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8 New Albums To Check Out This Week

10/20/2015 11:04am EDT
5 Seconds Of Summer And Carrie Underwood Lead Albums To Check Ou
The time of the year has come where “everybody and his brother” seems to release an album. Yes, that would be the fourth quarter which actually began in September, but grows in intensity as we progress towards the holiday season. This week is top-heavy, featuring highly anticipated new albums from a Grammy-winning American Idol and one of the hottest young bands of the 10s not named One Direction (no shade). Here are eight albums to check out this week.

1) Carrie Underwood, Storyteller (19/Sony)

After a three-year hiatus, former American Idol winner and country music superstar Carrie U...

Fan Suing Rod Stewart For Breaking His Nose With A Soccer Ball

9/25/2014 3:24pm EDT
Fan Suing Rod Stewart For Breaking His Nose With A Soccer Ball
Rod Stewart's love of soccer could end up costing him, as one fan has filed a lawsuit against him stemming from a 2012 concert during which the singer kicked a ball off stage and into the crowd.

Mostafa Kashe is seeking roughly $10,000 from the singer because the kicked ball hit him in the face and broke his nose. Kashe is seeking a payout for lost wages, attorney's fees and medical fees for some minor cosmetic surgery.

The lawsuit states that the singer kicked the ball with "sufficient force so as to potentially injure patrons" and that he "should have known" he could have injured someon...

10 Unconventional 'Back To School' Songs

8/10/2014 4:00pm EDT
10 Unconventional 'Back To School' Songs
Students of all ages and teachers everywhere are going through that time of the year that can be frightening as albeit – the beginning of the school year! Scarier than any monster that appears during Halloween, the beginning of a new school year kills the vibe of summer vacation. Still, it’s inevitable, and the only thing students and teachers can do is endure and make the best of it. Here’s 10 Unconventional ‘back to school’ songs that may (or may not) help!

1) Pink Floyd, “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2” from The Wall, 1979

Sure, “Another Brick in the Wall Part 2” isn’t praising...

During 1970S Tour Down Under, Rod Stewart Tried Seducing Transvestite

5/16/2013 5:25am EDT
Rod Stewart
Legendary rocker Rod Stewart once came onto a transvestite after mistaking him for a woman.

The Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? hit-maker was touring with The Faces in Australia during the 1970s, when he saw a pretty lady sitting at the bar - however he was in for a big surprise when he brought his date back to his hotel room.

He tells Howard Stern, "I'm thinking,...'Why aren't the guys trying to chat her up?' They said, 'Rod, we have left her for you.' It turned out she was a guy."

Nonetheless, Stewart didn't find out until things got hot and heavy: "There may have been a peck on the neck."


Rod Stewart Wouldn't Partner Swap With Mick Jagger

10/23/2012 10:03am EDT
Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart admits in his new book that he was shocked when Mick Jagger suggested they partner swap.

In his new memoirs "Rod: The Autobiography," the singer reveals he was in a recording studio with the Rolling Stones frontman when Jagger came up with the idea.

Stewart said, "(He was) speaking, I assume, for and on behalf of (wife) Bianca... He made a tentative inquiry about the possibility of a little light partner-swapping with my girlfriend, Dee Harrington, and myself. I suppose it's always nice to be asked, and comforting to know that you're in someone's thoughts, but the answer had t...

Rod Stewart: 'I Have Never Orally Pleasured Even A Solitary Sailor'

10/19/2012 9:21am EDT
Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart is finally opening up about a report leaked to the media by his former assistant and publicist several years ago about a fake oral sex encounter with a group of male sailors.

In "Rod: The Autobiography," the singer claims his one-time sidekick Tony Toon made up the tale after he was fired for taking a male lover back to a hotel room he was sharing with the star's seven-year-old stepson.

Toon accompanied Stewart and his then-wife Alana on a vacation in Hawaii, and the hotel was overbooked. The assistant and Alana's son wound up sharing a room.

Stewart explained, "We had our ch...

Rod Stewart Opens Up About His Battle With Steroids

10/8/2012 5:19pm EDT
Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart battled a secret addiction to prescription drugs after he took steroids to help his voice and began a downward spiral which ended in a terrifying health scare.

The veteran singer admits he began taking steroids in the late 1980s after problems with his throat began to affect his voice, and in the following years he injected a "cocktail of drugs in a syringe" before every show.

In an extract from his book, Rod: The Autobiography, which has been serialized in Britain's Daily Mail, he writes, "As the eighties wore into the nineties, I faced an increasing struggle with my voice....

70s & 80s Tunes Dominate 'Sexiest Songs Of All Time' List

6/25/2012 10:25am EDT
Olivia Newton John Physical
Apparently the 70s and 80s are still major power players on top 10 music lists. Olivia Newton-John's 1981 hit "Physical" has topped's list of the Sexiest Songs of All Time.

"Physical" spent 10 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100. It was certified platinum and ranked as the biggest song of the decade. Utah radio stations banned it for having provocative lyrics such as: "There's nothing left to talk about/'Less it's horizontally/Let's get into physical/Let me hear your body talk, your body talk."

To counter the song's racy tone, Newton-John made an aerobics-themed music video, ma...

No Shows, Scrapped Performances,Tribute Songs & More At Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

4/15/2012 10:30am EDT
Beastie Boys
The Beastie Boys were forced to scrap a planned performance at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday night when rapper Adam 'MCA' Yauch pulled out of the event.

The trio was saluted by rap heavyweights Chuck D and LL Cool J but only Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz were on hand to accept the accolade.

Hours before the ceremony the group's publicist released a statement which read: "Beastie Boys regret that Adam 'MCA' Yauch will be unable to join Mike 'Mike D' Diamond and Adam 'Adrock' Horovitz at the band's induction into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame...

Rod Stewart Joins Axl Rose As Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame No-Show

4/14/2012 12:26pm EDT
Illness has forced Rod Stewart to scrap his planned Faces reunion at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Ohio on Saturday.

The singer was scheduled to hit the stage with former bandmates Ron Wood, Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan after the group was inducted to the museum alongside Beastie Boys, Guns N' Roses and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, among others.

But he has been unable to shake a nasty cold and his publicist has announced Stewart will be a no-show at the gala.

A statement from his rep reads, "Unfortunately Rod is battling the flu this week and regrettably he is unable to accept his induct...

Drummer Says The Faces Sound 'Better Than Ever'

4/8/2012 1:30pm EDT
Ron Wood
Drummer Kenney Jones insists The Faces sound better than ever now guitarist Ron Wood has cleaned up his act and got "the woman thing out of his system".

A week before he, Wood, Ian McLagan and Rod Stewart reteam for a rare performance at their Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction, Jones is confident fans will like what they hear.

And he thinks much of that has to do with Wood's sobriety and the end of his women chasing following the break-up of his marriage.

He tells Mojo magazine, "It's actually more together. On a good night, we used to blow everyone's head off, but every night's a good ...

The Faces To Reunite For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Gala

3/26/2012 10:55pm EDT
Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart will reteam with his Faces bandmates for the first time in almost two decades when the group is inducted in to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Ohio next month.

Drummer Kenney Jones made the big announcement during a recent interview with Music Radar.

He said, "We all had dinner about a month ago and decided that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame would be the perfect time and place."

And Jones is hoping the one-off get-together will lead to a tour: "We'll just have to see how it does. I'd like to think there's more to come, although it depends how everyone's individual schedules ar...

Rod Stewart To Write Memoir

10/5/2011 12:29pm EDT
Rod Stewart
Rocker Rod Stewart is set to lift the lid on his colorful life in a tell-all tome.

The Maggie May legend has signed a deal to release a memoir through Random House publishers and has promised he will "hold nothing back."

The Grammy winner will open up about his early days in The Jeff Beck Group and The Faces, as well as his love life, which includes marriages to Alana Hamilton, Rachel Hunter and Penny Lancaster.

The star has put off writing an autobiography for years, but insists it's time to reveal all to his fans.

He says, "I thought long and hard before committing to write my book....

Dave Grohl Filming Documentary About 'Nevermind' Studio

10/3/2011 9:27am EDT
Dave Grohl
Rocker Dave Grohl has reportedly turned documentarian to chronicle the history of the studio where he recorded Nevermind with Nirvana over 20 years ago

REO Speedwagon star Kevin Cronin has revealed news of the project to, hinting he'll be a part of the untitled Sound City Studios film.

He explains, "Dave is working on this project based on a studio that we all used to work at. It's really interesting. I probably shouldn't be talking about it... but it's very cool. They (Nirvana) recorded Nevermind (there), and I know that it meant a lot to a lot of artists."

"So Dave is...

Kimberly Stewart Welcomes Baby Girl

8/22/2011 8:14am EDT
Kimberly Stewart
Movie star Benicio Del Toro and socialite Kimberly Stewart are celebrating after she gave birth to a baby girl.

Stewart, daughter of iconic rocker Rod, gave birth on Sunday at a Los Angeles hospital.

According to Us Weekly, the rock star and his wife, Penny Lancaster, were at his daughter's side as she delivered his grandchild.

The baby was conceived during a short fling between Stewart and Oscar winner Del Toro, but they are no longer an item.

David Beckham Crowned Best-Dressed British Star

6/13/2011 8:07am EDT
David Beckham
David Beckham has topped a poll to find the most stylish male star in the U.K., while British royal Prince William was crowned the country's worst dressed.

Soccer ace Beckham came top in a survey of British fans, who named him the most fashionable celebrity male, ahead of Twilight hunk Robert Pattinson.

Meanwhile, newlywed Prince William was slated for his uninspiring uniform of shirts and jackets.

A spokesperson for retail chain Peacocks, which conducted the poll, says, "William should be more adventurous."

William's father, Prince Charles, was also listed in the Top 10 worst-dress...

Shania Twain Lands Two-Year Las Vegas Residency Deal

6/9/2011 8:30am EDT
Shania Twain
Shania Twain is set to stage her musical comeback in Las Vegas after landing a two-year deal to perform on the Caesars Palace stage built for Celine Dion.

The country star's Still The One show will open at the Colosseum on December 1st next year. Announcing the big news at a press conference on Wednesday, Twain said, "I will let my imagination run wild. I'm going to go nuts creatively."

The residency comes as the singer bounces back from heartbreak, divorce and voice-loss to record a new tune with Lionel Richie, which she will debut during the season finale episode of her reality TV sho...

Elton John Competes For 'Britain Dad Of The Year' Award

5/28/2011 9:30am EDT
Elton John
Elton John and his partner David Furnish will compete against soccer star David Beckham and singer Rod Stewart to be named "Britain's Dads of the Year."

Elton and Furnish, who welcomed baby Zachary last Christmas with the help of a surrogate mother, are the first gay couple to be shortlisted for the Premier Inn Celebrity Dad of the Year prize.

Australian singer Peter Andre, who took the title last year, has also been nominated, along with British pop star Gary Barlow.

A spokesperson for the contest says, "Peter Andre, the reigning champion, has once again made the shortlist so it will be...

Rod Stewart Takes 'The Hits' To Las Vegas For Two Year Residency

5/10/2011 10:25pm EDT
Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart is to join old pal Elton John in Las Vegas for a lengthy concert residency.

The "Hot Legs" hitmaker will join Elton and Celine Dion at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, beginning a two-year run of shows in August.

In a statement, Stewart says the show will be "90 per cent songs that people know."

And he tells he'll be turning his back on his recent standards and soul recordings for what will be "a rock 'n' roll show."

He adds, "We'll try to give the people what they want, which are the songs that made me famous, plus a few surprises. There won't be any magicians...

Kimberly Stewart Pregnant With Benicio Del Toro's Baby

4/11/2011 2:55pm EDT
Kimberly Stewart
Rod Stewart is set to become a grandfather - his daughter Kimberly is pregnant with movie star Benicio Del Toro's baby.

A representative for The Usual Suspects actor has confirmed to Life & Style magazine that Stewart is due later this year.

Spokeswoman Robin Baum tells the publication, "Kimberly is pregnant. Benicio is the father and is very supportive. Although they are not a couple, they are looking forward to the arrival of the baby."

It's all about the babies in the Stewart household this year - rocker Rod became a father for the eighth time in February.

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Celebrity Impersonators Flock to Las Vegas for the Reel Awards - Do They Pull off Their Stars Though?

2/27/2011 5:45pm EST
This is why What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas: the "stars" - Lady Gaga, Ozzy Osbourne, Robert Pattinson and a myriad of others - were out Thursday night at the Golden Nugget casino in Las Vegas for the 20th Annual Reel Awards - given to the best celebrity impersonators from around the world.

Yes, around the world.

The event is a spoof/tribute to the Academy Awards and is presented as such; with categories that mirror the Oscars, like Best Actor, Best Actress and a Lifetime Achievement Award. It also has its own categories, like Best Tribute Band, Best Classic Crooner and Most Professi...

Rod Stewart Welcomes Eighth Child

2/17/2011 1:40pm EST
Rod Stewart
Veteran rocker Rod Stewart has become a father for the eighth time - his model wife Penny Lancaster has given birth to a baby boy.

The couple welcomed little Aiden into the world on Wednesday.

He's a brother for Stewart and Lancaster's other son, five-year-old Alistair.

A representative for the new parents tells, "Mother and baby are healthy and blissfully happy."

The 60-year-old Maggie May hitmaker, who wed Lancaster in 2007, has seven other kids from previous relationships.

Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Ciara & More Were all out for Clive Davis' Annual Pre-Grammy Awards Bash (Pics!)

2/13/2011 3:37pm EST
Katy Miley Ciara
The stars were out in full-force Saturday night at music mogul Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy Gala & Salute to Industry Icons. This year's event honored Davis' fellow music mogul David Geffen and was held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.

Several guests even performed during the party - Jennifer Hudson and Barry Manilow performed a duet together; and R. Kelly played a short set. And Mary J. Blige, Leona Lewis, Cee Lo Green and Rod Stewart also joined the festivities and sang some of their hits.

But Whitney Houston's performance was the big highlight of the evening as she took th...

Elton John Thinks Lady Gaga Will Have A Long Career

2/4/2011 8:57am EST
Elton John
Elton John envisions Lady Gaga enjoying a long reign as the Queen of Pop - because she is so "amazingly polite and respectful" to her entourage and fans.

The Rocket Man first teamed up with the pop star for a performance at the Grammy Awards last year and they recently recorded a duet for his latest movie project, Gnomeo & Juliet.

The oddball stars have since become close friends, and Elton is convinced the Poker Face hit-maker will rule the charts for years to come - because the superstar is so grounded.

He says, "I love her, she's absolutely amazing. We've become friends. What I lik...

Rod Stewart Is A Model Railroad Aficionado

1/20/2011 7:45pm EST
Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart is such a huge model train enthusiast he insists on a backstage area where he can set up tracks before concerts.

The "Maggie May" singer admits he likes to build model buildings and try out new train acquisitions on the road - because it helps to calm his nerves.

But he's careful not to get too engrossed in his passion.

The avid collector tells Model Railroader magazine, "When I find myself focusing so intently on a model that it ceases to be fun, it's time to walk away, have a cup of tea and come back to it later."

Stewart even offers the publication tips on how to become a...

Bieber Fever, Little Monsters & More: It's The 2010 Music Quiz

1/2/2011 2:00pm EST
Rock Quiz 2010
The last 12 months have been a rollercoaster ride for our favorite pop stars, country singers, rockers and rappers but have you been paying attention?

Do you know your Mileys from your Demis, your Eminems from your Kanyes? Did you catch Bieber Fever or were you too caught up in the miracle of Bret Michaels' survival?

Put your knowledge to the test with WENN's head-scratching quiz and see how clued up you are on all things pop from a jam-packed 2010:

1. Which aging rocker will be taking a seat as a judge next to producer Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez on the upcoming season of American ...

Rod Stewart: 'I've Never Had Sex With A Groupie'

11/3/2010 9:05am EDT
Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart downplays his lothario image.

He explains, "I've hardly ever had a one-night stand and I've never had sex with a groupie. I've been faithful to (wife) Penny (Lancaster) and I was faithful to (ex-wife) Rachel (Hunter)... I'd say I've always been enthusiastic about women but never indiscriminate. I'm more a quality than quantity man."

Rod recently criticized self-proclaimed lothario Russell Brand over his sex boasts - insisting Brand's claim to have slept with 90 women in a month is impossible. Talking to Piers Morgan for his "Life Stories" TV show, Stewart said, "Get out of he...

Rick Fox Is Eliminated On 'Dancing With The Stars'

11/3/2010 8:18am EDT
Rick Fox
This week "Dancing With The Stars" celebrated its 200th episode. It was a week of returning competitors and talented guest singers (Taylor Swift and Rod Stewart). Yet, it was also a week that a dancer had to be eliminated.

This week the last two dancers standing were Rick Fox and Kyle Massey. Fox was the unlucky one.

Yet, it was Bristol Palin who was at the bottom of the leader board on Monday night. This again proves how important the fans' votes are.

Next week the remaining five dancers will have to perform two individual dances, one is the "instant dance." Competitors will know w...

Rod Stewart: 'You Can't Bed Two Or Three Women A Day'

11/2/2010 4:21pm EDT
Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart has reignited his war of words with Russell Brand - he's once again cast doubt on the British funnyman's sexual prowess.

The Maggie May hit-maker famously clashed with Brand at an awards ceremony in London in 2006, when he forced the comic to back-track over boasts he bedded the rocker's daughter, Kimberly. Stewart told Brand it was wrong to brag about his womanizing, and goaded the Get Him to the Greek star to admit he "never touched" Kimberly.

Now, Stewart has taken another swipe at the self-proclaimed Lothario's sex boasts - insisting Brand's claim to have slept with 90 w...

Rod Stewart Wants His Kids Educated In Britain

10/8/2010 11:36am EDT
Rod Stewart
Singer Rod Stewart plans to leave Los Angeles after pregnant wife Penny Lancaster gives birth so the new baby and their young son Alastair can be educated in his native Britain.

The happy couple announced in August they are expecting another addition to their family next year, after undergoing grueling in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment.

However, Stewart is hoping to leave his L.A. property for the U.K. within the next five years - so the baby and Alastair, four, can go to school in England.

In an upcoming interview with Piers Morgan for his Life Stories series, the Maggie May hit...