Katy Perry has spent $11.2 million on three adjacent Los Angeles properties that include two large mansions, according RadarOnline, who have photos and details. According to The Huffington Post, the properties were not listed for sale at the time. They cover in excess of four acres. One of the homes, built in 1953, features five bedrooms and three bathrooms . . .
Kenny Chesney has teamed up with Music and Memory, a non-profit group that's collecting iPods for senior citizens who suffer from dementia. The goal is to supply people afflicted with Alzheimer's with portable music players. Numerous studies suggest that music can help people suffering from Alzheimer's recover long lost thoughts.
Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, George Strait, and Lady Antebellum have all been added to the list of performers for this year's CMT Music Awards. They share the stage with already announced performers Taylor Swift, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and the Pistol Annies.
Talks are happening this week between High Voltage Productions Pty. and "one of the world's leading production and entertainment companies" to get the AC/DC movie off the ground, according to Classic Rock magazine. Actor Rob Liotti has long boasted of writing the script for the Bon Scott biopic and now he says that he's in talks to start realizing his vision.
George Strait has added another impressive milestone to a career bedecked by them. "Give It All We Got Tonight," the lead single from his latest album, Love Is Everything, has become his 60th number one hit. "I didn't realize we were making history - I just hoped we were putting out music that my fans would enjoy," Strait said in a statement.
The Psychedelic Furs are hitting the road for a 35-date North American tour that will keep them touring through the end of September. The lengthy trek kicks off May 31 in Agoura Hills, California, and wraps up September 9 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The band will also hit cities such as Las Vegas, Philadelphia, New York, Anaheim and Phoenix.
The Clash will release two new collections later this year: Sound System and The Clash Hits Back. Sound System will contain remasters of the band's first five albums, plus three CDs of singles, rarities and demos, and a DVD containing previously unseen footage, plus reprints and a new edition of the band's Armageddon Time fanzine.
Janet Jackson was draped in white as she attended amfAR's 20th Annual Cinema Against AIDS gala during the Cannes Film Festival in Cap d'Antibes, France. Jackson sported a white pant suit and short curly hair to the fundraiser, which featured a number of celebrity guests, including Chris Tucker, Paris Hilton, and Sharon Stone.
Caleb and Nathan Followill of Kings of Leon will host their hometown Music City Eats: Nashville Food, Wine & Spirit Festival this September. The inaugural fest aims to bring together acclaimed national chefs and stars of the local culinary scene. "We love food as much as music and believe that Nashville can be a foodie," began Nathan in a presser.
Ann Wilson and Joe Walsh will appear on the debut album by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and his group the Underthinkers, Everywhere at Once. The LP will also feature Chrissie Hynde, Derek Trucks, Roger Waters' touring guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, Los Lobos' David Hidalgo and Ivan Neville.
The Parent Television Council has taken Ke$ha to task for drinking her own urine during her MTV reality show, Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life. In a letter to its supporters, the censorship advocacy group called the show "disgusting" and "vile." The PTC added that the act highlights the need for greater choice on behalf of cable subscribers: "Why should we have to pay for this . . .?"
A Creedence Clearwater Revival reunion might not be as farfetched as once thought, at least not according to John Fogerty. Fogerty, who was appearing on CBS This Morning in order to promote his new album, Wrote a Song for Everyone, which hits record stores on May 28, said that a reunion could happen.
The post-Scott Weiland era for the Stone Temple Pilots has begun, as the band has officially announced Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington as their new lead singer. Bennington debuted with the band at the KROQ Weenie Roast in Los Angeles this past weekend. "Every band has it's own kind of vibe," Bennington told KROQ.
Kelly Rowland has released the track list for her upcoming fourth solo album, Talk a Good Game. The LP comes in standard and deluxe packages with the latter featuring three tracks not available on the former. The album boasts a host of guest talent including Wiz Khalifa ("Gone"), Kevin Cossom ("Talk a Good Game"), Pusha T ("Street Life") and many more . . .
T.I. has released "Hello," the most recent single from his eighth studio album, Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head. The cut features an assist from Cee-Lo Green. In the video clip for the new track, directed by Marc Klasfeld, the Grand Hustle boss is featured walking down a long dirt road. Cut to flash back: T.I. recalls the events that led up to his current predicament.