Justin Bieber surprised fans Saturday night by dropping his new single, “Hard2FaceReality,” via Twitter:
Though the release of the two-minute slow jam featuring Poo Bear could be viewed as commentary on his week of legal woes — the Canadian pop star was detained at LAX by customs officials for nearly four hours on Thursday, and just a day earlier had his DUI case in Miami postponed until July – the track is more likely about the ups and downs of his on-off relationship with Selena Gomez. “It’s hard to face reality,” he sings, “even though you might get mad at me.”
Marilyn Manson may be working on new music, but before a new album arrives he’s taking the opportunity to work in multiple facets of television. His latest venture finds him working with composer Tyler Bates to create the music heard over the opening titles of the new WGN America series, ‘Salem.’
Given that the series is about witches, Manson’s penchant for the macabre seems like a perfect fit. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Manson and Bates worked on a song titled ‘Cupid Carries a Gun,’ which will be heard at the beginning of the series opening credits (seen above) starting with the April 27 episode.
Arcade Fire’s Reflektor Tour rolled into the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City last night, where the band performed a Kansas cover during their encore. Will Butler let the dramatic serenade of the bobbleheads until Win cut him off: “Guys, that was really beautiful, but that’s a Kansas song and we’re in fuckin’ Missouri. That’s gonna kill when we play Lawrence, though.” Watch below.
Ozzy Osbourne is clueless as to who will ‘carry the flag’ for rock stars from now on.
The 65-year-old musician was the frontman of legendary band Black Sabbath and has also had a successful solo career. Having now left his wild days behind, Ozzy admits he’s concerned about who can take over his reputation.
‘That might be a very true statement,’ he commented to Kerrang! magazine when asked if he thinks music is suffering from a lack of rock stars. ‘I honestly don’t know who’s going to carry the flag in the future, but I wish someone would hurry up. None of us are getting any younger, you know.’
In this town, Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey takes a backseat to Willie Nelson.
The country music icon who has an Austin street named after him and is celebrated with an 8-foot bronze likeness downtown added another backyard honor with a spot in the inaugural class of the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame on Saturday night.
McConaughey, who last month won his first Academy Award for best actor in Dallas Buyers Club, inducted his friend and fellow Texan with simplicity.