Lzzy Hale of Halestorm says that it was a Christian rock festival she attended when she was 11 years old that inspired her to pursue a career in music. "I've been in the same band since I was 13, so I've been gigging for a long time. My parents used to take me to local festivals and it would just be a mish-mash of things," she tells iRockRadio.
David Bowie's son Duncan Jones says that he feels fortunate to have had the chance to say his goodbyes before his father passed away. "I'm OK, I'm good. I was very fortunate, we got a chance to say our goodbyes. It's a weird one for me, I don't really know how to talk about it or what to say about it - other than the fact that we got a chance to say our goodbyes," he said.
Alice In Chains' Jerry Cantrell once brought the Deftones to tears, according to drummer Abe Cunningham. Cantrell makes a guest appearance on Deftones track "Phantom Bride," which is featured on their latest album Gore. Cunningham admits that when Cantrell laid down his guitar part, the band was incredibly moved.
Elton John will not meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin before he performs in Moscow, according to reports. Reuters reports that the meeting will not take place due to scheduling conflicts. The invitation for the meeting came after John fell victim to a hoax that saw Russian TV hosts prank call John posing as Putin.
While Miranda Lambert's Pink Pistol store in Tishomingo, Oklahoma has closed its doors for good, the Lindale, Texas, location is set for expansion. Plans call for the Lindale locale to have a larger inventory, including more "Miranda'ize" merchandise and unique shopping opportunities for fans, according to a press release.
Nine Allman Brothers Band albums will be remastered and released on vinyl in a new set this summer. The 15-LP collection will include an expanded two-record edition of The Allman Brothers Band, Idlewild South, the double At Fillmore East and Eat a Peach, Brothers and Sisters, Win, Lose or Draw and more.
Switchfoot have announced a massive fall tour in support of their forthcoming new album Where the Light Shines Through. The Looking for America Tour will kick off on September 19 in Denver, will travel through more than 40 stops before wrapping up November 26 in San Francisco. The tour is making stops in Chicago, where the band will perform a two-night stand at the House of Blues.
Rush's Alex Lifeson has "hours" of material for a potential new solo album. Lifeson says that while he isn't sure he wants to record a new solo album, since he released his solo debut Victor back in 1996, he does have "hours" of material "that inspires him." "What I enjoyed most about making that album was the variety of the material," Lifeson said.
Drake's latest studio album Views has been streamed over 500 million times in the U.S. alone over the past three weeks. In its first week, Views was streamed 245 million times, when it was only available on Apple Music. It fell to 141 million streams the week after, before climbing to 185 million streams last week, when it became available on other streaming services.
Florida Georgia Line recently treated fans at the Rapid City, South Dakota stop of their Dig Your Roots Tour to a cover of the Backstreet Boys "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)." A fan-shot video of the cover opens with Brian Kelley explaining that Backstreet Boys were the first show he ever attended, followed by a "Big surprise!"
After 15 months of marriage, Amber Heard has filed for divorce from Johnny Depp. Court records show that Heard believes the couple have "irreconcilable differences" and that Heard is seeking spousal support from Depp. It's believed Depp and Heard did not have a pre-nuptial agreement. The two made headlines last year when they illegally brought their two dogs to Australia.
Adele says that Bruce Springsteen is a "gentleman" after he lent her his coat during his concert in Portugal. Springsteen was performing at the Rock In Rio festival show in Lisbon, which Adele attended. But Adele admitted she was "underdressed" for the outdoor concert. Talking to the crowd at her own show in Lisbon, Adele said, "I was wearing a ridiculous skirt, which was silly."
Brianna Nelson and Jeannine Halloran, two of the supposed inheritors of the late Prince's estate, are objecting to having DNA tests. Nelson and Halloran have filed their claim to Prince's estate at Carver County District Court in Minnesota. They have now stated their objection for the court's order to take blood and genetic tests to prove their relationship to Prince.
Dolly Parton has extended her Pure & Simple Tour, adding a number of new dates that will keep the iconic singer out on the road through November. Newly announced dates include Denver, Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheater and Los Angeles, California's Hollywood Bowl, as well as a show in Parton's hometown of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The singer's shows will be largely acoustic.
In honor of Bob Dylan's 75th birthday, David Crosby praises the birthday boy in a new animated video courtesy of Rolling Stone. The comments are taken from a 2013 interview Rolling Stone conducted with Crosby on how much Dylan changed the landscape of folk music when he burst onto the scene. "He was completely different than anyone," Crosby says in the video.