Jazmine Sullivan thinks that there is a bit of "injustice" when it comes to why she isn't as successful as Adele, though the singers are often compared to one another. While she acknowledges that some of that might have to do with the undervaluing of Black soul singers in the music industry, she tries not to focus on the negativity.
Madonna recently performed her 1994 hit "Take A Bow" live for the first time in 21 years during a concert in Taipei, Taiwan. PopCrush reports that Madonna did sing the number one single off Bedtime Stories at the 1995 American Music Awards, but has left it off set lists for her own shows. A fan-shot video captured the historic performance.
A Paris court has ordered Eric Clapton to pay a sum of $16,400 to the family of a painter for modifying a picture used on the cover of a collector's edition of the iconic album Layla. Clapton was taken to court by the family of French-Danish artist Emile Frandsen, who died in 1969.
Nicki Minaj has called out Miley Cyrus in a new remix of Yo Gotti's "Down in the DM." "What's good," Minaj asks in the remix, referencing last year's awkward moment at the MTV VMAs. "He said, 'Kylie, what's good?'/ I said, 'Miley, what's good?' / I said, 'Could you pay my bills like O'Reilly, what's good?'"
Keith Urban has opened up about his relationship with wife Nicole Kidman and says she is his "great love." Speaking with theboot.com, he revealed that she is the woman he's waited for his whole life and that she helped him become a better man. "[She's] the one I've been looking for and the one I've been preparing for, or life has been preparing me for, anyway," Urban gushes.
Foo Fighters fronter Dave Grohl led an all-star jam of the Motorhead classic "Ace of Spades" during a tribute concert to the late "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott of Pantera. The gig went down last month at Lucky Strike Bowling in Hollywood, and the cover served as a tribute to Dimebag as well as the recently departed Lemmy Kilmister, who wrote the tune.
Ariana Grande has officially announced plans to release her own clothing line. The new line will be a collaboration with the designer firm Lipsy London, and she has publicly referred to the new line as "fun, flirty and iconic." She broke news of the new partnership via Twitter writing, "@LipsyLondon my babes are gonna love this. Thank you so much."
Stevie Wonder and Florence & The Machine will serve as headlining acts for this year's BottleRock Festival, Napa Valley's largest and most prominent music festival. Joining them will be Death Cab For Cutie, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lenny Kravitz, Grouplove, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Cold War Kids, Andy Grammer and more.
Scotty McCreery and Sara Evans are among the country artists to undergo changes in their record labels early in 2016. McCreery has been removed from the website of Universal Music Group, while Evans is one of five artists to leave Sony Music Nashville. "I enjoyed being on Mercury Nashville / Interscope, and I appreciate all the great people who worked hard on my behalf . . ."
Ke$ha's mother and manager have won the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against them by producer Dr. Luke. The countersuit was filed by Luke after Ke$ha made public statements about him claiming various forms of abuse during their time working together.
The documentary Slash: Raised on the Sunset Strip has landed on Blu-ray and DVD in North America. The doc centers on the Guns N' Roses guitarist's upbringing in England, and later career in music with GNR, Velvet Revolver, and Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. The rock doc includes interviews with Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Lemmy Kilmister.
Wiz Khalifa has teamed up with RiverRock Cannabis to launch his own line of marijuana called Khalifa Kush. Announcing the new partnership, Wizzy said that he hopes the April 20 launch of Khalifa Kush would help "raise awareness and end cannabis prohibition nationwide." "These products have taken years to perfect," he added, "I'm really excited to finally share them with the public."
Maxwell has revealed plans to release blackSUMMERs' night - the follow-up to 2009's BLACKsummers'night sometime this year. "I can't believe that 20 years after doing something that I started when I was 21, would even mean anything, or even stand the test of time to the point where I would have an interview and it would be a mentioning point," he told Essence.
Jane's Addiction fronter Perry Farrell covered the Beatles classic "Here Comes the Sun" during a George Harrison tribute concert, and now the performance is available via YouTube. The video comes as a promo for the upcoming DVD, George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison, due February 26, one day after what would have been the former Beatles' 73rd birthday.
The Monkees will celebrate their 50th anniversary with the release of a new album called Good Times. The album will feature tracks performed by the Monkees which were written by others, including Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, and XTC co-founder Andy Partridge.