The Killers recruited Haim star Danielle Haim as their drummer for a song during their set at the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco, California on Saturday night (09Aug14). Haim's band was also on the bill at the music event.
A mixtape the late Corey Haim gave to Jenny Lewis when they were kids inspired the actress/singer to pursue a career in music. The former Rilo Kiley rocker first rose to fame as a child actress in the 1980s, starring in shows like The Golden Girls and Growing Pains, but she became hooked on music at the age of 10 after The Lost Boys actor Haim gifted her with a compilation of his favourite songs, including tracks by the Beastie Boys and Run-D.M.C. at a party.
She tells The New York Times Magazine, "There have been a couple of cassette tapes that have changed my life, and that was the first one."
However, it wasn't until Lewis hit her 20s that she decided to switch the focus from her acting to her musical talents and launch her first band, Rilo Kiley.
Haim star Este Haim struggles to manage her diabetes on tour because she is unable to get the proper food and exercise she needs to stay healthy. The rocker famously suffered a bout of hypoglycemia on stage at Britain's Glastonbury Festival last summer (13) and she later insisted she had been too busy to eat.
Haim has now revealed she faces a constant battle to control her condition while enduring long days, hours of travelling, and a busy work schedule as part of the girl group.
She tells BBC Newsbeat, "It's due to the fact that your hours are always so different and food is never really constant. When you are trying to figure out, 'OK, if I am eating this food, how much insulin do I have to take?' There is a lot of different factors that go along to treating diabetes, it's exercise, it's diet and insulin.
"Sometimes I can't exercise because I've spent the last 12 hours on flights or I'm exhausted or I don't want to exercise... I think it's something that I have and I have to be responsible for it and own up to it and talk about it."
British folk rockers Mumford & Sons joined U.S. stars Haim onstage at Glastonbury Festival on Saturday (28Jun14) to perform a Rolling Stones track. The Wire hitmakers Haim were performing for fans at Mumford & Sons' specially-curated Gentlemen of the Road stage on the site when they announced a special treat for the audience.
The I Will Wait rockers then joined the sibling trio for a rendition of Dead Flowers. After the collaboration, bassist Este Haim told the crowd, "How was that with a bit of Mumford & Sons for you."
Popular 1990s kids' action heroes the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are set for a comeback in a new live-action feature film. Show creator and media mogul Haim Saban announced on Wednesday that he is teaming up with bosses at Lionsgate to bring the classic TV franchise to the big screen more than 20 years after the Power Rangers made their debut in 1993.
Saban's statement reads: "Lionsgate is the perfect home for elevating our Power Rangers brand to the next level. They have the vision, marketing prowess and incredible track record in launching breakthrough hits from The Hunger Games to Twilight and Divergent.
"In partnership with the Lionsgate team, we're confident that we will capture the world of the Power Rangers and translate it into a unique and memorable motion picture phenomenon with a legacy all its own."
There have been multiple casts over the years, but the original series featured actors Amy Jo Johnson, David Yost and Walter Jones.
The first Mighty Morphin Power Rangers film was released in 1995 and made more than $66 million (£39 million) worldwide.
A release date for the new feature film has yet to be announced.
Former rap rivals Nas and Jay Z reunited on stage at California's Coachella music festival on Saturday (12Apr14) to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the I Can hitmaker's classic Illmatic album.
Nas marked the milestone by playing the 1994 release in its entirety, before inviting Jay Z to join him in the spotlight for a rendition of Dead Presidents II, his 1996 track which sampled Illmatic's The World Is Yours.
The 99 Problems icon, who was engaged in a lyrical feud with Nas back in 2001, also treated the audience to a performance of Where I'm From. But he wasn't Nas' only special guest - Sean 'Diddy' Combs later appeared onstage to join Nas for his 1999 single Hate Me Now, hours after the rapper/producer teamed up with another Coachella artist, Pharrell Williams, for Pass The Courvoisier Pt. II with Busta Rhymes.
Paying tribute to Nas during the late set, Combs said, "Nas, you have to understand. If it wasn't for you, hip-hop wouldn't be where it is today." Meanwhile, Jay Z's wife, Beyonce, also made an unannounced appearance on Saturday alongside her sister Solange Knowles at the end of the singer's track Losing You, where they performed a brief choreographed dance routine together.
The 2014 Coachella line-up has already seen performances from Outkast, Muse, Haim, Queens of the Stone Age, Lorde, Pharrell Williams and the Pet Shop Boys, while Arcade Fire, Motorhead, Lana Del Rey and Calvin Harris were among the acts on Sunday's (13Apr14) bill. The artists will do it all again next weekend (18-20Apr14) for the second round of Coachella.
Reunited rap stars Outkast sealed their comeback by kicking off the 2014 Coachella music festival in California on Friday (11Apr14), but the show ended on a sour note as the set was cut short. The hip-hop stars, who have reformed after nearly a decade on hiatus, headlined the first night of the annual event and they thrilled the crowd with a hit-packed set that also included appearances from rapper Future and singer Janelle Monae.
However, the band's show was plagued with numerous technical problems, and it ended badly when the set over-ran and organisers cut the sound just as they were launching into their finale with hip-hop star Killer Mike.
The crowd began booing as Andre 3000 attempted to apologise.
The Roots star Questlove was in the crowd to watch the show and he debated the debacle in a series of posts on Twitter.com, writing, "Lessons to be learned tonight (all said in love/constructive advice) 1. Give each song a 5 min slot, i.e. if 90 mins? Plan 18 songs... More lessons 2. plan show backwards - to avoid cut-off debacles plan what absolute last song must be, work way to the top... Keep in mind its been 10 yrs (years) for Kast (Outkast) and this is show 1... Lot of mixed feelings about the show. It's gonna take time for chemistry and rhythm and tech issues to gel."
The first day of the festival also featured sets from British singer Ellie Goulding, girl group Haim, U.K. rockers Bastille, soul star Aloe Blacc and singer/songwriter Tom Odell.
Other acts due to perform across the first weekend include Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Motorhead and Arcade Fire.
Eighties chart-toppers The Human League are on the verge of a chart resurgence in the U.K. thanks to fans of Aberdeen Football Club in Scotland. The band's Don't You Want Me hit has been adopted by the soccer lovers and it has become an anthem in the stands for Aberdeen's run in the Scottish League Cup, which the club won on Sunday (16Mar14).
To mark the victory, fans have launched a campaign on social media in a bid to get The Human League back to number one. The band, led by singer Phil Oakey, is not expected to chart so high this weekend (23Mar14), but experts predict the song will return to the top 10.
Thanks to the campaign, the '80s act has been offered a spot at Scotland's T in the Park festival this summer (14).
Oakey says, "It has been a long held ambition of ours to play at this iconic festival and we were delighted to be asked to be part of such a diverse and exciting bill. See you all soon."
They will join the likes of headliners Calvin Harris, Biffy Clyro and Arctic Monkeys and Ellie Goulding, Bastille, Pixies, Haim, Manic Street Preachers and Pharrell Williams, among others on the bill at the event in July (14).
Blur star Damon Albarn has been honoured with a special award after showcasing his new solo record at the South by Southwest festival last week (ends16Mar14). The Blur frontman performed tracks from his upcoming release, Everyday Robots, at various concerts during the Austin, Texas festival, and his work has earned him The Grulke Prize, an honour established in memory of late South by Southwest Creative Director Brent Grulke.
The prize is awarded in three categories, and Albarn was the recipient of the Career Act honour, which is given to an established artist at SXSW who "reinvents themselves or launches an important new project."
New synth-pop group Future Islands received the Developing U.S. Act and Irish blues band The Strypes were named the Developing Non-U.S. Act.
Last year (13), the first ever Grulke Prizes were given to The Flaming Lips (Career Act), Haim (Developing U.S. Act) and CHVRCHES (Developing Non-U.S. Act).