Miranda Lambert wrote "Two of a Crime," a new song featured on the Hot Pursuit soundtrack. The film, starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara, hits theaters on May 8. "Reese texted me and told me about the movie and wanted me to write something or sing or both," Lambert told Ryan Seacrest of the collab. "I got inspired. I love Reese and Sofia."
Kristian Bush says that he is proud and excited for the success that fellow Sugarland bandmate Jennifer Nettles has achieved. "We don't communicate as much as we used to, because of just life and babies . . . I remember asking her, 'Do you want help [on your album]?' And she was like, 'No, we can't do that because then we'd make a Sugarland record.' Oh yeah, you're right!"
Corey Taylor has confirmed a string of tour dates this summer in support of his upcoming new book You're Making Me Hate You. The run is set to kick off on July 7 at the Gramercy Theater in New York City and will continue through July 19 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. Each show on the tour will include an acoustic performance as well as a reading from the book and discussion.
Beyoncé has become the most recent celebrity to share her thoughts about the ongoing riots in Baltimore. Lady Bey took to Instagram sharing a video that compared the current riots to the Civil Rights movement of 1968. "People are hurting. Join us in supporting the NAACP to help in the cleanup efforts and to provide housing, food and supplies to those affected by the unrest in Baltimore."
Drake and the Strokes have been announced as the headliners for the inaugural Landmark Music Festival—a Washington D.C. event that doubles as a campaign to raise funds for the National Mall. Over 40 artists will participate, including Band of Horses, Chvrches, the War on Drugs, the Kills, Albert Hammond Jr. and fun.'s Nate Ruess.
The Strokes and Drake have been announced as the headliners for the inaugural Landmark Music Festival—a Washington D.C. event that doubles as a campaign to raise funds for the National Mall. Over 40 artists will participate, including Band of Horses, Chvrches, the War on Drugs, the Kills, Albert Hammond Jr. and fun.'s Nate Ruess.
John Lodge of the Moody Blues has released "In My Mind," a single from 10,000 Light Years Ago, his first solo material in 38 years. Speaking with Ultimate Classic Rock, Lodge says the lead single is representative of the album. "I wanted the song to say that this whole album is in my mind. That was what it was about, really," Lodge began.
Queen's Brian May has described himself as "very anti-David Cameron." "I might sound anti-Tory but I would say I'm very anti-David Cameron," he said in Big Issue. "He stands for privilege, for the continuation and acceleration in the difference between the extremely rich and extremely poor. I find that iniquitous and almost beyond belief."
Jennifer Lopez is set to appear on a new track off of Jason Derulo's upcoming new studio album Everything Is 4. Lopez joins Derulo on the track "Try Me," which also features Matoma. In addition to Lopez, Stevie Wonder, Meghan Trainor, Julia Michaels and Keith Urban are also featured on Everything Is 4.
Chris Brown appears in a new video for Los Angeles DJ Deorro's new remix "Five More Hours." It's a remix of his summer party jam "Five Hours" and the vid finds Breezy and Travi$ Scott cruising the highway en route to the Coachella Music Festival. Brown is decked out in his finest music fest attire, including a Grateful Dead t-shirt and multi-colored hair.
MTV has released a full unedited 37-minute interview with Kurt Cobain, ahead of the upcoming HBO doc Montage of Heck. In the interview, Cobain talks about his persistent stomach problems, saying that "I was in pain for so long that I didn't care if I was in the band or if I was alive." He also shares his thoughts on his daughter, Frances Bean Cobain.
Hunter Hayes says that when he's performing live for his fans is when he's most truly comfortable. Speaking with Front and Center, the country star said, "When I get to sing a song on stage, there's something really, really magical." "And I realize how lucky I am to get to sing something that I know about, that I've written about because either I lived it or somebody I know lived it."
Brandy made a special trip to the Wendy Williams show earlier this week to chat with the host about her engagement with Ryan Press. She also discussed her role in Tyler Perry's new film Temptation and her role on the BET show The Game. The interview comes at a busy time for Brandy, who also recently confirmed her participation on a new scripted comedy.
If you ask Blur's Graham Coxon what his favorite Blur album, he'd tell you that it's the one that was just released, The Magic Whip. "At the moment this is my favorite because it's poignant - a lot of what Damon [Albarn]'s saying with the lyrics would maybe resonate with someone who's my age, feeling dislocated by technology but also slightly enslaved by it."
Britney Spears has reportedly axed two dates in her ongoing Las Vegas residency due to an ankle injury. The shows were scheduled to take place on May 1 and 2 at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas and Brit's reps initially broke the news via press release. "Britney injured her ankle during her performance Wednesday evening and her doctor has advised her not to perform Friday and Saturday . . ."