The Beatles have been named America's Favorite Band in a new poll from Harris Poll. The firm interviewed 2,306 U.S. adults between July 16 and 21, 2014, finding that the Fab Four edged out Elvis Presley and Beyonce to take the top spot. Led Zepplin took fourth place, while George Strait rounded out the top five. Bruno Mars was six.
Trisha Yearwood has released "Prize Fighter," a new single featuring a guest spot from Kelly Clarkson. "When you're sweating from the fear/ You're looking it in the eye/ Turn the sound of defeat into your battle cry/ Stakes are down, you're out of luck/ Look at you smiling with a shiner/ Standing higher/ Prize fighter," sings Trisha on the tune.
Keith Richards honored his friend and musical inspiration Chuck Berry when the latter was awarded the Polar Music Prize in Sweden earlier this week. Richards sent a video message to be broadcast at the ceremony, which Berry was also unable to attend.
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo will soon be starring in a sitcom based on his life. The show, DeTour, is a single-camera comedy funded by Fox and scripted by Steve Franks (Psych). The semi-autobiographical series will focus on events from Cuomo's life, including his sabbatical from the band to attend Harvard.
Martin Scorsese is working on a biopic about the Ramones, according to the band's estate manager. Jeff Jampol tells Billboard, "We're gonna do something moving forward, but it's gonna be Ramones. We're all gonna focus on the Ramones, and it's that whole thing of, 'United we stand, divided we fall.' The legacy is the Ramones, the music is the Ramones . . ."
Britney Spears has dropped boyfriend David Lucado after a video surfaced of the latter dancing and making out with another woman. According to TMZ, the video was shot in early August. "David is very, very in love with Britney. This is unfortunate and he hopes that it all works out," a rep for Lucado told TMZ. Spears also hit Twitter to boast of her new relationship status.
Morrissey has compiled a track list for the upcoming Ramones comp, Best of the Ramones. According to the Morrissey fan site True To You, Moz was invited to do so by the management of the punk rockers: "Morrissey has compiled the track-listing for the forthcoming Best of the Ramones CD/LP which is due for release by Sire-Rhino. Morrissey has also chosen the sleeve image . . ."
The Kinks will not be reuniting without both Ray and Dave Davies, the band said, denying previous reports to the contrary. Earlier this week, Ray Davies reportedly told Mojo "Dave's invited to the party, but if he doesn't want to do it, [the reunion] will happen anyway," a comment the band claims he actually never said.
Jennifer Hudson has released the official track list for her forthcoming third studio album JHUD. JHUD features the single "I Can't Describe (The Way I Feel)" featuring T.I., who isn't the only guest appearance on the album, as Iggy Azalea, Timbaland and R. Kelly are also featured contributors.
Mathew Knowles believes that the highly publicized elevator fight between Solange Knowles and Jay Z was nothing more than a clever marketing ploy. Knowles claims that the incident was simply a viral tool to promote Beyonce and Jay's 'On The Run Tour.' "You have to sometimes ignite that tour. It's called a Jedi Mind Trick," he explained to radio station 104.1 KRB.
Despite routinely taking years between releases, AC/DC is proving you can teach an old dog new tricks by recording their new album in a mere 10 days, according to drummer Phil Rudd. Rudd admitted that the band recorded the record at warp speed because 'things were taking too long.' "It was done in 10 days, and I've never played better," Rudd told Triple M.
Martina McBride has added 40 new fall dates to her "2014 Everlasting Tour." Seven shows are already sold out, including the first date in Meridian, MI., as well as shows in Forrest City, AR., Lake Charles, LA., Midland, TX, Dayton, OH, and two dates in Nashville, TN.
Ariana Grande took her hit song "Break Free" to the stage of NBC's America's Got Talent. Sporting cat ears and a little black dress, Grande performed her Zedd-produced hit during the live results show, receiving a standing ovation from the judges including Heidi Klum. "Thanks for having me AGT! sweetest audience ever. love u & thank u," she tweeted.
David Nail says that Darius Rucker was a big influence on his "I'm A Fire Tour," which happened to be his first ever as a headliner. "I would say we probably learned more as a group from Darius, and we've played with some great people," Nail tells Billboard.
Following her split from Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey was spotted out and about, taking her twins - Moroccan and Monroe - out for pizza. Paparazzi spotted Mimi in NYC looking stylish in a black and white wrap dress and floppy hat. Cannon announced news of the pair's split last week, but he was seen leaving the pair's apartment on the same day Carey was spotted.