Twenty88 hit the stage on The Late Late Show with James Cordon earlier this week. The duo, the new collaborative project from the minds of Jhene Aiko and Big Sean, offered up a performance of their track "On The Way." The pair also made headlines with news that Twenty88 is available to stream exclusively through TIDAL for four days.
Bon Jovi have announced that they have completed work on their upcoming new album, titled This House Is Not for Sale. "THE ALBUM IS DONE," the band wrote, and posted a group photo taken at New York City's Electric Lady Studios. The album likely will be released this fall. Bon Jovi last released their 13th album, Burning Bridges, in 2015.
Shana Mangatal, a former lover of Michael Jackson, has released a new tell-all book claiming that they exchanged "20 years of secret encounters and intimate phone calls." The book, titled Michael and Me: The Untold Story of Michael Jackson's Secret Romance, chronicles Mangatal's relationship with Jackson throughout the years. She first met the singer in 1988.
Dolly Parton has signed on to voice the part of the chicken on the upcoming new animated film Lily's Driftwood Bay. The show follows Lily, a girl who creates an imaginary world full of friends including Noleen, the singing chicken. "I've never played a chicken before, but I have been known to lay a few eggs!" Parton jokes in a press release.
Ed Sheeran has pledged to dress in a red tutu and eat "the most disgusting food in Japan" if enough money is raised for Comic Relief. Sheeran made the pledge in a 75-second trailer for the American version of Comic Relief, telling fans that he will accomplish the odd feats if they help raise more money for Comic Relief than was raised in 2015.
Maxwell has offered up the video for his track "Lake by the Ocean," the first single for his forthcoming new release blackSUMMERS'night. The new album is due out on July 1 and he will head out on a lengthy tour in support this summer. The video "depicts a world in need of water and two clandestine lovers who meet with liquid dreams, one being the bare-boned need for clean water."
Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett says that the band's current hiatus is "strange" but "super casual." "It's pretty great, man. We were working really hard for a long time," he Los Angeles' KROQ. "We were on the road for at least a year or so for the last [album], but then we were also traveling when we made the record, so that kind of felt like we were on the road . . ."
Royal Mail have debuted a new set of stamps honoring 50 years of Pink Floyd. The new set of ten stamps will be officially unveiled on July 7. The collection includes the band's most famous album covers as well as live performance shots. The album covers that have been made into stamps include The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, Atom Heart Mother and more.
Gary Allan has released his latest single, "Do You Wish It Was Me?" Allan co-wrote "Do You Wish It Was Me?" with Jonathan Singleton and Andrew Dorff and co-produced the song with Greg Droman. "I am excited about getting 'Do You Wish It Was Me?' out to radio [and] playing it for the fans," Allan says in a press release.
Atlantic Records insiders tell HITS Daily Double that Bruno Mars is "recording an album for November release." The album will follow his 2012 release Unorthodox Jukebox, which debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 albums chart upon its release. The smash hit record produced a number of chart-topping singles, including "Locked Out of Heaven," "Treasure" and "Young Girls.
Is unknown artist Tim Arnold the next David Bowie? Iggy Pop thinks that he may be. Pop stars in new film Blood Orange, which features music composed by Arnold, a veteran independent singer-songwriter who has self-released 13 albums. "They sent along a demo which Tim had done in a home studio. It had a noir, detective movie guitar riff that comes and goes . . ."
Fantasia has released her new single "Sleeping with the One I Love." The track serves as the most recent single from her upcoming new release The Definition Of . . . which is set for release on June 29. On the track Tasia explains why she keeps coming back to a less-than-perfect lover. "I'm sleeping with the one I love."
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have dropped a new track off of their forthcoming new album The Getaway. The track, titled "Dark Necessities," stands as the first single from the new album which is due out on June 17. In other RHCP news, Anthony Kiedis has finally spoken out about his recent health scare, which landed him in the hospital last week in an interview with ET Canada.
Chris Young and Cassadee Pope are the latest additions to a string of nationwide ACM Lifting Lives Club Shows. They will perform on July 2 at CMAC (Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center) in Canandaigua, New York. The venue will donate a portion of each ticket sold to ACM Lifting Lives, which is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music.
Britney Spears will venture into the world of hip-hop on her upcoming new single "Make Me (Oooh)," which sees her pairing with rapper G-Eazy. "Make Me (Oooh)" was originally due out in May, but has been put back to "sometime in summer." It was rumored that "Make Me (Oooh)" was originally going to be premiered when Spears performed at the Billboard Music Awards.