Van Morrison and Tom Jones have been announced as the headliners of the Prudential Bluesfest, set for London's O2 Arena from November 6-8. According to Belfast Live, "duo will both perform full solo sets, supported by their respective bands." "We're delighted to be welcoming Van Morrison and Tom Jones back to the festival for their double header at The O2 Arena on November 8."
Blondie has announced that they are hitting the road this summer with Melissa Etheridge. The trek begins on June 27 with a date opening for Morrissey at NYC's Madison Square Garden, and includes a July 20 show in Washington with Joan Jett. "I remember 1980, when [Jett's first solo] album came out," Etheridge told USA Today of her first experience hearing Jett.
Just in case you ever wondered - Sugarland has never lip-synced, according to Kristian Bush. Bush addressed the issue after Garth Brooks released a statement that he might have to lip sync his performance at the 2015 ACM Awards after a multi-night run of back-to-back shows.
Two Faith No More records - 1989's The Real Thing and 1992's Angel Dust -- are getting the reissue treatment, packed with rarities. The records will be available on two CD or double vinyl sets, beginning June 9. The reissues come just a few weeks before Faith No More's latest record, Sol Invictus, lands on May 19.
Miranda Lambert has gone au natural for People's 2015 World's Most Beautiful Women issue. Lambert joins Aubrey Plaza, Gina Rodriguez and Sophia Bush who will appear fresh faced in the new issue. But going without makeup isn't anything new for the country star she admits. "I don't wear a lot of makeup at home," Lambert reveals.
Frank Ocean has legally changed him name from Christopher Edwin Breaux to Frank Ocean. According to TMZ, Ocean got a judge in L.A. to approve the name switch from his birth name, Christopher Edwin Breaux, to his stage name, Frank Ocean. Ocean filed legal documents a year ago to make the switch, but a judge halted the process until Frank resolved his driver's license suspension.
Little Big Town have come to the defense of Tim McGraw and an upcoming benefit concert for Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit organization that seeks to prevent gun violence and is led by family members affected by the tragic Sandy Hook school shooting.
Mariah Carey and Floyd Mayweather recently crossed paths and the two immortalized the chance encounter with a selfie. Carey paid a visit to Mayweather's gym while she was recently in Las Vegas. She also took some time to snap a photo with one of Mayweather's boxing assistants.
Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kanter says that he is back to feeling normal after his recent heart attack. In a note posted on the band's official Facebook page, Kantner writes, "I am feeling quite good and semi-normal, all things considered." He adds that while recuperating at home, he's been "working primarily and quite fervently" on two books.
Brandy has landed a new TV series, as she's set to star in BET's new scripted comedy Zoe Moon, a show about "a newly-divorced single mom embarking on her new life and career as a fledgling cosmetics mogul." Zoe's challenging life is complicated by her pesky ex-husband, who won't stay out of her affairs.
Black Keys' frontman Dan Auerbach says that he wanted to "get extra weird" on his upcoming new solo album. "I just wanted to do my thing and get extra weird," he tells Rolling Stone. "I wanted everything to flow [and] be cohesive."
Rihanna will perform on the finale of the 40th season of NBC's Saturday Night Live on May 16. Louis C.K. will return for the third time to host. Rihanna returns to perform for the first time since November 10, 2012, just nine days before the release of her last album Unapologetic. She can also be seen on the cover and inside pages of the upcoming 95th issue of V.
Taylor Swift has spoken out against the media attention she has received because of her love life and says it has been nothing less than "public humiliation." Speaking with Glamour Magazine, the "Shake it Up" star says she's currently happy as a hard-working single lady, but it's been a rough road.
Kurt Cobain's old Los Angeles apartment is available for rent. Consequence of Sound notes that the L.A. apartment that the Nirvana frontman shared with Courtney Love from 1991 to 1992 has been listed as an Airbnb property, and is available to rent for $290 a night (there are also weekly and monthly options).
Mary J. Blige admits that she is a big fan of Rihanna. Blige gave Rihanna major props in a recent interview with Elle magazine. "I think, and it's not the artist, but they have to fight for what they want and their identities and stuff like that," she replied when asked 'what do you think is the biggest challenge for female artists starting out today?'