Both Trace Adkins and Kris Kristofferson have signed on to act in the upcoming film Traded. The film is a Western set in Kansas during the 1880s and was directed by Timothy Woodward Jr. He opened up about the film with theboot.com and explained his influences.
Miley Cyrus has joined a charity auction put on by the organizers of the Rock in Rio festival. The festival is collecting autographed instruments from a handful of rock stars including Cyrus, Bruce Springsteen and Brian May, with auction proceeds going to a charity to bring instruments to underprivileged kids.
Drake has finally streamed Views and it's now available on iTunes. The release includes twenty tracks and features special guests Rihanna, Future, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Pimp C and dvsn. "It's something that I've been working really hard on, myself and 40," he said during an episode of OVOSOUND.
Noel Gallagher has reportedly connected with Damon Albarn for a collaboration on the forthcoming new Gorillaz album. During a recent interview with the U.K.'s Daily Star, Gallagher revealed that they've been in discussion and plan to connect in the studio once their schedules align. "He's making a new Gorillaz album and he's got my number, so he's only got to ask."
Minnesota police have confirmed that Prince was in possession of prescription drugs at the time of his death. The rock legend was found dead in an elevator at his Paisley Park home/business compound earlier this month. Authorities have carried out a post mortem but thus far no official cause of death has been revealed.
Ace Frehley has debuted the video for his new track "Fire and Water," featuring a guest performance by Paul Stanley. Frehley opened up on the track in an official statement and says that he's thrilled to reconnect with his former KISS bandmate. "It was great working with Paul again," said Frehley.
Both P.O.D. and Sevendust will headline the upcoming Laconiafest this summer. The fest is set to take place over nine days in Laconia, New Hampshire from June 11-19. The event comes as part of the 93rd annual Laconia Motorcycle Week.
Rihanna and Calvin Harris have hooked up for a new song called "This Is What You Came For," set to land on April 29. The song may feature on Harris's upcoming record, as it's not featured on Rihanna's latest, ANTI, which landed in January. "@Rihanna and @CalvinHarris team up again for "This Is What You Came For". Look out for the new track this Friday!" Roc Nation tweeted.
D'Angelo offered up his own tribute to Prince earlier this week. The performance came on The Tonight Show and saw D'Angelo taking on a rendition of the track "Sometimes It Snows in April." As expected, D'Angelo put his own twist on the track changing the lyrics to namecheck the Purple One himself.
Joe Perry has teamed up with Pitbull to record the track "Bad Man" for the NBA playoffs. The track will appear in a commercial that will run throughout the playoffs and comes just before Perry drops his new solo album. He recently opened up on his debut single "I'll Do Happiness," which features singer Terry Reid.
Both Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj were honored at the recent Time 100 Gala. Grande performed a stripped down rendition of "Problem," along with her new song "Leave Me Lonely" and the title track from her forthcoming album, Dangerous Woman, which is due out on May 20. She wore a ruffled black dress for the occasion.
Alice Cooper says that there was a time when Prince would not stop trying to steal his guitarist Orianthi. "The only real relationship we ever had was he kept trying to steal Orianthi out of my band," he told Billboard.
Ke$ha has revealed that she has returned to the studio to commence work on new music. The pop queen hit the stage at Coachella earlier this month with producer Zedd and has now released a photo of the duo working together in the studio.
Scotty McCreery has offered up his own personal tribute to the late Merle Haggard, covering the classic track "Mama Tried" during a show at the Grand Ole Opry. McCreery hit the legendary stage on April 12 and offered up the famed track much to the crowd's approval.
Will Ferrell has signed on to play former president Ronald Reagan in a new movie called "Reagan," which plays on rumors of the commander-in-chief's flagging mental health during his second term. "When Ronald Reagan falls into dementia at the start of his second term, an ambitious intern is tasked with convincing the Commander-In-Chief that he is an actor playing the President in a movie."