Neil Diamond performed his first formal show ever in his native city of Brooklyn on Thursday, March 26 at the Barclays Center. The singer, aside from a surprise gig at his alma mater, Erasmus High School, in Flatbush in September, had never played an actual show in Brooklyn over his 50 year career. "I grew up in this fair borough," Diamond said. "It was a great place to grow up."
Kings Of Leon have announced they will be performing at the 2015 Summerfest, which is taking place from June 24-28 and June 30-July 5 at Milwaukee's Henry Maier Festival Park. The band will be one of the acts headlining the Marcus Amphitheater, which also include concerts from Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Zac Brown Band and Linkin Park.
Ed Sheeran and Paul McCartney have joined forces with British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to release a duet to promote healthy eating. The song, which will be used to support Food Revolution Day, was co-written by Sheeran while McCartney helped create the backing music. It will be released for free on May 15.
Smashing Pumpkins released their new music video for "Drum + Fife," which is featured on Monuments to an Elegy. In the video boys are playing in a rocky desert and banging on drums, with their fun ending when land mines start exploding around them. During the chorus of the song, Billy Corgan sings, "I will bang this drum to my dying day."
Ariana Grande has extended her current Honeymoon Tour, adding 40 additional dates, which will feature Prince Royce as the opener. The summer tour dates will kick off on Thursday, July 16 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida and will wrap up on October 15 at El Paso County Coliseum in El Paso, Texas.
Future has released the music video for his new track "F**k Up Some Commas," which is featured on his mixtape Monster. The rapper released the new video as part of his weekly releases series, where he drops videos for songs from his last two mixtapes, Monster and Beast Mode, both released in the last six months.
George R. R. Martin will not be writing for season six of "Game of Thrones." Martin broke the news on his blog on Friday, where he explained his decision. "Writing a script takes me three weeks, minimum, and longer when it is not a straight adaptation from the novels." He said he would be focusing on writing the sixth novel in the series, "The Winds of Winter."
Carrie Underwood is showing the world her baby for the first time. The Grammy-winning singer posted a picture of her one-month-old son, Isaiah Michael, on Instagram on March 29. In the shot, the baby is shown asleep, holding his cheek up with his hand, while his other hand holds a hockey stick emblazoned with the logo of the Nashville Predators.
Trevor Noah will be replacing Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show." The 31-year-old South African comedian has appeared three times on "The Daily Show" and hosted his own successful talk show in South Africa for two years. He is also well-known as a stand-up comedian in South Africa. Noah said he was elated to be hosting the show and told The New York Times about how he reacted when he found out.
Lady Gaga recently celebrated her 29th birthday on Saturday, March 28 as she plans for her wedding to beau Taylor Kinney. The couple has yet to announce a wedding date, but it is decided upon that the ceremony will take place at Gaga's Malibu mansion later this year. Tony Bennett, Gaga's duet partner on the duo's album, Cheek To Cheek, will sing at the event.
Kacey Musgraves and Brian Wilson recently released their duet "Guess You Had To Be There," which is featured on Wilson's upcoming new solo album, No Pier Pressure. Wilson has a reputation for pushing for perfection when it comes to collaborating with others, but says it didn't take long for him and Musgraves to make a connection.
Tamar Braxton recently broke down while on her talk show The Real when the topic of bullying came up. She mentioned how she was hurt after Chris Brown and K. Michelle said she looked like a muppet. "I was just asking my husband the other day. A particular person started saying I look like a muppet. People say it so much that sometimes, I start to believe it."
Ozzy Osbourne has been forced to cancel his upcoming Ozzfiesta event due to surgery. Ozzfiesta promoter Cool Breeze Concerts broke the bad news on the event's website, publishing an update that reads, "Like you, we were very excited about the event. However, Ozzy is having surgery, scheduled for May, following his South American tour. He requires at least four weeks of recovery time."
Lauryn Hill's The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, which was released in 1998, is set to be added to the Library Of Congress. Other inductees making their way into the Library Of Congress include the Doors' self-titled album, Stand! by Sly and the Family Stone, A Wild and Crazy Guy by Steve Martin and Sesame Street: All-Time Platinum Favorites.
A photo of Mick Jagger taken and signed by Linda McCartney is expected to sell for £800 at an upcoming auction in Essex. The Books and Maps sale, which takes place at the Stansted Mountfitchet auction rooms of Sworders' Fine Art Auctioneers on Tuesday, March 31 will feature a collection from Linda Stevens, who is a reporter and critic for the New York Post.