Kylie Minogue will headline this year's Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park. Minogue, who will perform June 21, joins the likes of Grace Jones and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, who have already been announced for the festival. Additionally, The Who will perform alongside Paul Weller, Kaiser Chiefs and Johnny Marr on June 26.
Rob Zombie will headline the 2015 Loudwire Music Festival, which takes place at the Jam Ranch on June 26 to 28 just outside Grand Junction, Colorado. Zombie's co-headliners are Weezer and Linkin Park. Support acts include Seether, Theory of a Deadman, Black Stone Cherry, Sick Puppies, Trivium and Five Finger Death Punch.
Shania Twain is bringing her Las Vegas stage show to ABC for one night only. On February 28 the network will broadcast Shania: Still the One Live from Vegas. According to a press release, the special will feature "over an hour of never-before-scene footage tracking the conception, training, rehearsals, costumes and all the decisions in between that go into creating . . ."
Kendrick Lamar is headed to Poland's Open'er festival, which takes place from July 1 to 4 at Gdynia's Babie Doly Military Airport. "The exact release date is yet unknown, yet it is 100% sure that Kendrick Lamar's new album is out before Open'er Festival!" said organizers on the fest's official page.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds have signed on for a headlining performance at this year's upcoming Canadian Music Week. The event is set to take place in Toronto between May 1 and 10 and this year will bring over 1,000 acts to more than 60 venues throughout the city.
Jack White got his Raconteurs back together for a show with Loretta Lynn at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Jack and the boys joined up for a performance of the 2006 single "Steady As She Goes." Later on, Lynn showed up for a performance of "Portland, Oregon," a cut she recorded with White on the album Van Lear Rose.
Katy Perry admits that she is nervous ahead of her big halftime performance at Super Bowl XLIX before what she calls her "broadest, widest audience ever." She tells Billboard that she is studying prior halftime performances from Beyoncé and Madonna, and has also reached out to Bruno Mars. "This is the biggest event of my career," she said.
John Mellencamp has signed on for a headlining performance at this year's upcoming Canadian Music Week. The event is set to take place in Toronto between May 1 and 10 and this year will bring over 1,000 acts to more than 60 venues throughout the city.
Ringo Starr has revealed that his forthcoming album will be titled Postcards from Paradise. The new release is due out on March 31, and Ringo says it draws on some of his favorite kinds of music. "It's all my pals, really. We just get together," said Starr in a brief video announcing the new LP.
Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett says he feels under-represented in the recently released documentary about the band. During a recent interview, the rocker says there's little hope that he'd reconnect with the group after being largely left out of the doc.
Eve and Jill Scott have both offered their opinions of Iggy Azalea's adopted African American-style accent. The pair tagged in together on a recent interview during the Sway in the Morning radio show and, while neither were complimentary, they both cut Azalea some slack.
Craig Campbell has reportedly signed a new publishing deal with Magic Mustang Music. News of the new publishing deal comes immediately on the heels of Campbell's recently inked record deal with Red Bow Records. "I'm super excited to join the Magic Mustang roster," Campbell says.
John Frusciante, former guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, will release an eight-track acid house LP under the name Trickfinger. Frusciante spoke to Dummy about the new album, due April 7. "I started being serious about following my dream to make electronic music, and to be my own engineer, five years ago," he began.
Rihanna is featured on the cover of the pre-spring edition of i-D. The front page sees Riri rocking braids and a top by Celine in a pic shot by Paolo Roversi. According to Hollywood Life, the cover sees Riri at the top of her game. "She looks like a beautiful badass wearing her hair styled in thick box braids with sleek baby hairs and showing off dark brown lipstick."
Def Leppard have confirmed a full run of summer tour dates. The run will take Lep mostly through Canada and Europe with a hand full of dates coming in the U.S. in the early fall. The U.S. dates will also feature appearances by Styx and Tesla.