Missy Elliott has released "Pep Rally" on Super Bowl Sunday, also appearing in Alec Baldwin's Super Bowl commercial as part of an ad for Amazon's Echo. "Pep Rally" is currently available for streaming via Spotify and purchase via iTunes. The commercial also features Jason Schwartzman and Dan Marino.
A newly discovered species of tarantula has been named after none other than Johnny Cash. The new spider was discovered by researchers at Auburn University and Millsaps College and the research team says they named the all-black spider for the original Man in Black. "I'm a huge Johnny Cash fan. But I didn't go into this searching for something I could name after him."
Lumineers have announced their new LP titled Cleopatra. After four years of no new released the Colorado folk-rock band will release their sophomore album and follow-up to their 2013 self-titled debut album. "It's a heavier record," frontman Wesley Schultz told Entertainment Weekly about Cleopatra.
Lady Gaga is officially set to become the first artist ever to appear at the Super Bowl, Grammys and Oscars all in the same year. The Monster Mother offered up her rendition of the national anthem at the Super Bowl over the weekend and will also perform at the upcoming awards shows. The performances come at a busy time for Gaga, who is currently working on the follow-up to her 2014 album.
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards reportedly had a dust-up on stage during a recent performance in Chile. The Rolling Stones were performing in Santiago, when the pair squared off in the jokingly hammed-up incident. Jagger was passing by Richards on stage during the intro to their classic track "Satisfaction" when the pair bumped into one another.
Chase Rice released his new dubstep-inspired track "Whisper." This is the country singer's first offering from his upcoming record, which is the follow-up to 2014's Ignite The Night. "Ignite the Night was great for us, and it opened a lot of doors, both creatively and professionally," Rice says in a press release.
Stone Temple Pilots are moving on following the passing of Scott Weiland and are now holding auditions for a new singer. In a series of statements, the band explains that they have no intention of "replacing" Weiland, but say rather that they hope to move into a new era. "We've already heard from many talented people, but want to make this an opportunity for many more . . ."
Drake and Rihanna have released a music video for "Work" the lead single from Rih's latest album ANTI. Riri posted clips, featuring her in a mesh dress drinking, to Twitter. According to CBC News, production for the video was filmed in L.A. and Toronto, with hundreds of dancers attending the open casting call on Tuesday in Toronto.
David Bowie's widow, former model Iman has opened up for the first time since his passing last month. She had posted various messages on Twitter in the days before his passing and has now returned to the social media site to share a tribute to her husband. In the post, Iman shared an image stating simply "Love and Gratitude, Iman."
JoJo performed her single "Save My Soul" during an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers. The performance comes after the singer released the video for the cut earlier this month. The song was dedicated to JoJo's father, whose battle with addiction was the inspiration for it.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers performed their hit "Aeroplane," from their 1995 album One Hot Minute, for the first time in 20 years. The band played the cut at their Super Bowl party, which Run-DMC opened. Speaking about the band's latest effort, Anthony Kiedis said that the band has been revisiting material they wrote - but never released - during the late 1990s.
The first trailer for "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates," starring Adam DeVine and Zac Efron, debuted after the Super Bowl. During the clip, the father of Adam and Zac's characters, played by Stephen Root, sets up the premise. "Over the years at our family gatherings, you two show up and you ruin it," he began. "I want you to bring a date to your sister's wedding."
Billy Currington will, for the first time, headline his own tour. Beginning in San Antonio on February 19, the Summer Forever Tour will see Currington zig-zagging across North America, along with support act Kelsea Ballerini. "It feels awesome," Billy tells The Boot.
Beyoncé has announced her upcoming The Formation World Tour, beginning at Miami's Marlins Park on April 27. The trek is named after her new single "Formation." The single was released the day before Bey's performance with Coldplay at Super Bowl 50, while the tour was announced just after. "Big news after the #SuperBowl tonight! Don't miss it," tweeted Ticketmaster.
Jazmine Sullivan thinks that there is a bit of "injustice" when it comes to why she isn't as successful as Adele, though the singers are often compared to one another. While she acknowledges that some of that might have to do with the undervaluing of Black soul singers in the music industry, she tries not to focus on the negativity.