Mariah Carey has announced plans for an Australian leg for her Elusive Chanteuse Show tour, marking the first time the diva has performed Down Under in 16 years. Carey, who last visited Australia for three east coast shows in January 2013, will take to the stage in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, while she'll also do winery shows at A Day on the Green in the Yarra Valley.
George Strait has released The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from AT&T Stadium, a disc commemorating the final show of his retirement tour. The gig went down in June 7th in Dallas as nearly 105,000 faithful Strait fans showed up to wish him a fond farewell. The gig broke a previous attendance record set by the Rolling Stones.
Miley Cyrus is facing a potential stay in jail or a fine for onstage antics with a Mexican flag. The "We Can't Stop" singer performed a show in Monterey, Mexico earlier this year in which a male dancer spanked her prosthetic bottom with a Mexican flag while she was on her hands and knees.
Alice Cooper is planning to celebrate this Halloween by releasing a live CD/DVD, Raise the Dead - Live from Wacken. Raise the Dead -- Live from Wacken features 22 live tracks, including covers of Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall" and the Doors' "My Generation."
Cam'ron has released "Snapped," the lead single from his 1st of the Month, Vol. 4 EP, featuring a guest verse from 2 Chainz. The break up cut features a sample of a crying baby, while Cam and Chingy alternate verses. "Wait a minute . . . this the same b*tch that snitched up on her baby dad," Cam'ron raps over the beat.
Metallica will release 27 live albums on CD, the band has announced on its official website. "We've been extremely proud to offer virtually every show we've done in the past 10 years as a download within days of the shows happening . . . sometimes even hours!" reads the post. The CDs will sell individually for $19.81, or $417 for the entire 27 disc set.
Rod Stewart has revealed that he is well into the writing process on his new album. "I'm actually halfway through a new album," he told ABC. "I was very encouraged by the success of Time, it was a very long period where I wasn't writing any songs."
Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas all but put a dagger into the heart of fans who hoped to see the band play live anytime soon. Speaking with GQ, Casablancas said that "a band is a great way to destroy a friendship, and a tour's a great way to destroy a band."
Chris Brown dropped a freestyle verse over Schoolboy Q's cut "Studio" during an appearance on the Power 106 radio show "Liftoff." "Chillin' in the south of France / St. Tropez, Nice, Monaco / But nothing compares to what's in my pants," Breezy boasts on the impromptu jam. "She want to lock a brother down on the regular / Talking crazy to me, like she own it," he adds.
Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler says that he doesn't plan on heading off into retirement anytime soon. He added that he feels the band is in their prime right now. "I never want to put out something that's not great," he told Canadian sports talk show Melnick in the Afternoon.
Taylor Swift has been awarded People's Best Dressed of the Year Award. "When the Style team gathered to choose the Best Dressed Star of the Year, one name kept coming up: Taylor Swift," People said.
Josh Turner has released "Lay Low," a single from his upcoming untitled album. Speaking with Rolling Stone, Turner says that the decision to record the song was a no brainer: "[The song] painted a mental picture of our [his and wife Jennifer's] cabin and how secluded it is. It's where we go to get away from it all and reconnect with each other."
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."