Green Day's video for "Oh Love" will premiere on Wednesday, August 15 as part of an MTV First: Green Day special. The video premiere will happen at 7:49 p.m. ET, followed by the band's 30-minute interview with MTV News'SwayCalloway on MTV.com, where they'll answer fan-submitted questions and talk about their upcoming trio of new albums. "Oh Love" is the first single taken from the trilogy — ¡Uno! ¡Dos! and ¡Tre! — and the video was directed by SamuelBayer, who also helmed the clip for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams."
The reunited Spice Girls, Jessie J, Annie Lennox and Tinie Tempah are among the latest British acts that are tipped to perform at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics on Sunday night. British tabloid The Sun had a photographer taking pictures of artists arriving and leaving from the event's rehearsal space, and he snapped those acts as well as Queen's Brian May, Pet Shop Boys and George Michael. Muse has already confirmed that they will be playing the closing ceremony after their song, "Survival," became the official track for the Olympics.
Earlier this week, a new Aaliyah song surfaced, titled "Enough Said," featuring a verse from Drake. Now the Toronto emcee has confirmed that a posthumous Aaliyah album is indeed in the works. "People should be really excited," Drake told Canada's Much Music. "People thought ['Enough Said'] was my single; it's not my single. It's all off of an Aaliyah project that me and [producer] 40 are commanding and 40's just doing some incredible music right now." Drake said the LP will have as many as 14 new Aaliyah songs. "It's not about me," he shared. "It's not about 40. It's about her and her fans and us just getting the opportunity to give you something that we feel is great." He added that, "we're going to pull in some classic people, anybody who used to work with Aaliyah that was essential in her career we definitely hope to have them involved. So it's great. You get a new Aaliyah album this year on top of everything."
After Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauchstipulated in his will that his music cannot be used in any advertising, the B-Boys are now suing Monster Energy Drink for using a number of their songs in a promotional video without licensing the music. Monster's 2012 Ruckus in the Rockies promo clip, used to promote a snowboarding competition, appeared on the company's website in May and the footage included B-Boy classics like "Sabotage," "So What'cha Want" and "Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun." The group is seeking unspecified damages in its lawsuit, alleging copyright infringement and other intellectual property violations.
Skrillex and Kanye West have apparently been in the studio together, and according to the Dubstep star, one of the songs they collaborated on will be featured on the rapper's new album. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Skrillex mentioned: "I did some music with Kanye and from what I know, it's actually going to be the first song on his new album." It's not clear whether Skrillex meant the song will be Track 1 or the first single, and he also didn't specify whether the collaboration will be featured on G.O.O.D. Music's September 4 collaboration release, Cruel Summer, or Kanye's next solo album.
Motley Crue and Kiss are donating money to support those affected by the Colorado movie theater shootings that happened on July 20. The bands announced at their concert in suburban Denver on Wednesday night that they would donate $100,000 to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund.
A new Whitney Houston greatest hits album is due this fall via RCA Records. While a tracklist, title and release date have yet to be announced, sources have suggested it will be the first compilation to span her entire career and include the original versions of her chart-topping singles, as opposed to the remixes that were included on Whitney: The Greatest Hits, which was released in 2000.
A tribute version of Deep Purple's 1972 album Machine Head is being put together by an all-star cast to honor the band’s founding member, Jon Lord, who died last month. Re-Machined: A Tribute to Machine Head will feature covers by Metallica, The Flaming Lips, Iron Maiden, Chickenfoot, Black Label Society and more. The album will be released on September 25 via Eagle Rock Entertainment.