Drake has confirmed plans to open a brick and mortar home for the OVO lifestyle brand in his hometown of Toronto. The MC shared a photo of the location via Instagram earlier this month showing the windows blanked out with paper to obscure renovations going on within the retail shop. The store was designed by OVO's creative chief and Drake's right hand man Oliver El-Khatib.
Metallica has confirmed that they will continue on their annual Metallica Night with the San Francisco Giants events into 2015. The hometown legends will once again appear at a Giants home game, this time scheduled for May 2, 2015. "A huge congratulations to our hometown San Francisco Giants, winners of the 2014 World Series," writes the band at its official site.
Bob Dylan treated one extremely lucky fan to a personal concert earlier this week. The unusual gig took place as part of the Swedish documentary series called Experiment Alone, in which individuals are placed in alone situations where they would ordinarily be part of a massive crowd. The lucky fan was a man named Fredrik Wikingsson and he sat in the second row by himself.
Jordin Sparks has released a remix of Drake's track "How Bout Now. "The singer, who recently called it quits with Jason DeRulo, puts her ex to shame offering up her side of the story. "Remember I deleted all my other guys' numbers out my phone for ya? / Remember when you broke your neck and I had to wash your back for ya?" she sings.
Sara Evans has chopped off her long hair and is now sporting a short bob. While the singer released her first holiday LP, At Christmas, on November 17, she also decided to chop her locks off. Evans released a photo on Instagram of her new look, with the caption, "Just another day in the life! Released a Christmas album and cut my hair! Omg! #atchristmas."
Faith Evans has released the music video for "Fragile," a track which samples The Mamas & The Papas' "California Dreamin.'" In the Scandal-inspired clip, directed by Derek Blanks, the songstress plays the first lady of the United States at the White House. "Is it love, is it lust? / Wanna know, can I trust you with my heart / It's so fragile," sings Faith.
Rapper Macklemore took to the streets to march in support of slain Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown. The "Thrift Store" MC joined a large group of protesters in Seattle, walking through the streets with his arms held in the air chanting "Don't Shoot" with the crowd. Speaking with reporters on the scene, Mack said that it's a nationwide issue.
Foo Fighters have released their own line of Christmas sweaters to celebrate the holiday season. The band is selling these sweaters through their official online store. Each sweater, which comes in red or green, is adorned with a rock n' roll gingerbread man and goes for $29.99. Last year the Wu-Tang Clan and Death From Above 1979 released Christmas sweaters of their own.
Most diehard comic book fans have already been notified of this news, but for those who don't, Wolverine almost met Freddie Mercury once. Years ago Marvel turned down a submission of the X-Men's Wolverine crossing paths with the Queen singer. Comics Alliance recently reposted about the rediscovery of these panels, which were originally posted on artist Steve Bunche's site.
David Bowie apparently did a lot of cocaine in the 1970s, according to the New York Post. Two musicians who previously worked with Bowie claim that much of the singer's success can be attributed to cocaine. Carlos Alomar and Nile Rodgers spoke with the New York Post in a recent interview, with the former saying, "In order for him to stay up all night . . ."
Mary J. Blige performed her latest single "Therapy" at the 2014 American Music Awards. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul donned an all black outfit during her set. Sam Smith, who wrote the lyrics to the song, watched proudly during Blige's performance in the front row at the awards show. "Such an honour to witness this legend sing one of my songs tonight," wrote Smith.
Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea performed their sensual duet "Booty" on the 2014 American Music Awards on Sunday night. The two ladies closed out the awards show with the show stopping number. JLO donned a black and white leotard while Azalea showed off her assets in a glittery metallic leotard. During the song there were moments where Azalea smacked JLO's booty and they twerked.
Robert Plant recently explained why he is refusing to reunite with his former Led Zeppelin bandmates. The singer says his desire to constantly try new things started way before he met Jimmy Page when he was playing in Band of Joy with future Zeppelin bandmate John Bonham. "I was 19 years old then — why would I ever compromise from then on?" Plant tells Sound Opinions.
Ariana Grande has released her new holiday track, "Santa Tell Me."
The "Problem" singer wishes for Santa Claus to bring her a true love that lasts in the song.
"Santa tell me if you're really there / Don't make me fall in love again if he won't be here next year," she sings before being joined by a choir.
Sting is set to join his own Broadway musical The Last Ship. The singer will be playing the role of Jackie White, which is the role currently being played by Sting's best friend Jimmy Nail. "Big shoes to fit," noted Sting of Nail. "But he's passed me the baton for five weeks."