Music

R.E.M. will debut unreleased material on new four-LP set

March. 17 (UPI) — R.E.M. will debut unreleased material on a new four-LP set in celebration of Record Store Day. The event celebrates independently-owned record stores, and will take place for its seventh year on April 19. The band plans…

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Rolling Stones cancel first Australian concert after L’Wren Scott’s death

March. 18 (UPI) — Following the death of Mick Jagger‘s girlfriend, model and fashion designer L’Wren Scott, the Rolling Stones have canceled the first date of their Australian tour. Scott was found dead in her apartment Monday in an apparent…

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Kiss and Def Leppard announce summer 2014 tour

March. 17 (UPI) — Kiss and Def Leppard will join forces for a North American tour this summer. The two bands announced the news via live stream on the Live Nation website on Monday. The joint venture will be called…

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Metallica talks about new song ‘The Lords of Summer’

March. 17 (UPI) — Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich discussed the band’s new song, “The Lords of Summer,” ahead of its debut at their concert on Sunday. The new song is an 8-minute epic, and the band’s first original music in…

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Kanye West gets 2-year probation after pleading no contest in paparazzo attack

March. 17 (UPI) — A Los Angeles court sentenced Kanye West to two years’ probation, 250 hours of community service and 24 sessions of anger management counseling after the Yeezus rapper pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery. The charge stems…

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Chris Brown Ordered to Remain in Jail, Wears Orange Jumpsuit in Court

Chris Brown is staying behind bars. The 24-year-old singer appeared in court on Monday, March 17, and was ordered to remain in jail for another month, the Associated Press reports. Brown was arrested in Malibu, Calif. on Friday, March 14,…

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Reggae star Vybz Kartel convicted of murder

KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 14 (UPI) — Popular Jamaican musician Vybz Kartel was convicted along with three other men in the murder of an associate in Kingston, officials said. Kartel, a dancehall and reggae star whose real name is Adidja Palmer,…

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Beck talks about spinal injury that almost ended his live performance career

March. 14 (UPI) — Beck has spoken out about the spinal injury that almost ended his live show career. The singer spoke to Rolling Stone in an interview published Friday that details the accident and the effect it had on…

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Lady Gaga was broke during 2009 ‘Monster Ball’ tour

Lady Gaga may have rocked the music industry with her debut album The Fame in 2008 (and those killer outfits!), but it turns out the woman who was telling everyone to “just dance” wasn’t living a life of luxury behind…

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Nikki Sixx Marries Courtney Bingham

Nikki Sixx is a married man! After more than three years together, the Mötley Crüe bassist tied the knot with model Courtney Bingham Saturday afternoon at Greystone Mansion in Los Angeles in front of family and friends, his rep confirms.…

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