It should come as no surprise to many that Beyoncé is leading the Grammy Nominations for 2017. The non-stop pop icon was nominated for nine awards including Album, Record, and Song of the Year. Beyoncé will also have "Hold Up" nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance, "Don't Hurt Yourself" for Best Rock Performance, and "Freedom" for Best Rap/Sung Performance.
Ashanti and Ja Rule performed a duet live at the Apollo. The two came together on stage to sing "Helpless" in front of a dazzled crowd. The two former Murder Inc. label mates set if off as they sang together on the purple lighted Apollo stage. The song "Helpless" comes off the recently released Hamilton Mixtape.
Kid Rock is capitalizing on the divisiveness borne out of the fear and hate rhetoric from the 2016 presidential election. The singer is selling pro-Trump merchandise, which carry clear messages of disdain for non-Trump supporters.
Queen guitarist Brian May has given fans an update on his health. The rock legend was booked for a solo tour earlier this year but canceled the run citing what he referred to at the time as a "persistent illness."
The fifth annual Monster Energy Fort Rock Festival has started to release some of the names appearing on the bill. The concert will be held April 29 and 30, 2017. Headlining the two-night gig will be Def Leppard on Saturday and Soundgarden on Sunday.
Neil Diamond discussed a number of topics in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, including his new Christmas LP and his upcoming tour. The singer released his fourth Christmas album, Acoustic Christmas, back in October.
Guns N' Roses have added new dates to their upcoming 2017 tour. The run will kick off next summer on July 27 at the The Dome At America's Center in St. Louis and will run through September 28 when they'll wrap at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
Granger Smith has reportedly been released from the hospital following a recent fall from the stage. Smith tumbled off stage during a performance at Sayerville, NJ's Starland Ballroom but has informed his fans that he's been released and is back in Texas.
David Bowie, Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan have all pulled down nominations for the 2018 Grammy Awards. Bowie's final album Blackstar landed nominations in multiple categories while Dylan and McCartney were named in several categories for different releases.
Keith Urban, Maren Morris and Kelsea Ballerini all lead the pack for country artist nominations at the upcoming Grammy Awards.
Red Hot Chili Peppers have revealed their new "Sick Love" video. The track is pulled from their most recent release The Getaway and finds the band members portraying a dark and twisted look at their home city of Los Angeles. The animated video was written and created by cartoonist Beth Jeans Houghton. It follows the story of a woman who leaves her home of Australia.
The-Dream has revealed the tracklisting for his forthcoming new Love You To Death EP. The release is set to drop on December 9 and Dream broke news of the song selection via a handwritten note posted to Instagram. "Love You To Death, my favorite is "Ferris Wheel", can't wait to see what your favorites will be. December 9th ITunes, spotify, tidal all that s**t . . ."
Nirvana's b-sides and outtakes album, Incesticide, is set to be reissued on vinyl. Geffen Records is celebrating the compilation's 25th anniversary by putting the record back in print. The album will be remastered from the original analog recordings. The original release of the compilation arrived in 1992, 15 months after their breakthrough album, Nevermind.
Lady Gaga revealed during an interview on the Today show on December 5 that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. She has been dealing with the condition since she was raped at the age of 19. "I have a mental illness and I struggle with that mental illness every day," Lady Gaga stated. "My own trauma in my own life has helped me to understand the trauma of others."
Police in Canada have apologized after taking a pot shot at Nickelback by threatening to use the band's music as a weapon against drunk drivers. The department, in the Kensington area of Prince Edward Island, joked that any drunk drivers would be forced to endure a full listening of Silver Side Up. The department's chief has since apologized for the post.