Zac Brown Band will be performing on Saturday Night Live on March 7. The band is expected to play their latest single, "Homegrown," during the episode, which will be hosted by "Thor" actor Chris Hemsworth.
Seventy-year-old singer Gary Glitter has been sentenced for 16 years in prison after being found guilty of having sex with a girl under the age of 13. He was also convicted of one count of attempted rape and four counts of indecent assault. According to the charges, Glitter attacked two girls, aged 12 and 13, after inviting them backstage to his dressing room and isolating them.
Drake's recently released surprise mixtape If You're Reading This It's Too Late sold 187,000 copies its second week out, dropping it to number two on the Billboard 200 chart. If You're Reading This It's Too Late debuted at number one and has sold 624,000 copies since its release 10 days ago. The album was dethroned by Imagine Dragons' sophomore release.
Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja have released their joint soundtrack to UK Gold, an upcoming documentary on tax avoidance. The soundtrack can be streamed at the U.K. Uncut website. The 12-track score was composed by the musicians and features contributions from Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood and Elbow's Guy Garvey.
Starbucks has added a new drink to their menu and it's named in honor of Ariana Grande. Reps describe the drink as a "disco techno circus party in the mouth," which was allegedly developed by baristas after a customer, on a whim, ordered a drink in the singer's honor.
Slash has announced a North American leg of his 2015 lengthy world tour with his band Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. Slash is currently engaged in a tour that's taking him through New Zealand, Australia, South America and Mexico until the end of March. A month later, on April 25, he will begin the U.S. leg in Orlando that will end on May 23 in Houston.
Kelly Clarkson has released "Run Run Run," a new duet with John Legend taken off of her upcoming seventh studio album Piece By Piece. The piano-laden ballad is the latest track to be released from the new album, following "Invincible," a collaboration with Sia, and "Piece by Piece," the album's title track.
Supertramp has announced that they will return to London in December as part of their Forever tour. They will play the O2 Arena on December 7. The London stop is one date on the band's first tour in five years, which kicks off in Portugal on November 3 and ends in the Netherlands on December 11. The band's current lineup features frontman and original songwriter Rick Davies.
John Legend joins Kelly Clarkson on "Run Run Run," a new duet taken off of Clarkson's forthcoming new seventh studio album Piece By Piece. The piano-laden ballad is the latest track to be released from Clarkson's new album, following "Invincible," a collaboration with Sia, and "Piece by Piece," the album's title track.
The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers have announced that his next solo album, his second, will be titled The Desired Effect. He broke the news via a note posted onto his Twitter page. "We will finally achieve The Desired Effect. Ariel [Rechtshaid, producer] and I have been collaborating in the studio, working twogether [sic] in the spirit of conversation."
Pink Floyd's surprise 2014 release The Endless River may be the official end of the band, according to David Gilmour. Gilmour recently told Rolling Stone that fans should not expect a tour behind The Endless River. He added that "there's no room for Pink Floyd." "The whole thing was becoming bigger than I liked . . ."
Rihanna has released "Towards the Sun," the first single off of the upcoming soundtrack for the Dreamworks animated film Home. In addition to providing the soundtrack's first single, the singer also "curated" the compilation, in the same way Lorde helmed the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack last fall.
Journey will perform with an orchestra for the first time ever on June 20, when the band opens the 2015 Hollywood Bowl season alongside Thomas Wilkins and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In addition to the gig at the Hollywood Bowl, Journey will also share the stage for a pair of dates with Styx for the Carnival Live Concert series.
Kendrick Lamar recently performed some of his music for a special audience of one, Michael Jackson's son Prince. The 18-year-old shared a few photos from their meeting this week. "Had the great honor of meeting Kendrick and hearing some of his new tracks for his upcoming album with @RealOBee," said Prince.
Alice in Chains have launched a charity fundraising effort called the Alice in Chains Fantasy Football Auction to benefit MusiCares and the Music for Relief charity's Ebola Prevention program. A number of items are up for auction including a signed photograph of Duff McKagan at the Guns N' Roses show at the Troubadour in 1986.