Ariana Grande has teamed up with Cashmere Cat for the new track "Adore." The collab comes after the two have been on tour together for the past couple weeks. According to Billboard, the partnership is a study in contrasts. "Aching with desire, Grande's heartfelt vocals are a great counterpoint to the chilly synths and oddball R&B beats of Cashmere Cat's production."
Kanye West has released another Paul McCartney collab "All Day," the follow-up to their Rihanna assist "FourFiveSeconds." Macca adds whistling on the new cut. "All Day" will feature on Ye's upcoming album, So Help Me God, which he said in February is about "80 percent done," will get a surprise release. "It's fun to work hard. We're being inventive," West said.
On Twitter Matt Bellamy of Muse says that the band's latest unnamed single is "too offensive for radio." A user attempted to clarify whether the title of the single matched that of the album, Drones, but Matt was not cooperative. "#psycho handler, brainwashing us to become human #drones," he wrote cryptically. Muse also shared a picture on Instagram of a drone.
Van Halen have confirmed the impending release of a new live set, Tokyo Dome Live in Concert, set to drop March 31 on two-CD, four-LP vinyl and digital format. The band celebrated the announcement by unveiling one track from the set called "Runnin' with the Devil." A six-LP vinyl set in special packaging will also be available March 31.
Paris Hilton's younger brother Conrad Hilton has reportedly plead guilty to threatening passengers and crew on a flight between London and Los Angeles in July. The twenty-year-old is accused of causing a scene on the flight during which he called other passengers "peasants" and threatened to kill crew members. According to People.com, he has agreed to plead guilty to assault charges.
George Strait is in mourning after losing his pal Kent Finlay, a club owner who helped him land his first gig. Finlay owned the Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos, Texas, the venue that George played with his band Ace in the Hole in 1975. "The truth of the matter is that every major label passed on George Strait," Finlay told Nashville's Tennessean last year.
Hilary Duff has opened up about her divorce from Mike Comrie. The 27-year-old actress and singer married former hockey player Comrie, 34, when she was 22, and says that she does not regret marrying so young, telling "Cosmopolitan" magazine, "Mike and I were very in love when we met. We both really wanted to get married. I'd been working since the age of 11 or 12 . . ."
Iron Maiden is done with work on its latest album and is now waiting for fronter Bruce Dickenson to recover from cancer treatment. Dickinson's doctors discovered a small tumor on his tongue earlier this year, but has had it removed and he is expected to make a full recovery. Nicko McBrain, the band's drummer, told Gater 98.7 FM that Maiden's new album is "ready to go."
Paul Simon makes a cameo in the latest episode of IFC's sketch comedy show, Portlandia. In the clip, Simon is bombarded with questions from the show's principals, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. "I'm really gonna make an impression on Paul Simon," says Fred's character Dave, while Carrie's character Cath adds, "He'll say, 'Good question.'"
Chris Brown and Trey Songz brought out R. Kelly during a Between the Sheets tour stop in Atlanta on Monday, March 2. Breezy and Trigga were joined by Kellz for a rendition of "12 Play." Kelly went on to play "Ignition (Remix)" and "Bump N' Grind," toting a cigar all the while.
Metallica will release their 1982 demo to cassette tape No Life 'til Leather for this year's Record Store Day event. The group announced the news on Facebook, saying, "[We're] celebrating Record Store Day by taking a huge leap back in time to our humble beginnings." "Twelve people will be able to play it, but everybody else will be able to hold it in their hands," the explained.
It has been announced that Noel Gallagher will headline Latitude 2015 along with Alt-J and Portishead. The fest goes down at Henham Park in Southwold, Suffolk, U.K., from July 16-19. "Well not only have I never played at Latitude before, but I've never even been there, ever," said Gallagher to NME.
Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike Fisher have announced the birth of their first child, Isaiah Michael Fisher, who was welcomed into the world on February 27. Carrie posted a pic to Facebook of the boy's little hand. "Tiny hands and tiny feet . . . God has blessed us with an amazing gift!" she captioned the pic. "Welcome to the world, sweet angel!"
Ondrej Pavelec, goalie for the NHL's Winnipeg Jets, pays tribute to Bruce Springsteen with his protective mask, painted to match the cover of the Boss' album Born to Run. According to Hockeynews.com, the art was done by Dave Gunnarsson, of Dave Art in Sweden, who specializes in airbrushing NHL masks. Pavelec has yet to wear the mask in a game setting, writes NJ.com.
Christina Milian has released a new single, "Rebel," which landed on the heels of the finale of her E! reality show, Christina Milian Turned Up. The cut, which Rap-Up.com calls a "baby making jam," features Milian wooing her man. That Grape Juice notes that the tune is "carved in the vein of today's trend of mellow 'turn-up' cuts."