Love and Theft singer Stephen Barker Liles has welcomed his new son Jett into the world. Liles broke news of the addition to his family, telling fans and friends that his son's birth was more exciting than any concert he's ever given. "Jett Barker Liles is here! It was the greatest rush I have ever experienced!" the singer said.
R. Kelly and Kelly Rowland have released their new collaboration, "All the Way," which is featured on the upcoming Kelly album, Black Panties. The song is a slow-burning R&B number that lets both singers show off their vocal range. The appearance of the former Destiny's Child singer is one of many reported collaborations on Black Panties.
Neil Young is currently live streaming his upcoming Archive Performance Series installment, Live at the Cellar Door, at Classic Rock magazine's website. The LP features 13 songs from Young's six-show solo stop at the Washington, D.C. venue between November 30 and December 2, 1970.
After setting records each of the last two weekends, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is set to once again top the box office, though "Frozen" could pull an upset if Disney's latest animated blockbuster has a good second weekend in theaters. Meanwhile, Christian Bale-starring action-thriller "Out of the Furnace" seems likely to be the only new entry into the box office top 10.
Eminem and his Marshall Mathers Foundation have promised to match fan pledges up to $100,000 donated to Wolverine Human Services, a Michigan-based social services agency that provides "safety, sustenance, nurturing, and therapeutic intervention to children." According to MLive.com, hours after Em made the pledge, the effort received over $24,000 in donations.
The Killers have released a charity single this holiday season. The band dropped "Christmas in L.A.," with proceeds to benefit the R.E.D. Foundation and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS. The cut is available now for download via iTunes. "The song's about a struggling actor in L.A. who misses the traditional Christmas," Brandon Flowers told the U.K.'s Metro.
Elton John's upcoming concerts in Russia could be called off by local officials if they deem that his performances will break their strict gay propaganda laws. The Times reports that if officials suspect he's going to use his appearances to rail against Russia's new rulings, they will pull the plug. John has said that he wanted to perform in Russia to show support for gays there.
The Eagles have added more dates to their ongoing "History of the Eagles" tour. The run has added a second show in San Jose, California on Jan. 31 and a show Feb. 26 in Jacksonville, Florida. In addition to the U.S. dates, they have also added a 14-show European run, beginning May 22 in Amsterdam and finishing June 25 in Manchester, England.
Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan have both signed on to appear as hosts for the 2014 ACMs. The pair served as co-hosts together at last April's event and won over the crowd by poking fun at one another throughout. One of the show's big laughs came immediately after Bryan was named Entertainer of the Year.
Rodney Atkins and his new wife, Big Machine recording artist Rose Falcon, have shared a video from their wedding ceremony last month. Several special moments include the beach locale where the wedding went down, and candid moments from the reception. Rose spoke to Country Weekly about the event, saying it turned out well despite some difficult moments.
Mary J. Blige has released the music video for "My Favorite Things," the second vid from her holiday album, A Mary Christmas, following "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." The visuals, directed by Markus Klinko and Indrani, spotlight Mary, dressed in all white as she covers the Rogers and Hammerstein classic.
Following comments he made to Rolling Stone regarding Croatians, Bob Dylan has been charged with a hate crime in France. The charge includes a max sentence of one year and a fine of $50,000. Speaking with the mag, Dylan was asked about Civil War-era United States compared to the U.S. of today.
John Legend stopped by the Ellen DeGeneres Show to perform his piano ballad "All of Me." John serenaded the audience and host, as well as Britney Spears, who was a guest on the show. Following the show, Legend was off to Australia with Alicia Keys where the two are currently playing a small run of shows.
Garth Brooks' Live from Las Vegas farewell show pulled in 8.7 million viewers after airing on November 29. The 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic was double the pull of Lady Gaga's recent prime time special. Gaga's Lady Gaga & the Muppets Holiday Spectacular drew 3.6 million viewers and a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo.
Bullet for My Valentine has released the music video for "Raising Hell," a cut from the band's latest album, due sometime next year. The black and white vid, directed and produced by James Sharrock, features a montage of the band performing the high energy cut. "Raising Hell" hits digital outlets December 10.