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.'"
ABBA star Bjorn Ulvaeus will open an Mamma Mia-themed Greek restaurant in Sweden next year. Mamma Mia, inspired by the musical and 2008 movie, will feature a restaurant and stage show venue. According to Swedish website The Local, guests will be greeted by a waitstaff of actors playing the roles in the musical.
Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott is safe after being involved in a bus fire. The country singer, her husband, her manager and her bus driver were heading to Dallas from Nashville to attend the ACM Awards on Thursday morning when they saw flames coming from the bus.
Rolling Stones stalwarts Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have lent their voices to a new skit from the online comedy duo The Kloons, entitled "Sisters." The new video shows a reenactment of a conversation between a middle-aged woman and her sister, who discuss a variety of subjects including groupies, the iconic Rolling Stones tongue and lips logo, and Jagger's hair.
Beyoncé attended the opening of Giuseppe Zanotti's upscale Beverly Hills store on Tuesday evening. The "Flawless" singer wore a skin-tight white ensemble of a wrapped cropped top and skirt, black Zanotti sandals, and a black bowler hat to the event, where she met the designer, took several pictures with him, and shopped for footwear.
Garth Brooks says that he might be forced to lip sync during his upcoming performance at the 2015 ACM Awards, which comes a few days after a five night stand in Portland, Oregon. "I saw an ad on the television the other day, and they nailed it right on the head," Brooks tells SiriusXM's Storme Warren.
In a new clip from Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck, Krist Novoselic remembers the time he first met Kurt Cobain. In this segment of the film, first posted by the New York Times, Novoselic recalls that he was 18 or 19 when they met and that Cobain was working as a janitor at the time.
Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard have revealed the official release date and track list for their upcoming collaborative record, Django and Jimmie. The record, the two outlaw singers' follow-up to 1983's Pancho & Lefty, is set for release on June 2.
Jack White is launching an acoustic tour, but without revealing any of the dates. The dates will become available the day of each show, on sale at the venue door for $3, and limited to one per person. The announcements will be made on the official Twitter page of Third Man Records, White's label.
Sarah Jessica Parker has reportedly signed on to appear in a new HBO series titled "Divorce." The show is described as similar to "Sex and the City" but with a leading character who is wiser and more world-weary. Parker will play the lead role of Frances, a long-time New Yorker "who suddenly begins to reassess her life and her marriage, and finds that making a clean break . . ."