Sir Tom Jones has been confirmed to return to ITV's The Voice, according to NME. The former coach, who famously told the BBC to "go f**k themselves" after they replaced him with Boy George for season five, has agreed to participate in the show again. "I'm looking forward to returning to my big red chair on The Voice U.K.," Jones told The Sun.
Vince Gill teamed up with James Taylor recently to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, according to Rolling Stone. The duo came together to perform Taylor's "Bartender's Blues" for the ninth annual L.A. installment of All for the Hall. Originally Taylor recorded it for his 1977 JT album. Later the track was taken by George Jones.
Jennifer Hudson has been confirmed as a new coach on ITV's The Voice, according to NME. In addition to Hudson, Bush's Gavin Rossdale will be joining the series as a first time coach as well. Tom Jones, who famously told the BBC to "go f**k themselves" after they replaced him with Boy George for season five, has agreed to participate in the show.
Jimmy Eat World just released an acoustic video for their single "Get Right," according to NME. The band recently released the track, which is the lead single from their forthcoming ninth album, Integrity Blues. While the original version is a bit heavier, this slower rendition showcases all of the track's intense rawness.
Mariah Carey has released her new song "Infamous" featuring Jussie Smollett, according to Rap-Up.com. The song itself, produced by Jermaine Dupri, was created for the Fox hit show Empire, which Carey is set to guest star on. "I know it's dangerous, but I believe / A greater love, there'll never be," Carey sings on the duet.
David Lee Roth says he's been dealing with a stalker the past few months, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. The Van Halen star says this stalker has called him 75 times in the last four months. He also said whoever this stalker is, they seem to be very tech savvy, as their phone numbers do not show up on his phone log or phone bills.
Blake Shelton has added contestant Austin Allsup to his team on The Voice, according to Taste of Country. While Allsup auditioned on the show, this isn't the first time he's spent time with Shelton, as he served as the opening act for the country singer before. Shelton has served as a coach on The Voice for 11 seasons.
Faith No More has released a video for their track "Cone of Shame." It is the first single from their latest effort, Sol Invictus. The video has a southwestern Americana vibe and appears to be set in Arizona or New Mexico. In fact the video was filmed in Macedonia. Nevertheless the group, along with director Goce Cvetanovski give the video a spaghetti-western feel.
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris are back in friendship mode. The two have not gone so far as to rekindle their past romance, but they are talking. Sources close to the two former lovers have revealed that friendly text messages are being exchanged. It is unclear who initiated the contact and exactly what dialogue has been exchanged.
The Queen BBC radio sessions are being compiled as Queen On Air: The Complete BBC Sessions into a deluxe package. The audio set will appear as a double disc CD set, triple disc vinyl, as well as digital formats. The set will include live broadcasts and studio interviews spanning from the years 1973-77. The press release describes it as a "glorious snapshot . . ."
Benedict Cumberbatch recently performed the Pink Floyd song "Comfortably Numb" alongside David Gilmour, according to Rolling Stone. The duet between the actor and former Pink Floyd member took place on Wednesday, September 28 at Royal Albert Hall in London. Currently Gilmour is in the midst of a five show run at the venue, which is to support his 2015 album.
Sting played three new songs live for the first time at a NY Advertising Week function on Tuesday, September 27, according to Billboard. The new tracks, which are all from his upcoming album, 57th & 9th, are "I Can't Stop Thinking About You," "50,000" and "Petrol Head." "Sometimes my role is not to write about myself but to step into someone else's shoes," Sting said.
Bruce Springsteen has spoken out about his love for Green Day, according to NME. During a Facebook Q&A for Apple, the Boss opened up about his current favorite artists, including Green Day in the mix. "Green Day, they make great records and they're always thoughtful and intense and they have a band that plays great together," he said.
"Saturday Night Live" recently cast Alec Baldwin to play the role of Donald Trump, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The actor, who has hosted and served as a guest on the late night comedy show several times, will make his debut as the GOP presidential candidate on October 1 season premiere. He is set to take over the role of Trump for the entire season.
Kacey Musgraves announced she will be touring during the upcoming holiday season. The tour is to coincide with the release of her Christmas album, A Very Kacey Christmas. The Christmas album will be a blend of new material and traditional Christmas songs. A couple of Musgrave originals include "Christmas Makes Me Cry" and "A Willie Nice Christmas."