Quick Hits: AC/DC, Metallica, Gerry Goffin, Pharrell / Pitbull, Nas / Schoolboy Q
June 20, 2014


AC/DC
Earlier this year, veteran rockers AC/DC announced they were working on a new album without founding member Malcolm Young, who is taking a break from the group due to his current health troubles. Now in an update to his car-racing website, AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson revealed that he is taking a break from his U.K. TV show Cars That Rock soon so the band can get back to work. Johnson wrote that his hiatus from the show is due to "the slight distraction of my day job with AC/DC." He added, "It looks very likely that we will be on the road again before the end of the year."

Metallica recently began playing a new song called "Lords Of Summer," and earlier this year released a demo version of the track. Now a slightly more polished version of the tune is also available. The rockers describe it as a "first pass" at the song, and it is for sale on iTunes.

Famed songwriter Gerry Goffin passed away on Thursday at the age of 75. Goffin was married to Carole King and the two co-wrote a number of timeless Top 40 hits together in the '60s. Following their 1968 divorce, Goffin continued his songwriting prowess and wrote a number of hit songs well into the '80s. Some of his many notable songwriting contributions include The Monkees' "Pleasant Valley Sunday," "Saving All My Love For You" by Whitney Houston, The Shirelles' "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" and the dance classic "The Locomotion," among many others.

Pharrell Williams and Pitbull are among the celebrities who will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year. According to Variety, producer Dr. Luke, Kool & The Gang and producer Al Schmitt are the other music inductees set for 2015.

A triple-shooting occurred after a Nas/Schoolboy Q concert at Red Rocks in Colorado on Thursday night. According to the local police, a man with a rifle shot at least three people outside the famous venue. The Denver Post reports that the three victims were taken to a hospital in Denver, and all three survived the incident and are cooperating with the police. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the incident.




 
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