Tim McGraw is scheduled to speak at the 2016 Country Radio Seminar. The country singer's panel is titled "Transcending / Evolving With Tim McGraw." His panel is designed to "offer insight into rethinking what you do, how you do it and how to prioritize what is important with your eye on the prize of career longevity," according to All Access.
Beyoncé and Coldplay have released a snippet of their song "Hymn For The Weekend." This song was apparently inspired by the club. "The original kernel was that I was listening to Flo Rida or something, and I thought, it's such a shame that Coldplay could never have one of those late-night club songs, like 'Turn Down for What.' What would we call it if we had one?"
James Taylor recently performed the French national anthem on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Last week Taylor had performed an updated and humorous rendition of his song "Fire and Rain" on The Late Show. This week he returned with a more serious song, which was "La Marseillaise." While he sang the song, Taylor sat in front of several of the country's flags.
Sara Evans recently covered Walk The Moon's "Shut Up And Dance." The country singer is no stranger to covering songs outside her genre, as she also covered Sam Smith's "Lay Me Down," while on tour in 2015. Earlier this fall, Evans teamed up with REO Speedwagon for more cross-genre musical action on CMT Crossroads.
Sammy Hagar has revealed new details on his forthcoming live DVD set. The release, titled At Your Service is set for release on December 18 and will include two live sets of music from the Red Rocker and could be a ramp up for a new studio release. "I want to make a really ethnic, rootsy, American music record," he mused. "I want to be like a hard rock version of the Band."
Nicki Minaj appears in the first trailer released for Barbershop: The Next Cut. The female rapper plays the role of the feisty hairdresser Draya, who is the potential romantic rival of Terri, played by Eve. Actors who were in the original film, who are returning for the forthcoming one, include Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer and Anthony Anderson.
Cynthia Robinson, a founding member of Sly and the Family Stone, has died after a battle with cancer. The musician's Facebook page and Billboard confirmed the news. She was 69. Robinson served as the trumpet player for the band. She also played in Graham Central Station and worked with George Clinton and Prince.
Janis: Little Girl Blue, the new Janis Joplin documentary from director Amy Berg, will air as part of PBS' American Masters series. For Janis: Little Girl Blue, Berg worked with the support of Joplin's family on the film, which offers previously unseen glimpses of the singer's personal life.
Alan Jackson has been named the official Good Project Ambassador for Ply Gem's Home for Good Project. The country star partnered with Ply Gem Industries to help build 300-plus homes throughout the United States with Habitat for Humanity. The Home for Good Project, a multi-year initiative, will include a donation to Habitat for Humanity of more than $1 million.
Creed rocker Scott Stapp took some time out early this week to lend his opinion of the new Rocky film, also titled Creed. In the video, arranged by funnyordie.com, the oft-maligned post-grunge star joked that the plot was slightly different than what he had expected.
Lady Gaga is working with Mark Ronson new music, according to Lily Allen, who revealed the news in a recent interview. During a red carpet interview at the British Fashion Awards, Allen said that she had booked studio time with Ronson, but he had to cancel on her, because of Gaga.
Damon Albarn has denied that he has any sort of feud with pop icon Adele. He addressed the issue speaking with Time Out magazine, saying that quotes from both parties were taken out of context and they, in fact, have no ill will towards one another. Rumors of the possible feud spread earlier this year after Adele seemingly claimed that Albarn was combative towards her.
Chris Brown has opened up about his upcoming release Royalty and his background with a local New York City radio station. During the interview Breezy said he tries to communicate with fans from the inner city because that's the life he knew as a child. "I can't even get into politics 'cause I don't know nothing about it," he said. "That's not even my lane."
Courtney Love has offered her support for Justin Bieber's decision to wear a Nirvana shirt to the American Music Awards on Sunday night. The Bieb's fashion decision upset some fans of the band who lashed out via social media. Love, however, hit Twitter to give Justin props. "You're cool in my book @justinbieber xc," she wrote.
Rihanna has announced a massive tour behind her upcoming eighth studio album, ANTI. The record, due December 3 via TIDAL, will be backed by a 60-date trek across North America and Europe. The trek begins at San Diego's Viejas Arena on February 26, and wraps at Zurich's Letzigrund Stadion on August 12.