lobster in West Hollywood for some fresh seafood, which may end up on the menu at her wedding to James Packer. The singer chowed down on a lobster roll and a lobster martini that was garnished with an olive, lemon and butter. Carey seems to have recognized the restaurant's owners Jim and Sabin.
Billy Joel has spoken up about Donald Trump's campaign, claiming he thinks it's "very entertaining." The Piano Man recently dedicated his song "The Entertainer" to Trump at his Madison Square Garden concert in New York on Friday. Trump thanked Joel for the nod by tweeting, "Thank you @BillyJoel many friends just told me you gave a very kind shoutout at MSG. Appreciate it."
Brian "Head" Welch says James "Munky" Shaffer and him have really connected on Korn's upcoming album. The guitarist spoke with 95.5 KLOS about the duo's ability to rise to the top on their twelfth studio album. "Me and Munky have connected in a way that we haven't, literally, in years and years. The last record was awesome, and I love it."
Cole Swindell says that his close friendship with Florida Georgia Line makes their current Dig Your Roots Tour all that more meaningful. "They loved me way before I wrote "Chillin' It" or any of that, and they're the people that are always going to be there," Swindell recently told The Boot. "So to be on a Dig Your Roots Tour with Florida Georgia Line, I'm excited."
Ellie Goulding has spoken out about how she shouldn't be criticized for expressing her political views. Recently a fan on Twitter said, "Don't stick your nose into politics and make me not want to go to your concert in June." Goulding responded to the fan by saying, "Don't come please." The fan posted this after Goulding had posted some negative comments about the Donald Trump.
T.I. has finally spoken out about the fatal shooting that took place at his New York City concert last week. The shooting went down during his Irving Plaza show, killing one person and injuring three others. The rapper expressed his grief through an Instagram post, which read, "My heart is heavy today. Our music is intended to save lives, like it has mine and many others."
Chad Smith, Jack Johnson, Paula Abdul, Jason Mraz, Tim Robbins, Keb' Mo' and Elizabeth Banks all covered Sly And The Family Stone's "Everyday People" with students as part of the Turnaround Arts program. Turnaround Arts is the signature program of President Barack Obama's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH).
Craig Morgan has released a new video for "I'll Be Home Soon," the latest track taken off of his upcoming new album A Whole Lot More To Me, due out June 3. The new clip sees Morgan walking the familiar streets of his hometown of Dickson, Tennessee. Throughout the video, fans get to see the inside of Morgan's personal home, his 1994 Line-X armored Jeep and his daughter Aly.
2 Chainz and Lil Wayne have a released a new video for "Gotta Lotta," the latest ColleGrove music video series. The picture-in-picture style video features Wayne and Chainz trading off verses amidst a dizzying array of drums, autotune, weed smoke, women, fire eaters and plenty of drank.