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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Perform New Album Tunes on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 6:51 am

Image Courtesy of Mary Ellen MatthewsTom Petty & the Heartbreakers celebrated the release this week of their new album Hypnotic Eye with an appearance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday night. After Jimmy packed his studio audience onto open-air tour buses, they drove to Culver City, California, for a private concert at Petty's rehearsal space. The band played "American Dream: Plan B" and "Forgotten Man" from the album.

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The Moody Blues Kick Off New North American Tour Tonight
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 6:51 am

Image Courtesy of Chris Hewlett PRThe Moody Blues have returned to North America for a late summer tour that gets under way tonight in Syracuse, New York.  The outing includes a total of 26 shows, and will stop mostly in cities in the northeastern and midwestern U.S., winding down with a September 4-5 stand at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois.

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Listen to Elton John and Smokey Robinson's Duet of "Tracks of My Tears" Online
Updated: July 31, 2014 - 10:41 pm

Verve Records; Autumn de Wilde/Verve RecordsElton John is one of the guest artists on Smokey Robinson's upcoming duets album, Smokey & Friends; he collaborated with the Motown legend on a new version of "Tracks of My Tears."  While the album won't be released until August 19, RollingStone.com has posted the audio of the new collaboration for your listening pleasure.

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Slash Launches New Web Video Series, "Ask Slash and Myles"
Updated: July 31, 2014 - 4:11 pm

Image Courtesy of Robert JohnSlash with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators are on the road this summer with Aerosmith, and that experience is the subject of the first installment in a new video series, Ask Slash & Myles, that premiered Tuesday on the guitarist's website.

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The Who's Townshend and Daltrey Working on British TV Series Focusing on 1960s London Music Scene
Updated: July 31, 2014 - 4:11 pm

Ross Halfin/Universal MusicThe Who's Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey are collaborating with Simon West, director of such action/adventure flicks as Con Air and The Expendables 2, on a new U.K. television series that will focus on the London music scene during the mid-1960s.  British magazine Broadcast reports that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will oversee the music and also will have input on the script for the show, whose working title is Mods and Rockers.

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Entertainment

Katy Perry Performs at White House Event for Special Olympics
Posted: August 01, 2014

ABC/Randy Holmes(WASHINGTON) -- Katy Perry took time out from her Prismatic tour Thursday evening to perform at a White House event that paid tribute to the Special Olympics.

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Miranda Kerr 'Embarrassed' by Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Fight, Says Source
Posted: August 01, 2014

Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret(NEW YORK) -- Orlando Bloom's ex-wife, Miranda Kerr, is reportedly "embarrassed" by the altercation that took place between the actor and Justin Bieber in Ibiza, Spain on Wednesday morning.

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Javier Bardem Clarifies His Position on Gaza
Posted: August 01, 2014

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After signing an open letter denouncing Israeli military action in Gaza, Javier Bardem has written another letter clarifying his position, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  Bardem says his intention with the letter was to call for peace.

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"Orange Is the New Black" Star Jokes About Possible Emmy Win, Hints at Third Season
Posted: August 01, 2014

Netflix(NEW YORK) -- Orange Is the New Black star Natasha Lyonne, who portrays recovering drug addict Nicky, is up against two co-stars -- Laverne Cox and Uzo Aduba -- in the outstanding guest performance category at the Emmys. Have the actresses made a pact in case one of them wins?

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Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Wrote Love Letters While Filming Apart
Posted: August 01, 2014

ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) -- How do Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt keep their love strong while filming separate movies in different countries? Apparently, they do it the old-fashioned way.

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