Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach has announced that he will hitting the road this summer to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band’s debut album, which he will be playing in full.
Additionally, Bach will be performing other tracks from his career during the shows that will kick off on August 29th in Nashville, TN at the Mercy Lounge.
Said Bach: “in commemoration of this 30th Anniversary digital deluxe release, my band is going to perform the first Skid Row record, in its entirety, on the road, LIVE this fall! It’s going to be fun to do something that has never been done live before! We are looking forward to seeing you all for this one time event!”
One week afterabruptly cancelingtheir Memorial Day weekend shows, the Turnpike Troubadurs announced via Instagram that they are taking an “indefinite hiatus” and canceling all upcoming tour dates. The group explained that the break is an “opportunity to heal” and come back stronger.
The Oklahoma-based band, which consists of Evan Felker, Kyle Nix, Ryan Engleman, RC Edwards, Hank Early and Gabriel Pearson, has canceled a number of shows over the last year, alluding to the fact that one of their band members has struggled with personal problems. There has been widespread speculation that singer and frontman Evan Felker is struggling with addiction; however neither the band nor Felker has commented on the rumors.
You can read Turnpike’s official statement in the link below.
Randy Houser announced his 2019 Magnolia Tour this fall. The upcoming trek, which takes its name after Houser’s new studio album, is slated to visit a dozen cities, including Dallas, New York, Boston and more. Randy’s new single, “No Stone Unturned,” was released on May 20, co-written by Houser and Dallas Davidson. Said Randy “My true passion is being out on the road, playing music. That’s kind of what ‘No Stone Unturned’ is all about—I’ve always fancied myself a little bit of a traveling man so I’m looking forward to getting back out there and doing what I love.”
Paul Cauthen will serve as support for Houser on select dates on the road. Tickets go on sale on June 7 at 8 a.m. CT, with pre-sale beginning on June 5. Additional dates will be announced soon.
Madonna has confirmed rumors she will perform at World Pride in New York City later this month. The singer said that she’ll perform at Pride Island, the festival’s live music event, on June 30.
“I hear you,” Madonna said — wrapped in a rainbow towel — in a video posted on her official Instagram account. “I’ll be on Pride Island, where I was born.”
Grace Jones is also set to headline the two-day event, which falls on the last weekend in June and marks the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York, a major milestone in the gay-rights movement.. The entire month is LGBTQ Pride Month in New York City.
Madonna’s advocacy for LGBTQ people goes back decades. She recently teased a new song, “I Rise,” ahead of her upcoming album, “Madame X,” which will be released June 14. The entertainer last toured on her “Rebel Heart” tour back in 2016.
Forbes announced that Jay-Z has become the first hip-hop artist to rack up a billion-dollar fortune, thanks to lucrative investments in real estate, art, liquor and businesses.
Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) was a drug dealer in his hometown of Brooklyn before creating his own label in 1996, Roc-A-Fella Records, from which he released his debut album “Reasonable Doubt.” Since then, the rapper-turned-mogul has earned 14 No. 1 albums, 22 Grammy awards and over $500 million in pre-tax earnings, according to Forbes.
Outside of music, he launched Armand de Brignac (which Jay-Z owns 100% of) in his 2006 video “Show Me What You Got” — the champagne company is estimated to now be worth $310 million. His cognac D’Ussé, a joint venture with Bacardi, is worth $100 million. Jay-Z has $220 million in cash and investments, including a stake in Uber worth an estimated $70 million, which he originally purchased for $2 million.
His streaming service Tidal – which was launched in 2015 – is estimated by Forbes to be worth $100 million. Additionally he has accumulated $75 million from his entertainment company, Roc Nation, and his own music catalog is estimated to be worth $75 million alone.
In 2018, Jay-Z tied for fifth place on Forbes’ list of wealthiest stars with Kylie Jenner.
Alice Cooper has announced additional concert dates this Fall. In anticipation of the release of his album, Rise, which arrives on June 21, the new solo tour dates are an extension of Cooper’s Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back show he’s bringing to the U.S. this summer as a co-headlining tour with Halestorm.
The majority of the dates on the 14-night tour take place in the Southeast, beginning with a Nov. 3 show at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Ft. Myers, Fla., and ending on Nov. 29 at the Mystic Lake Casino Showroom in Prior Lake, Minn.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 7 at 10AM local time. You can view the full list of tour dates below; more locations are expected to be announced soon. Check the tour section of Cooper’s website for full details.
The 50th anniversary of David Bowie’s 1969 single, “Space Oddity” will be honored with a new release of the legendary song. The package will present a special double 7″ single of “Space Oddity” featuring brand new mixes by Tony Visconti. The single itself has been cut from the original analog single master tape, while the jacket housing the 2019 mixes by Tony Visconti is a new design featuring an alternative Ray Stevenson shot from the “Save Rave ’69” concert to that on the poster. You can take a look at it: here.
The new release of Space Oddity is due out July 12.
Kim Kardashian West met with a death-row inmate at San Quentin Prison last week, which is causing some major backlash against the reality TV star. Kardashian started a four-year apprenticeship at a San Francisco-based law firm last summer.
Kardashian met with inmate Kevin Cooper, who has been accused and convicted of murdering Douglas and Peggy Ryen, their 10-year-old daughter Jessica and 11-year-old neighbor Chris Hughes. Kardashian later tweeted out a photo of him, describing their meeting:
“I had an emotional meeting with Kevin Cooper yesterday at San Quentin’s death row. I found him to be thoughtful and honest and I believe he is innocent of the crimes for which he was convicted.”
She added: I am hopeful that Kevin will be exonerated since DNA testing has now been ordered on Kevin’s case and I remain grateful to Governor Newsom for ending capital punishment in California.”
Kardashian West played a role in the release of 63-year-old Alice Marie Johnson, who had been jailed in an Alabama prison on non-violent drug charges, even meeting with President Donald Trump, who eventually granted Johnson clemency.
Lindsay Lohan confirmed she is back in studio making new music. The 32-year-old Lohan took to Instagram to share a snapshot of herself in a sound booth at a studio. Lohan captioned the pic with a simple headphones emoji.
Over the weekend, she shared another snapshot, apparently from the same studio, that seemed to show her singing into a mic. She again captioned this pic solely with an emoji, including some music notes and a microphone.
Lohan finally confirmed speculation she created on her Twitter page, responding to a report that she was currently recording new songs. “Hard At Work,” Lohan wrote, sharing the report.
Lohan is best know for her acting performances, but also had a fairly successful foray into music with her first album, Speak, which was released in 2004 and certified platinum. Her follow-up album, A Little More Personal (Raw), came out in 2005, and was her final album to date. Lohan’s first new music will be the first since the 2008 single, “Bossy.”
The trio comprised of Naomi Cooke, Hannah Mulholland and Jennifer Wayne known as “Runaway June” will release its debut album, Blue Roses, on June 28.
The 10-song album, produced by Dann Huff and Ross Copperman, features Top 25 single, “Buy My Own Drinks.” Naomi, Hannah and Jennifer co-penned a number of tracks on the new album alongside top songwriters Hillary Lindsey, Josh Kear, Chris DeStefano, Liz Rose, Marcus Hummon and more. In addition, the trio included a cover of Dwight Yokam’s 1993 hit, “Fast as You.”
Runaway June is currently supporting Carrie Underwood on her Cry Pretty Tour 360. You can see the full tracklist for “Blue Roses” in the link below.