Benedict Cumberbatch recently performed the Pink Floyd song "Comfortably Numb" alongside David Gilmour, according to Rolling Stone. The duet between the actor and former Pink Floyd member took place on Wednesday, September 28 at Royal Albert Hall in London. Currently Gilmour is in the midst of a five show run at the venue, which is to support his 2015 album.
Sting played three new songs live for the first time at a NY Advertising Week function on Tuesday, September 27, according to Billboard. The new tracks, which are all from his upcoming album, 57th & 9th, are "I Can't Stop Thinking About You," "50,000" and "Petrol Head." "Sometimes my role is not to write about myself but to step into someone else's shoes," Sting said.
Bruce Springsteen has spoken out about his love for Green Day, according to NME. During a Facebook Q&A for Apple, the Boss opened up about his current favorite artists, including Green Day in the mix. "Green Day, they make great records and they're always thoughtful and intense and they have a band that plays great together," he said.
Kacey Musgraves announced she will be touring during the upcoming holiday season. The tour is to coincide with the release of her Christmas album, A Very Kacey Christmas. The Christmas album will be a blend of new material and traditional Christmas songs. A couple of Musgrave originals include "Christmas Makes Me Cry" and "A Willie Nice Christmas."
The Prophets of Rage super-group got more super at a recent Nashville gig. Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant joined the group on stage. The two joined Prophets of Rage to do a version of the MC5's 1969 single "Kick Out the Jams." The cover has become a regular in the Prophets of Rage set list.
Alicia Keys is featured on the cover of Time Out New York in her natural beauty. Keys decided to be photographed for the shoot wearing no make-up. In discussing her make-up-less movement, Keys stated, "I promise you I had no idea that it would be such a touchstone. I was just sharing this revelation: I realized I'd been covering up in so many ways."
Thomas Rhett announced plans for his upcoming Home Team Tour. The tour will hit 15 cities across the United States. It kicks off February 23 in Saginaw, Michigan and wraps up in Nashville, Tennessee on April 21. The tour will feature guest appearances from Kelsea Ballerini, Russell Dickerson and Ryan Hurd.
Only four months after DJ Drama premiered "Wishing," he is back with a remix. This time Drama has added even more famous names to join in on the composition. Fabolous, Trey Songz, Tory Lanez, and Jhené Aiko are all featured on the new remix. Also making his second appearance on Drama's "Wishing" is Chris Brown.
Metalica's former bass player Cliff Burton passed away 30 years ago. His father Ray Burton recently put together a short video in tribute to his son. Metallica has been helping to publicize the video in honor of their fellow bandmate and friend. In the video Ray briefly describes his son's childhood and shares fond memories of him growing up.
Kenny Chesney is set to receive the BMI President's Award. He will be honored at the BMI Country Music Awards this November. According to BMI, the award is given to those who "have distinctly and profoundly influenced the entertainment industry." Chesney has sold more than 30 million albums and has had 28 number one hits in his career.
Beyoncé and Justin Bieber dominated MTV's European Music Awards this year. The two international super stars each received five nominations for the annual awards show. The two were nominated in various categories, including best female and male artists, respectively. Following close behind Beyoncé and Bieber, Adele, Coldplay, Shawn Mendes and more.
The Brooklyn Museum is set to display nude drawings of Iggy Pop. The 69-year-old rocker posed for a group of 21 art students back in March. The New York Academy of Art organized the class. Pop said the experience "was not about anything silly. It wasn't about my winkie, or anything. It was just a documentation of what's left of me."
Robert Plant has joined the Lampedusa tour, which is an 11-day concert to benefit refugees, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. The rocker will be joining a slew of other artists for the shows, including Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller and the Milk Carton Kids.
Lady Gaga has come forward with the title inspiration for her upcoming record. The "Born This Way" songstress tweeted the significance of her newest album titled Joanne this past Monday. The September 26 tweet starts with #JOANNE and asks fans of the vocalist, "How do you live every moment as your last in the name of someone who can't?"
Miley Cyrus revealed her experience on Hannah Montana wasn't exactly the "best of both worlds." In a September interview with Elle, Cyrus disclosed that her time on the Disney Channel program as a teenager involved her being "the least paid person on my cast." Cast on the show at 13, Cyrus gained fame and notoriety among tweens playing the role of Miley Stewart.