Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will headline the upcoming Faster Horses Festival, which takes place at the Michigan International Speedway from July 17 to 19. Others set to appear include Frankie Ballard, Kristian Bush, Mark Chesnutt, Craig Wayne Boyd, Lee Brice, Clare Dunn, Mickey Guyton and Tracy Lawrence.
Beyoncé has put a stop to the sale of coffee mugs on Etsy bearing the name "Feyonce." The mugs are no longer on sale after Bey's lawyers threatened to sue. The mugs, a play on Beyoncé's name, feature an engagement ring as the letter "O" of the name.
Blake Shelton says that his wife Miranda Lambert is nervous about his upcoming appearance on Saturday Night Live. The country star hosts and acts as musical guest on the program, which airs Saturday, January 24 at 11:35 EST PM on NBC. "I'm not really nervous," Blake says in a promotional clip. "I'm a natural at making an ass out of myself."
Lil Wayne and Christina Milian have remixed Beyoncé and Jay Z's track "Drunk On Love." Billboard reports that in the remix, which appears on Wayne's recently released mixtape Sorry 4 the Wait 2, Milian chooses Weezy's skateboard over Beyoncé's surfboard ("Riding in the skate park/ Riding on your skateboard") while the rapper praises Milian.
Elton John will reportedly earn over $500,000 per show on his Million Dollar Piano residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. According to TMZ.com, the legendary musician has surpassed Britney Spears for Vegas' top earner as he is getting 88 percent of the fees for every show. By comparison, Spears reportedly makes $475,000 per show on her Britney: Piece of Me residency.
Ne-Yo, Trey Songz and Mary J. Blige will take to the stage at the BET Honors 2015. They will join Charlie Wilson, Jill Scott, K. Michelle and Patti Labelle in honoring Usher and Kanye West, who will be receiving the Musical Arts Award and the visionary Award respectively.
Chvrches has revealed that they are taking inspiration from Prince and Michael Jackson for their upcoming new release. During a recent interview with NME, group member Martin Doherty said that they plan to strip their sound back to a few key pop elements. "I think we'll use fewer instruments but ultimately try and do more with them," Doherty says.
Taylor Swift will perform at Radio 1's Big Weekend, which takes place in Norwich from May 23 to 24. According to Guardian, the songstress has already confirmed the news, saying, "Everyone talks about the festivals in England being the best ones you can go to. I feel like I've been missing out. I'm really excited."
Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin was arrested last week at Denver airport for riding a baggage carousel. Authorities told Colorado's 9News that Scantlin was seen running behind the carousel and coming "out of the secured area through an alarmed door." Police noted that the area behind the baggage carousel is restricted, and has signs that clearly say "keep out."
John Lennon's sketches are featured in a new book showcasing his artwork. The book, John Lennon: The Collected Artwork, includes text from writer Scott Gutterman. According to the publisher's description, the book offers a captivating history of Lennon's visionary art, from his early childhood to his untimely death in 1980.
KISS and Japanese pop group Momoiro Clover Z's second collaborative song "Samurai Son" has reportedly surfaced on the web. The cut, written by Paul Stanley, follows the groups' first collab "Yumeno Ukiyoni Saitemina." "Samurai Son" is similar musically to "Yumeno Ukiyoni Saitemina" but features a totally different vocal track from Stanley.
D'Angelo will take the stage on an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live. D'Angelo and his band The Vanguard will serve as musical guest on the January 31 episode with host J.K. Simmons. The announcement was made by SNL's official Twitter account.
Kenny Chesney has added two dates to his upcoming Big Revival dates, which begin on March 26 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Chesney, who turns 47 on the 26th, has added an additional Music City date on March 27. "When you take a year off and you're as far into a career as I am, you don't wanna assume they're still as hungry for you," Chesney says.
Chris Brown has teamed up with Kendrick Lamar for the music video to "Autumn Leaves," a cut from Breezy's latest LP, X. The clip stars Brown's girlfriend Karrueche Tran and features exciting samurai action. "I picked Kendrick because his subject matter as a lyricist is beyond everybody else's," Chris told Rolling Stone.
Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel has announced the launch of a new band called Lieutenant. The band will release its debut effort, If I Kill This Thing We're All Going To Eat For A Week, on March 10 and they have already released a single titled "Believe the Squalor."