Guns N’ Roses have debuted their ‘Not In This Lifetime Selects’ video series, sharing live clips from recent dates on their world tour. The band announced the news on their social media channels, and for their first ‘Not In This Lifetime Selects’, GN’R have released a 13-minute video showcasing moments from their show in Salt Lake City, Utah, from 29, October 2019.
Guns N’ Roses confirmed that their summer North American tour was being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band, who previously cancelled their European tour, were due to kick off their summer run in Philadelphia on July 8 and wrap up with a performance in Missoula on August 26.
You can check the footage from GN’R’s Salt Lake City show at the link: here.
Queen guitarist Brian May revealed to fans that he recently suffered a “small” heart attack amid dealing with his previously reported “gardening accident,” which involved tearing a gluteal muscle. After further testing revealed a compressed nerve, the guitarist then suffered the heart attack that landed him on an operating table.
May gave a video update explaining his recent health woes, saying in part, “I told you that I had a ripped muscle. Now, that was the way I was diagnosed. And we thought it was, like, a bizarre gardening accident. I didn’t realize that was amusing, really — I’d kind of forgotten that anything to do with the bum, people find amusing.” May eventually “had another MRI, but this time I had one of the lower spine. And, sure enough, we discovered that I had a compressed sciatic nerve.”
The guitarist provided detail about the heart attack that ultimately revealed three arterial blockages in his heart: “In the middle of the whole saga of the painful backside, I had a small heart attack. And I say ‘small,’ you know, it’s not something that did me any harm. It was about 40 minutes of pain in the chest, and tightness, and that feeling in the arms and sweating.” May chose to have the stents placed rather than undergo a more involved operation open-heart surgery.
Read the rest of his message here including his video message.
Up-and-coming artist Gabby Barrett has announced “The Good Ones” as her next official single. Written by Gabby along with Emily Landis, Jim McCormick and Zach Kale, the song is dedicated to Gabby’s husband, fellow American Idol alum Cade Foehner.
Barrett says in a statement. “I wrote this song about my sweet husband – I hope it is as special to you as it is to me, and that you take a moment to appreciate the good ones in your life every time you hear it.”
Barrett first released “The Good Ones” last summer, and it will soon be part of her debut album, Goldmine, which is set for a June 19 release. Barrett hit the top of the charts with her breakout hit “I Hope” in April. Take a look at the video for “The Good Ones” at the link: here.
Keith Urban has released the new video for his song “Polaroid,” which takes place at a backyard pool party.
Written by Sam Fischer, Steph Jones, Geoff Warburton, Griffen Palmer, and Mark Trussell, “Polaroid” is the follow up to Urban’s current single “God Whispered Your Name,” which is making its way up the charts.
Take a look at the video for Polaroid at the link: here
Hillary Duff is shutting down reports involving one of her children. The former Disney star found herself trending on Twitter for baseless allegations regarding her participation in child sex trafficking. The rumors stemmed from a since-deleted Instagram post that showed Duff’s 8-year-old son, Luca Cruz, lying down without any clothes, and a subsequent Instagram video where the 32-year-old actress addressed the photo, which was eventually censored. “Someone pointed out on Instagram that I did a nude of him, which I did,” Duff said while showing off her family photos, “so we covered that up with [a] sticker.”
Countless fans immediately jumped to Duff’s defense, however a number of Twitter trolls continued to insinuate the picture in question was proof she was participating in child sex trafficking. Duff called the allegations disgusting and condemned the individual who started the rumor.
Duff shares Luca with her ex-husband Mike Comrie, whom she divorced in 2016. She also has a 1-year-old daughter, Banks Violet Bair, with husband Matthew Koma.
Amanda Bynes shared a social media update with fans, revealing that she recently completed treatment for issues related to social anxiety.
In her first Instagram post in nearly ten weeks, Bynes detailed her plans for the future, sharing that she’s still engaged and is getting “back on track” with her schooling. Along with a selfie, she wrote, “Update: Getting my Bachelor’s degree from FIDM. Taking online classes, trying to get a 4.0 GPA. Looking forward to starting my online store in the future.”
Bynes added, “Spent the last 2 months in treatment. Worked on coping skills to help with my social anxiety that caused me to drop out of school months ago.” Amanda continued, noting that she now resides in transitional living and is continuing therapy. She closed the note by acknowledging that she is still engaged, and hopes that her followers are staying safe.
Bynes enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in 2014, with intentions to secure an Associate’s of Art degree in Merchandise Product and later a Bachelor’s degree. It’s unclear whether her plans remain the same, but Amanda had told PAPER magazine she wished to one day create her own fashion line, and also make a return to acting.
Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has confirmed that he finished recording his debut solo album. While appearing on Lzzy Hale of Halestorm’s “Raise Your Horns” show on the We Are Hear podcast, Taylor shared that he had about 25 songs recorded for his solo effort.
Said Taylor: “All the songs are things that I’ve written over the years but they didn’t really fit with either band. So it’s stuff that I’ve just kind of been sitting on,” he said. “And I’ve been kind of talking about doing a solo album anyway, and I was just, like, ‘This is the perfect time to do it.'” Taylor said he worked with Stone Sour’s Christian Martucci, guitarist Zach Throne (from his live band Corey Taylor and Friends), bassist Jason Christopher and drummer Dustin Schoenhofer on the project.
You can hear the entire video interview at the link: here.
Journey reunited with former bassist Randy Jackson and debuted new drummer Narada Michael Walden and keyboardist / vocalist Jason Derlatka during a special performance for UNICEF. The new lineup of the band made their debut during UNICEF We Won’t Stop virtual event, performing their classic hit “Don’t Stop Believing.”
The band recently parted ways with bassist Ross Valory and drummer Steve Smith which has resulted in legal action. Bassist Randy Jackson was a member of the band in the mid-1980s and appeared on their “Raised On Radio” album, before going on to be a judge on American Idol.
Neal Schon tweeted after the performance “We were so happy to be involved with @unicef with all the amazing artists, for such a great cause thank you @merck_mercuriadis welcome to our Journey family @randyjackson @officialnarada and @jason_derlatka @journeymusicofficial Believe Friends New Music Coming”
Up-and-coming singer/songwriter Darby is stepping into the spotlight on her own with “New Girl.” Darby, 17, is the daughter of Dana and Leigh Cappillino, who perform with contemporary Christian group Point of Grace. Darby says she draws on influences ranging from Glen Campbell and Dolly Parton, to Elton John and Tori Kelly.
Take a look at the video for “New Girl” at the link: here.
Morgan Wallen took to social media to apologize for his arrest on public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges over the weekend. Wallen also thanked the arresting officers for their professional behavior.
Nashville police arrested the 27-year-old around 11PM after observing security kick him out of Kid Rock’s honky tonk in downtown Nashville. Security escorted him out after he began kicking glass items inside the bar and music venue, and officers say he posed a danger to himself and the public. Police arrested Wallen for “being intoxicated in public, unable to take care of himself, and the reasonable likelihood the offense would continue.” Wallen’s bond was set at $500 for the two charges.
Wallen apologized on Twitter: “Hey y’all just wanted to clear the air. I went out downtown last night with a few old friends. After a couple bar stops, we were horse-playing with each other. We didn’t mean any harm, and we want to say sorry to any bar staff or anyone that was affected.Thank you to the local authorities for being so professional and doing their job with class,” he added. “Love y’all.”