Rihanna is the latest celebrity to be seen getting down to Bobby Shmurda's "Hot N***a." The "Rude Boy" songstress took a video of herself doing the Shmoney Dance on a yacht, alongside her good friends Melissa Forde and LeLe Boo. Shmurda, a Brooklyn rapper, created the latest dance craze, which he does while rapping in his music video for the song "Hot N***a."
Kendrick Lamar was among the headliners at this weekend's Made in America Festival. Lamar brought out Q and his TDE friends Isaiah Rashad, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, and ScHoolboy Q for the Los Angeles portion of the festival, rocking out a 75-minute set including the songs "Poetic Justice," "m.A.A.d city," and "Collard Greens."
Colt Ford has announced the details of his third annual Colt Ford and Friends Celebrity Golf Classic, which raises money for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Colt Ford Foundation. The event will feature Ford golfing alongside golf pros Billy Horschel, Boo Weekly, Jay McLuen, and Scott Brown (among others).
Arcade Fire closed out their Reflektor tour at their hometown of Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau, and continued the tradition of covering hometown acts with a rendition of fellow Montrealers Wolf Parade's "I'll Believe In Anything." The 19 song set list also featured a bevy AF hits like "Ready to Start," "Neighborhood #1," "Keep the Car Running," and "Here Comes the Night Time."
Imagine Dragons played to a 35,000 crowd at this weekend's Made in America Festival. The band's frontman Dan Reynolds ended the band's day 1 close-out set by crowdsurfing among the fans in the front of the audience at the Los Angeles City Hall. He also issued a shout-out to fellow performer Kendrick Lamar.
Weezer fronter Rivers Cuomo says that he was inspired to write the band's ninth studio album, Everything Will Be Alright In the End, during the band's Weezer Cruise in February. Speaking with Q magazine, Cuomo said he was touched by the enthusiasm of his fans: "One of the most inspiring moments for this record was when we did the Weezer Cruises and we were locked up."
Volbeat has teamed up with Five Finger Death Punch for a North American tour, which kicks off September 16 in Salt Lake City. According to Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen, this tour is something the bands have been discussing for some time. "We started to get to know Five Finger Death Punch while playing some of the same festivals in America and Europe . . ."
Jennifer Hudson and Common are featured on "Remission," the remix of Lupe Fiasco's "Mission," a track created to "empower those facing cancer, celebrate survivors, and remember those lost to cancer-related illnesses."
Franz Ferdinand, Mogwai and Frightened Rabbit are the headliners of A Night For Scotland, a show supporting Scottish independence taking place on September 14. The event, held at Edinburgh's Usher Hall, will encourage Scots to vote "yes" on the upcoming independence referendum. The referendum takes place on September 18.
Billy Idol will release a new studio album, Kings & Queens Of the Underground, his first since 2005's Devil's Playground, on October 21. While ex-Buggles/Yes singer Trevor Horn produced most of the album, Greg Kurstin produced two songs, including the lead single "Can't Break Me Down," which is available for streaming on Idol's official website.
Lee Ann Womack will be featured on an upcoming episode of CMT Crossroads - the musical performance program that sees artists from separate genres tackle one another's songs. Womack hooked up with R&B star John Legend for the show's 51st episode. "CMT asked me do Crossroads with John Legend . . . a singer's singer, a man who blurs boundaries," Lee Ann said.
LMFAO's Redfoo was injured in an Australian bar after being hit in the face with a glass bottle. The incident occurred at the Golden Sheaf Hotel in Double Bay in Sydney, Australia. "It was a crazy occurrence," Redfoo told Sydney's Daily Telegraph. "All of a sudden out of nowhere a glass hits me in the head and I look over to see who might have thrown it . . ."
Things weren't always so easy for Aerosmith, according to guitarist Joe Perry, who says that it has been difficult to keep the band together over the years. "There are families out there who don't talk to each other for 10 years," Perry told Vanyaland.
Radiohead's Thom Yorke surprised club goers in Los Angeles this past week when he performed a DJ set. Yorke showed up unannounced behind the turntables at the Roosevelt Hotel in L.A. during its weekly Nightswim party. Excited and surprised onlookers filmed parts of his set.
T.I. has released a new remix for Jeremih's "Don't Tell 'Em." The song is set to appear on DJ MLK's new mixtape Goodnight Don't Exist in ATL: Clubs - Studios - Airports. The new mix is produced by DJ Mustard and is a placeholder for T.I. fans waiting for his forthcoming new studio album Paperwork: The Motion Picture, which will see a release in October.