Pop superstar Justin Timberlake is reportedly "finalizing" a deal to perform at the event for the first time in 13 years.
According to US Magazine, Timberlake and the NFL are locking down a deal that will put him on the stage for the first time since the Patriots and Panthers played in the Super Bowl in 2004, when he very controversially ripped off part of Janet Jackson's bustier.
The NFL was reportedly rejected by a pair of big-name performers, including rapper Jay-Z and Adele.
There was also some chatter in the US Magazine report that Timberlake could be joined on the stage by Jay-Z, although a source told US that "as of right now, it will just be Justin — no surprise performers."
Timberlake's previous performance changed the way the halftime shows operate, with the Federal Communications Commission implementing a delay on live broadcasts after Jackson's nipple was revealed during the live broadcast rendition of Timberlake's song "Rock Your Body."
The 2018 arena tour kicks off January 5th at Minneapolis' Target Center and runs through February 28th with a tour-closing gig in Honolulu, Hawaii. Jhene Aiko and Kali Uchis will serve as Del Rey's two opening acts for the trek.
Tickets for the LA to the Moon Tour go on sale starting September 28th for fans who purchase merchandise at Del Rey's online shop. A pre-sale follows September 29th before the general on-sale begins October 2nd.
Prior to her trek, on November 6th, Del Rey will appear at the Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen at Montreal's Bell Center. Elvis Costello, Sting, Feist, the Lumineers and Philip Glass are also among the artists who will remember Cohen in his hometown on the one-year anniversary of the music legend's death.
Yo Gotti is on the LAPD's radar as a person of interest in the shooting of Young Dolph.
Law enforcement sources say that Gotti and Young Dolph were both staying at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood Tuesday when their crews got into some sort of disagreement, then just a short time later, shots were fired outside the hotel.
Sources tell TMZ that witnesses at the scene told officers Gotti was involved.
Back in February Blac Youngsta -- who is signed with Yo Gotti -- was accused of shooting over a hundred bullets at Dolph's SUV in Charlotte. Youngsta eventually turned himself in.
Story developing ...
Patient fans who’ve been on the hunt for a copy of Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ Fever to Tell are in luck. The band has announced that their 2003 debut album – known for its distinctive subway-inspired graffiti cover – will be reissued in a variety of formats.
Fever to Tell hasn’t been available on vinyl for a decade. Along with that standard LP edition, there will also be deluxe box, digital deluxe and standard re-mastered versions of the album, which is approaching its 15th anniversary. They’re due in stores on Oct. 20 via Interscope Records / UMe.
“A friend of a friend kept asking if we were ever gonna put Fever To Tell out on vinyl as it hasn’t been on vinyl in 10 years,” the band wrote in a statement. “That’s not right. So here it is on vinyl for the first time in 10 years, plus a time capsule of photos, demos (first ever recorded), a mini film documenting our near downfall and other fun memorabilia, from the turn-of-the-century New York City – made with love and the usual blood, sweat and tears of Yeah Yeah Yeahs.”
To celebrate the reissue, Yeah Yeah Yeahs have released the song “Shake It,” which you can listen to above. They’ve also added two shows to their upcoming roster. They’ll play the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on Oct. 25 and the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn on Nov. 7. Already announced were performances at the Growlers 6 Festival in Long Beach, Calif. and the Sound on Sound Festival Austin, Texas.
You can pre-order all editions beginning on Sept. 26, with an instant download of “Shake It.” Visit the band’s website for more information on the reissue and ticket sales.
‘Fever To Tell’ Reissue Track Listing
LP 1 / Side A
2. “Date With The Night”
5. “Black Tongue”
7. “Cold Light”
LP 1 / Side B
1. “No No No”
3. “Y Control”
4. “Modern Romance”
LP 2 / Side A (Previously Unreleased)
1. “Date With The Night” (four track demo)
2. “Black Tongue” (four track demo)
3. “Pin” (four track demo)
4. “Maps” (early four track demo)
5. “Poor Song” (four track demo)
6. “Tick” (four track demo)
7. “Shot Down” (four track demo)
8. “Ooh Ooh Ooh” (four track demo)
9. “Maps” (four track Demo)
LP 2 / Side B (B-sides & Rarities)
1. “Shake It” (previously unreleased)
3. “Modern Things”
5. “Shot Down”
6. “Yeah! New York”
7. “Boogers” (previously unreleased)
1. “There Is No Modern Romance” (tour documentary by Patrick Daughters & Stephen Berger)
2. “Fukuoka Nagoya Osaka Tokyo” (Japan tour behind the scenes)
3. “They Don’t Love Like I Love You” (interviews by Lance Bangs & Spike Jonze)
4. “Maps” (official video)
5. “Date With The Night” (official video)
6. “Y Control” (official video)
7. “Pin” (official video)
8. “Y-Control” (Live at Fillmore San Francisco)
9. “Black Tongue” (Live at Fillmore San Francisco)
10. “Maps” (Live at Fillmore San Francisco)
11. “Rich” (Live at Fillmore San Francisco)
12. “Miles Away” (Live at Fillmore San Francisco)
13. “Poor Song” (Live at Fillmore San Francisco)
Cassette (Limited to first 500 deluxe box customers)
1. “Phone Jam”
2. “Art Star” (four track demo)
3. “Bang” (four track demo)
4. “Our Time” (four track demo)
Rapper Young Dolph has been shot in Hollywood and has been rushed to a local hospital.
According to sources, Dolph was outside The Shoe Palace at Hollywood and Highland when he was shot. Officers responded and paramedics were called. There have been no arrests and no one seems to know as of yet how many people were involved with shooting or what a possible motive may have been.
Back in February, Dolph’s SUV was shot at multiple times in Charlotte, N.C. Fellow rapper Blac Youngsta surrendered to the police for his alleged involvement in the incident, despite proclaiming his innocence. In July, a Dolph concert in Houston ended in gunfire.
Regarding his current situation in Hollywood, Dolph’s injuries aren’t life-threatening but he reportedly suffered multiple gunshot wounds. More on this as it develops.
Sources Directly connected to Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott say they are having a baby girl.
It's reported that Travis has been privately telling friends about the pregnancy for nearly 2 months, and Kylie is around 5 months pregnant.
Kim and Kanye's baby via surrogate, are due around mid January. That means their baby will be born around the same time as Kylie's
Black Veil Brides have returned, and the Los Angeles rock powerhouse have revealed they are going to embark on a North American co-headline tour with Asking Alexandria! The five-week trek, dubbed “The Resurrection Tour,” kicks off on Jan. 10 at the Complex in Salt Lake City, Utah and goes coast to coast before concluding in Las Vegas, Nev. at House of Blues on Mar. 2.
“It’s finally happening, us and Black Veil Brides sharing a stage,” says Asking Alexandria drummer James Cassells. “A new Asking Alexandria album, headlining sets, all the f–king production…this tour is going to be larger than life. Don’t miss out.”
The tour announcement arrives following the release of “Into the Fire,” Asking Alexandria’s first new song and video since reuniting with singer Danny Worsnop and a teaser of what is to come on the band’s forthcoming, as-of-yet untitled album, out Dec. 15 via Sumerian Records.
Black Veil Brides have shocked and electrified modern rock back to life, as their 2014 critically acclaimed self-titled fourth album bowed in the top of the Billboard 200. It followed up 2013’s Wretched and Divine, which crashed the Top 200 at No. 7 and yielded the smash “In The End.” The group has been working on a new album and it was recently revealed that the disc has been pushed into early 2018. That would seemingly coincide with the band’s touring plans.
Singer Andy Biersack told the Rock Sound podcast, “I think, all in all, it’s a record that’s very representative of where we are as a band at this point in our career. I’m not gonna tell you, ‘Well, it’s our heaviest and most melodic,’ or, ‘This is the best…’ I think that it’s just a record that we’re really, really proud of and I think it’s a great album and I think the fans are gonna like it, and it’s a long time coming. At this point, it’ll be four years since the last Black Veil record, by the time it’s out. So I think it’s a long time coming, and I think people are gonna really enjoy it.”
Crown the Empire will act as support on all dates. Tickets are go on sale on this Friday, (Sept. 29th). Check out the full itinerary below.
Black Veil Brides and Asking Alexandria Co-Headlining Tour Dates
01/10 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex
01/11 – Denver, Colo. @ Fillmore Auditorium
01/12 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
01/13 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Myth Live
01/15 – St. Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant
01/17 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Stage AE – Indoor
01/18 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ 20 Monroe Live
01/19 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Eagles Club Stage
01/20 – Chicago, Ill. @ Riviera Theatre
02/02 – Worcester, Mass. @ Palladium
02/03 – Portland, Maine @ State Theatre
02/04 – Montreal, Quebec @ M Telus
02/05 – Toronto, Ontario @ Rebel
02/07 – Norfolk, Va. @ The NorVa
02/08 – New York, N.Y. @ Terminal 5
02/09 – Baltimore, Md. @ Rams Head Live
02/10 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Electric Factory
02/12 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle
02/13 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Marathon Music Works
02/14 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
02/16 – Dallas, Tex. @ Gas Monkey Live
02/17 – Houston, Tex. @ House of Blues
02/19 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ El Rey Theater
02/20 – Tempe, Ariz. @ The Marquee
02/22 – Boise, Idaho @ Knitting Factory Concert House
02/23 – Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theater
02/24 – Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox SoDo
02/25 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Vogue Theatre
02/27 – Spokane, Wash. @ Knitting Factory Concert House
03/01 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Warfield Theatre
03/02 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ House of Blues
Aerosmith have canceled the remaining four dates of the current leg of their “Aero-Vederci Baby” tour due to an undisclosed medical issue frontman Steven Tyler is facing. The affected gigs include three in South America and one in Mexico.
According to an official statement from the band, the unexpected medical issues have the singer seeking immediate care. He has been advised by his doctors that he cannot travel or perform at this time. “Steven is expected to make a full recovery,” reads the statement. “With proper rest and treatment he will be back on his feet soon rocking the world.”
Tyler also sent a personal message to his fans saying he has flown back to the United States for treatment, and that his condition, while not life-threatening, requires immediate medical attention.
“To everybody in South America….Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Mexico… I’m very sorry and feel like I’ve let you down,” Tyler says. “I won’t be able to continue the last four shows of this tour. I flew back to the U.S. on doctor’s orders last night after the show in São Paulo. Please not to worry … I am not in a life threatening condition, but I need to deal with this right away, and get some rest and medical care immediately in order to sustain and maintain my future performances … I promise I’ll be back … unfortunately, health does not wait and it’s something even I can’t schedule around our shows … As they say, ‘We humans make plans, and God laughs…’ I love you all and will be back with you soon…”
The group then collectively thanked fans for their understanding and support. There’s been a bit of back and forth between Tyler and the rest of the rock and roll legends from Boston as to whether this is the final go round for the band.
Last June, Tyler told Howard Stern, “I love this band, I really do, and I want to squash every thought that anybody might have about this … we’re doing a farewell tour, but only because it’s time. We’ve never done that.” Guitarist Joe Perry then told Rolling Stone that while it was “a good possibility,” he wasn’t quite sure. “It could be the last, but it’s really hard for me to imagine a last gig. Sorry.” Later in the year, drummer Joey Kramer told Houston’s Culture Map, “As far as I know, there is no farewell tour.”
Cancelled Dates of Aerosmith’s “Aero-Vederci Baby” Tour
Sept. 27 – Curitiba, Brazil
Sept. 30 – Santiago, Chile
Oct. 03 – Rosario, Argentina
Oct. 07 – Monterrey, Mexico
Kid Rock wrapped up six sold-out shows in his hometown of Detroit at Little Caesars Arena, setting the attendance record with 86,893 tickets sold and bringing thousands of fans to The Motor City. From “Born Free” and “Batwitdaba” to “Picture” and “All Summer Long,” Kid Rock gave his fans a little bit of every genre he covers. Not only was Kid Rock the inaugural act for the venue, but he also opened Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit restaurant at the recently completed Little Caesars Arena. The restaurant features an array of contemporary food and music inspired by the award-winning musician.
Kid Rock has blazed his own trail in the music world, having sold over 26 million albums to date. Since the spontaneous release of his two most recent tracks, “Po-Dunk” and “Greatest Show On Earth” and their accompanying videos in July, Kid Rock has been at the center of media coverage speculation as to his musical and personal ambitions, with hints of a Senate run in the near future.
The Detroit run comes on the heels of Kid Rock’s latest release, “Tennessee Mountain Top,” currently available on streaming and sales platforms and impacting country radio October 2. While Kid Rock’s early career was linked to the hip-hop and rap genres, his musical talents intersected early with country audiences and created a connection that has continued to grow each year. He found success in country music with “Picture” featuring Sheryl Crow (2003) and “Can’t You See” with Zac Brown Band (2010). In 2016, Kid Rock joined Jason Aldean at Fenway Park in Boston for part of Aldean’s Six String Circus Tour. This October 6th and 7th, he will host Kid Rock’s Third Annual Fish Fry in Nashville, yet another sign of his close ties to Nashville and country music.
Cardi B just became the first rap act to hit the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with no guest features since Lauryn Hill claimed the top spot back in 1998.
Cardi’s “Bodak Yellow” moved from the No. 2 spot to No. 1, making her only the second female rap act in history to earn the spot with no features, the first being Lauryn’s “Doo Wop (That Thing).” Billboard reports that Cardi is also the first female soloist to top the Hot 100 with a debut track unaccompanied by another artist since Meghan Trainor did so back in 2014.