Lemmy Kilmister, the late Motörhead frontman, was a regular at the Rainbow Bar & Grill in Los Angeles — which so appreciated him that proprietor Mikael Maglieri brought Lemmy’s favorite video game machine over to the ailing rocker’s house in Lemmy’s final days. Now, the Rainbow is planning a 12-hour memorial service on Jan. 9 — and Lemmy’s fans are circulating a petition to have a statue of Kilmister erected at the bar. (Rolling Stone)
It’s finally official: Guns N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem will both reunite to play Coachella. The festival’s complete lineup was released Monday night. Guns N’ Roses are reported to be planning a tour, and LCD Soundsystem are also promising 2016 tour dates.
Third Man Records plans to issue live recordings by three of Jack White‘s early bands in the latest issue from its Vault series. The recordings, made in 1998 and 1999 at the Gold Dollar in Detroit, feature some previously unreleased White songs as well as others that later became White Stripes standards. The three-LP set will include a bonus Dead Weather 7″. (Rolling Stone)
Manager and producer Robert Stigwood has died at age 81. Stigwood managed bands including Cream and the Bee Gees, and produced a series of hit movie musicals including Jesus Christ Superstar, Tommy, Saturday Night Fever, Grease, and Evita. (Billboard)
U2 will likely have a new album ready for release this year, says the Edge — who likens the new album to the band’s dance-influenced 1993 album Zooropa. (Billboard)
Lana Del Rey has reportedly filed restraining orders against two female fans who have been stalking her — including camping outside her Malibu house and “screaming her name in the middle of the night.” The stalking has reportedly already forced the singer to move houses once. (Billboard)
Singer Craig Strickland, singer for the popular country band Backroad Anthem, has died at age 29. Strickland was duck hunting in Oklahoma with his friend Chase Morland when the two were caught in a winter storm and their boat capsized; both subsequently lost their lives. (Rolling Stone)
In a clip from the forthcoming American Idol season, Kanye West successfully auditions for the show. It apparently helped that he rapped his hit “Gold Digger,” which name-drops judge Jennifer Lopez. The new season — the show’s last — begins on Wednesday night.
Musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson invited New York dogs — and their owners — to a special low-frequency concert on Monday night. Anderson said she’d provide 350 headsets for humans — who otherwise may not be able to hear much of the music — to tune in at the free outdoor concert. (New York Times)
Freddie Mercury‘s isolated vocal track from Queen‘s jock jam “We Are the Champions” has been released by Playback.fm, and the spectacular performance is wowing fans.
A backstage shot of Dawes performing at the Cabooze Outdoor Plaza in Minneapolis is among the clues that Mandy Moore has moved on from Ryan Adams and is now dating Taylor Goldsmith. (Us Weekly)
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