Black Keys' frontman Dan Auerbach says that he wanted to "get extra weird" on his upcoming new solo album. "I just wanted to do my thing and get extra weird," he tells Rolling Stone. "I wanted everything to flow [and] be cohesive."
Rihanna will perform on the finale of the 40th season of NBC's Saturday Night Live on May 16. Louis C.K. will return for the third time to host. Rihanna returns to perform for the first time since November 10, 2012, just nine days before the release of her last album Unapologetic. She can also be seen on the cover and inside pages of the upcoming 95th issue of V.
Taylor Swift has spoken out against the media attention she has received because of her love life and says it has been nothing less than "public humiliation." Speaking with Glamour Magazine, the "Shake it Up" star says she's currently happy as a hard-working single lady, but it's been a rough road.
Kurt Cobain's old Los Angeles apartment is available for rent. Consequence of Sound notes that the L.A. apartment that the Nirvana frontman shared with Courtney Love from 1991 to 1992 has been listed as an Airbnb property, and is available to rent for $290 a night (there are also weekly and monthly options).
Mary J. Blige admits that she is a big fan of Rihanna. Blige gave Rihanna major props in a recent interview with Elle magazine. "I think, and it's not the artist, but they have to fight for what they want and their identities and stuff like that," she replied when asked 'what do you think is the biggest challenge for female artists starting out today?'
The 2015 CMA Music Festival has announced its Riverfront Stage lineup, which features more than 100 artists who will perform free shows, including Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley and Alan Jackson.
Patti LaBelle and Lil' Kim will team up for a performance of "Lady Marmalade" to commemorate 10 years and 20 seasons of Dancing With The Stars. ABC15 reported the news saying the ladies will perform the song to honor the song's creators Bob Crewe, Kenny Nolan, Allen Toussaint and Vicki Wickham.
Eric Church has announced a partnership with North Carolina based furniture company Pulaski Furniture to launch his own line of furniture, Highway to Home. "Highway to Home is a natural extension of my family heritage," Church posted on Facebook. "My dad was in the industry. My first job was in a furniture plant, so yes, it is in my blood. Staying connected with my roots."
Beyoncé and husband Jay Z will reportedly release a new collaborative album sometime this year on Jay's new streaming service Tidal, according to DJ Skee. "I first reported last year that Jay Z and Beyonce were working on a joint album," DJ Skee says on Skee TV.
Three Cream-related films from the late 1960s and early 1970s, which include one with the entire band, one featuring bassist and singer Jack Bruce and one with drummer Ginger Baker, will be collected on a new box set next month.
Concert footage of Green Day performing a gig at the campus of their local high school has surfaced online. The concert, which took place at Pinole Valley High School in California on May 10, 1990, features the band playing songs from their first album 39/Smooth and one that would later feature on 1992's Kerplunk! ("Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?").
Lil' Kim and Patti LaBelle will team up for a performance of "Lady Marmalade" to commemorate 10 years and 20 seasons of Dancing With The Stars. ABC15 reported the news saying the ladies will perform the song to honor the song's creators Bob Crewe, Kenny Nolan, Allen Toussaint and Vicki Wickham.
Courtney Love says that she and late husband Kurt Cobain made a sex tape, and Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck director Brett Morgen found it.
"Somehow, Brett found the sex tape," Love said during a premiere Q&A session at the Tribeca Film Festival, according to the Pulse of Radio. "Everyone makes one sex tape once in their lives."
Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba says that recording a new record with Blink-182 would be a "great idea." "I think that's a great idea and it's something we have discussed," he tells Alternative Nation. "It's something I would be very excited to do and I've known the Blink guys for about 15 years, and we've become good friends."
Sara Evans and Martina McBride have joined forces for a cover of Dolly Parton's country classic "Jolene" for the TV series Front and Center. The performance was part of a CMA Songwriter Series-based episode of the program, titled "Ladies Night Out." "I've known Sara for a long time, and it was lot of fun to get to share the stage with her," McBride says.