Art Garfunkel has discussed his somewhat rocky relationship with Paul Simon, saying that he is happy touring solo in a recent interview with Salon. "That's the great thing about making music, but it's also why Paul and Artie can be very squirmy around each other," Garfunkel said.
Following her nude and makeup free shoot for Vanity Fair, Demi Lovato has explained her decision. She said the shoot reflects the tenor of her new album, Confident, which is "real, liberated, and free." "If there's one thing I've learned in the past day, it's that life is too short," Lovato told the mag. "I'm about to launch an album that finally represents who I truly am."
Ronnie Wood surprised James Bay's fans at London's Brixton Academy over the weekend, when he joined Bay on stage for a rendition of the Faces classic "(You Know) I'm Losing You." Bay dished to Rolling Stone on how the collab came about. "It's been a mad few weeks. Back at the beginning of September, Ronnie presented me with an award . . ."
Taylor Swift has shared a new fan-submitted orchestral version of her smash hit "Bad Blood." The composer of the new version is Christopher Tin, who has won two Grammy awards. He called the cover an "epic orchestral" version of "Bad Blood." Swift responded saying she was "happy about it" and was "getting pirate ship/sword fight movie scene vibes" from the cover.
Lady Gaga and fiancé Taylor Kinney hit the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of her new television series, American Horror Story: Hotel. Gaga, who plays the Countess on the fifth season of the FX hit show, looked demure in a red one-shoulder Brandon Maxwell dress. She matched the dress with strappy red pumps.
Erykah Badu is the latest star to release a remix of the Drake cut "Hotline Bling." Badu's version, available now via SoundCloud, clocks in over seven minutes and sees the R&B star vamping over the hot beat. The cut was made in collaboration with Seven Benjamin, Badu's son with Andre 3000. According to Consequence of Sound, "Badu's voice feels radiant . . ."
John Fogerty has planned a Las Vegas residency that will feature sets culled from Creedence Clearwater Revival's three albums released in 1969 - Bayou Country, Green River, and Willy and the Poor Boys. "Peace, love and Vegas! I'm excited to be coming to the Venetian and bringing my '1969' show for you all," Fogerty said in a statement.
Chvrches stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Friday night to perform "Leave a Trace," a track from their sophomore album, Every Open Eye. It was the first TV appearance for the band behind the new LP. It's the third appearance for the group on Fallon. They previously played "The Mother We Share" in 2013, and "Recover" last year.
Miley Cyrus was the featured performer and host on the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live, showing off her songs "The Twinkle Song (I Had A Dream)," and "Karen Don't Be Sad," playing the latter song with support from the Flaming Lips. Since Miley couldn't, in the capacity of host, introduce herself as musical guest, the duty was handled by Hillary Clinton.
The Strokes, the Weeknd and Gary Clark Jr. were featured on a live webcast of Austin City Limits broadcast by Red Bull TV. The weekend long broadcast began on Friday and ran through Sunday night. Others featured were fun.'s Nate Ruess, Run the Jewels, Father John Misty, Deadmau5, A$AP Rocky and Dwight Yoakam.
Despite recently announcing their split, Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger have posted Instagram photos of themselves in the studio. Taking two photos, one of Chad playing guitar and another of her playing, Avril wrote, "YeeHaw! Writing with Chad today" and "Back where it all started." Avril gave no hint as to what the collab might result in.
Megadeth have announced that their 15th studio album, Dystopia, is due January 22. Currently, the lead single from the LP, "Fatal Illusion," is available for pre-order via Amazon. The follow-up to 2013's Super Collider features new band members - Angra guitarist Kiko Loureiro and Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler.
Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson have signed on to FOX's adaptation of "Assassin's Creed," a popular video game franchise. Justin Kurzel directs the script from Bill Collage, Adam Cooper and Michael Lesslie. Michael Fassbender leads off the cast as Callum Lynch, who relives the adventures of a lethal ancestor in 15th-century Spain and faces threats in the present day.
Janet Jackson's new album Unbreakable is available for streaming now on Spotify. Jackson has already released the tracks "No Sleeep," which remains number one on Billboard's Adult R&B chart, "BURNITUP!" with Missy Elliott and the title track. For Unbreakable, Jackson reunited with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
Brooklyn Decker and Andy Roddick have welcomed their first child into the world. E! confirmed the news, although the pair have not spilled any details on the birth. Us Weekly writes that the baby boy was born in Austin, Texas last Wednesday. In September, Decker posted pics of herself to Instagram, showing off her baby bump in casual wear.