Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara has voiced her appreciation for Miley Cyrus, calling her "this generation's Madonna." Speaking with NME, the Canadian singer/songwriter noted her admiration for Cyrus' self confidence in her body, saying of the latter's turbulent year: "The controversy around her shouldn't distract from her being a quintessential pop star."
Jake Owen has released "After the Music's Stopped," a cut from his recently released fourth studio album, Days of Gold. The song appears on the deluxe version of the LP, available exclusively through Target, but is also currently streaming at theBoot.com. The wistful track features Jake reminiscing on what might have been.
Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood has revealed that he is preparing the Indian-inspired composition, "Water," for the Australian Chamber Orchestra with a 2014 debut. Greenwood workshopped the original idea in Australia in 2012, after which he went to India, where the piece began to take a more final shape.
Stevie Nicks has never been known for her acting, but she just couldn't say no to a role on American Horror Story: Coven. The Fleetwood Mac legend said that the last time she acted was in a fourth-grade play - but the idea of appearing in a project by writing team Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk was too appealing to turn down.
Lydia Criss, the former wife of KISS drummer Peter Criss, has said that parts of his 2012 memoir, Makeup to Breakup: My Life In and Out of KISS, are false. Speaking with Legendary Rock Interviews, Lydia said that Peter is not a trustworthy source. "I know Peter, I was with him for 13 years, I've known him for 40 years," she said.
Rod Stewart has opened up about his plans for 2015, saying that fans could see him reunite with the Faces. Rod broke the news to Radio.com, explaining why the band members have been out of contact with one another for so long. "Well, we seem to have lost contact with each other, sadly," he said.
Blake Shelton is upset that the word "Lord" was removed from the gospel classic, "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," during a performance on the Voice. The censoring came during the Seattle Starbucks Chorus' performance with the top eight contestants, when "Lord" was replaced with the word "oh."
Chris Brown has revealed that he is working on straightening out his life and setting priorities to make "big things happen" when he gets out of rehab in 2014. Breezy, who is currently in a court-ordered 90-day program dealing with anger management issues, has told friends that one of the changes he plans on making is taking his girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, more seriously.
Kelly Rowland has teamed up with the Salvation Army to help raise awareness for National Giving Day on December 13. Promoting the partnership on Today, K-Row said the Army's obligations extend beyond the holiday season. "We have to stop and pay attention because the red kettle is not just about just the holidays," she said.
Pearl Jam is hosting a one-day pop-up shop today at Seattle's Showbox Market. The store will feature rare, limited-edition Pearl Jam and Ten Club collectable items, with proceeds benefiting The Vitalogy Foundation and local charities. According to Pearl Jam's website, the event is a must-see for PJ diehards, and will include an on-site raffle for a Gibson Jack Casady signature bass.
Following his farewell Vegas residency gig, Garth Brooks has announced a return to the same venue for four shows. Garth's previous run was a solo event, but the new shows will be done with a full band. "I've been itching for the chance to bring my band to Vegas to play this room," Brooks says in a press release.
Luke Bryan made the wish of eight year old Tatum Libbesmeier come true by visiting with her. Tatum, who is afflicted with eye cancer, was granted a wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Her wish happened to be to meet up with her favorite country star, Bryan. Bryan met Tatum back stage at the CMA Country Christmas special and played a private concert for her.
Bret Michaels is set to make an appearance on an upcoming episode of NBC's Revolution, a program that centers on a group of folks coping with the collapse of civilization. During the episode, Bret will play an acoustic version of Poison's classic hit "Every Rose Has Its Thorn." ScreenCrush reports that Michaels will appear as himself in the episode.
Ordinary people have never been as funny as when they're in an Alexander Payne movie, and that trend continues with his superb comedy/drama "Nebraska." With a soulful performance from Bruce Dern and some of the sharpest dialog you'll hear in a comedy, "Nebraska" is both a hilarious satire of everyday America and a searing drama about father and son.
Lorde has released the music video for "Team," the second single from her debut album, Pure Heroin. The vid, shot in Brooklyn, was inspired by a dream that the 17 year old had. "This video was born from a dream I had a few months ago about teenagers in their own world," explained Lorde.