Beck and Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs paid tribute to late Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed during this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. Karen O and her Yeah Yeah Yeahs bandmate Nick Zinner performed the track "Vicious" while Beck invited fun.'s Nate Ruess for a cover of Reed's "Satellite of Love."
After making a surprise appearance at the 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards, Randy Travis penned a heartfelt letter of thanks to fans. Travis, introduced by Lee Brice, stood and waved following Brice's performance of Travis' "Forever and Ever, Amen." The country legend suffered a stroke that left him unable to speak in 2013.
Christina Milian is taking fans behind the scenes of "Rebel," the debut single off of her upcoming debut EP for Young Money. The new video peels back the curtain of the production of the video shoot, including set construction, photography and Milian in the makeup chair. Milian can be seen wearing a short red wig while attached to a massive parachute and posing on a giant fur rug.
Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard celebrated 4/20 by releasing a new music video for their track "It's All Going to Pot." The new clip shows Haggard and Nelson singing, playing guitar and smoking a little pot all while in the confines of the recording studio.
Madonna has added three additional dates to her Rebel Heart Tour 2015, because the demand for tickets has been so high. Three additional shows have been added to the U.K./European leg of her tour, including an extra night at London's The O2.
Neal Schon is anxious to get the original Santana lineup on the road, saying that he is going to tour with the recently reunited band one way or another. Schon says that he is eager to hit the road once Santana IV is completed and will tour regardless of what the band's management think.
Christina Aguilera joined Rascal Flatts onstage at the 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards. The singer performed a pair of tracks alongside the country trio. She performed the new single "Shotgun" while accompanied by Rascal Flatts' Joe Don Rooney on guitar, before teaming with vocalist Gary LeVox on piano for a performance of Flatts' new single "Riot."
Jack White believes that everyone should keep local music "sacred." White interrupted his performance at the Coachella Music Festival to make his feelings known. "I want you to do me a favor. Do everything you can, tell everyone you know, and the children that you have one day, that music is sacred." He proceeded to urge fans to chant 'Music is sacred!"
Bobby Brown says his daughter Bobbi Kristina is awake and off her life support machines. The singer updated a crowd at the Frankie Beverly concert in Dallas on Saturday about his daughter's condition: "I can say today Bobbi is awake. She's watching me." He added: "I wanna thank all of y'all for coming out tonight, for supporting me and my family," he told a crowd at the time.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have shared the first photo of their brand new baby. The couple posted the shot on Instagram on Sunday, where Biel is shown holding their son Silas Randall Timberlake. Both mother and baby are wearing Memphis Grizzlies fan clothes—Biel wears a baseball cap while Silas wears a tiny blue jersey.
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett says that he lost his iPhone which held "250 musical ideas" he'd been working on for the band's new album. "I lost my iPhone [with] 250 musical ideas," Hammett told the Jasta Show. "And I was crushed. It didn't get backed up. And when it happened, I was bummed out for about two or three days . . ."
Drake and Beyoncé have recorded a new song to feature on Drizzy's upcoming album, Views from the Six. Four Pins reported on the collab but skimmed on the details. "He only has two songs finished that he likes," the site reads, "One is a collaboration with Beyoncé that he recorded a while ago. The other is a song that he expects to inspire a paradigm shift."
One person happy to see Ringo Starr inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—the last Beatle inducted as a non-group member—is Yoko Ono. She told Rolling Stone that Ringo's always been an even keeled sort. "John would go up and down and all that," she said, "but Ringo was always just very gentle . . . He just sort of embodies peace and love."
Joan Jett was joined by Miley Cyrus and Dave Grohl during her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Jett kicked off the night with "Bad Reputation," before Grohl joined in on the 1976 Runaways hit "Cherry Bomb." Finally, Jett and Cyrus teamed up for a rendition of "Crimson and Clover."
Lulu, the much derided 2011 collab between Lou Reed and Metallica, is a "masterpiece," according to David Bowie. Laurie Anderson reported Bowie's sentiments at the Rock and Roll HOF during Reed's induction on Saturday night. "One of his last projects was his album with Metallica," she said. "And this was really challenging, and I have a hard time with it."