The Doors are to be honoured with the 2014 Inspiration Award at the upcoming Classic Rock Awards in Los Angeles. The two existing members of the group, John Densmore and Robby Krieger, will accept the accolade on behalf of late bandmates Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison at the first U.S.-based awards ceremony in the 10th year of the British magazine's annual prizegiving.
Densmore and Krieger have released a statement which reads: "In 1965 and '66, our brothers across the pond were making a lot of beautiful noise, and we attempted to create our own magical sound out here on the west coast. It's really nice to see them now turning around, coming back here to L.A., and recognizing what the four of us accomplished together on a beach in Venice, CA.
"To receive this award on our own soil, from the Brits, is an honor, and we take it as a sign of respect, so thank you, from us and on behalf of our fallen brothers, Jim and Ray."
Previous Inspiration Award recipients include Rory Gallagher, Jon Lord, Steve Marriott, Ronnie James Dio and Phil Lynott.
The event, which will be hosted by Sammy Hagar on 4 November (14), will also be a special night for Gregg Allman, the recipient of this year's Living Legend Award.
Black Sabbath, The Black Keys, Guns N' Roses, Iron Maiden, Metallica and Queen + Adam Lambert will compete for the night's Band of the Year honour, while the coveted Album Of The Year award will be a battle between Bruce Springsteen (High Hopes), Judas Priest (Redeemer Of Souls), Motorhead (Aftershock), Pearl Jam (Lightning Bolt) and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (Hypnotic Eye), among others.
Wrestler-turned-rapper and actor John Cena has teamed up with hip-hop star Wiz Khalifa to record two new tracks for the upcoming 2015 WWE video game. The 12 Rounds fighter, who made his rap debut with 2005 album You Can't See Me, has returned to the studio with Khalifa for the songs All Day and Breaks, which will feature on the first-ever soundtrack for WWE 2K15.
Cena tells Billboard.com, "It was very cool to work with Wiz Khalifa and combine my East Coast style of flow and his laid back West Coast vibe. Wiz and I are both are so dedicated to our craft that we never stop hustling to give our fans more, that is what the song (All Day) is about."
Other artists featured on the WWE 2K15 soundtrack include B.o.B., Rudimental and Flo Rida.
Reunited boy band G.o.d. will make U.S. concert history in November (14) when they become the first South Korean act to perform stadium shows since Bigbang played concerts on the east and west coast in 2012. The beloved K-pop group recently extended a South Korean reunion tour from two to 10 shows and now the bandmates are heading overseas, bringing their 15th anniversary concerts to America. They have announced plans to play arena shows in Los Angeles and New Jersey.
The group parted ways in 2005 after singer Yoon Kye Sang left to pursue an acting career. The band's comeback single The Lone Duckling is one of the K-Pop Hot 100's biggest hits of 2014.
g.o.d has since released a comeback album, Chapter 8.
The band will play at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on 7 November (14) and at New Jersey's Prudential Center two days later.
Jennifer Lopez's brand new car was damaged on Saturday (27Sep14) after an alleged drunk driver crashed into its rear end. The On the Floor hitmaker was waiting at a traffic light with her pal Leah Remini when the other motorist hit her vehicle from behind.
Lopez took on Instagram.com to detail the incident and assured fans she and Remini were not injured, writing, "Sitting at a light, Riding high right before some drunk fool rear ended us in my new whip (car)!!! Thank god everyone ok!!!"
The singer/actress had earlier posted a snap of her children, who were also in the car at the time of the crash on California's Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.
According to police records, the other driver took off after the accident. Cope apprehended him a short distance away after J.Lo described his pick-up truck.
He was arrested for DUI and hit and run.
Bob Palmer, the legendary Hollywood publicist who led Sir Anthony Hopkins' successful Oscars campaign for The Silence Of The Lambs, has died, aged 85. Palmer, who also represented Faye Dunaway, David Soul and Dick Van Dyke among others, passed away at his home in Pacific Palisades, California on Monday (15Sep14).
Born in Alaska, he studied journalism in Los Angeles before becoming a theatre manager.
He was hired as director of publicity and advertising at United Paramount studios, where he helped create media campaigns for films like Sunset Boulevard, Shane and The Greatest Show on Earth.
After serving in the Korean War, Palmer returned to Hollywood and signed up as West Coast publicity director for ABC Radio, before becoming a publicist at ABC Television.
He also headed up publicity departments at Screen Gems and Universal.
Actress Marisa Tomei had a nightmare drive from a sheep farm in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts with a lamb she was planning to slaughter and eat. The Oscar winner was vacationing off the coast of Cape Cod after a Broadway run earlier this year (14) when she befriended a local chef and told him of her dream to watch him create one of his signature dishes from start to finish.
The My Cousin Vinny star explains, "We went to his cousin's farm and they (lambs) were in a nice, beautiful pasture, humanely raised, but when we got there we realised we had taken my car to pick up the lamb, instead of the pick-up truck... We had to get in my car and I had to drive this poor little lamb sitting behind me."
But Tomei refused to bond with the creature and went through with her plan to be involved in its death: "I held the lamb down... It didn't have an adverse effect on me... It was delicious."
Tomei's lamb tale hasn't impressed activists at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, who have added the actress to their list of celebrity targets.
PETA's senior vice president of communications, Lisa Lange, tells WENN, "What an ugly thing it is to take pride in feeling nothing after causing the death of a young animal. Although Marisa Tomei's delight in her deadly deed is shocking, it is also rare in a time when most people are waking up to the fact that animals value their lives as much as we do ours."
Beyonce and Jay Z are planning to swap New York for Los Angeles by moving to California, according to a U.S. report.
The couple has been living in the Big Apple for the last few years but spent the summer renting a home in California, and a new report now suggests the pair is planning a permanent move to America's West Coast.
Editors of TMZ.com report the stars have been spotted viewing a sprawling $85 million (£53 million) mansion in Beverly Hills. The house boasts eight bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, a 16-car garage and a 24-seat movie theatre.
Antonio Banderas' new love interest has been identified as Dutch investment consultant Nicole Kimpel The Mask of Zorro star, 54, announced his split from Melanie Griffith, his wife of 18 years, in June (14) and he has wasted no time in moving on with his love life.
The Spanish actor was previously spotted dancing and flirting with a mystery brunette during a dinner date in Saint-Tropez, France in August (14), and they were photographed hiking together along the coast of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in the south of France last week (begs01Sep14).
She has now been identified as Kimpel and an eyewitness tells America's Star magazine, "Antonio seemed so relaxed with Nicole. They seemed absolutely smitten. They were laughing and obviously having a great time!"
Meanwhile, Griffith appears to be keen to get on with her life as well - she has removed a tattoo tribute to her husband and was spotted househunting in the Hollywood Hills last week (ends05Sep14).
Calvin Harris, Kendrick Lamar and Ellie Goulding are giving their fans the chance to party with them on a remote Caribbean island for Halloween.
The music festival and Halloween party, called Bacardi Triangle, will be held off the coast of Puerto Rico, on a private island inside the Bermuda Triangle. More than 1,800 partygoers will be flown to the island on jumbo jets leaving from New York, Los Angeles and London, and each of the starring acts will be given an allocation of tickets to give away to fans using their social media accounts.
Goulding writes on Twitter.com, "Very excited to be playing the #bacarditriangle with @CalvinHarris and @kendricklamar... Some of you guys are going to be able to come with me FYI (for your information)."
The festival, funded by the Bacardi alcohol brand, will run from 30 October (14) to 2 November (14).
Kate Bush's life is about to come crashing down around her if she doesn't heed warnings from Devon officials about her cliffside home. The Wuthering Heights singer is currently enjoying a career resurgence thanks to sold out shows in London and a record-shattering eight albums in the U.K. top 40 in the same week, but things at home could be a little more secure.
A representative for Devon County Council has warned the once-reclusive star that she needs to take immediate action to prevent her five-bedroom home in the county from falling into the sea.
He tells the Exeter Express And Echo, "If you live there you can either accept it and let your house fall into the sea, or you can take action to prevent further damage, although that can cost hundreds of thousands. You can attach netting to the cliff face, or another option is spraying it with concrete, although these are very expensive and not something the council would pay for."
Last year (13), a large section of the coast near Bush's Kingsbridge home fell into the sea following a landslip.