Alicia Keys will perform a new song, "Pretty Insane," live at the 2016 edition of the UEFA champions league final's opening ceremony. According to UEFA, Keys' inclusion "heightens even further the appeal of the match." Ceremony organizers add that Keys is set to sing three of her "biggest hits" when she is joined by 400 voluntary performers during a performance.
Paul McCartney has opened up about collaborating with Kanye West on the track "FourFiveSeconds," which also featured Rihanna. "I love Kanye," McCartney admitted during an appearance on BBC Radio 4 Mastertapes series. "People say he's eccentric, which you'd have to agree with, but he's a monster, yeah. He's a crazy guy that comes up with great stuff. He inspires me."
Beyoncé has shared a collection of family photos taken during her recent Houston stop on her Formation tour. The photos, shared via Instagram, show Bey's family gathered at the show and feature her mother, father and sister Solange. In one lighthearted photo the family is seen making hand gestures towards Solange, who has her hands up in the air.
Justin Bieber has been sued by the singer White Hinterland for allegedly using a sample of her track "Sorry" on a recent release. The singer, whose real name is Casey Daniel claims that both Bieber and other collaborators including Skrillex lifted the main vocal hook for the track "Sorry" from her 2014 track "Ring the Bell."
Radiohead have shared a new interpretation video of their track 'Desert Island Disk', created by British comedian, writer and actor Adam Buxton. Buxton's video contribution is the third in a series of short clips by artists inspired by tracks from the band's ninth album, A Moon Shaped Pool. The new clip shows a scrolling view of a field of colorful flowers.
Trey Songz has released "Look What I Did," a new track featuring Mikexangel, who previously teamed with Songz on the track "Everybody Say." "They said I would never be shit," he sings on the new original cut. "They said I was never gonna amount to nothing / They said I would never make it / But guess what I did? Look what I did?"
Five Finger Death Punch have signed with Rise Records. The bands forthcoming studio album will be their last release for Prospect Park Records. "I'm honored to be working with one of the biggest arena rock bands in the world. I'm very confident in the future of Five Finger Death Punch and Rise Records and can't wait to hear the music they make with our company," say label reps.
Just days after denying reports that he would be appearing at Riot Fest Chicago this fall, Morrissey has now confirmed that he will be a part of the festival. According to a new posting on his unofficial website True To You, Morrisey will now appear at the September festival. "Morrissey is confirmed to headline the Chicago Riot Fest on Saturday, September 17," the post reads.
The FBI are searching for Chris Cornell's stalker Jessica Robbins after she failed to turn up to a court hearing in New York. Robbins, who is thought to have removed her court-ordered GPS ankle monitor and missed the federal court hearing, was initially charged with stalking Cornell back in 2014 after allegedly sending hundreds of threats to both himself and his family onlie.
Queen guitarist Brian May is expanding his horizon by getting into the virtual reality game with the release of the OWL Virtual Reality Kit. The OWL VR Kit is an upgraded version of the original OWL, allowing the use of a smartphone. A magnetic backplate slots into the OWL and then metal back plate is affixed to the back of the phone.
Though Neil Young has said recently that he doesn't mind Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump using his song "Rockin' In the Free World" at campaign events, he says that he still is not a fan of his politics. "No, I didn't like that idea. Because of the misogyny and the racism," Young said of Trump using the song.
Dierks Bentley has released "Different From Girls," featuring Elle King, a track taken off of his new album Black. The song was written by Shane McAnnally and JT Harding, and Bentley says in a press release that he found "a real honesty in these lyrics." "The differences in how guys and girls deal with a broken heart is really interesting material to me," Bentley explain
Alabama has become the latest country act to have an exhibition at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. 'Alabama: Born Country' will feature an array of musical instruments, performance clothing, awards, childhood mementos, tour memorabilia, photographs and more, chronicling the group's rise from their teenaged roots in Fort Payne, Alabama, to country-pop crossover success.
Billy Currington was taken to the emergency room recently following a bike accident. The singer tweeted out a gruesome image of a giant scar on his forearm as a result of the accident, which resulted in a number of stiches. "After stitches... Sometimes in life, you fall. That's when you get back up again, and walk it off," he tweeted along with the photo.
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.