Lorde is making new friends, as the 17-year-old songstress was spotted hanging out with Katy Perry. Fellow singer Ellie Goulding took to Instagram to share a black and white snap of herself dancing happily with Lorde and Perry.
Motley Crue have revealed that they will end their career in the same city they began it - Los Angeles. Singer Vince Neil made the announcement to the Las Vegas Weekly. "The last few shows are going to be Vegas and L.A., because we wanted to end in 2016 in Los Angeles where we started."
Lee Brice's "I Don't Dance" is the fastest certified platinum country single of the year, according to the RIAA, which surprised him at New York City's Madison Square Garden to present him with a commemorative plaque. "[The song] was a gift to my wife for our first dance, and it said, 'Man, I didn't know that I was ever going to really get here in my life,' but she brought me here."
Cat Stevens, a.k.a. Yusuf Islam, has announced that he will hit the road for the first time in nearly four decades. The singer has scheduled 14 dates in Europe and North America for his Peace Train, Late Again trek. "I've been a bit slow in coming around to the United States, but there were so many people asking me to do that, that I just felt an obligation," Stevens said.
R. Kelly is a featured guest on "Keep Doing That (Rich Chick)," from Rick Ross' upcoming seventh studio album, Hood Billionaire. Ross previously released the lead single, "Elvis Presley Blvd," featuring production from DJ Tomp. Stereogum called the latter cut an "impressively guttural track, harder and more immediate than almost anything on Mastermind."
Eminem has sued New Zealand's National Party after prime minister John Key used his song, "Lose Yourself," in a campaign spot. According to the Guardian, Em is suing for unspecified damages, although the NP has discontinued its use of the track. "It is both disappointing and sadly ironic," Eminem's publishers said in a statement.
Jack White lashed out at both the Foo Fighters and Rolling Stone magazine during a rant at Boston's Fenway Park on Wednesday, September 18. In the rant, White claimed "most performers don't use microphones anymore, you know," adding most singers "don't use microphones that have cords on them."
PBS unearthed a previously unaired Michael Jackson interview shot in 1980 for the program's Blank on Blank program. The series blends audio from interviewees with animation to create a unique spectacle. In the Jacko interview, MJ talked about his persistent studio habits: "I do deeply believe in perfection. I'm never satisfied," he began.
Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas is prepping the release of her sophomore solo album. Insiders, speaking with Billboard, say that the follow-up to 2006's The Dutchess is scheduled for 2015. Next week, adds the source, fans can expect to hear the album's lead single, "L.A. Love (La La)." Fergie teased the release, telling her fans to submit pics of themselves.
Interpol have released the music video for "Twice as Hard," the latest single from their fifth studio album, El Pintor. The vid, directed by I-Pol fronter Paul Banks, features footage of boxers training in a gym. According to SPIN, the new visual doesn't make the grade: "It's basically just a Nike or a Gatorade ad, but with low-key inspirational Interpol music."
Channing Tatum is set to star in "Struck by Genius," a new inspirational true story from Sony. Tatum will also produce the film. "Struck By Genius" follows the real life story of Jason Padgett, who became a math genius after a traumatic brain injury outside a karaoke bar. Tatum will play Padgett and the film is expected to follow him dealing with such issues as PTSD.
"The Voice" champ Josh Kaufman has landed the lead role in the Broadway debut of "Pippin." Kaufman plays the young eighth century prince, who leaves his familiar surrounding to see what the world has to offer. "It's something I'm really excited about," Kaufman told the Star. "I tend to be the kind of person who doesn't want to do just one thing. I get bored."
Jewel has released a new song, "Home to Me," as part of the ReThink: Why Housing Matters campaign. Speaking with the Boot, the singer says that the campaign is looking to raise awareness for public housing: "I love the fact that it's a public awareness campaign. We're not asking people for money; we're just asking people to re-think their perceptions."
Nickelback are streaming "What Are You Waiting For?" a cut from their upcoming album, No Fixed Address. It is the first record for the group at their new home Republic Records. According to Audio Ink Radio, the cut is "a mid-tempo rocker with [Chad] Kroeger's powerful vocals and pristine production."
The so-called "Untitled Cocaine Project" from producers Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer has been ordered to pilot by TNT. The pilot episode is written by Michelle Ashford ("Masters of Sex"). The show, according to an official synopsis, is a "serialized character drama that brings the audience into the captivating, wild and unpredictable world of the Florida drug trade in the 1970s."