Lady Gaga performed for an intimate audience of under 100 people on the roof of the Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherds Bush on December 1. She performed a stripped down set that included "Bad Romance," "Joanne" and "Million Reasons" with just piano and guitar. The singer took the opportunity to downplay the importance of wealth.
Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley admitted in a recent interview with Eddie Trunk that he wishes Creatures of the Night had been his final album with the band, instead of Music from "The Elder". "I thought Creatures was a good record," Frehley said. "It was really the record that I would have enjoyed recording instead of Elder."
The Foo Fighters placed on Forbes World's Highest-Paid Musicians List at No. 21 with a reported earnings total of $48.5 million. AC/DC finished at No. 7 ($67.5 million), while Bruce Springsteen (No. 11, $60.5 million), Paul McCartney (No. 12, $56.5 million) and U2 ($55 million) also made the list.
Rihanna and Great Britain's Prince Harry took part in HIV testing to help promote World AIDS Day on December 1. A video of their testing was posted on social media to show how easy the process is. The testing took place in RiRi's native country, Barbados. Prince Harry met Rihanna for the first time on November 30.
Morrissey's fan website, True to You, reported that the Smiths will release a new seven-inch vinyl single, which will include two previously unheard songs from the band. The A side will be a demo mix of "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side" and an alternate version of the song "Rubber Ring" will be the B side.
The Rolling Stones made the top ten of Forbes' World's Highest-Paid Musicians List, finishing at No. 8 with reported earnings of $66.5 million. AC/DC finished at No. 7 ($67.5 million), while Bruce Springsteen (No. 11, $60.5 million), Paul McCartney (No. 12, $56.5 million) and U2 ($55 million) also made the list.
Mariah Carey and DNCE have been confirmed for ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest. Carey will reportedly take to the stage right before the ball drops at midnight. Thomas Rhett, Gloria Estefan and the cast of Broadway musical On Your Feet! will also perform throughout the night.
Thomas Rhett has been added to the headlining bill for the Country Jam 2017 concert. The three-day concert will also feature headlining acts Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean. The star-studded bill will include other big names as co-headliners. Country rockers Justin Moore and Randy Houser, Chris Young, Old Dominion and Frankie Ballard.
Travis Tritt has offered some clarification regarding his critical remarks of Beyonce's appearance at the 2016 CMA Awards. He feels that his comments were taken out of context after many believed his comments were about race. "Race has nothing to do with it," Tritt tells Nash Country Daily. "That's what I've tried to make clear from the very beginning."
Def Leppard have released a new video for "We Belong," taken off of the group's 2015 Def Leppard album. 'If you cast the first stone / I will roll it away / I will kneel at your throne / Hold my hands up and pray / I will hold back the tide / Push the oceans aside / Save the day / But I can be stronger,' the band sings on the track.
John Legend released his new album Darkness And Light on December 2. The album consists of a total of twelve tracks and is supported by two singles, "Love Me Now" and "Penthouse Floor," which features an appearance by Chance the Rapper. In addition to Chance the Rapper, the album also features an appearance by Miguel on "Overload."
Jason Aldean and his wife Brittany took part in a homemade version of Carpool Karaoke. After admitting he doesn't drive as much anymore because Brittany gets carsick, the two teamed up to sing some Eminem, Fergie and Vanilla Ice.
Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn extended their residency in Las Vegas. The Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together Again show will go through the end of 2017. Previously the trio had six performances scheduled for 2017. These shows took the act from February to March. However, with prior shows already drawing more than 130,000 fans, they have decided to add 12 more dates.
Guns N' Roses have launched their own online slot machine. The new game was created in collaboration with the entertainment company, Net Ent. The game features three songs from their 1987 debut album, Appetite for Destruction. As the slot wheels spin players can hear either "Welcome to the Jungle," "Paradise City" or "Sweet Child O' Mine."
While asking fans at a concert in London if he should rejoin Instagram, Justin Bieber called the social photo sharing site "hell" and said it's "for the devil." As Bieber was playing London's O2 Arena, he asked the crowd, "Who thinks I should get my Instagram back?," which attracted massive cheers from the audience.