Rob Stringer, head of Columbia Records, says that Beyonce will "obviously" put out a new album in 2014. Speaking with Hits Daily Double, Stringer dished on the diskery's plans for the new year: "At the beginning of next year we've got Broken Bells and Bruce Springsteen. Then we've got Lea Michele from Glee coming," he began.
Alicia Keys and John Legend, currently touring together on the former's "Set the World on Fire" trek, recently teamed up for a rendition of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" in honor of Nelson Mandela. The duet came during a stop in Australia's Yarra Valley: "We wanted to do something special for you in honor of the great Nelson Mandela," said Alicia.
Joan Jett is featured on the latest edition of Guitar Center Sessions, a DirecTV series that hosts concerts in addition to live interviews. In the episode, Jett sat down with host Nick Harcourt to discuss her sound and how her songwriting has evolved over the years.
An upcoming documentary on the late Lou Reed, airing on BBC 4, will feature appearances from Reed's former Velvet Underground bandmates, including Mo Tucker and Doug Yule. Lou Reed Remembered airs at 9 PM on Sunday, Dec. 15.
Miley Cyrus has revealed a new bob hair cut, which made its first appearance at the recent Almost Acoustic Christmas on Saturday in Los Angeles. The blonde look comes down just around her ears and was complemented by a black leather jacket, black sweater and red lipstick. Miley later showed off the new cut in an Instagram photo in which she appears having a drink with a friend.
Metallica have released the full slate of their 2014 "Metallica By Request" trek. The run allows fans who purchase tickets to cast votes for songs they wish to hear performed. Each performance will feature the top 17 vote getters, plus one new song chosen by the band.
Damon Albarn, Brian Eno and Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have released their collab with a group of Malian musicians called Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes. The digital version of the LP is available at the Transgressive label's site, while the physical version is due in 2014.
Kendrick Lamar has previewed a new cut in a Beats by Dr. Dre headphones spot. The commersh sees K-dot hitting the studio early in the morning for an unsuccessful recording session. He and Dre agree that the session has stunk, and both go their separate ways, while listening to the tune on the Beats Pill XL speaker.
Netflix has confirmed that they are adding a new documentary about former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to their slate of original programming. The new doc, titled "Mitt," is set to debut on the service January 24 and will make its debut at Sundance on January 17. The doc was directed by Greg Whiteley, who followed Romney from the nomination process.
T-Pain has released the music video for "Work," which features the R&B stud running a factory filled with topless women as employees. The vid is NSFW. In April, the Nappy Boy dished to SOHH on his upcoming fifth studio album, Stoicville: The Phoenix: "The name of my album is Stoicville: The Phoenix, to me, a Phoenix represents new beginnings. A new era . . ."
Jason Momoa will be starring in the upcoming Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment "Batman Vs. Superman" film (which has yet to receive a title). The former "Game of Thrones" star is currently in the running to play either the villain Doomsday (who is spawned when Kryptonian genetic engineering goes wrong) or a member of the Justice League, according to insiders.
Tracy Lawrence is giving a special gift to his fans this holiday season in the form of free music downloads. The package, called the "Tracy Lawrence Holiday Music Giveaway," will include two full albums encompassing twenty tracks of Lawrence's work. The package includes his All Wrapped Up in Christmas set, as well his spiritual collection The Rock.
T.I., Tameka "Tiny" Harris and their six kids will lend their voices to the upcoming hour-long animated special, T.I. and Tiny: Holiday Hustle Special. The plot centers on Tip and crew who get word that Santa has disappeared. They head north where Tiny takes charge of the toy-making operations, while T.I. looks for the big man.
NBA star Lamar Odom has accepted a plea bargain of three years probation and three months of alcohol abuse treatment in his ongoing DUI case. Odom could have faced as much as a year in prison in connection with the DUI charge. The arrest came on August 30 after Odom was stopped by California Highway Patrol officers in the Studio City area of Los Angeles.
Leann Rimes shot the music video for "Gasoline and Matches" entirely on iPhone. The vid, featuring a guest vocal by Rob Thomas and guitar work from Jeff Beck, was directed by Ian Padgham and features stop motion animation. Rimes and Thomas are featured in the visuals, which, however, focus mostly on the animation of toys, matchbooks, and a mini gasoline tank.