The Band Perry are among the acts to be confirmed for the Fashion Rocks show during Fashion Week in New York City. The two hour event, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, airs live on CBS from Brooklyn's Barclays Center on September 9.
After Garth Brooks releases his catalog digitally, it is likely that he'll surpass Elvis Presley in all time world wide sales. The King sales total 134.5 million, while Brooks is nipping at his heels with 134 million. According to USA Today, Brooks would need to sell one million copies of his 18-disc collection to surpass Elvis.
Here Lies Love, the musical from David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, is set to begin its theatrical run at London's Dorfman Theatre on September 30. The musical, based on the pair's album of the same name, follows the career of Imelda Marcos, former first lady of the Philippines. The production is currently running at the Public Theater in NYC.
Neil Young has been named as one of the headliners for the upcoming Farm Aid concert at Raleigh, NC's Walnut Creek Amphitheater on September 13. White will be joined by fellow headlining acts Jack White and Willie Nelson for the event. Other acts on the bill include John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Jamey Johnson.
Former Velvet Revolver fronter Scott Weiland says that a band reunion is possible. Speaking with the Toronto Sun, he says to never say never:
"There's always a chance for things. I've said 'never' before and I've proved myself wrong," Scott began.
Nicki Minaj released the artwork for "Anaconda," a single from her upcoming album, The Pink Print. The cover image features the YMCMB first lady squatting in a pink g-string with her back to the viewer. "Anaconda," produced by Polow Da Don and Da Internz, follows "Pills N Potions" as the second single from The Pink Print, which still has no release date.
Common took the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday to perform his hit "Blak Majik," featuring Jhene Aiko. Com also performed a second cut, "Kingdom," featuring a guest spot from Vince Staples. "I wanted to team up with [Jhené] and do a song that was fresh," Common has said of "Blak Majik."
Pharrell Williams has released the music video for "Come Get It Bae," featuring a guest spot from Miley Cyrus. In addition to Cyrus and Pharrell, the vid features a bevy of beautiful backup dancers. The visual, which dropped on Wednesday, begins with a title card proclaiming that "beauty has no expiration date."
Weezer performed "Back to the Shack," the latest single from the band's upcoming LP Everything Will Be Alright in the End, on Jimmy Fallon earlier this week. According to Billboard, Rivers Cuomo and the boys gave a flawless performance for the audience. The LP hits September 30.
T-Boz of TLC is looking to launch the next big girl group and she's giving fans a chance to audition. The competition, called Project Next, can be entered by fans by sending a video to T-Boz, she announced in a presser. "T-Boz is forming the next superstar girl group ages 18-24 send us a video of you singing or rapping and you must be able to dance," the release reads.
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry says that he is about halfway done with his next solo album. Perry says that while he isn't entirely sure what's next for Aerosmith, he knows a main focus of his is his solo work. "I really don't know what's coming up next," Perry tells ARTISTDirect.
Chuck Wicks is working on his first album with new label Blaster Records. Speaking with the Boot, Wicks said that he got the attention of the label after issuing a self-released EP. "What was strange about it was, I released a thing called 'Rough' on my own, and it got a lot of attention, sold a lot of EPs out of the gate," Wicks said.
Radiohead are preparing to begin recording the follow up to 2011's King of Limbs in September. Speaking with the BBC guitarist Jonny Greenwood, announced the unexpected news: "We're going to start up in September, playing, rehearsing and recording and see how it's sounding."
Roger Daltrey is helping out with the erection of an international railway museum to be built in Ashford, Kent. Speaking with the BBC, the Who fronter said the museum would remind Britons of their country's role in the development of the train: "Britain forgets that we invented the railway and it conquered the world," he began.
AFI fronter Davey Havok is reaching out to fans to raise $20,000 to support his first feature film, The Violent. The film, set in the 1990s, centers on a group of punks in their final year of high school. The $20,000 the producers are asking for will cover a wide range of things from legal and business expenses, to the casting process.