X-Factor star Jacob Whitesides calls on the help of Kelly Rowland on his new track "I Know What You Did Last Summer." Whitesides made the announcement on Twitter that he was working with the former X-Factor judge. "Had so much fun recording #IKNOWWHATYOUDID w/ @JacobWhitesides! Let us know your thoughts!"
Arcade Fire have released three exclusive stills from their upcoming new film The Reflektor Tapes on NME.com. The Reflektor Tapes follows the band during the making of their chart-topping 2013 album Reflektor and world tour, and features a blend of concert footage, interviews, scenes from the recording studio and never-before-seen personal footage.
Janet Jackson has just kicked off her highly-anticipated Unbreakable Tour at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Monday, August 31. This is the singer's first tour in four years to promote her new album, Unbreakable, which is due out sometime this year. During the night the diva performed all her classic hit songs, such as "Rhythm Nation," "Nasty," "Control," "Feedback" and more.
David Gilmour is giving fans a few morsels to salivate over while they wait for the release of his new studio album, Rattle That Lock. He has dropped a new teaser clip for the new music video for "5 AM," which features 38 seconds of the track while black feathers swirl around an open field.
If Kanye West does indeed run for president in 2020, he has at least one supporter in Rihanna. In a recent interview with ET, Rihanna said she would cast her vote for Kanye. "I mean people are voting for [Donald] Trump," she said. "Who wouldn't vote for Kanye?!" She also reacted to his acceptance speech for the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV VMA's.
Lady Antebellum revealed plans to go on hiatus following their current 2015 Wheels Up Tour. "We're going to step away for a little while," Charles Kelley tells Rolling Stone. "As a band, we've talked about wanting to get off the hamster wheel for a little bit and let the fans miss us for a second."
Miley Cyrus and The Weeknd will perform on the upcoming season of Saturday Night Live. Fresh off a successful and controversial hosting gig at the 2015 MTV VMA's, Miley will both host and perform on the October 3 episode of the 41st season. She just released her surprise album Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz for free online.
Luke Bryan, Loretta Lynn, Alabama and Eric Church were honored recently with special achievement awards from the Academy of Country Music. Lynn received the Crystal Milestone Award for her 50-year country music career and Bryan received the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award. Alabama received the Career Achievement Award.
If you ask Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, one of the problems with the MTV Video Music Awards lately is a severe lack of rock bands. "Just watched VMAs," Armstrong tweeted. "Seriously @MTV not a single young rock n roll band? There r great up and coming rock bands headlining festivals AND on social media. What thee hell?"
Aerosmith have released "Walk This Way," a live cut from their upcoming DVD/CD set, Aerosmith Rocks Donington, recorded at Donington Park, U.K. in June 2014. "It's always an absolute hoot that leaves me howling at the moon, performing at Donington we couldn't have had a better time on stage that night," says Steven Tyler in a presser.
T.I. is among the artists who will write songs for the SpongeBob Squarepants musical, which is set to premiere in Chicago in June, ahead of its 2016-2017 debut on Broadway. According to a presser, the musical follows the titular character "who lives in a pineapple under the sea" — and his pals Patrick, Squidward, Sandy Cheeks and Mr. Krabs on a new, exciting journey.
Slayer have released "Cast the First Stone," a single from their upcoming album, Repentless. "Cast the First Stone" is the fourth single to be previewed, following "When the Stillness Comes," "Implode" and the title track. Spin calls the latest cut "a high-octane monster of a song," and "ferocious," while Rolling Stone calls it a "bulldozing, mid-paced thrasher."
David Bowie is among the artists who will write songs for the SpongeBob Squarepants musical, which is set to premiere in Chicago in June, ahead of its 2016-2017 debut on Broadway. According to a presser, the musical follows the titular character "who lives in a pineapple under the sea" — and his pals Patrick, Squidward, Sandy Cheeks and Mr. Krabs on a new, exciting journey.
Toby Keith will appear on the September 10 episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The former Colbert Report funnyman takes over the program on September 8, making Keith one of his first musical guests. In June, Colbert inducted Keith into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, even donning a cowboy hat and giving a rendition of Keith's 2005 hit "As I Once Was."
Kelly Clarkson gave a soulful rendition of Dolly Parton's classic "Jolene" during a stop on her tour in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The stripped down version featured Kelly accompanied only on piano. During her current tour, Clarkson has been encouraging fans to suggest cover songs for her to perform. Previous covers have included Taylor Swift, N Sync and Rihanna.