Beyoncé has cancelled her upcoming performance in Nashville, only a few days after kicking off her Formation World Tour. The show, scheduled for May 5 at Nissan Stadium, will be rescheduled to a later date. While no official explanation was given for the cancellation, an unofficial Twitter account for the tour said the move was "due to stadium construction" . . .
Garbage will hit the road this summer for a 20-date North American trek in support of their upcoming album Strange Little Birds, their first new record in four years. Along with tickets, the site is also offering VIP packages through Adventures in Wonderland that include early entry, meet-and-greets, soundcheck access and Q&A sessions at each stop.
Kate Upton and Justin Verlander are engaged, and Upton recently showed off her huge ring, designed by her fiancé, at the 2016 MET Gala. "I'm really excited, he asked me right before season started so we've been keeping it on the down low for quite a while," she told E! News. "So I'm excited to finally be able to share it with the world!"
Britney Spears will become the third ever recipient of the Billboard Millennium Award at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, the awards show has announced. The award, which "recognizes outstanding career achievements and influence in the music industry," has been given twice before - in 2011 to Beyoncé and in 2012 to Whitney Houston.
U2 guitarist The Edge is the first rock artist ever to perform at the Sistine Chapel. He performed an acoustic set for the Cellular Horizons conference, playing the U2 tracks "Yahweh," "Ordinary World," and "Walk On," along with a cover of the Leonard Cohen cut "If It Be Your Will." "When I was asked to perform in the Sistine Chapel I didn't know what to say . . ."
The Rolling Stones have issued a cryptic tweet hinting at a possible appearance at a new fall music festival that is being referred to as a "classic rock Coachella." The update was only a 30-second song snippet, Exile on Main St. track "All Down the Line," and one word: "October." Billboard reports that Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and more.
Supergroup Gone Is Gone has recently announced their first self-titled EP, which will drop this summer. The group is comprised of singer/bassist of Mastodon, Troy Sanders, Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen, and At The Drive-In's drummer Tony Hajjar and guitarist/keyboardist Mike Zarin.
Mick Fleetwood, Stewart Copeland, Tommy Lee and Taylor Hawkins joined Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and actor Will Ferrell for a benefit in Los Angeles on Friday, April 29. The Red Hot Benefit Comedy + Music Show & Quinceanera benefitted Cancer for College (Ferrell's pick) and Silverlake Conservatory of Music (Smith's choice).
Drake's new studio album Views sold 630,000 copies in one night, according to the rapper himself. Drake made the announcement at a release party in his hometown of Toronto, revealing the impressive news to the crowd in attendance, which included Justin Bieber. "I got a text message that we sold like 630,000 something records in one night," he announced to the hometown crowd.
Garth Brooks and wife Trisha Yearwood are the latest musicians to pay tribute to the late Prince during a recent stop in Columbus, Ohio with a performance of the classic "Purple Rain." Sporting a frilly purple jacket, Yearwood told the crowd that she and Brooks have "done a lot of Prince in our soundchecks, but we've never had the nerve to do it live."
Chris Brown has announced that his eighth solo album will be titled Heartbreak on a Full Moon. In a since-deleted Instagram post, Brown made the surprising announcement, revealing that the first single off of the impending record would be released on May 5. Fans were quick to save a screenshot of the post, which features Brown leaning against a wall while wearing a white t-shirt.
Dixie Chicks covered Beyoncé's "Daddy Lessons" at their recent show in Manchester over the weekend. The track is taken off Beyoncé's most recent compilation, Lemonade. When lead singer Natalie Maines missed her starting cue for the song, she laughed it off, saying, "I already messed this whole thing up."
Radiohead has erased their entire internet presence, according to Entertainment Weekly. The band has erased every trace of any previous Facebook and Twitter posts. They also reduced the opacity of their official website gradually until it eventually turned into a blank slate. One of Thom Yorke's last tweets, before they were all deleted, said he was "as f-ked off as you."
Justin Bieber was recently criticized by PETA after seen posing with a chained tiger during his father's engagement party, according to the Daily Mail. Jeremy Bieber popped the question to his longtime girlfriend, Chelsey Rebelow, in February while vacationing in St. Barts. The couple celebrated their engagement at a private art show in Toronto on Saturday, April 30.
Paul McCartney recently met the women who inspired the Beatles' "Blackbird," which is from their famous White Album, according to Rolling Stone. The former Beatle met the women, Thelma Mothershed Wair and Elizabeth Eckford, backstage at his Little Rock, Arkansas concert Saturday night.