Kellie Pickler has launched Selma Drye by Kellie Pickler, her new collection of home furnishings and home goods. The new collection is named for her great-grandmother. "When you get a house, it takes a while to make it feel like a home," Pickler says. "My great-grandmother had a simple, loving touch that made her house a home like no other."
Britney Spears took a moment during a recent performance of her Las Vegas residency to blast a heckler that called her "a fat b***h." While performing her single "Till the World Ends" in a figure-hugging corset, the heckler reportedly shouted "fat b***h" at the singer while she had her back to the crowd. Without missing a beat, she responded into her microphone, "F--king a--holes!"
Slayer has released "When the Stillness Comes," which guitarist Kerry King says had an interesting genesis. Speaking with Rolling Stone, King said he wrote the song while on tour. "We were touring Europe and we had a three-hour ride in some fucking minivan, and I'm just miserable in the backseat, not into anything," he began.
Dave Grohl says that the eldest of his three daughters has become fascinated with vinyl. "I remember introducing her [nine-year old Violet] to vinyl," Grohl told USA Today. "She was really into The Beatles, and I got her this Beatles vinyl boxset. She looked at it and said, 'What is that?' And I said, 'This is Beatles vinyl. These are The Beatles' records.'"
Mike Posner has released a new song called "I Took a Pill in Ibiza," a cautionary tale about the hard-charging lifestyle. "I took a pill in Ibiza to show Avicii I was cool," he croons. "You don't ever want to step off that roller coaster and be all alone." Speaking with the Huffington Post, Posner says his journey to stardom has been a complex one.
Paul McCartney has called upon the Canadian government to outlaw the practice of seal hunting in the province of Newfoundland. The former Beatles member and animal rights activist issued a statement released through the Humane Society calling for an end to the centuries old hunting practice.
Taylor Swift has recruited Hayley Williams of Paramore, model Cara Delevingne, and singer Zendaya for the music video to "Bad Blood." People reports that the four were seen on the L.A. set of the video over the weekend. Swift, along with all the other ladies, wore white robes to cover their outfits, in order to prevent paparazzi from sneaking a peek.
The upcoming stage show Lazarus, based on the 1976 David Bowie movie The Man Who Fell To Earth, will feature songs that "sound like classics," according to director Ivo van Hove. While Bowie will not appear in the production himself, his music will be featured in it. "Some of the songs sound as if you have heard them for ever - like classics," van Hove told the BBC.
Jana Kramer has released the music video for "I Got the Boy," a single from her upcoming untitled album. The song, says Kramer, is based on her life, but meant to resonate with lots of people. "It was young love," Kramer tells Rolling Stone Country. "I didn't want to tell 100-percent my own story because I wanted the listeners to interpret their own version."
Deftones and Incubus will be spending part of the summer together on tour. They will be supported by Death From Above 1979 and The Bots during the stint, which kicks off July 22 in Clarkson, Michigan at the DTE Energy Music Theatre. After stops in Tampa, New Orleans, Atlanta, Charlotte and Dallas, the tour wraps in San Diego, California on August 30.
Kanye West is on the cover of this year's TIME magazine "100 Most Influential People in the World" issue. West talks about appearing in the issue, which honors artists, leaders, and icons, saying, "Every time I say something that's extremely truthful out loud, it literally breaks the Internet. I don't care about having a legacy, I don't care about being remembered."
If you have ever wondered what it takes to achieve the perfect selfie, RaeLynn has you covered. "First of all, it's all about the lighting," she tells Taste of Country's Billy Dukes. "Lighting is everything. You have to have the lighting in front of your face. If the lighting is behind you, you'll get a big shadow and you won't look as good."
U2 have reportedly started their tour rehearsals for their upcoming Innocence + Experience trek, which begins May 15 in Vancouver. The Province observed that 15 unmarked tractor trailers are currently parked outside the city's Pacific Coliseum. "We have a pretty good idea that the people coming in to do the rehearsing might be a little known Irish quartet known as U2," they write.
Brandy is featured in a new run of ads for her Broadway run as Roxie Hart in Chicago. Beginning April 28, B-Rocka will star in the musical for an eight-week run. "Roxie is really tough, but she's really sweet. And I feel like I'm the same way. I can be really tough, and stand up for myself and speak my mind, and then I'll bake you a cookie," Brandy told Vanity Fair.
Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has released his live version of the band's hit, "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want." The cut drops for Record Store Day April 18, as the B-side to Marr's cover of Depeche Mode's "I Feel You." Late last month, Marr announced he is writing a memoir.