Katy Perry stole the show when she attended a Broadway performance of Finding Neverland in New York City. The singer wore a stunning cleavage-bearing black and gray low-cut maxi dress outfitted with tassels and her hair in tousled ombre waves to the performance at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater, which starred Matthew Morrison.
Black Keys fronter Dan Auerbach has unveiled the title track of his upcoming side project the Arcs. "Yours Dreamily," the latest single from the LP of the same name, is streaming now at NPR. Auerbach says that the 14 song LP was recorded in "roughly two weeks through spontaneous, informal sessions across the country."
Taylor Swift closed out her five night run at Los Angeles' Staples Center by inviting Justin Timberlake on stage for a joint performance of Timberlake's 2013 hit "Mirrors." "This has been so hard to keep a secret," Swift announced. "Anyone that knows me knows this is my favorite artist." "So Justin hasn't performed since he became a dad . . ."
Bruce Springsteen is among the many guest appearances in Darlene Love's new music video for "Forbidden Nights," the lead single off her long awaited new album Introducing Darlene Love. In addition to the Boss, Elvis Costello, Steven Van Zandt, Joan Jett, David Letterman, Bill Murray and Paul Shaffer also appear in the new clip, which follows Love rolling down the open road in a cherry red convertible with some friends.
Justin Bieber has been announced as a performer on the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards. He'll debut for the first time live his new single "What Do You Mean." "It's true. I'm performing on the #vmas," the Bieb announced via Twitter. "What Do You Mean" will be available for purchase on Friday, August 28, two days ahead of the performance, while his upcoming album is due November 13.
Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles has signed with Big Machine Label Group, following her departure from Universal Music Group, on which she released her 2014 solo debut, That Girl. "This change is the first step on a path I've been wanting to take," Nettles told Billboard after leaving UMG three weeks ago. "I am so excited about the next part of my journey . . ."
Jay Rock has released "Easy Bake," a cut from his upcoming album, 90059, featuring a guest spot from Kendrick Lamar. Rock is a member of Lamar's Black Hippy collective. "This s**t's fresh out the oven," Jay boasts over the beat. "Easy Bake" is the third single from the album, following "Money Trees Deuce," and the title track.
Ringo Starr will feature on the upcoming reissue of the Who's rock opera Tommy. The 1972 performance, featuring the 104-piece London Symphony Orchestra, sees the former Beatle in the role of Uncle Ernie adding vocals on "Tommy's Holiday Camp." The rock opera's cast also features Pete Townshend as the narrator and Roger Daltrey as Tommy.
Demi Lovato enlisted some of her famous friends - Pete Wentz, Jennifer Lopez, and Kim Kardashian - to release the details of her upcoming fifth studio album, Confident, via Twitter. Those stars and several others tweeted the track list in order, while Lovato tweeted a pic of the cover, which features her in underwear and a black top.
Josh Thompson has announced that the first part of The Lost Record, a two volume EP release, will land on October 9. "It's been soul cleansing to finally be able to share this music with my fans," Thompson says. "I think, if there's one thing people can cling to, it's their beliefs and their way of life. I think people need that simplicity in country music . . ."
Spike Lee is set to receive an honorary Oscar award for his contributions to film-making. Lee joins fellow honoree Gena Rowlands, known for her 1960s, 1970s and 1980s films. The award comes 25 years after Lee's "Do The Right Thing" was snubbed by the Academy, a film that made Lee one of the world's top up-and-coming directors.
Alt-J have announced a winter U.K. arena tour set to begin at Manchester Central on November 29. Tickets for the seven-date trek, which comes in support of the band's latest album, This Is All Yours, go on sale on September 3. Ahead of the U.K. arena tour, Alt-J will play the Reading and Leeds Festivals this weekend.
2 Chainz has released a new music video for the song "Lapdance in the Trap House," produced by Honorable C-Note. In the new clip, directed by Sharod Marcus Simpson, 2 Chainz sports a poncho and a wide-brim hat at a house party. There are plenty of twerking bikini-clad girls surrounding 2 Chainz and his crew, who shower them with stacks of cash . . .
Charlie Daniels raised $300,000 during his 40th anniversary Volunteer Jam at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena earlier this month. "When we first started back in 1974, there was nothing else like it . . . It got to be a problem to get a really good roster of talent, so we kind of laid off for a while," Daniels told The Boot before the show.
Lucy Liu has welcomed her new son, Rockwell, via a surrogate. It is the actress' first child. She introduced Rockwell to the world via Twitter and Instagram with an adorably sweet black-and-white snap showing her cradling the bundled-up baby boy. "Introducing the new little man in my life, my son Rockwell Lloyd Liu. In [love]!" the 46-year-old wrote, doting on her son.