Taylor Swift has been criticized by Earl Sweatshirt, who says that the music video for her latest hit, "Shake It Off," is "inherently offensive." Earl hit Twitter to shoot a few arrows at Tay Tay. "haven't watched the taylor swift video and I don't need to watch it to tell you that it's inherently offensive and ultimately harmful," he said in his first tweet.
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have released the first single from their duets album. The track "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" can be heard on iTunes. It follows the release of the video for "Anything Goes." Their duets album also contains fourteen more tracks, some of which are performed solo by each artist.
Nickelback has announced plans to release a new studio album later this fall, their first release since signed with Republic Records. "Edge of a Revolution" serves as the first single off of the album, Nickelback's eighth studio album to date. "I've been a fan of the band since their inception," Republic Records co-founder and CEO Monte Lipman said of the choice to sign them.
Jon Bon Jovi recently took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, posting video of the chilling experience to YouTube. In line with IBC guidelines, Jovi nominated his three bandmates - Tico Torres, David Bryan and Richie Sambora - to participate. "On behalf of myself and my friends back here, I want you to know I wanted to be the first to rise to the occasion."
Jackson Browne has released "The Birds of St. Marks," a cut from his upcoming album, Standing in the Breach. The cut, originally demoed in 1970, is said to have been inspired by Browne's relationship to Nico, who had previously recorded Browne's song "These Days" with the Velvet Underground.
Bob Seger has confirmed that his new album Ride Out is set for release on October 14. It will be Seger's first new collection of songs since 2006's Face The Promise and will feature tracks including "Detroit Made" and "All of the Roads."