Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman recently worked a shift at the Cracker Barrel in Boise, Idaho. Schlapman donned a personalized apron completed with her name and four stars, and worked a few tables, signing some autographs, snapping some photos with fans and telling all of her customers about Oh Gussie!, her new line of kitchen products exclusive to Cracker Barrel.
Adele has returned to record setting form, this time breaking a record set by boy-band legends NSYNC. The soul singer's new release 25 broke NSYNC's standing record for the biggest first-week album sales with 2.433 million in the first three days after her release. The new release edged out NSYNC's No Strings Attached, which has held the record since the 1990s.
Panic! At The Disco have been announced as the headliners of Slam Dunk Festival 2016. Other artists on the line-up include Of Mice And Men, New Found Glory, Four Year Strong, Every Time I Die, Issues and Real Friends. The touring festival will visit Leeds, Birmingham and Hatfield in May next year. "It's awesome, it's f**king cool, and I'm very excited."
Erykah Badu has released the track listing for her new mixtape But You Caint Use My Phone. The new collection is set for release on December and the title is inspired by a line of lyric from her 1997 track "Tyrone." The tape will include 11 new tracks and will serve as her first collection of new tracks since 2010's New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh).
Katy Perry has offered up her new video for the track "Every Day is a Holiday." The video and track are part of a new marketing campaign for H&M retail stores features Perry celebrating in various festive settings. Throughout the vid Perry is seen dancing with a life-sized gingerbread man, real-life toy soldiers and also making snow angels. The video comes at a busy time for Perry.
Carly Simon has made recent headlines by revealing relationship details with Warren Beatty, and has now opened up about dating Mick Jagger. The pair had what Simon called a "raw electric" attraction but says that's as far as their relationship went.
Tony Iommi has opened up about his future plans and says he hopes to create some more music with Black Sabbath. Speaking with Q Magazine, he said that the band still has left over music from their last album and they may consider releasing it in the future.
The Cure have announced a 30 date European tour set to kick off in October 2016 to follow their previously announced North American tour set to begin in May 2016. The dates commence in New Orleans on May 11. The Euro dates see the band playing 30 shows in 17 countries including Sweden, Norway, Germany, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, France, Spain and more.
Tim McGraw is scheduled to speak at the 2016 Country Radio Seminar. The country singer's panel is titled "Transcending / Evolving With Tim McGraw." His panel is designed to "offer insight into rethinking what you do, how you do it and how to prioritize what is important with your eye on the prize of career longevity," according to All Access.
Beyoncé and Coldplay have released a snippet of their song "Hymn For The Weekend." This song was apparently inspired by the club. "The original kernel was that I was listening to Flo Rida or something, and I thought, it's such a shame that Coldplay could never have one of those late-night club songs, like 'Turn Down for What.' What would we call it if we had one?"
James Taylor recently performed the French national anthem on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Last week Taylor had performed an updated and humorous rendition of his song "Fire and Rain" on The Late Show. This week he returned with a more serious song, which was "La Marseillaise." While he sang the song, Taylor sat in front of several of the country's flags.
Sara Evans recently covered Walk The Moon's "Shut Up And Dance." The country singer is no stranger to covering songs outside her genre, as she also covered Sam Smith's "Lay Me Down," while on tour in 2015. Earlier this fall, Evans teamed up with REO Speedwagon for more cross-genre musical action on CMT Crossroads.
Sammy Hagar has revealed new details on his forthcoming live DVD set. The release, titled At Your Service is set for release on December 18 and will include two live sets of music from the Red Rocker and could be a ramp up for a new studio release. "I want to make a really ethnic, rootsy, American music record," he mused. "I want to be like a hard rock version of the Band."
Nicki Minaj appears in the first trailer released for Barbershop: The Next Cut. The female rapper plays the role of the feisty hairdresser Draya, who is the potential romantic rival of Terri, played by Eve. Actors who were in the original film, who are returning for the forthcoming one, include Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer and Anthony Anderson.
Cynthia Robinson, a founding member of Sly and the Family Stone, has died after a battle with cancer. The musician's Facebook page and Billboard confirmed the news. She was 69. Robinson served as the trumpet player for the band. She also played in Graham Central Station and worked with George Clinton and Prince.