Brian May has opened up about his experience of performing live with Adam Lambert, saying that the young singer reaches vocal high notes never even attempted by Freddie Mercury. During a recent interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, May said that Lambert fell into the role with ease.
Jordin Sparks has announced her new partnership with Louder Than Life, a subsidiary label of Sony Music. The label was founded by veteran music executive and producer Salaam Remi. Jordin said in a statement that she's thrilled to start the next part of her career alongside Remi. "I am very excited to be working alongside Salaam Remi on my next album," said Sparks.
D'Angelo's tour manager Alan Leeds has spoken up about the release of the singer's newest album Black Messiah. He says it was released in correspondence with the recent protests in Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown. Speaking with the New York Times, Leeds admitted that the album was originally planned for a 2015 release.
Swimsuit model and actress Kate Upton has been named the Sexiest Woman Alive by People magazine. Upton, 22, is best known for her revealing Sports Illustrated covers and her role in the romantic comedy "The Other Woman." "This is such an honor to me because sexy to me means someone who's confident and happy, and that's the person I always strive to be," Upton exclaimed.
Trace Adkins took time out of his busy schedule earlier this month to pay an impromptu holiday visit to a group of veterans staying at Nashville's Country Inn & Suites hotel. The country star lent a hand to the staff at the hotel, checking guests in from behind the desk before giving a concert.
Cameron Diaz and boyfriend Benji Madden are engaged, according to a report from Us Weekly. The pair have been dating for seven months. "Everyone thinks it's wild but are so happy for them," a source told Us Weekly. "Benji always tends to fall in love easily, but this time it's for real and he landed a great girl." "They obviously both make each other incredibly happy . . ."
Rihanna has signed on to work as the newest creative director for Puma. Both the singer and sneaker brand broke news of the partnership this week, sharing photos of a contract signing event via social media. According to a statement from Puma, Riri's mutli-year contract with the firm will find her working "with Puma to design and customize classic Puma styles . . ."
Keith Urban has announced plans for a new 2015 calendar to support St. Jude's Cancer Research Hospital. The singer has produced a calendar for the hospital every year since 2002, and, according to theboot.com, has raised over $850,000 for the cause so far.
Jennifer Lopez is hard at work on a new album, the eleventh of her career. According to new reports, Lopez has re-teamed with Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins on the as yet untitled project. The two preciously collaborated on a number of songs with most notable being "If You Had My Love." J-Lo released her eighth studio album, A.K.A.., this past June.
Muse has shared a clip from the studio as they continue to make their forthcoming new album. In the new clip, which was uploaded to the official Muse Instagram page, an orchestra is seen recording before the camera pans around to show frontman Matt Bellamy watching on. The caption accompanying the image says simply: "Milan strings."
Imagine Dragons have announced the release of their new album Smoke + Mirrors. Smoke + Mirrors will be released on February 17 on Interscope Records and KIDinaKORNER. It was written and produced by Imagine Dragons with help from Alex Da Kid in their self-built home studio. "I Bet My Life," which serves as the album's lead single, will be released on February 8.
Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" has been named the best song of all-time to have playing during surgery, according to a new study. The new study, conducted by Cardiff University Hospital, asked doctors to pick the best and worst songs for playing in the operating theater while conducting surgery.
Miranda Lambert has chosen "Little Red Wagon" as the latest single from her album Platinum. The track features an uptempo beat and lyrics which include, "You can't ride in my little red wagon / The front seat's broken and the axel's draggin' / No you can't step to this backyard swagger / You know it ain't my fault when I'm walkin' jaws droppin'."
Roger Daltrey's throat infection has led the Who to cancel its London dates. The band was slated to perform at the O2 Arena on December 17 and 18. Those shows have been moved to March 22 and March 23 to allow Daltrey to recover and rest his voice. A statement from the band explained, "The band and their management wish to sincerely apologise to all ticket holders."
Bill Withers may be performing at his induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April. The 76-year-old crooner, who has not released a new album since 1985, and who is principally known for his hits "Lean On Me," "Use Me," "Just The Two of Us" and "Ain't No Sunshine," has not officially confirmed that he will play at the ceremony.