T.I. has confirmed that Pharrell Williams will feature on the next single from his upcoming album, Paperwork. The Grand Hustle boss dished on the project to MTV: "We have definitely decided on Paperwork featuring Pharrell [because it] pretty much kinda sums up the tone of the album," Tip told MTV News.
John Mellencamp has announced that his upcoming studio album, Plain Spoken, is due on September 23. The rocker also revealed the 10-song track list featuring all new original material. Mellencamp hooked up with producer T Bone Burnett - the third consecutive collaboration for the two. "I never want to work with anyone else," Mellencamp told Rolling Stone last year.
Mariah Carey has announced the first dates for her The Elusive Chanteuse Show tour. The new tour is her first since 2006's The Adventures of Mimi and will see Mimi performing in Japan, Asia, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, the Philippines, and her first-ever visit to mainland China. "I want to experience the spontaneity and emotion that I put into this album on stage . . ."
My Chemical Romance fronter Gerard Way has revealed the cover art for his upcoming solo debut Hesitant Alien. The art of the LP - which drops September 30 - features Way, hair dyed red and wearing a blue suit and red tie. Way is set to make his solo debut at Reading and Leeds festivals in August. He recently made a surprise appearance the Warner Bros Summer Sessions.
Blake Shelton is among the artists featured on Partners, the upcoming duets album from Barbra Streisand. The country superstar lends his voice to the cut "I'd Want It To Be You." "You heard it here first . . . my new album Partners is coming September 16th," she wrote in a post on her Facebook page. "What an extraordinary collection of talent!"
Wayne Marsh was killed after the semi-truck carrying the equipment of Motley Crue jackknifed, careened into his lane and struck his vehicle. Marsh was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Crue vehicle was transported to the hospital but his condition is not known. The accident happened in Jefferson County, Alabama in the early hours of the morning of August 15.
David Nail mourned the loss of his grandmother, whom he credits with his career as a country star. Nail hit Twitter to post a pic of his granny and him, captioning it "My heart is broken. RIP Mimmaw." After fans offered condolences through social media, Nail thanked them with heartfelt words. "I have the greatest mother in the world. She learned from the best."
Bob Seger has released a new single, "Detroit Made." While it's unknown if "Detroit Made" is a single off of a future Seger album, the Detroit Free Press quotes members of his team who promise that release information will be made available shortly. Seger admits that he just sort of stumbled across "Detroit Made."
The Killers covered the Iggy Azalea cut "Fancy" during their headlining set at the V Festival in Staffordshire, England on Saturday, August 16. "We've sort of been working on something and we wanted to show you a little bit of it, if you don't mind hearing it," said frontman Brandon Flowers before launching into the cut, which came complete with choreography.
Arcade Fire multi instrumentalist Will Butler played his first-ever solo show at the Rock 'n' Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, August 16. Butler played a set of original material which was described on ArcadeFireTube as "Violent Femmes meets Pixies." "Will Butler solo show was great! All original stuff from what I could tell . . ."
Katy Perry got her nose pierced, posting video of the operation on Instagram for all to see. The pop star screams "Ow" as the needle goes into her nostril. "Last time I did this I was on my own with a safety pin & cube of ice @ 13," she captioned the vid. "This time I thought it was best I left it to the pro's. Sorry mom (again)."
Elvis Presley is among the artists featured on Partners, the upcoming duets album from Barbra Streisand. The King lends his legendary voice to an updated version of "Love Me Tender." "You heard it here first . . . my new album Partners is coming September 16th," she wrote in a post on her Facebook page. "What an extraordinary collection of talent!"
Florida Georgia Line have responded to "Girl in a Country Song," a cut from Maddie & Tae that responds to negative portrayals of women in the genre. "All I'm gonna say about that is, I don't know one girl who doesn't want to be a girl in a country song," Brian Kelley told the Chicago Tribune. "That's all I'm gonna say to you. That's it."
Beyoncé and Jay Z are featured in a trailer for the upcoming HBO On the Run tour special. In the clip, Bey sings the Nancy Sinatra cut "Bang Bang" while Jigga smokes a cigar in a scene ripped from the pair's On the Run mini-movie. The special will be taped on September 12-13 in Paris; it airs September 20 at PM EST on HBO.
Slash has partnered with Universal Studios Hollywood to create the Clowns 3D with Music by Slash maze, set to debut during Halloween Horror Nights on September 19. "I'm a huge fan of Halloween Horror Nights and was inspired to partner with Universal Studios Hollywood because they are the founders of creating extreme horror," Slash says.