Cher has canceled the remaining dates of her Dressed to Kill tour on advice from her docs. Medical advisers told the singer that she has a viral infection and that she needs plenty of rest to make it better. Cher is "totally devastated" by the news she told E! "Nothing like this has ever happened to me. I cannot apologize enough to all the fans who bought tickets."
Faith Evans, the widow of Notorious B.I.G., says she's in the midst of making duet record with her late husband. "Think Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole," told Hip Hollywood, referring to the record from Natalie and her late father Nat, Unforgettable. "It's gonna be really, really dope. It's something I've been thinking about doing for many, many years . . ."
Faith No More have released "Motherf****r," the band's first new music since 1997. The cut is available via SoundCloud now. "It feels apt that the first track we're releasing is 'Motherf—er,' a song about accountability," said Roddy Bottum in a press release. "Basically we've created, recorded and mixed a new body of work by ourselves and we're releasing it on our own label."
Patti Smith and David Lynch sat down with the BBC for a wide ranging interview that, among other topics, covered the Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot, who were jailed after protesting against the country's president Vladimir Putin. "This kind of oppression and misunderstanding goes back to biblical times . . ."
Bob Seger launched his North American Ride Out tour on Wednesday in Saginaw, Michigan. Video from the event found its way onto the web, and sees the legendary rocker opening with 1983's "Roll Me Away." Bob and the Silver Bullet Band go on to play a 23 song set lasting over two hours, including two encores.
Prince has released the lyric video for his recent cut, "FunkNRoll." The Purple One debuted the song in March on The Arsenio Hall Show.
The retro 1970s looking background of the video plays well against the tune's throwback vibe. According to Vintage Vinyl News, the cut is a clever mix of several genres.
Miley Cyrus, no stranger to shock value, agreed to star topless in a new advertisement for Golden Lady tights. The singer, who is featured in the new ad for the brand of tights, was shot by controversial photographer Terry Richardson. In the 30-second spot, she rips apart a giant teddy bear while wearing tights and no top.
She & Him have released the music video for "Stay Awhile," a cover of the Dusty Springfield classic. In the video, Zooey Deschanel dances with an invisible partner while M. Ward plays on an invisible guitar on an invisible stool. Stereogum says that the two pull off the solo routines well.
Justin Timberlake, who, in addition to being a musician and actor, is also a part owner of the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies, had it out with a Grizz fan who called him out on Twitter. The fan accused J-Tim of hopping on the Memphis bandwagon after the team's tremendous start to the 2014-15 season. Timberlake hit back, listing his cred, saying, "Uh . . . I'm from Memphis and I'm an owner."
Soundgarden have released a previously unreleased cut "Kristi," recorded during the band's sessions for 1996's Down on the Upside. According to Consequence of Sound, the "morose and monstrous rock anthem has only ever been played live once, during the band's set at Reading Festival 1995."
The Beatles and the Who are among the artists who have vinyl releases scheduled for Universal's "12 Days of Christmas" promotion. The promo sees 12 artists dripping exclusive records at indie retailers in the U.K. The Fab Four will release a seven-inch version of "Long Tall Sally," while the Who will release a "Be Lucky" seven-inch.
During a Dierks Bentley concert in Utica, New York, a woman had her leg impaled by a falling piece of metal. The debris was shed from the ceiling of the Utica Memorial Auditorium on Sunday night. The woman was transported to the hospital with what emergency workers described as a "significant" injury. Utica Fire Chief Russell Brooks told News Channel 2 that the debris was a tie rod.
Nicki Minaj will be the musical guest on the December 6 episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by James Franco. The upcoming appearance will be the second for Minaj. "On December 6, @JamesFrancoTV makes his third appearance as host with second-time musical guest @NICKIMINAJ! #SNL40," SNL wrote on Twitter.
Trisha Yearwood has released "End of the World," a single from her latest album, PrizeFighter: Hit after Hit. The album features ten of Trish's biggest hits, along with six new tracks. According to The Boot, "End of the World" will tug at the listener's heart strings. "It's a track that should be listened to in the middle of a torrential downpour or a record-breaking hailstorm."
Keith Urban has been nominated for for Single and Video Clip of the Year for his current single, "Somewhere in My Car," at the 2015 Country Music Awards Australia. The cut is from his latest album Fuse. In the Single of the Year category Keith goes up against Adam Harvey ("She Don't Know She's Beautiful"), and Kasey Chambers ("Bittersweet").