Lady Gaga says that she has more material to release under her ARTPOP moniker. "I wrote a lot of music for ARTPOP and I've been writing more as well," she tells NPR. "I have thought about putting out the second act and right now I'm just getting ready for the tour. It's actually very different from what is on the first act, I think that's why I say it will be 'Act 2.'"
Elvis Presley's estate has taken legal action against firearm manufacturer Beretta for the unauthorized use of the King's image in an ad. The gun maker uses a depiction of Elvis in its commercial for the 692 shotgun. "This is an intellectual property infringement action arising from Beretta's unlicensed and unauthorized use of plaintiff's intellectual property."
Drake gave 15-year-old terminally ill cancer patient Kennedy Brown the surprise of her life when he visited her in Houston this past weekend. Brown, who is battling stage four brain cancer and has spent the past two years in hospice care, said her dying wish was to meet Drake. Six of her closest friends took to the cause and threw her a surprise prom.
Keyshia Cole has released the video for her new track "Next Time (Won't Give My Heart Away)." She debuted the vid on a recent edition of BET's 106 & Park and it is featured on her forthcoming release Point of No Return. The Colin Tilley directed vid follows Keyshia's new "Rick James" video, which was released last week.
Courtney Love has sounded off against Queens of the Stone Age, claiming that fans expect more from her and her band Hole than they do of Josh Homme and company. During a recent interview with The Quietus, Love rips the blog for paying more attention to Queens than Hole. "Well, you sit and you write like, Queens Of The Stone Age drudge for a month . . ."
Lorde has unleashed on the editors of Fashion magazine, claiming they digitally altered her nose on a recent cover image. In the pic the New Zealand pop idol is seen in an empty industrial room in a long black gown. She hinted that the photo may have been altered via Twitter writing: "apart from the fact that I'm pretty sure this magazine gave me a new nose (:l)."
Sean "Diddy" Combs tops The Forbes Five list of Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists for a fourth consecutive year. His $700 million is an increase of $120 million from last year thanks to his ever-growing brand that continues to grow with the addition of Revolt TV, the music network of which he's the majority owner. Dr. Dre places second with $550.
George Jones is gone but not forgotten, and his fans intend to prove the point by holding a celebration on the one year anny of his death. The event goes down in Nashville at Woodlawn Cemetery on April 26. "This day is going to be bittersweet," George's widow Nancy Jones says in a statement.
"I know how much people loved George, and the love has continued even a year later. I
2 Chainz will release a new EP, Freebase, on May 5. The new five track offering is expected to feature the Young Chop-produced "A-Rod" featuring French Montana. "It has been a minute since the release of my album B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time and I wanted to give something special to my fans while I record my follow-up album," 2 Chainz told RapUp.
Miranda Lambert says that she plans to take a break from touring later this year. The Nashville star revealed the news earlier this week in an official statement, saying that the road has been a way of life and that it's a scary but needed change: "This is the longest break I've ever had since I was 17, since I started playing music," she began.
Beck has revealed that he hopes to release the followup to his most recent release Morning Phase later this year. He broke news of the plan during a radio interview, noting that he's already hard at work on the music and it has a different feel from his previous work.
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Dolly Parton has put her own unique spin on Bon Jovi's "Lay Your Hands On Me." The new cover tune will appear on Parton's 42nd studio album Blue Smoke. While the song may mean one thing from Bon Jovi, Parton found a completely different meaning: "When I first heard that song, years ago, I thought, 'Wow, that sounds so much like a gospel tune' . . ."
Rush have ended their brief hiatus with the announcement of a "long tour," according to guitarist Alex Lifeson. The decision means that the band will be celebrating their 41st anniversary out on the road. "The three of us had a meeting," Lifeson began.
The Rolling Stones have confirmed rescheduled dates in Australia and New Zealand, following the band's temporary hiatus of the 14 On Fire tour after the death of Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott. The dates have been reset for the fall, beginning at Adelaide's Oval on October 25 and wrapping at Auckland's Mt. Smart Stadium on November 22.
Following his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Peter Gabriel has hinted that a Genesis reunion is not completely out of the question. Speaking backstage at the ceremony, Gabriel told Rolling Stone that a reunion is possible if not likely: "I never say never. It really didn't happen last time. I think there's a small chance, but I don't think it's very high."