Kendrick Lamar is prepping the release of "I," the lead single from his upcoming sophomore album. The cut was debuted at a private dinner for radio personalities hosted by Interscope Records last week. Watch Loud says the song is titled "I," while HipHop-N-More says its called "I (Love Myself)." In any case, the track is due to drop on September 23.
Beyoncé and husband Jay Z are reportedly working on a new album together, according to E! News. Sources tell DJ Skee of Dash Radio that Jay Z & Beyoncé are indeed working to put out a joint album. The album is supposedly slated to drop later this year or early 2015. The sources continued that the first couple of hip-hop has reportedly already begun work on the record. Bey and Jay recently wrapped up their On The Run summer tour.
Bryan Adams will be releasing an expanded four-disc super-deluxe reissue of his 1984 album Reckless in honor of its 30th anniversary. The new set will include remastered audio, seven bonus tracks, a 1985 BBC concert, Reckless: The Movie and a Blu-ray audio disc, all housed in a DVD case-sized hardback book.
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have released "Nature Boy," the latest single from their collaborative album Cheek to Cheek, due September 22. "'Nature Boy' was composed in 1941 by Eden Ahbez, a wandering man from Brooklyn with long hair," Gaga wrote on Twitter. "It wasn't until 1947 that the song was published, written sometime during or after 1941."
Metallica are getting back to work on a new album, which would mark their first release in nearly six years. According to bassist Robert Trujillo, the band is getting back together in the studio this month to resume work on the follow-up to 2008's Death Magnetic. Trujillo says that even though the band has been working on other various projects over the past few years.
Bruce Springsteen will headline this year's Stand Up For Heroes benefit. The event, which raises funds for injured service members and their families, will also feature appearances by Louis C.K., John Oliver, John Mulaney, Brian Williams and other surprise guests.
August Alsina fainted on stage during his Testimony Live tour in New York earlier this week, causing the concert to come to an unexpectedly abrupt end. While performing at Irving Plaza, the singer moved towards the front of the stage before he collapsed and fell off stage and into the crowd. He was helped to his feet by security and rushed to the back.
Kings Of Leon have finalized the lineup of their Music City Food and Wine Festival, a fest they founded. Set to perform are Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley, Hunter Hayes, Jamey Johnson, Michael McDonald, Ashley Monroe, Phosphorescent, Brendan Benson, Jessie Baylin, Billy Joe Shaver, Bobby Bare Sr., Bobby Bare Jr., Clare Bowen, the McCrary Sisters, Moon Taxi and more.
Miranda Lambert was brought to tears as she serenaded a cancer stricken fan during a recent concert in Corpus Christi, Texas. As Lambert sang her song "Over You," written by her husband Blake Shelton in honor of his brother, she spotted Brooke Hester, who had a bald head covered by a pink cowgirl hat and a mask over her mouth.
Nikki Sixx is clearly willing to go to any length to help sales of Sixx A.M.'s new album Modern Vintage - even going so far as to work at a record store to recommend the album to customers. The publicity stunt took place at Vintage Vinyl Records in Fords, New Jersey. In the video, Sixx admits he hasn't worked in a record store in 35 years.
Aubrey Plaza will voice the character of Grumpy Cat in the upcoming Lifetime TV movie "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever." The film centers on Grumpy Cat (a.k.a. Tardar Sauce), who lives in a pet store and is perpetually overlooked by its patrons, until a 12-year-old girl named Chrystal begins to talk to her. The script was written by Tim Hill and Jeff Morris.
Matthew McConaughey will not appear in the forthcoming sequel to "Magic Mike," according to director Greg Jacobs. The "True Detective" star has apparently passed up on "Magic Mike XXL," which will star Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello. Thus far no other details on potential cast additions has been revealed, but Jacobs did explain to IndieWire.com that fans will likely be surprised.
Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Darrell Hammond has been tapped to replace deceased announcer Don Pardo. Hammond was a fixture on "SNL" from 1995-2009 and has filled in for Pardo on several occasions. "There were a lot of sweet ideas about carrying on with Don somehow," "SNL" boss Lorne Michaels told the New York Times. "Because everyone has a Pardo impression."
Jamey Johnson will perform at the Music City Food and Wine Festival, an event founded by Kings Of Leon. Set to join Johnson in the lineup are Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley, Hunter Hayes, Michael McDonald, Ashley Monroe, Phosphorescent, Brendan Benson, Jessie Baylin, Billy Joe Shaver, Bobby Bare Sr., Bobby Bare Jr., Clare Bowen, the McCrary Sisters, Moon Taxi and more.
Liza Minnelli is reportedly resting comfortably following back surgery in a California hospital earlier this week. The legendary "Cabaret" actress is expected to make a full recovery. Her particular back ailment prevented her from giving any live performances this summer. Liza released an official statement on the web thanking her legions of fans for their support during the surgery.