Brad Paisley will host the 2015 Wild West Comedy Festival in Nashville, which goes down on April 16, at TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall. Comedic acts scheduled to appear during the evening include Jon Reep, Greg Hahn, Theo Von, Sarah Tiana and Keith Alberstadt. Paisley will introduce and chat up each comedian before they begin their sets.
AC/DC have released a behind-the-scenes look at their upcoming music video for "Rock the Blues Away." In the video, Brian Johnson says the song is vintage AC/DC. "It didn't come to us immediately. It's just — I started singing it after I listened to the album. It just kept popping up in me head, and it's a brilliant track."
Lady Antebellum, Christina Aguilera and Nick Jonas have all been added to the performance lineup of the Academy of Country Music Awards on April 19. Aguilera will sing a surprise duet, while Brooks & Dunn will reunite, and Jonas performs with Dan + Shay. Other performers include Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley and more.
Aerosmith fronter Steven Tyler took the stage at the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday night to announce the impending release of a solo country album. Tyler came on stage during an appearance by Eric Paslay to make the news official. Billboard previously reported that Tyler had been in the studio working on a country album to be released by the Big Machine Label Group.
Thompson Square have released "Trans Am," a new single from their upcoming third studio album. Keifer Thompson tells Rolling Stone that the song's topic holds a special place in his heart. "I've wanted that car ever since I can remember, especially after I saw Smokey and the Bandit, of course. We both love American muscle cars . . ."
Janelle Monae has teamed up with rapper Jidenna for the single "Yoga," a cut which will feature on the five song comp, The Eephus. "Baby bend over, let your booty do that yoga / You cannot police me so get off my areola," sings Monae on the jam.
According to VIBE, the cut features "handclaps, raising synths and playful drums" aplenty.
Ace Frehley is working on an album of classic rock covers. Speaking with Billboard, the former KISS guitarist listed a few favorites fans can expect to hear his versions of on the album. "The album's going to be about my influences," he began. "I'm probably going to do a Rolling Stones song, a Who song, possibly a Led Zeppelin song . . ."
Justin Bieber has enlisted the help of heavy hitting producers Kanye West and Rick Rubin for his upcoming album, the follow-up to 2012's Believe. "I'm finishing up the album now, working with Kanye and Rick," the Bieb told USA Today. "I'm not rushing it, I'll just wait until it's totally done."
Beyoncé has shared a video to Instagram of her and her daughter Blue Ivy donning matching sunglasses and bonding on webcam. In the vid, the pair lean their heads together and floss their teeth. Last month, Bey posted a video to social media of her workout routine, captioning it "Celebrating the 5th anniversary of Let's Move! #Gimmefive @michaelleobama."
Alt-J took the stage on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night to perform "Every Other Freckle," a song from their sophomore album, This Is All Yours. The appearance on Fallon came one day after Alt played a sold out show at NYC's Madison Square Garden. Last month, Alt-J were announced as headliners of Latitude 2015 along with Noel Gallagher.
Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown and Meek Mill are the big names set to take the stage at NYC's Hot 97's Summer Jam 2015. The radio sponsored event goes down at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on June 7. Other artists on the bill include Big Sean, Fabolous, Ty Dolla $ign, Omarion and Childish Gambino.
Joni Mitchell is in the hospital after being found in her L.A. home on Tuesday afternoon. A statement published on her website said that she "regained consciousness on the ambulance ride to an LA area hospital." The statement added that she's "currently in intensive care undergoing tests and is awake and in good spirits." It's not clear what prompted the emergency.
Chris Brown has announced that he will begin his Las Vegas residency at Drai's BeachClub & Nightclub on May 2. The show launch doubles as a birthday party for Breezy who turns 26 on the same day. "I want to showcase my talent," Brown says in a presser. "I think I'm underestimated in a sense, like 'Oh yeah, he's cool, but such and such is better.'"
A new trailer for "Mad Max: Fury Road" has been released, featuring plenty of action set against a desert backdrop. The teaser sees lead actor Tom Hardy on the run after escaping from a cave. "In this wasteland I'm running from both the living . . . and the dead," says Hardy's character at one point in the trailer.
Miranda Lambert made a double amputee's dream come true on Saturday night. The singer was in Biloxi, Mississippi as part of her tour when she met eight-year-old fan Kalyn Squires, who had her leg amputated as a baby as a result of congenital defects. Lambert signed one of Squires' prosthetic legs, which had an image of Lambert painted just below the knee.