Dustin Lynch admits that he has a pretty sizable crush on Reba McEntire, even going so far as to post a photo of the country legend as part of the #WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday) trend on Instagram. "Well, she is my crush," he confesses, "and she knows that. That's what's awesome. She's always been a dream girl of mine since I was a little bitty guy."
David Bowie was commissioned to write the liner notes for the upcoming Kinks 50th anny album, The Essential Kinks, and is open about professing his love for the band. Bowie excerpted from the notes on his website, "I've never heard a Kinks song that I didn't like." "Of course, from their noisy and brash beginnings, the Kinks have come to stand for some of the most enduring and heart-clutching pop of all time."
Chris Brown has released the music video for "Don't Be Gone Too Long," featuring a guest spot from Ariana Grande. In the medieval-themed vid, directed by Breezy, the pair share romantic scenes, with Ariana playing a princess. "I directed this one also . . . Wanted to do something different," Chris wrote on Twitter.
Lady Antebellum have released a new lyric video for "I Did It With You," a cut from the soundtrack of the Nicholas Sparks film The Best Of Me. The video features clips from the film with the song lyrics laid over top of them.
This year Pegi and Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit will feature Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Florence and the Machine and Tom Jones. The two-date concert, featuring acoustic only sets, goes down October 25-26 at the Bay Area's Shoreline Amphitheatre. Other acts to take the stage include Young, Norah Jones, Band of Horses and more.
Robin Thicke admitted to abusing drugs in a court deposition filed against Marvin Gaye's family. The deposition, filed alongside Pharrell Williams, disputes claims by Gaye's family that pair's hit single "Blurred Lines" borrows from one of Gaye's own songs.
It's not every day you get surprised by Tony Bennett, but that's exactly what happened to Lady Gaga during her recent concert in Tel Aviv, Israel on her artRave: The ARTPOP Ball tour. Gaga took advantage of the opportunity and performed alongside Bennett on the track "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," which will appear on their new duet album Cheek to Cheek.
Macklemore joined Fences onstage to kick off Good Morning America's Fall Concert Series. They performed the track "Arrows," which will appear on Fences' Elektra Records debut, Lesser Oceans, due out in January. The track was produced by Macklemore cohort Ryan Lewis. "It's pop, but it's also vulnerable," Fences frontman Christopher Mansfield said.
During her concert at the Mann Performing Arts Center in Philadelphia, Lorde whipped out a pair of unexpected covers - "Flashing Lights" by Kanye West, and "Heavenly Father" by Bon Iver. "It's a song about having faith in someone, anyone, yourself," said Lorde of the latter track, which is featured on the soundtrack to the Zach Braff film Wish I Was Here.
Miley Cyrus has released a cover of the Led Zeppelin classic, "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You," posting the tune to her official SoundCloud page. "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You," a folk song by Anne Bredon, was eventually arranged by Zep guitarist Jimmy Page for the band's 1969 debut album.
Keith Urban is featured in a new promotional ad from the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. The promo, titled "Music. Made in Tennessee," features a clip of Urban - along with rocker Jack White - walking out onto the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. "It's a feeling. A spirit. Found in every string played. Every road traveled and memory made. It's the beauty," he said.
The Offspring are working on the follow-up to their 2012 record Days Go By. Speaking with Billboard, guitarist Kevin Wasserman says the band has already made some headway. "We already have a couple of things done — one song we really feel strongly about and want to get out there, and three, four, five songs, total, done or close to done."
Jaime Foxx is joined by 2 Chainz on his latest single "Party Ain't a Party." The Rock City written, DJ Mustard-produced cut features Foxx singing the praises of a lovely lass. "So back that a** up like Juvie 'cause you already know that I need that," he croons. Later on in the cut, Chingy drops a hot verse. "I f**k over your girl's hairdo / If if it's curly, I straighten it / If it's straight, I leave it curly."
The 1968 Doors documentary, Feast of Friends, will be released on November 11. The movie, which features the band on their 1968 tour across the U.S., has never been released in full. "The film was done in a cinéma vérité style and features footage of the group filmed during a five-month period from mid-April to early September 1968, spanning two countries, nine states, and more than twenty cities," writes The Doors Guide of the film.
Montgomery Gentry have released the lyric video for "Headlights," the lead single from their upcoming album. The lyrics see the band spreading a positive message: "Follow those headlights / Down a broken fence line / Take it to the riverside / Point 'em through the red dust / Keep it in the tire ruts / If you wanna find us / Wanna go all night, hell yeah that's right . . ."