Prince has deleted his Facebook and Twitter accounts and pulled all of his music from YouTube. The Prince Vevo account now only has three clips: the "Breakfast Can Wait" video, a behind-the-scenes piece on "Breakfast Can Wait," and a short interview. Prince had never been very active on Facebook, promoting a question and answer session during which he only answered one question.
Miranda Lambert has unveiled a no-kill animal shelter called Redemption Ranch in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. The five acre shelter held its grand opening event on Saturday, November 22. According to Rolling Stone, the Ranch features roomy dog kennels, new fencing, and Airstream office, and an intensive care unit. It was renovated with the help of Pedigree, and has a 50 dog capacity.
Peter Gabriel debuted a new song, "What Lies Ahead," during a concert in Torino, Italy. According to Radio.com, the tune is a reflective, melancholy one: "The somber, piano-based track has him lamenting about life. Sitting alongside of him was a cello player whose contributions added to the haunting ambiance of the song."
Steven Tyler is among the many international stars to perform at the upcoming Nobel Peace Prize Concert on December 11 in the Oslo Spektrum arena. "I am excited to bring rock 'n' roll to this incredible night, honoring some of the world's most courageous activists," Tyler said in a statement. Also featured on stage will be Queen Latifah.
Easton Corbin and Ram Trucks teamed up to present a check for $1 million at the 86th National Future Farmers of America Convention and Expo in Louisville, Kentucky. Ram debuted its "Farmer" commercial during the Super Bowl, pledging $100,000 for every one million views the clip got. The commercial ended up getting over 10 million views, which resulted in the $1 million check.
Eminem has released the music video for "Guts Over Fear" a new single featuring Sia set for inclusion on the upcoming Shady Records comp Shady XV. The vid sees Em throwing down verses in a dusky warehouse, while clips of a boxer are interspersed. Shady XV is in stores now. The two-disc set features cuts from the label's hottest stars, including Em himself.
Paramore's Haley Williams hooked up with Joy Williams (formerly of the Civil Wars) for the song "Hate to See Your Heart Break." The cut comes from the deluxe version of Paramore's self-titled album. Haley and Joy, while sharing the same last name, are not related, however, they have been friends for over a dozen years.
The Who have released the music video for "Be Lucky," the first song from Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend in eight years. The vid celebrates the band's 50th anny with archival footage, and includes some strange refs to Daft Punk and AC/DC. On the cut Daltrey and Townshend are joined by Zak Starkey, Pino Palladino and Mick Talbot.
Iggy Pop says he enjoys twerking around the house with his wife Nina Alu. "When something with a good beat comes on, I twerk around the house with my wife," Iggy told the Hamilton Spectator. "Her father's Nigerian and she can twerk. And I try. I like to shake that thing." Iggy and Nina married in 2008.
Sheryl Crow is auctioning off clothes via eBay's Charity Shop to raise money for Feeding America. Speaking with People, Crow says she's amassed a large collection of memorabilia over the years: "I've toured for 20-something years, and I've collected a lot of stuff over the course of that time," she began. "I've decided I'm going to start auctioning off clothes, boots, handbags."
Jack White has covered "Parallel" a song by Dean Fertita. White released the cut as the B-side to his Lazaretto cut "Would You Fight For My Love?" According to Consequence of Sound, White's version is a clear departure from the original: "Co-written by the Raconteurs' Brendan Benson . . . the original version of 'Parallel' was a woozy, psychedelic rocker."
Justin Bieber was named the highest earning celebrity under 30 by Forbes. The magazine estimates that, during the 12 month period tracked, the Bieb pulled in a whopping $80 million - the majority of it from his world tour. According to the Mirror, the Bieb "is known to have invested millions of pounds in high-tech start up companies."
Jazmine Sullivan performed "In Love with Another Man" at NYC's Gramercy Theater on November 18tgh, wowing the crowd with the cut from her debut album, Fearless. Yet, she's hard at work on her new album, Reality Show, which she says is sure to resonate with fans: "When you hear reality show, you're probably thinking it's a lot of me crying about my relationship . . ."
Garth Brooks has called off appearances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the Today show and Live with Kelly and Michael, following the protests in Ferguson, Missouri. "We landed in NY last night to the news of the civil unrest that was going on in our nation," the singer posted to his Facebook page.
Joni Mitchell says she didn't want Taylor Swift to play her in a biopic, demanding that the film's producer her drop Tay from consideration. Mitchell said the film, based on the book Girls Like Us, the plot of which centered on her, Carol King and Carly Simon, also lacked a compelling plot.