Jennifer Hudson is in the U.K. promoting her latest album. She stopped by BBC Radio 1Xtra for an interview with Trevor Nelson in which she talked about her recent purchase of a home for her long time assistant and friend Walter. "I was going to buy myself another house," she began. "But then I thought Walter needs a house. That's why I came up with the idea."
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen appear on the cover of the latest edition of Martha Stewart's Weddings magazine in full wedding wear. On the inside, the pair dished on their September nuptials in Italy. Chrissy says that Italy's Lake Como was not their first choice, noting they almost got married on a southern farm.
Strokes fronter Julian Casablancas has offered up a preview of his forthcoming solo release. In a new video posted to the web, Casablancas is seen in the video with his rebranded solo project the Voidz. It will mark his first solo release since 2011's Phrazes for the Young.
Chris Brown has released "New Flame," a collab with Rick Ross, to the web. In the song, Breezy cruises a club in hopes of finding a girl to be his new flame. "I know you came here with your crew, but I promise you that it feels like it's just us two," Brown sings. No word on whether "New Flame" features on Brown's latest, X, due May 5. The LP will feature several collaborations.
For this year's Record Store Day, Creedence Clearwater Revival are going back to 1969 with the release of The '69 Singles, a 10" vinyl album. The '69 Singles features eight classic CCR tracks released between January and November of that year as singles from the albums Bayou Country, Green River, and Willy and the Poor Boys.
Queen and Adam Lambert are hitting the road for a North American tour this summer. If you ask Lambert, he is completely humbled to be filling the shoes of the late Freddie Mercury on stage. "I'm honored to be able to pay my respects to Freddie's memory; he's a personal hero of mine, and I am deeply grateful for the chance to sing such powerful music."
Trisha Yearwood is now speaking out publicly about why she canceled her performance at Seaworld amidst the controversy spawned from the CNN documentary Blackfish. Yearwood admits her reason for was different from that of her contemporaries. "I didn't see Blackfish. "I was told about it," she admits to Electric Barnyard.
Nine Inch Nails have announced a six date arena tour in the U.K. this summer. The brief trek begins May 18 at Birmingham's LG Arena before wrapping May 25 at Manchester's Phones 4U Arena. Other dates include Glasgow's Hydro Arena (May 20), Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena (21), London's O2 (23) and Nottingham's Capital FM Arena (24).
Queen and Adam Lambert are hitting the road for a North American tour this summer. Queen guitarist Brian May kept his thoughts on the new tour short and sweet in a press release. "Let's rock those beautiful arenas just one more time," he said.
Carrie Underwood wants you to have legs as toned as hers, and is giving you the chance by sharing some of her workout tips. According to Glamour, Underwood works with trainer Erin Oprea to help get her legs into the shape they are in. She starts with squats and lunges, doing 15 reps of each before moving on.
Aerosmith have tapped to headline the Calling festival at London's Clapham Common taking place from June 28-29. In previous years the festival was called Hard Rock Calling. "I've been so involved in writing my autobiography I didn't realised how long it had been since we played across the big pond," Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry said in a statement.
Metallica have offered up a free download of a 1986 concert in support of their classic release Master of Puppets. The show took place at London's Hammersmith Odeon and marks one of their last shows ever with Cliff Burton, as he was killed in a bus accident just weeks later.
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been cleared by a New Zealand court for failing to reveal a previous marijuana conviction in the medical portion of his application for a New Zealand pilot's license. According to the Guardian, Rudd "didn't consider the question" when filling out the questionnaire because he feels "the cleanest he had been in his life."
Lady Antebellum have opened up on their next album, saying that they'll try to make music their fans can relate to. Dave Haywood dished to CMT: "[W]e always want to be storytellers, but then sometimes, we'll be like, 'Let's do a song about being on the road.' Then we think, 'But our fans aren't on the road, so that's not a relatable subject.'"
Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert have been announced as performers at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards. Lambert and Urban will join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, the Band Perry, Blake Shelton and George Strait.