Kelly Clarkson has become the most recent star to duet with Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show. The pair offered up an impressive medley of famed duets in pop music history including "I Got You Babe" by Sonny and Cher as well as "Islands in the Stream" by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.
Keith Richards has thrown his support behind an effort to prevent the construction of a café on the beach front near his country home on West Sussex, England. The £1.5 million project has been planned to replace a smaller beach café that recently burned down in an electrical fire. The new building would sit directly on the beach a short distance from the rocker's mansion.
Josh Gracin will lose 50 percent of his music rights in his divorce battle. Gracin, 34, has been ordered to give his ex-wife Ann Gracin half of the stake in the 24 songs he recorded while they were married. The country singer has also been ordered to pay $1,590 per month in alimony and $1,436 per month in child support for their four children.
Chris Brown has been revealed as the child of a nine-month-old baby girl. Breezy reportedly fathered the child during an affair with a model named Nia and though the news may come as a surprise to fans, the singer has reportedly known about the baby for months. According to a report from BET.com, Brown is on good terms with Nia and will likely have a relationship with the child.
Kid Cudi has released a new song called "Love," an unreleased cut from his Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon. "Don't be so down, come on young homie / You'll be OK, you'll find real love / All of the stories the hero gets lonely / Now is the time to show what you're made of," raps Cudi on the Dot Da Genius-produced cut.
Garbage will celebrate their self-titled debut album's 20th anniversary by playing two Europe dates in November. The first show goes down at Paris' Zenith on November 7, while the next date is set for London's O2 Academy Brixton on the following day. "This is the album that started everything for us and we look back on it with great fondness," said Garbage's Shirley Manson.
Brad Paisley and Florida Georgia Line were big winners at the 2015 YouTube Music Awards. Awardees were honored for meeting milestones in growth in views and subscribers on the platform. The single "Perfect Storm" from Paisley has garnered over three million views, while FGL's "Sun Daze" vid has garnered nearly seven million views.
The White Stripes are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their 2005 LP Get Behind Me Satan with a Record Store Day release to vinyl on April 18. The LP comes on 180-gram vinyl, with one disc colored red, the other colored white. The package also includes a full-size, 12-inch x 12-inch gatefold lenticular jacket.
Ariana Grande has teamed up with Cashmere Cat for the new track "Adore." The collab comes after the two have been on tour together for the past couple weeks. According to Billboard, the partnership is a study in contrasts. "Aching with desire, Grande's heartfelt vocals are a great counterpoint to the chilly synths and oddball R&B beats of Cashmere Cat's production."
Kanye West has released another Paul McCartney collab "All Day," the follow-up to their Rihanna assist "FourFiveSeconds." Macca adds whistling on the new cut. "All Day" will feature on Ye's upcoming album, So Help Me God, which he said in February is about "80 percent done," will get a surprise release. "It's fun to work hard. We're being inventive," West said.
On Twitter Matt Bellamy of Muse says that the band's latest unnamed single is "too offensive for radio." A user attempted to clarify whether the title of the single matched that of the album, Drones, but Matt was not cooperative. "#psycho handler, brainwashing us to become human #drones," he wrote cryptically. Muse also shared a picture on Instagram of a drone.
Van Halen have confirmed the impending release of a new live set, Tokyo Dome Live in Concert, set to drop March 31 on two-CD, four-LP vinyl and digital format. The band celebrated the announcement by unveiling one track from the set called "Runnin' with the Devil." A six-LP vinyl set in special packaging will also be available March 31.
George Strait is in mourning after losing his pal Kent Finlay, a club owner who helped him land his first gig. Finlay owned the Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos, Texas, the venue that George played with his band Ace in the Hole in 1975. "The truth of the matter is that every major label passed on George Strait," Finlay told Nashville's Tennessean last year.
Iron Maiden is done with work on its latest album and is now waiting for fronter Bruce Dickenson to recover from cancer treatment. Dickinson's doctors discovered a small tumor on his tongue earlier this year, but has had it removed and he is expected to make a full recovery. Nicko McBrain, the band's drummer, told Gater 98.7 FM that Maiden's new album is "ready to go."
Paul Simon makes a cameo in the latest episode of IFC's sketch comedy show, Portlandia. In the clip, Simon is bombarded with questions from the show's principals, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. "I'm really gonna make an impression on Paul Simon," says Fred's character Dave, while Carrie's character Cath adds, "He'll say, 'Good question.'"