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."
Elton John says that he does not support the U.K. Independence Party [UKIP], the country's right wing, populist party. Its leader, Nigel Farage says that he spent time with Elton and his partner David Furnish, who teased that the pair might support UKIP. "Elton will not be favoring any party," a rep for Elton told the Guardian.
Lady Gaga has revealed the cover art to her upcoming Tony Bennett collab Cheek to Cheek. The image features a brunette Mother Monster nuzzling up to the legendary singer. "Artwork For #CheekToCheek by the incredible Steven Klein @SKstudly I love this photograph, and very honored to be in it with my Tony," wrote Gaga on Twitter.
Kid Rock will be a granddad once his son, Bobby Ritchie Jr. and son's girlfriend, give birth to their child. Bobby's gf is currently four months along, reports Us Weekly. In 2000, Kid won a custody battle against his ex-girlfriend Kelley South for Bobby and has raised him alone from the age of seven.