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image1.jpg Toby Keith has been announced as the third and final headliner for the 2015 Taste of Country Music Festival in Hunter Mountain, New York from June 12 to 14. Previously announced for the fest were Tim McGraw and Keith Urban. "We are thrilled to add Toby Keith to our superstar lineup," says Dhruv Prasad, Executive Vice President, Live Events, Townsquare Media Inc.

img2-101714.jpg Fantasia hooked up with R. Kelly in the studio for an unknown track. Fantasia is currently working on the follow up to her 2013 record, Side of Effects of You, and posted photographic evidence of the Kelly session to Instagram. "Still Going . . . Rock Soul LIVES . . . This Man Is Teaching Me So Much About Music."

Jerrod-072210.jpg Jerrod Niemann is helping his fans celebrate the holidays with the release of "Holly Jolly Christmas." The country singer says that Christmas is a big deal for him and his family. Christmas with my family has always been a special part of my life. I have so many amazing memories that I'm so thankful for," Niemann says.

U2-100209.jpg U2 fronter Bono had a bicycle accident earlier in the week necessitating surgery. According to ABC, the Irish rocker was under the knife for five hours, having his elbow washed out and an arm bone repaired with three metal plates and 18 screws. The following day he had surgery the next day on his left hand.

iggyazalea-072414.jpg Iggy Azalea took a shot at Eminem, who dissed her in a track called "Vegas." In the lyrics, Em spits "Iggy, you are going to blow that rape whistle on me." The full verse is, "You're lucky just to follow my ride / If I let you run alongside the Humvee, unless you're Nicki / Grab you by the wrist, let's ski / So, what's it gon' be? / Put that sh-t away, Iggy."

kiss-110209.jpg KISS have shot a commercial promoting Google's Android operating system. The band are rendered in animation, playing their hit "Rock and Roll All Nite." In the clip a pedestrian drops his phone in the road and it's smashed by passing cars. When KISS arrive on the scene in a limo, Gene Simmons gets out and steps on it with his platform boots.

jameyjohnson-070814.jpg Jamey Johnson has announced the release of a five song holiday EP, The Christmas Song, due December 9. The record features guest spots from Lily Meola ("Baby It's Cold Outside") and the Secret Sisters ("Mele Kalikimaka"). The three other tracks are "South Alabam Christmas," "Pretty Paper" and "The Christmas Song."

MaryBlige-060711.jpg Mary J. Blige has released "Follow," the Disclosure assisted single from her upcoming album, The London Sessions. On the cut, Mary warns a prospective lover not to try to play her for the fool. "Don't waste your time, play with my mind, or you'll regret it," she belts out. According to Radio.com, the cut is a "breezy house song with a wobbly beat . . ."

RollingStones-110409.jpg Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones says that James Brown was an early inspiration, albeit one whom he didn't emulate very well. Speaking with The Sun, he said that he couldn't pull off the Godfather of Soul's moves. "I tried some of his moves," he began. "I did very bad imitations but they were fun."

LadyAntebellum.jpg Lady Antebellum will receive the 2015 Artist Humanitarian Award during the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville on February 25. Lady A is recognized for their 7FOR7 campaign, during which they filled the wishes of seven fans across the country in seven days. The group also is involved with fundraising efforts for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

YoungJeezy-012314.jpg Jeezy has released the music video for "Black Eskimo," a cut from his seventh studio album Seen It All: The Autobiography. The black and white vid sees Jeez rapping on a stove, smoking a cigar on a throne and showing off several watches. Jeezy is currently on his Seen It All tour, which stops next at Dallas' Southside Ballroom on November 21.

Metallica-102709.jpg Metallica continued their week long residency on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson with a performance of "For Whom The Bell Tolls" on Wednesday night. On the Monday and Tuesday editions of the show the metal band played "Hit the Lights" and "Fuel." During the Monday edition, drummer Lars Ulrich and fronter James Hetfield sat with Ferguson for an interview.

radiohead-103009.jpg Jonny Greenwood, guitarist for Radiohead, says that the band is currently in the studio, recording the follow up to their 2012 album, King of Limbs. Greenwood said the group is hard at work on new music. "We're currently playing and recording and it's fun to see everyone again, it's been a long time coming, we've been waiting all of us for a long time," he told the BBC.

ariana-grande-042114.jpg Ariana Grande performed with her boyfriend Big Sean during CBS' A Very Grammy Christmas special at the Shrine Auditorium in LA on Tuesday, November 18. Grande donned a slinky red mini dress, while Sean wore a sleek black tux. The pair dueted on "Best Mistake," while engaging in some major PDA. "It's gone from 0 to 60 fast," a source told Us Weekly.

paulmccartney-04261.jpg Mary McCartney, the daughter of Paul McCartney, has released a book of photographs called Monochrome & Colour. The pair were seen in London on Thursday celebrating the book's launch at a private party. The book shows off snazzy pics from the personal collection of Mary. Celeb guests at the soirée included Paul's son James, model Kate Moss and Tom Ford.