Death Cab for Cutie and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have both signed on for headlining performances at this summer's Bumbershoot Music Festival. The event is scheduled to take place between September 2 and 4 at the Seattle Center and will also feature a headlining set from KYGO. The fest made headlines earlier this month when the lineup leaked.
Katy Perry has signed on to give a headlining performance at an amfAR event during the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. The performance will come during this year's amfAR event, titled "Cinema Against AIDs," which will take place on May 19. The news comes at a busy time for Perry who also recently made headlines with her celebration for Hillary Clinton's win.
Steven Tyler has confirmed plans to headline the upcoming Laconiafest this summer. The fest is set to take place over nine days in Laconia, New Hampshire from June 11-19. The event comes as part of the 93rd annual Laconia Motorcycle Week. This year Tyler joins an already stacked lineup including P.O.D., Sevendust, Adelitas Way, Bret Michaels and more.
Janet Jackson has released the teaser of what looks to be a new music video. The diva dropped the hint via Instagram earlier this week, sharing a photo showing herself in what could only be a video studio. Though she added few details, she did leave the note "coming soon . . ." Thus far no other details about a possible new video have been confirmed by Janet's camp.
Judas Priest fronter Rob Halford says he has no interest in making a sequel to Redeemer of Souls. Speaking with Ultimateclassicrock.com, Halford says they've been at work on a follow-up to the 2004 release, but they hope to break some new ground. "There have been a few [ideas] exchanged back and forth . . ."
Kacey Musgraves hit the stage with the Zac Brown Band last week for a special performance of the Hank Williams classic "Hey Good Lookin." The performance came on the second day of Zac's annual Southern Ground festival and Musgraves stirred up the crowd saying "we're gonna do something country!" "Every night on stage, every time we get together . . ."
Beyoncé has added her name to the growing list of top celebs that have paid tribute to Prince. The tribute came during the kick off show to her Formation tour in Miami. She kicked off the show by playing a recording of "Purple Rain" before the show started. The show took place on Wednesday, April 27 and found Lady Bey flanked by a handful of her famous friends.
Dave Grohl has admitted that he briefly quit playing in Nirvana after Kurt Cobain slammed his drumming. The revelation comes in a new biography on Grohl from writer Paul Brannigan and the writer claims that Nirvana almost split in 1993. Brannigan explains that by the fall of 1993 the "sickness at the heart of Nirvana" had become too much for Grohl.
Lady Gaga and Elton John have once again teamed up, this time for a charity clothing line set for release through Macy's stores. The new line will be called Love Bravery and 25 percent of the proceeds from the line will benefit the Born This Way Foundation and the Elton John Aids Foundation. The line is set to hit shelves on May 9.
The Monkees have enlisted a new collaborator for their upcoming new album--Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo. The track is titled "She Makes Me Laugh" and will be included on the Monkees 50th Anniversary release Good Times! Cuomo broke news of the release earlier this month. "I'm super stoked to be writing a song for the Monkees," says Cuomo.
Academy Award winning director Kevin Macdonald has reportedly signed on to direct a new documentary about Whitney Houston. The doc has been green lit by Houston's estate since 2012 and Macdonald's camps says the film will offer an "unvarnished and authentic" look at her life. "The story that is never told about Whitney is just how brilliant she was as an artist . . ."
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has revealed that he has penned a song for the forthcoming new Monkees album. The track is titled "She Makes Me Laugh" and will be included on the Monkees 50th Anniversary release Good Times! Cuomo broke news of the release earlier this month. "I'm super stoked to be writing a song for the Monkees," says Cuomo.
Tom Petty has shared his memories of Prince's legendary guitar solo during a performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. The solo came during a tribute performance for the late George Harrison and Prince joined an all-star band for a cover of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."
Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles and Cam will team up for a performance of McBride's "This One's for the Girls" at the 2016 American Country Countdown Awards. "I always look forward to singing this song because it resonates with so many different people of all different ages," McBride says in a press release.
Big & Rich have confirmed plans to hit the road for a tour this summer. The run is set to kick off on April 29 in Live Oak, Florida at the Suwanee River Jam and will run through August 17 in Spokane, Washington at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino. The tour comes in support of their new release Gravity.