Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley has announced plans for a new solo project after the country trio goes on hiatus following their current tour. Billboard reports that Kelley revealed his plans and debuted several of his solo tunes at a recent industry event in Nashville.
Coldplay are the current favorites to headline the 2016 Glastonbury Festival, according to the latest bookmakers' odds. Bookies William Hill have given the band odds of 4/1 to headline the Pyramid Stage, having last headlined the event in 2011.
Alicia Keys recently gave a surprise performance during the inauguration ceremony for the Edward R. Murrow school's new music technology program. She led the school's choir in the song "If I Ain't Got You." "Anything you want in your life, you have the power to take it and claim it," she told the students.
Beyoncé reportedly performed a secret, unannounced private show in Sin City at the Palms Casino Resort for a tech party. E! reported that Bey was paid millions of dollars for the performance. Video has surfaced online showing Beyoncé clad in a red sequin unitard performing her hit song "Crazy In Love," accompanied onstage by a troupe of dancers, dancing in front of a giant video screen.
Jhene Aiko has released a new video for "Lyin King." As Aiko puts it herself in a letter to the FADER, the video is about "a mysterious, time traveling medicine woman who has a prophetic vision of an early civilization in trouble."
Dierks Bentley is among a slew of country stars to perform at Stars and Strings, a benefit concert at the Chicago Theater on Veterans Day (November 11). Bentley will join the likes of Gary Allan, Hunter Hayes, Jake Owen, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Lee Brice, Little Big Town and the Band Perry.
Rod Stewart has announced a new U.K. tour for the summer of 2016. Starting in Norwich on June 4, Stewart's new tour will take him to the likes of Plymouth, Southampton, Cardiff, Kilmarnock and Inverness. The eight-date stadium summer tour will be in support of his 29th studio album, Another Country, which is set for an October 23 release.
Carly Rae Jepsen has joined the cast of Fox's upcoming television special Grease: Live. Jepsen will appear in the role of Frenchy alongside Vanessa Hudgens, who will star as Rizzo, in a one-off performance, Stereogum reports. Jepsen previously played Cinderella on Broadway in 2014.
In a new instructional video, Dead Weather guitarist Dean Fertita explains how the band created the track "Let Me Through," off their latest album, Dodge & Burn. "The song was based around a bass riff that we just looped, and Alison [Mosshart] wrote the lyrics and vocal without guitar at all; just bass and drums," Fertita said in the video.
The Iron Giant, an animated film that was ultimately inspired by a Pete Townshend rock musical, will see a re-release in theaters on October 4. The Iron Giant was inspired by a Ted Hughes' novel, which in turn inspired Townshend's 1989 album The Iron Man: The Musical by Pete Townshend.
Kelly Clarkson has canceled all of her remaining tour dates this year, saying she is following her doctor's orders. The former American Idol champ has been battling vocal problems for the past year. She revealed in a series of recent tweets that her doctors have ordered her to go on vocal rest for the time being.
Iron Maiden have announced the first leg of U.S. dates on their upcoming The Book of Souls tour. The U.S. leg of the trek begins in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on February 24 and wraps in Los Angeles, California on April 15. Following the U.S. leg, Maiden take their act to Australia and South Africa. "We cannot wait to get back out on tour," said Bruce Dickinson in a presser.
If you ask Don Henley, his former Eagles bandmate Don Felder is just "bitter." Felder sued former mates Glenn Frey and Henley for wrongful termination and then was countersued by Henley and Frey for breach of contract. The matter was settled out of court in 2007, but hurt feelings clearly remain.
Craig Morgan has released his new single "When I'm Gone," noting that he has an intimate attachment to it, even though he didn't write it. "It was pitched to me through the head of our label, Gordon Kerr. For me, it felt like it was a song that I had written," he told Taste of Country.
Noel Gallagher and Florence and the Machine's Florence Welch are featured on the charity single "Boob Spelled Backwards Is Boob," a song written by an eight-year-old named Archer Nelson, whose mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. "The boy had shoved a piece of CD-shaped paper into a CD player with the words 'Boob Spelled Backwards Is Boob' written on it," they wrote.