Katy Perry has topped the list of nominees for this year's MTV European Music Awards with seven nods in total. Ariana Grande came in second with six nods, while Pharrell Williams and 5 Seconds of Summer each had five. The 29-year-old "Last Friday Night" singer is up for Best U.S. Act, Best Song and Best Video for "Dark Horse" featuring Juicy J, among others.
Conan O'Brien is taking it upon himself to honor the late George Harrison by announcing the upcoming George Harrison Week. The week long celebration, which kicks off on September 22, will feature a different musician each night of the week taking to the stage on Conan to perform a different song from Harrison's catalog.
The stars will be out at the 2014 CMA Awards show, as Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban are among those who have been announced to perform. People reports that the trio of hitmakers will join the previously announced Luke Bryan on stage at the awards show.
A number of musicians took to the stage to celebrate the life and times of the Ramones. Four decades and one month after the Ramones fateful debut gig in New York City's Bowery, a parade of musicians, led by former D Generation singer Jesse Malin, took to the stage to revive the music of the band.
Saving Abel will release their fourth studio album, their first with new lead singer Scotty Austin, in November. Austin replaces former lead singer and founding member Jared Weeks, who posted on the band's Facebook that he would be leaving the band to pursue a solo career. Austin previously sang in Trash The Band.
Queen is expanding their brand with a new premium vodka. The Freddie Mercury celebratory spirit is named Killer Queen and will be released to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band's 1974 hit single of the same name. It is produced by SPI, the same spirits producer which makes Stoli vodka.
Beyoncé and Jay Z have released a short film called Bang Bang, compiled while on the road on their On the Run tour. The Bonnie and Clyde-themed clip shows the couple meeting at a cabaret before hitting the road in the desert. "In my first conversation on the telephone with Jay Z, he explained his concept of On the Run," director Dikayl Rimmasch told Nowness.
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.