After the Foo Fighters invited Heart to join them for a song during their week-long residency on the Late Show With David Letterman, Heart repaid the favor by covering the Foos cut "No Way Back." Heart played an acoustic rendition of the song while backstage.
Carrie Underwood stopped by The View recently, alongside her 2014 CMA Awards co-host Brad Paisley, and briefly discussed when she is expecting. "I'm due in the spring," Underwood said as she thanked the hosts for congratulating her on her first pregnancy with husband Mike Fisher.
Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line has added a new tattoo to his growing collection. The ink features a jaguar with the antlers of a deer growing from its head. "Thanks @adamthekid for this new addition on my right forearm ?? #jagdeer," Kelley captioned the pic on Instagram. Fans commenting on the tattoo were, for the most part, complimentary.
Ray Davies says Kinks fans shouldn't hold their breath for a reunion. During a recent interview with the U.K.'s Telegraph, Ray revealed that, while he and brother Dave Davies could be convinced, they couldn't move forward as the Kinks without drummer Mick Avory.
Aretha Franklin has released her latest album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, a collection of her covers of some monumental tunes, including Etta James' "At Last," Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" and a couple of more recent-vintage songs, like Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" and Alicia Keys' "No One."
Blink 182's Tom DeLonge is co-authoring a new comic book as part of a project with his other band, Angels & Airwaves. DeLonge is contributing to the three-part Poet series with writer Ben Kull and artist Djet Stéphane, reports Digital Spy.
Producer Benjamin Bronfman has released an early demo of the Kanye West track "New Slaves." The cut, originally titled "Cruel Cold Winter," was sent to West in 2012. "Just make it hot, make it really dope," Bronfman says that Ye told him. "He didn't really get into specifics," Bronfman added, "which is funny - he's the type of person who will get really specific in person."
Former R.E.M frontman Michael Stipe has published a blog on the 20th anniversary of making his sexual orientation public. "These 20 years of publicly speaking my truth have made me a better and easier person to be around," he writes on The Guardian.
Ariana Grande has released a behind-the-scenes peek into the making of her latest video "Love Me Harder." The vid sees Ariana on an L.A. soundstage getting direction from Hannah Lux Davis, and dance tips from choreographer Casper Smart. "I'm laying down in every music video ever," Grande jokes in the vid, which sees her rolling in a sandbox and floating in a pool of water.
Two of the biggest names in country music are joining forces, as Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean have announced that their respective "Burn It Down" and "Big Revival" tours will join together for 10 stadium shows next summer. "We've played so many of these stadiums so many summers, I know just how hard the fans coming out can rock," Chesney says in a press release.
Brian Johnson has teamed up with the Sporting Memories Network, a U.K. charity that raises funds and awareness for dementia, after his AC/DC bandmate, Malcolm Young, was diagnosed with the disease. "It's an absolutely amazing boost for a charity run," Tony Jameson-Allen, the Sporting Memories Network's director, told the Northern Echo.
David Gilmour says that he's in the midst of recording a new album. Speaking with Rolling Stone, the Pink Floyd guitarist noted that he is making good progress on the LP. "It's coming along very well," he began. "There are some sketches that aren't finished, and some of them will be started again. There's a few months' work in it yet . . ."
An unauthorized biography of pop star Beyoncé is slated for release in the fall of 2015. The book will be penned by J. Randy Taraborrelli (who has previously written biographies for Princess Diana, Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe) for Grand Central Books.
Fergie is among the performers to have been added to the lineup of the 2014 American Music Awards. She'll make her worldwide television debut performing her latest single "L.A. LOVE (La La)." Other top contenders include John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams, who each earned five nominations apiece.
A confidential memo reported to have been issued by Roc Nation has it that Rihanna was planning to leak a secret album in November. A photo of the memo was leaked online, and VIBE notes that if it is "the 'real deal' like we're expecting it to be, Lost Files (or R8?) is set to release in mid-November." The memo features a 14 song track list, boasting collabs with Nicki Minaj.