Eminem has sparked speculation he will release a new album next year. "The Real Slim Shady" hitmaker has hinted his eighth record will come out in 2013 by having the date sewn into a piece of official merchandise.
Ahead of this weekend's baseball World Series showdown between the Detroit Tigers and the San Francisco Giants, a post on Eminem's Facebook page read, "For a limited time only in honor of the big games and the hometown team's return to The D, we are pleased to offer the Eminem Baseball Tribute Hat in both home and away colors. Side panel is dedicated to the landmark Eminem solo albums. A portion of the proceeds will go to The Marshall Mathers Foundation. Get them here. (sic)"
The hat features Eminem's logo on the front and at the side is the proclamation "World Champion" followed by eight years. The first seven dates: 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2009 and 2010 were all years in which the rapper released an album. A final date, 2013, follows underneath, leading fans to conclude he will release new material in the coming months.
Paul McCartney has insisted Yoko Ono wasn't responsible for the end of The Beatles.
The 70-year-old musician has attempted to end decades of anger directed at the Japanese artist for the band's demise in 1970 and is adamant his decision to quit the group wasn't motivated by a dislike of John Lennon's widow - a much held belief.
In an interview with David Frost for television channel Al Jazeera English, Paul said, "She certainly didn't break the group up, the group was breaking up."
Paul insists they were a number of different reasons why the band - which also included the late George Harrison and Ringo Starr - ended and he credits Yoko with inspiring some of John's best work. The "Hey Jude" songwriter believes the different creative influences Yoko, 79, brought into John's life helped him write tracks such as "Imagine" and "Dear Prudence."
Courtney Love is planning a film about Kurt Cobain's life.
The Hole rocker is working on either a musical or a movie about the lives of her and her late Nirvana singer husband, who committed suicide in 1994.
"[Courtney Love and I] are currently working on a possible motion picture or Broadway musical based on the Nirvana catalogue, based on her life and Kurt Cobain's. She's an accomplished actress," said Sam Lutfi, who claims to be her co-manager.
Sam made his claims in a Los Angeles court, where he is suing former client Britney Spears' parents for libel and breach of contract. A source close to 48-year-old Courtney confirmed the movie plans, telling the New York Daily News, "She's been talking about doing a movie or play about her life with Kurt for a long time. It's been her dream to get her side of the story out."
The Rolling Stones may headline Glastonbury next year.
The "Brown Sugar" group are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2013 with a series of concerts, and are rumored to be topping the bill at the iconic British festival, one of the largest music events in Europe.
"The band are gearing up for a load of live dates but tend to leave big decisions like this until the last minute. [Organizer] Michael Eavis is desperate to get the band confirmed and has made initial contact with their people. It would be a massive coup to get the band playing Glasto on what could be their last round of live dates. Getting a decision from the whole band can be tough and at the moment they are without an agent for live shows, which is not helping the situation. But there is a good chance 2013 will finally be the year they make it," a source told The Sun.
Madonna has decided against wearing a Muslim bridal dress in her new music video over fears for her safety.
The 54-year-old singer was planning to don a "Terror Bride" outfit - a combination of a traditional Iraqi bridal veil and a US soldier's uniform - in the video for upcoming single "Superstar" as a statement against oppression against women and war, but her advisors convinced her to ditch the political stunt because of the outrage it would be likely to cause.
"Madonna had the outfit ready to go. She was really proud of it and said it was her 'Terror Bride' costume. She had paraded around in it and said she was going to wear it in her next music video. At first when people started telling her it was madness she just brushed it off. But when they mentioned that her actions could put her life at risk she decided to ditch it from her video and certainly won't be wearing it on stage," a source said.
The Celebration hitmaker - who is a devotee of Jewish offshoot religion Kabbalah - had already tried the costume on, and while she is said to be "really disappointed" about not wearing the outfit, she hasn't ruled out donning the attire in a music video at some point in the future.
The Smiths are "never, ever going to reunite."
Morrissey's spokesperson has categorically denied rumors of a reunion for the "How Soon Is Now?" hitmakers and has hinted at tension between the group's members.
"The Smiths are never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever going to reunite - ever," the singer's representative told Rolling Stone.
When probed as to why, he replied, "You'd have to ask Morrissey that. There's got to be a story there, and maybe one day it will be told."
The iconic British band formed in 1982 and split five years later, with frontman Morrissey going on to enjoy a successful solo career. The group's reunion was said to be a "done deal," but guitarist Johnny Marr's manager has also come forward to shoot down the rumors. "It isn't happening. We are fully focused on preparing Johnny's new album for release and booking shows for 2013," he commented.
The Foo Fighters have denied splitting up.
The "These Days" hitmakers have slammed the rumors, insisting they are simply taking a well earned break from music and could never give up on the band because they have worked so hard to make it a success.
"There were times when I didn't think the band would survive. There were times when I wanted to give up. But... I can't give up this band. And I never will. Because it's not just a band to me. It's my life. It's my family. It's my world," frontman Dave Grohl said in a statement.
Fans panicked on Saturday when Dave told the 60,000 strong crowd at Global Citizen Festival in New York, "This is it, man. We don't have any [shows] after this."
Bruce Willis is considering taking legal action against Apple.
The 57-year-old actor wants to leave to his huge digital music collection to his daughters - Rumer, 24, Scout, 20, and 18-year-old Tallulah, whom he has with ex-wife Demi Moore - after he dies but iTunes customers are only allowed to "borrow" tracks rather than own them outright.
Digital campaigners Open Rights Group are backing Bruce in his challenge. "You can't resell downloads to friends - and are not allowed to leave them in your will. It's great that Bruce Willis is challenging it," said Jim Killock, of Open Rights Group.
Bruce - who also has five-month-old daughter Mabel with wife Emma Heming - has spent thousands on his music collection, which reportedly includes songs by The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, and downloaded his tunes onto "many, many iPods." The Sixth Sense actor is thought to be thinking of asking his legal team to suggest to Apple that family trusts could be the "holders" of his downloaded music.
Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber are working on another record.
The 23-year-old singer and the "Never Say Never" hitmaker previously recorded a untitled song intended for his latest album Believe, but Justin's manager Scooter Braun insists the track "didn't make sense" on the record and the pair are now planning to work on new material: "It didn't go on Believe, because there's another record they want to work on. So, it just didn't make sense at this time."
Peter Andre has hinted he is to collaborate with Chris Brown.
The "Behind Closed Doors" hitmaker is currently working on a new album in Los Angeles and had "some good chats" with the "Run It" hitmaker, but refused to confirm whether they had led to plans for a duet.
"I'm writing my column from Los Angeles this week and my time in the studio is going really well. One of my highlights has been meeting Chris Brown, who's working in the same studio. Lots of people have been asking me if we're working on music together, but you'll have to wait and see. It's been really fun hanging out with him though and we've had some good chats."
Peter is excited for his fans to hear the finished album, and has promised he is trying out a new musical direction: "I'm actually working with the producers who've just made an album with Justin Bieber and they've also worked on Chris's album, so I'm in good company! I can't wait for you all to hear it - it's a new sound for me."
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