Blur have been replaced by Beady Eye, Deftones and Hives at the upcoming Big Day Out Festival. Blur pulled out of their headline slot on the six-city Australian touring festival in late November, citing concerns about the organization of the fest.
Keith Richards is set to appear in his third Pirates of the Caribbean film. Richards stars in the upcoming fifth installment of the franchise, Dead Men Tell No Tales, playing the father of Johnny Depp's character Jack Sparrow.
Kelly Clarkson took the stage on The Voice to perform "Underneath the Tree," a cut from her recent holiday album, Wrapped in Red. Kelly was indeed wrapped in red for the performance, wearing a glittering red party dress and matching shoes. She even sang into a glittering red microphone, perched on a matching stand.
The Who have released "the world's first-ever digital box set" with their Tommy app. The app gives users the chance to listen to the first five tracks of Tommy for free, along with a free first chapter of Richard Barnes' book on the album, with an in-app purchase option for the rest of the book.
Sha'keir Duarte, the cousin of Frank Ocean, sued Chris Brown for $3 million in connection with the parking lot brawl that went down this past summer. Now the details behind the $3 million figure have been uncovered by TMZ. Duarte claims that he was punched and kicked by a member of Brown's entourage during the fight.
Robin Thicke is featured on "Calling All Hearts," the first single from DJ Cassidy's upcoming album. The cut, currently streaming via SoundCloud, also features a guest spot from Jessie J. In late September, Jessie hit Twitter to note that the three had wrapped filming on the video: "That's a wrap! Woooooo! Amazing video! @robinthicke @djcassidy"
Billy Joel has announced a deal to perform once a month at New York's Madison Square Garden. The rock legend has inked the lucrative contract with the venue, becoming the first ever musical artist to hold a regular standing gig at the arena. The first shows in the series are scheduled for January 27, February 3, March 21 and April 18.
Carrie Underwood was injured on the set of the recent Sound of Music production for NBC. The country star hit Twitter to notify fans of her clumsiness, while also assuring them that she's okay. "So yesterday I hit myself in the head with my own guitar & later fell on my face playing leap frog! What do today's rehearsals have for us?" she wrote.
Jessie J is featured on "Calling All Hearts," the first single from DJ Cassidy's upcoming album. The cut, currently streaming via SoundCloud, also features a guest spot from Robin Thicke. In late September, Jessie hit Twitter to note that the three had wrapped filming on the video: "That's a wrap! Woooooo! Amazing video! @robinthicke @djcassidy"
Lady Gaga has announced her first slate of tour dates since cutting short her "Born This Way Ball Tour" due to hip surgery. "Lady Gaga's artRave: the ARTPOP Ball," kicks off May 4 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and wraps July 21 in Los Angeles. Gaga shared the news with her Little Monsters via Twitter.
Toni Braxton and Babyface hit the set of The View to perform "Hurt You," a cut from their upcoming duets album, Love, Marriage and Divorce. During their time on the couch with the ladies of the cast, the two were informed that the song had reached number one on the Billboard R&B Top Adult chart.
Blink-182 is prepping the release of the follow-up to 2009's Neighborhoods, which the band plans on releasing ahead of next year's performance at the U.K.'s Reading and Leeds festivals. Mark Hoppus sat down with Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 to dish on the band's new plans. "We are coming with new material," he said.
Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert have been added to the bill of Country Thunder Wisconsin, which goes down in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin from July 24 through the 27. Additional performers include Brantley Gilbert, Gary Allan, Sawyer Brown, Craig Morgan, Mark Chesnutt, Joe Diffie, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Charlie Worsham.
Justin Bieber has released the music video for "All That Matters," an early release in his ongoing #Music Mondays series. In the sexy vid, the Bieb gets intimate with model Cailin Russo. Justin is seen shirtless as the two make out during the sensual jam. According to Complex, the sultry setting may detract from the jam's good points.
Metallica and Iron Maiden have both signed on to headline the upcoming Sonisphere Festival. The tour takes place throughout Europe next summer, with the July 4 date at Knebworth Park, U.K., marking the two bands' first simultaneous fest appearance. "This just works on all fronts," drummer Lars Ulrich told Metal Hammer.