Soundgarden will release a three-disc rarities album Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path next month, which will features a handful of classic rock cover tunes. In addition to a brand new song, "Storm," Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path features a number covers.
In J.K. Rowling's latest offering, "The story of Dolores Jane Umbridge," she reveals the secret life of Dolores Umbridge. The former headmistress of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is a half blooded witch born to wizard Orford Umbridge and muggle Ellen Cracknell, but presented herself as a full-blooded witch.
Deep Purple have announced details of a one-off show at London's O2 Arena in 2015. The band has revealed that they will play at the historic venue on December 3 of next year. Currently, there are no other U.K. dates scheduled.
Ariana Grande has signed on to appear on the Grammy holiday special A Very Grammy Christmas set to air December 5 on CBS. The event is aimed at building a buzz for the annual Grammy ceremony in January and comes as the Grammy nominations special has faced slipping ratings in recent years.
Marshall Tucker Band have released "Searchin' For A Rainbow," a cut from their recent release Live From Englishtown. The song originally featured on the band's 1975 album of the same name. "The 1977 Englishtown concert was one of the largest shows in the history of the Marshall Tucker Band," said lead singer Doug Gray.
Iggy Azalea revealed plans to release a new studio album next year. After Azalea was asked by a fan on Twitter if she was going to promote Reclassified, the reissue of her hit debut album The New Classic, in the United Kingdom, Azalea responded "but i will when i release a full on album next year. :-)"
"Somethin' Bad," the hit duet by Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, has gone platinum, selling over one million copies since its May release, according to the R.I.A.A. The song also topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, which is the 13th time Underwood has done so, and the fifth time for Lambert.
Eric Church, who has a record called Chief, along with a charity called Chief Cares, recently dished on the story behind the name. He tells Canoe that it is a nickname he shares with his grandpa. "My grandpa was the Chief of Police in the town that I grew up in. So it was his nickname. Everybody called him Chief."
After the Foo Fighters invited Heart to join them for a song during their week-long residency on the Late Show With David Letterman, Heart repaid the favor by covering the Foos cut "No Way Back." Heart played an acoustic rendition of the song while backstage.
Carrie Underwood stopped by The View recently, alongside her 2014 CMA Awards co-host Brad Paisley, and briefly discussed when she is expecting. "I'm due in the spring," Underwood said as she thanked the hosts for congratulating her on her first pregnancy with husband Mike Fisher.
Death Row Records founder Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested and charged with stealing the camera of a paparrazo. The incident, alleges the photographer, occurred last month in Beverly Hills, although the pair were arrested on Wednesday. The incident remains under investigation by the Beverly Hills police.
Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line has added a new tattoo to his growing collection. The ink features a jaguar with the antlers of a deer growing from its head. "Thanks @adamthekid for this new addition on my right forearm ?? #jagdeer," Kelley captioned the pic on Instagram. Fans commenting on the tattoo were, for the most part, complimentary.
Ray Davies says Kinks fans shouldn't hold their breath for a reunion. During a recent interview with the U.K.'s Telegraph, Ray revealed that, while he and brother Dave Davies could be convinced, they couldn't move forward as the Kinks without drummer Mick Avory.
Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer") has partnered with Kari Lizer (creator "The New Adventures of Old Christine") for an HBO comedy about a rogue nun. Sedgwick plays Kate, a disillusioned nun, who leaves her cloistered life. "No longer Sister Katherine, she's turned her back on her old life and now finds herself coming of age, trying to figure out who she is without her vows . . ."
Aretha Franklin has released her latest album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, a collection of her covers of some monumental tunes, including Etta James' "At Last," Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" and a couple of more recent-vintage songs, like Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" and Alicia Keys' "No One."