George Clinton has confirmed plans to release a new album. It will be the first release for Clinton since his 2008 effort George Clinton and His Gangsters of Love and is set for release on Flying Lotus' label Brainfeeder. The label broke news of the release via social media writing: "Yes, the word is out!" the official Brainfeeder Twitter account posted Tuesday afternoon.
Moody Blues have confirmed the dates and guest artists for their upcoming cruise event. The event will take place between January 2-7, 2018, and includes stops at Grand Cayman and Cozumel. They broke the new details of the event in an official press release. "It's such a great opportunity to have all the fans together," Moody Blues frontman Justin Hayward says in a news release.
Sarah Paulson has landed a role in a new Ryan Murphy series. The show, titled "Feud," and it will be a new FX drama. Paulson will be portraying the late Geraldine Page in the series. Paulson will be working alongside Jessica Lange, who will play the role of Joan Crawford, as well as Susan Sarandon who is playing the role of Bette Davis.
Indie rock group Sleigh Bells are suing pop star Demi Lovato for using a likeness in their song. Sleigh Bells allege that Lovato's song "Stars" uses the same combination of handclap and bass drum as their song "Infinity Guitars." In a comparison of the two songs, it is plausible to assume Lovato's "Stars" samples Sleigh Bells "Infinity Guitars."
Blake Shelton and Keith Urban both signed on for the upcoming tribute to Glen Campbell at the recent ACM Awards. The event will take place at the Ryman in Nashville and will feature a star-studded lineup joining in for a cover of Campbell's classic "Rhinestone Cowboy." The announcement comes at a busy time for Shelton.
Coldplay connected recently with late night host James Corden for a cover of Prince's classic track "Nothing Compares 2 U." The duet took place at the Rose Bowl in Hollywood and found Corden admittedly a little nervous about the capacity crowd. "We're here at the Rose Bowl. I'll be honest, I didn't know how big it was when I said, 'yes,'" Corden quipped.
Ariana Grande and Mac Miller have reportedly made their romantic relationship public, according to E! News. The 23-year-old "Problem" singer, who broke up with backup dancer Ricky Alvarez in July, was supposedly seen kissing the rapper while out for sushi at Kastuya in Encino, California this past Sunday night.
Mariah Carey reportedly had an episode where she threw a laptop out a window and ran away screaming after listening to a Beyoncé song, according to the Daily Mail. The 46-year-old diva apparently chucked the laptop out of a window after her 47-year-old fiancé James Packer played a song by Queen Bey.
Liam Gallagher has compared Coldplay's Chris Martin to a vicar, according to NME. The former Oasis member recently announced his return to music in a new interview with Q magazine. He says he expects to release a new album next year. Later in the interview he criticized the current music scene.
Aretha Franklin was forced to cancel a few of her concerts due to "doctor's orders," according to Rolling Stone. At the moment at least five shows have been canceled, including August 26 performance at the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna, Virginia. Additional shows canceled include a pair of Radio City Music Hall shows.
Dan + Shay have announced their 2016 headlining tour, according to The Boot. The country singing duo, which consists of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, will be heading out on the road this fall with their Obsessed tour. They will play 15 shows in all and wrap up the trek on December 17 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, August Alsina and Rick Ross have gotten together to shoot the music video for "Do You Mind," according to Rap-Up.com. Khaled shared a few behind-the-scenes clips of the video as previews on social media. He describes the video as "the biggest film, aka movie ever."
Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham was recruited by Empire Of The Sun to feature on their new LP, according to Rolling Stone. Additional artists featured on the new album titled Two Vines, include Wendy Melvoin (from Prince's Revolution band), and David Bowie collaborators Henry Hey (piano) and Tim Lefebvre (bass)
Tyler Farr has debuted a new song at a recent concert that took place in Darien, New York last Friday night, according to The Boot. Serving as one of the opening acts on Brad Paisley's Life Amplified Tour he performed a song, which is most likely to be called, "I Kinda Like the Rain." He told the crowd it was the first time he was playing it live.
Black Keys' Dan Auerbach is being sued over his contributions for a planned Howlin' Wolf documentary, according to NME. The film, which will delve into the life of the Chicago blues musician, is titled Smokestack Lightning: The Legendary Howlin' Wolf. The production company Smokestack Lightning Inc. claims Auerbach agreed to serve as the documentary's director.