Chris M. Junior
The Killers, Depeche Mode and Others Cover U2′s Entire ‘Achtung Baby’ Album
To mark the 20th anniversary of U2‘s ‘Achtung Baby,’ The Killers, Depeche Mode, The Fray and other notable artists have contributed to a start-to-finish reinterpretation of the classic album. ‘AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered,’ also featuring a remix of U2′s original version of ‘Even Better Than the Real Thing,’ will be included in Q magazine‘s 25th anniversary issue, which hits newsstands October 26. Rea
Queen’s Brian May Contacts Lady Gaga About Fronting the Band
Queen is looking to fill the void left by the late Freddie Mercury, and Lady Gaga is being considered for it. Guitarist Brian May previously reached out to Bad Company leader Paul Rodgers, but now it looks as though the pop diva is at the top of the list.
Kid Rock Focuses on Giving His All During Upcoming Club Tour
Having fun both offstage and with his music still matters to Kid Rock. But as he gets older, Rock gives much more thought to when it’s best to act like his younger self. Thanks in part to his scaled-back partying, Rock says he’s been more consistent singing and playing on tour — and that should be a plus for fans who will be attending his fall club dates.
New Book Claims Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Ordered the Hit on Tupac Shakur [VIDEO]
Before leaving the Los Angeles Police Department, Greg Kading made copies of reports and recorded confessions pertaining to the separate murder cases of rappers Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace (aka Notorious B.I.G. and Biggie Smalls). Those materials are a big part of Kading’s new self-published book ‘Murder Rap.’ Due October 4, the book includes a claim by a police informant who says he was
Sting Celebrates 60th Birthday with Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and More at New York Concert [VIDEO]
Late last month, Sting joined Lady Gaga onstage in Las Vegas during her iHeartRadio Music Festival set. On Saturday, Gaga returned the favor, dropping by New York’s Beacon Theatre for a show that marked Sting’s 60th birthday and his 25 years as a solo artist. But Gaga wasn’t the only star who showed some love for Sting: Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Black Eyed Peas main man Will
Lady Gaga and Sting Team Up for Killer Versions of ‘King of Pain’ and ‘Stand By Me’ [VIDEOS]
Singing the Ben E. King hit ‘Stand by Me’ together is nothing new for Lady Gaga and Sting. But at last weekend’s iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, they took their onstage collaboration to the next level by also performing a version of The Police‘s ‘King of Pain.’
Cee Lo Green Nabs Starring Role in Remake of ‘Sparkle’
Singer Cee Lo Green has racked up a nice range of TV credits, from voice work in the short-lived animated series ‘The Boondocks,’ playing himself in a ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch and, of course, serving as a coach on ‘The Voice.’ His list of big-screen achievements isn’t quite as long, but Green has just added a noteworthy one: a role in a remake of the 1976 film ‘Sparkle.’
Did Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Once Have a Backstage Encounter with Reality TV Star Michaele Salahi?
Michaele Salahi’s list of publicly known rock ‘n’ roll relationships is growing. Photos have surfaced showing that the star of Bravo’s ‘The Real Housewives of D.C.’ — who recently left her husband for Journey guitarist Neal Schon — once had a backstage, flesh-baring encounter with Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler.
‘American Idol’ Alum James Durbin Inks Deal with Wind-up Records
Finishing fourth on ‘American Idol’ isn’t necessarily detrimental to a music career, especially for singers whose registers are best suited for rock. Things have turned out just fine for Chris Daughtry, season five’s fourth-place finalist. And so far, the likelihood for sustained success is looking good for the season 10 equivalent, James Durbin, who recently signed a contract with Wind-up Records
U2′s Bono Goes to Hospital for Routine Checkup, Not Chest Pains
Last year, Bono‘s emergency back surgery in Germany had the U2 fan base worried about his welfare. There was an entirely different kind of concern for Bono over the weekend, when reports circulated that he was treated for chest pains last week at a hospital in Monaco. U2 fans can rest easy, though: It was just a routine checkup, according to a spokeswoman for the 51-year-old singer.
Beyonce’s NYC Concert Sells Out in 22 Seconds
New York City has seen its share of quick concert sellouts, with Prince among the artists whose shows had lightning-fast ticket sales. You can add Beyonce to that esteemed list. All of the tickets for her Aug. 14 show at Manhattan’s Roseland Ballroom were scooped up just 22 seconds after they went on sale to the general public on Aug. 10.
Coldplay Reveals Title, Release Date and Artwork for New Album, ‘Mylo Xyloto’
By leader Chris Martin’s estimation, there are about four different track listings being considered for Coldplay’s fifth studio album. But this much is certain: The album’s title is ‘Mylo Xyloto’ — pronounced MY-lo ZY-letoe — and the release date is Oct. 25.