It's not every day you get surprised by Tony Bennett, but that's exactly what happened to Lady Gaga during her recent concert in Tel Aviv, Israel on her artRave: The ARTPOP Ball tour. Gaga took advantage of the opportunity and performed alongside Bennett on the track "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," which will appear on their new duet album Cheek to Cheek.
Macklemore joined Fences onstage to kick off Good Morning America's Fall Concert Series. They performed the track "Arrows," which will appear on Fences' Elektra Records debut, Lesser Oceans, due out in January. The track was produced by Macklemore cohort Ryan Lewis. "It's pop, but it's also vulnerable," Fences frontman Christopher Mansfield said.
During her concert at the Mann Performing Arts Center in Philadelphia, Lorde whipped out a pair of unexpected covers - "Flashing Lights" by Kanye West, and "Heavenly Father" by Bon Iver. "It's a song about having faith in someone, anyone, yourself," said Lorde of the latter track, which is featured on the soundtrack to the Zach Braff film Wish I Was Here.
Miley Cyrus has released a cover of the Led Zeppelin classic, "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You," posting the tune to her official SoundCloud page. "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You," a folk song by Anne Bredon, was eventually arranged by Zep guitarist Jimmy Page for the band's 1969 debut album.
Keith Urban is featured in a new promotional ad from the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. The promo, titled "Music. Made in Tennessee," features a clip of Urban - along with rocker Jack White - walking out onto the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. "It's a feeling. A spirit. Found in every string played. Every road traveled and memory made. It's the beauty," he said.
The Offspring are working on the follow-up to their 2012 record Days Go By. Speaking with Billboard, guitarist Kevin Wasserman says the band has already made some headway. "We already have a couple of things done — one song we really feel strongly about and want to get out there, and three, four, five songs, total, done or close to done."
Jaime Foxx is joined by 2 Chainz on his latest single "Party Ain't a Party." The Rock City written, DJ Mustard-produced cut features Foxx singing the praises of a lovely lass. "So back that a** up like Juvie 'cause you already know that I need that," he croons. Later on in the cut, Chingy drops a hot verse. "I f**k over your girl's hairdo / If if it's curly, I straighten it / If it's straight, I leave it curly."
The 1968 Doors documentary, Feast of Friends, will be released on November 11. The movie, which features the band on their 1968 tour across the U.S., has never been released in full. "The film was done in a cinéma vérité style and features footage of the group filmed during a five-month period from mid-April to early September 1968, spanning two countries, nine states, and more than twenty cities," writes The Doors Guide of the film.
Montgomery Gentry have released the lyric video for "Headlights," the lead single from their upcoming album. The lyrics see the band spreading a positive message: "Follow those headlights / Down a broken fence line / Take it to the riverside / Point 'em through the red dust / Keep it in the tire ruts / If you wanna find us / Wanna go all night, hell yeah that's right . . ."
Chris Walla, guitarist and producer for Death Cab for Cutie, played his last gig with the band in Victoria, British Columbia during the Rifflandia Festival on Saturday, September 13. Walla announced his retirement in an open letter in August. "Thank you so much for the last 17 years, Chris," said frontman Ben Gibbard as DCFC left the stage.
Justin Bieber, Rick Ross and 2 Chainz were among the R&B/Hip Hop stars to show out at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for Floyd Mayweather's fight against Marcos Maidana. Chingy happened to be celebrating his birthday while at the event. The Bieb snapped a pic with Mayweather, the reigning WBC/WBA welterweight champ on Saturday night.
Martha Stewart has sounded off against actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her GOOP lifestyle brand. Stewart's comments came during a recent interview with Porter Magazine and the queen of DIY suggested that Paltrow should stick to the silver screen. "[Gwyneth Paltrow] just needs to be quiet. She's a movie star. If she were confident in her acting, she wouldn't be trying to be Martha Stewart."
Lauren Morelli, one of the main writers for "Orange Is The New Black," has filed for divorce from her husband after coming out as a lesbian. She is dating "OINTB" actress Samira Wiley. Morelli said that she realized that she was a lesbian after she began to write the story of main character Piper, a bisexual woman who is sent to an all-female prison where she is reunited with her ex-girlfriend.
Rare photos of Van Halen's appearance at the Rocklahoma festival on September 6, 1980 have been discovered by the Van Halen News Desk. The pics see Eddie Van Halen rocking out with fronter David Lee Roth. Also on the bill that day was future VH singer Sammy Hagar, along with Pat Benatar, and the Doobie Brothers.
Jake Owen has released "What We Ain't Got," a song that, he tells Rolling Stone, shows off his strengths as a singer: "I take a lot of pride in being a pretty good singer, and songs like 'Barefoot Blue Jean Night' and 'Beachin',' where I'm kind of just talking, don't showcase that . . ."