An early recording of Axl Rose performing with AC/DC has leaked to the web. In a series of videos posted to YouTube the Guns N' Roses rocker can be heard from outside a rehearsal in Lisbon, Portugal taking on a handful of AC/DC classics including "Thunderstruck," "Hells Bells" and "Back In Black."
Stevie Wonder is the most recent legendary artist to pay tribute to the late great Prince. Wonder issued his tribute to the Purple One in a piece written for rollingstone.com and says that if "Michael Jackson was the King of Pop, Prince was the Emperor." "Prince was so inspired, and so inspiring. He was kind, he was disciplined and he knew where he wanted to go."
Ke$ha has collaborated with Zedd for the remix to "True Colors," a cut originally released on Zedd's 2015 album of the same name. The singer adds a vocal track on the new mix, her first new music to follow her legal battle with alleged abuser and former producer Dr. Luke. "It's a miracle when someone gives you a chance at finding your voice again with no reason . . ."
Keith Urban will promote his upcoming album, Ripcord, with a series of free shows, beginning on May 4 at NYC's Stage 48. That show, which goes down two days before the record's release, streams via TIDAL for fans who can't be there in person. Urban follows the NYC show with a gig at Nashville's Bridgestone Plaza on May 9, and a final free show at L.A.'s Clive Davis theater.
Red Hot Chili Peppers will debut a new song, "Dark Necessities," on Thursday, May 5. The band announced the news via Twitter, writing only, "New song Thursday." Drummer Chad Smith added that the band would be working with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich and Danger Mouse on the band's first album since 2011's I'm with You.
Kanye West has been cleared of a past altercation with a member of the paparazzi, reports TMZ. West pled no contest to the misdemeanor battery charge in 2014 and has put in more than 250 hours of community service since. He also had no issues within the 24 months of probation he was serving. The conviction will be officially expunged from his record.
Styx paid tribute to Prince and David Bowie with their tour kick of show in Pensacola, Florida last night. Keyboardist/singer Lawrence Gowan played the Prince tune "1999" and the Bowie tune "Changes." Styx are currently on tour with Def Leppard, and later will be joined by Tesla, before eventually embarking on a solo trek.
If you're planning on jumping on stage at a Smashing Pumpkins show, be prepared to deal with frontman Billy Corgan. New video footage has surfaced of Corgan threatening to punch a man who hopped on stage during the band's performance at the Orpheum in Memphis, Tennessee.
Gwen Stefani appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where she performed her latest single "Make Me Like You," and had an odd argument with the host over the spelling of the word bananas. Stefani's hit "Hollaback Girl" has Stefani spelling the word, which the skit played off. "It's one of my favorite songs. I'm just kind of a stickler when it comes to spelling."
On the heels of the release of the lyric video for "Dammn Baby," Janet Jackson continues to tease the official video with a new video clip. "Hey you guys, I love and miss you!" she tweeted along with a Gif of herself sashaying and flinging her gorgeous mane of curly hair.
Chris Young has extended his "I'm Comin' Over Tour" with an additional 25 dates.
Young's new tour dates begin on September 29 in Bakersfield, California and will wrap up on December 10 in Lexington, Kentucky. Cassadee Pope will serve as a special guest at all of Young's fall tour stops.
Pearl Jam gave a friend of frontman Eddie Vedder's what he wanted for his birthday - a cover of the Doobie Brothers' "Takin' It To The Streets." "I've got this friend, right? And I've known him long enough where he could give me some s—," Vedder told the crowd at New York City's Madison Square Garden.
Aretha Franklin paid tribute to the late Prince by performing a cover of "Purple Rain" at the White House. The performance came as Franklin took part in an all-star concert to celebrate International Jazz Day. "He was definitely an original and a one-of-a-kind," Franklin has said of Prince.
Jennifer Nettles appears in a deleted scene from Dolly Parton's made-for-TV movie Coat Of Many Colors. In the never-before-seen clip, Nettles, who plays Parton's mother, is seen talking to her oldest daughter Willadeene and instilling some confidence and love into her. The clip is featured as bonus content on the Coat Of Many Colors DVD.
Beyoncé has cancelled her upcoming performance in Nashville, only a few days after kicking off her Formation World Tour. The show, scheduled for May 5 at Nissan Stadium, will be rescheduled to a later date. While no official explanation was given for the cancellation, an unofficial Twitter account for the tour said the move was "due to stadium construction" . . .