Billy Ray Cryus has confirmed plans to relaunch his artist career under just his last name. In addition to the name change, Cyrus also confirmed a series of new versions of his signature hit single "Achy Breaky Heart."
Paul McCartney has added more tour dates to his upcoming run in the US. The new dates will take place in Newark, New Jersey on September 11th, as well as New York City's Madison Square Garden on September 15th, Brooklyn's Barclays Center on September 19th and Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on September 26th.
Usher has thrown his weight behind the fight against juvenile diabetes at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund's Imagine Gala in Los Angeles earlier this week. The benefit raised over $1 million for the cause and found Ush pledging his commitment to see the effort through.
Stone Sour has released a new music video for their track "Fabuless," the first single from the band's upcoming album, Hydrograd.
The new "Fabuless" clip was filmed on April 18 in Los Angeles and was directed by Paul Brown.
Willie Nelson has released a new video for "Still Not Dead," which appears on his new album, God's Problem Child.
The video opens with Nelson pouring himself a cup of coffee and laughing in the face of internet reports that he'd died. The video also features Nelson performing "Still Not Dead" in a studio mixed with shots of him playing poker.
Founding Jefferson Starship guitarist Craig Chaquico is suing the band in an attempt to stop his former bandmates from using the band's name for upcoming performances and merchandise.
Chaquico is asking a judge to prevent a new iteration of Jefferson Starship from using the name in the federal lawsuit filed in San Francisco.
NPG Records and Warner Bros. are planning to release two versions of a Deluxe reissue of Prince's seminal Purple Rain. The two-disc Deluxe edition and the three disc Deluxe - Expanded Edition of the album are both set for release on June 23.
Gwen Stefani has confirmed that she has suffered a ruptured eardrum. News of the ailment came after Stefani abruptly canceled her appearance at the Keep Memory Alive: Power of Love Gala on April 27. She was scheduled to be the headlining act at the event, which benefits the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center For Brain Health.
Mary J. Blige has officially released her new album Strength of a Woman. The new 14-track offering features collaborations with DJ Khaled, Kanye West, Missy Elliott and Kaytranada. Throughout the album she delves deeply into her personal life, including her split from husband Kendu Isaacs.
Chris Stapleton has revealed his newest single "Second One To Know." The track is pulled from his forthcoming new release From A Room: Volume 1, which is due out next month. The country rocker finds Stapleton lamenting the heartbreak of a fresh breakup. Chris penned the track with his former Steeldrivers bandmate Mike Henderson.
Blink-182 has pulled out of the Fyre Festival in Exumas, Bahamas, citing the inability of festival organizers to provide adequate production for the event. "Regrettably, and after much careful and difficult consideration, we want to let you know that we won't be performing at Fyre Fest in the Bahamas this weekend and next weekend," a tweet from the band's account reads.
Katy Perry has released her latest single, titled "Bon Appetit." The new track features an appearance by rap trio Migos. The new song will serve as the second single from Perry's as yet untitled upcoming release. The first single was "Chained to the Rhythm," which features an appearance by Skip Marley. "Cause I'm all that you want, boy/ All that you can have, boy . . ."
Wale has released his new album Shine a week earlier than anticipated. The album boasts an impressive list of guest collaborators, including Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, G-Eazy, Major Lazer, WizKid and Travis Scott. Wale announced earlier this week, during a listening party for Shine in Brooklyn, New York, the album would be here sooner.
A previously unheard outtake from the Beatles' classic release Sgt. Pepper's has hit the web. The new outtake track, titled "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Take 9 and Speech)," will appear on the new 50th anniversary re-issue of the classic album. The extended take is similar to the original version that made the album, but it comes in a more raw form.
Fall Out Boy has released "Young and Menace," the first single off of their upcoming new album. The new release will be called M A N I A and will be their first album in two years.
In a statement, bassist Pete Wentz said that "Young and Menace" reminds him of his childhood in the Chicago suburbs.