Jana Kramer has released the music video for "I Got the Boy," a single from her upcoming untitled album. The song, says Kramer, is based on her life, but meant to resonate with lots of people. "It was young love," Kramer tells Rolling Stone Country. "I didn't want to tell 100-percent my own story because I wanted the listeners to interpret their own version."
Deftones and Incubus will be spending part of the summer together on tour. They will be supported by Death From Above 1979 and The Bots during the stint, which kicks off July 22 in Clarkson, Michigan at the DTE Energy Music Theatre. After stops in Tampa, New Orleans, Atlanta, Charlotte and Dallas, the tour wraps in San Diego, California on August 30.
Kanye West is on the cover of this year's TIME magazine "100 Most Influential People in the World" issue. West talks about appearing in the issue, which honors artists, leaders, and icons, saying, "Every time I say something that's extremely truthful out loud, it literally breaks the Internet. I don't care about having a legacy, I don't care about being remembered."
If you have ever wondered what it takes to achieve the perfect selfie, RaeLynn has you covered. "First of all, it's all about the lighting," she tells Taste of Country's Billy Dukes. "Lighting is everything. You have to have the lighting in front of your face. If the lighting is behind you, you'll get a big shadow and you won't look as good."
U2 have reportedly started their tour rehearsals for their upcoming Innocence + Experience trek, which begins May 15 in Vancouver. The Province observed that 15 unmarked tractor trailers are currently parked outside the city's Pacific Coliseum. "We have a pretty good idea that the people coming in to do the rehearsing might be a little known Irish quartet known as U2," they write.
Brandy is featured in a new run of ads for her Broadway run as Roxie Hart in Chicago. Beginning April 28, B-Rocka will star in the musical for an eight-week run. "Roxie is really tough, but she's really sweet. And I feel like I'm the same way. I can be really tough, and stand up for myself and speak my mind, and then I'll bake you a cookie," Brandy told Vanity Fair.
Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has released his live version of the band's hit, "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want." The cut drops for Record Store Day April 18, as the B-side to Marr's cover of Depeche Mode's "I Feel You." Late last month, Marr announced he is writing a memoir.
Nile Rodgers and Chic performed their new song "I'll Be There" along with the old hit "Good Times" on a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Rodgers told Rolling Stone that he was motivated by the passing of Chic guitarist Bernard Edwards, who died in 1996.
During a L.A. show on Tuesday, Brandon Flowers busted out a cover of the 1982 INXS cut "Don't Change." "One of the things most profound about INXS is this song we're about to cover -- it has such a strong identity," Flowers told the crowd. "['Don't Change'] is on their first record, and they seemed to really know who they were. You don't really hear that a lot anymore."
Marcus Mumford has revealed that he is working on a hip-hop project with 88 Keys, the producer behind Kanye West and Jay Z's No Church In The Wild. "I went to that Kanye gig in London recently, and I grew up listening to Jurassic 5 and Nas," Mumford says of his love of hip-hop.
Megadeth are hoping that fans will help them make their 15th studio album, launching a crowdfunding campaign through PledgeMusic. The site offers fans several options for purchasing, including the basic $15 digital download. Others include the CD plus digital download ($25), signed CD plus download ($50), and the signed vinyl plus download ($75).
Reba McEntire performed "Just Like Them Horses" at her father's funeral. The cut, taken from her new record Love Somebody, was one she instantly identified with the memory of her dad. "It reminded me of Daddy," Reba told Taste of Country. "Everybody agreed . . . it's a wonderful song. And not long after we recorded it, Daddy passed away."
Kelly Clarkson may be happily married to her husband Brandon Blackstock, but that, she says, doesn't mean they are attached at the hip. Speaking with Redbook, Kelly says she's an independent woman. "Brandon is not my other half. He's a whole and I'm a whole. I've never believed in someone taking care of me, and that's probably because I grew up poor and without a lot."
Kendrick Lamar has pulled out of his appearance on an upcoming episode of Later . . . With Jools Holland. Lamar was set to appear on the April 21 episode of the show alongside Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Mumford & Sons, but his promotional trip to the U.K. has been postponed, according to NME.
Brian Johnson singer of AC/DC says there are lots of reminders of mortality around, but he doesn't let it get him down. "At this time of my life, I just keep reading the newspaper and saying 'Oh, my God,'" Johnson recently told the Telegraph. "When I read about Joe Cocker, I went, 'But that's impossible. He cannot be dead. He's only 70.'"