Roger Daltrey needs time to rest his voice, prompting the Who to cancel three upcoming shows: May 5 at Kansas City's Sprint Center, May 7 at St. Louis' Scottrade Center, and May 9 at Louisville's KFC Yum Center. "It is with great regret that the Who are postponing the next three shows of their 'The Who Hits 50!' North American tour based on doctors' advice . . ."
An upcoming Morrissey concert at Madison Square Garden will be meatless, thanks to the efforts by the tireless advocates for animal rights. Moz will play the NYC venue on June 27. "We'd have to close half the floor," one staffer told the New York Daily News, while Daily Burger owner Drew Nieporent claimed that it was "the first time I'm hearing about it."
The Rolling Stones will re-release their 1971 album Sticky Fingers in standard, deluxe and super deluxe formats on June 9. As a teaser, they've dropped a previously unheard extended version of "B***h" via Vevo. The group also posted some info on the never before heard cut. "The alternate version of "Bitch" is a longer, looser, earlier take that, like the final version . . ."
Courtney Love has landed a role in the upcoming film from James Franco, The Long Home. Love will star alongside Josh Hutcherson in the movie adapted from a 1999 novel by William Gay. The plot centers on carpenter Nathan Winer (Hutcherson), who is forced to accept work from Dallas Hardin, the man responsible for his father's murder.
Lady Gaga and designer Alexander Wang teamed up to throw a MET Gala after party, which was documented on social media by several party goers. Miley Cyrus was there and was said to have broken "the sound system," according to one Instagram user. Later this summer, the Mother Monster will receive the inaugural Contemporary Icon Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Joni Mitchell will exit the hospital soon, according to several reports. The folk legend was said to be found unconscious in late March, but has been steadily improving since. Mitchell's website later denied that she was ever found unconscious, and offered an update on her health. "Joni is still in the hospital - but she comprehends, she's alert, and she has her full senses."
Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea have released their collaborative track "Pretty Girls," an Invisible Men-produced jam, which serves as the lead single from Brit's upcoming studio album. "To be honest im just over here acting like a total fan girl for britneys vocals on this song. cant. stop. listening. so classically Britney," wrote Igg on Twitter.
Jon Pardi will release a six-song EP of previously unreleased tunes called The B Sides, 2011-2014 on May 19. The songs were recorded by Pardi for his debut album, Write You a Song, but didn't make the final cut. According to Taste of Country, Pardi co-wrote and co-produced all six songs on the EP, just as was the case with his debut record.
LeAnn Rimes accidentally set off the fire alarm on her flight to L.A. on Friday. She hit Twitter to share that she triggered the alarm while in the bathroom. "Leave it up to me to set off the fire alarm in the airplane bathroom w/ @theDrybar dry shampoo #purecomedy #firsttimeforeverything," she wrote. Landing at LAX, she explained to TMZ that the aerosol product tripped the alarm.
Kendrick Lamar has unveiled his superhero alter ego, Hardbody, whose super power is combating hate on the streets and elsewhere. Speaking with Mass Appeal, K-Dot dished on the character. "No mask, no nothing. You don't see him coming," he began. "His energy builds up to the next man and builds up all the way around the world."
Sam Hunt has unveiled "House Party" as the fourth single from his debut album, Montevallo. The upbeat cut sees Sam urging his friends to embark on a night long house party. "Let's have a house party / We don't need nobody / Turn your TV off, break that boombox out / We'll wake up all the neighbors 'til the whole block hates us / And the cops show up, try to shut us down," he sings.
Lawyers for Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams are asking for a new trial after a U.S. District Court ruled the stars' hit single "Blurred Lines" had copied Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up."
Kanye West has announced via Twitter that he's changed the name of his upcoming album to Swish. He made the announcement on Sunday, May 3. "I'm changing my album name to SWISH," he wrote, later adding, "I might change it again but that's the name now." The Verge speculated that West may be just goofing on his fans and critics alike.
Eric Clapton celebrated his 70th b-day on May 1, hooking up with some famous friends at Madison Square Garden, including John Mayer, Jimmie Vaughan, Derek Trucks and Doyle Bramhall. "I want to thank you for helping me celebrate," Clapton told the crowd. "This is the best birthday I ever had."
Toby Keith has been awarded with the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Atlantic Council, a think tank, recognizing individuals "who represent the four pillars of global leadership — political, military, business and artistic." At the ceremony last month, Keith performed his hit "American Soldier" and was praised for his commitment to the troops via his USO tours.