Two of the biggest names in country music are joining forces, as Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean have announced that their respective "Burn It Down" and "Big Revival" tours will join together for 10 stadium shows next summer. "We've played so many of these stadiums so many summers, I know just how hard the fans coming out can rock," Chesney says in a press release.
Brian Johnson has teamed up with the Sporting Memories Network, a U.K. charity that raises funds and awareness for dementia, after his AC/DC bandmate, Malcolm Young, was diagnosed with the disease. "It's an absolutely amazing boost for a charity run," Tony Jameson-Allen, the Sporting Memories Network's director, told the Northern Echo.
David Gilmour says that he's in the midst of recording a new album. Speaking with Rolling Stone, the Pink Floyd guitarist noted that he is making good progress on the LP. "It's coming along very well," he began. "There are some sketches that aren't finished, and some of them will be started again. There's a few months' work in it yet . . ."
Michael Bay is in talks to direct "13 Hours," a film adaptation of the Mitchell Zuckoff book about the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi that left U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens dead. "Bay read a first draft of the script and liked it," one source told Deadline. Paramount acquired the rights to Zuckoff's book, "Thirteen Hours."
An unauthorized biography of pop star Beyoncé is slated for release in the fall of 2015. The book will be penned by J. Randy Taraborrelli (who has previously written biographies for Princess Diana, Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe) for Grand Central Books.
Fergie is among the performers to have been added to the lineup of the 2014 American Music Awards. She'll make her worldwide television debut performing her latest single "L.A. LOVE (La La)." Other top contenders include John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams, who each earned five nominations apiece.
A confidential memo reported to have been issued by Roc Nation has it that Rihanna was planning to leak a secret album in November. A photo of the memo was leaked online, and VIBE notes that if it is "the 'real deal' like we're expecting it to be, Lost Files (or R8?) is set to release in mid-November." The memo features a 14 song track list, boasting collabs with Nicki Minaj.
Lorde is among the performers to have been added to the lineup of the 2014 American Music Awards. The pop star is also up for four nominations at the event, while Iggy Azalea leads the pack with six noms. Other top contenders include John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams, who each earned five nominations apiece.
A new Genesis documentary, Sum Of the Parts, will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on January 13. Eagle Rock, who is releasing the DVD, says that Sums Of The Parts will feature "contributions from key members past and present" as well as "previously unseen archive material and rare performance footage from across their entire career."
Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus is set to produce Christmas With Nashville, a new Christmas-themed album from the cast of ABC's hit show Nashville. "I was blown away by the consistent talent level of each actor as they came into the studio," DeMarcus tells Rolling Stone Country.
If country music has taught Taylor Swift anything, it has taught her to work. "Country music teaches you to work," she tells Esquire. "You hear stories about these artists who show up four hours late to a photo shoot, and in Nashville that doesn't happen."
T.I., Jeezy and Watch the Duck took the stage on Late Night with Seth Myers to perform "G' Sh*t" on Monday, October 27. Tip looked sharp in a black suit and tilted fedora, while Jeezy complemented him in all white. The Grand Hustle chief is staying busy on the promo circuit for his latest effort, Paperwork.
Jerrod Niemann has released the music video for "Buzz Back Girl," the third single from his album High Noon. In the vid, Jerrod drinks some beers while singing about drinking some beers. "Feels like I've been drinkin' since early in the morning," he sings on the track. According to Rolling Stone, the tune finds Niemann exploring new musical ground.
Iggy Azalea has partnered with shoe maker Steve Madden to launch a collection of shoes. According to the Daily Mail, the Australian rapper released a picture of one design, which the news source compared to a something seen on the program Sex & the City.
Jessie J has opened up about her persona and says that she loves being a "sexual woman." Speaking with the tabloid OK! Magazine, she revealed that she's taking full advantage of being young and at the height of her sex appeal. "I'm enjoying being a 26-year-old, sexual woman. It's not a secret that I'm confident with my body and I like to have fun."