Beyoncé has officially kicked off her Formation tour in Miami. The show took place on Wednesday, April 27 and found Lady Bey flanked by a handful of her famous friends including Lil Wayne, Future, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Trick Daddy and Yo Gotti. "If you came to slay tonight, say 'I slay,'" she told the audience.
Brian Wilson has confirmed an appearance at the upcoming Together The People Fest in Brighton, England. The fest is set to take place September 3 and 4 in Preston Park, Brighton. It will come as part of Wilson's tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pet Sounds.
Lenny Kravitz has opened up about Prince's passing and says that a "piece of him died" when he first got the news. Kravitz spoke about the Purple One's passing during a recent interview with Rolling Stone and said that they were very close and he worried about the legend. "I saw him so much, in and out, that I can't remember the last time we spoke."
Ice Cube, DJ Khaled and Travis Scott have all signed up to appear at the upcoming Hard Summer lineup. The two-day festival is set to take place in Los Angeles at the Auto Club Speedway on July 30 and 31.
Both Trace Adkins and Kris Kristofferson have signed on to act in the upcoming film Traded. The film is a Western set in Kansas during the 1880s and was directed by Timothy Woodward Jr. He opened up about the film with theboot.com and explained his influences.
Miley Cyrus has joined a charity auction put on by the organizers of the Rock in Rio festival. The festival is collecting autographed instruments from a handful of rock stars including Cyrus, Bruce Springsteen and Brian May, with auction proceeds going to a charity to bring instruments to underprivileged kids.
Drake has finally streamed Views and it's now available on iTunes. The release includes twenty tracks and features special guests Rihanna, Future, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Pimp C and dvsn. "It's something that I've been working really hard on, myself and 40," he said during an episode of OVOSOUND.
Noel Gallagher has reportedly connected with Damon Albarn for a collaboration on the forthcoming new Gorillaz album. During a recent interview with the U.K.'s Daily Star, Gallagher revealed that they've been in discussion and plan to connect in the studio once their schedules align. "He's making a new Gorillaz album and he's got my number, so he's only got to ask."
Minnesota police have confirmed that Prince was in possession of prescription drugs at the time of his death. The rock legend was found dead in an elevator at his Paisley Park home/business compound earlier this month. Authorities have carried out a post mortem but thus far no official cause of death has been revealed.
Ace Frehley has debuted the video for his new track "Fire and Water," featuring a guest performance by Paul Stanley. Frehley opened up on the track in an official statement and says that he's thrilled to reconnect with his former KISS bandmate. "It was great working with Paul again," said Frehley.
Both P.O.D. and Sevendust will headline the upcoming Laconiafest this summer. The fest is set to take place over nine days in Laconia, New Hampshire from June 11-19. The event comes as part of the 93rd annual Laconia Motorcycle Week.
Rihanna and Calvin Harris have hooked up for a new song called "This Is What You Came For," set to land on April 29. The song may feature on Harris's upcoming record, as it's not featured on Rihanna's latest, ANTI, which landed in January. "@Rihanna and @CalvinHarris team up again for "This Is What You Came For". Look out for the new track this Friday!" Roc Nation tweeted.
D'Angelo offered up his own tribute to Prince earlier this week. The performance came on The Tonight Show and saw D'Angelo taking on a rendition of the track "Sometimes It Snows in April." As expected, D'Angelo put his own twist on the track changing the lyrics to namecheck the Purple One himself.
Joe Perry has teamed up with Pitbull to record the track "Bad Man" for the NBA playoffs. The track will appear in a commercial that will run throughout the playoffs and comes just before Perry drops his new solo album. He recently opened up on his debut single "I'll Do Happiness," which features singer Terry Reid.
Both Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj were honored at the recent Time 100 Gala. Grande performed a stripped down rendition of "Problem," along with her new song "Leave Me Lonely" and the title track from her forthcoming album, Dangerous Woman, which is due out on May 20. She wore a ruffled black dress for the occasion.