Bob Seger says that fans are too eager to infer that his upcoming Ride Out tour is a farewell trek. He tells Billboard that his future on the stage and in the studio is currently uncertain. "People have said, 'Ride Out' - that sounds a little final there,' and I'm like, 'No, that's not really what I meant.' It's to ride out, clear your head . . ."
Lady Gaga has purchased a Malibu mansion reported to have a replica of Batman's Batcave on its lower floors. The house previously belonged to Dan Romanelli, who was the founder of Warner Brothers Worldwide Consumer Products Division. Among his responsibilities was to design toys for the Batman movies.
Ariana Grande says that her homosexual brother Frankie turned to the Kabbalah faith after the Catholic church turned him down. Kabbalah is an offshoot of Judaism and counts many celebs among its ranks. "When my brother was told that God didn't love him I was like, 'OK, that's not cool.' They were building a Kabbalah centre in Florida so we both checked it out."
Billy Joel says that he has been working on a series of instrumental pieces over the past ten years. Speaking with The New Yorker, Billy calls the series "The Scrimshaw Pieces," noting that they tell the story of Long Island, albeit a story without words. "Some could be songs. Some could be ideas for a soundtrack or something. Some are more like hymns," he began.
Coldplay will release Ghost Stories Live 2014 a CD/DVD set that features tour highlights along with a full album performance at Sony Studios. "The Ghost Stories show at Sony Studios was a very special moment for our band," Chris Martin said in a statement. "The magic theatre built by our incredible crew with the 360 screens was literally a dream come true."
Gwen Stefani has released "Baby Don't Lie," her first solo material in eight years. She has shot a video for the single, which is expected to drop on Tuesday, October 21. "Though the beat lends itself to Stefani showing off her flailing stage moves . . . the lyrics and slower approach [resemble] her more sexual lead single 'Wind It Up'," writes Mashable of the cut.