Gregg Allman has announced plans to release a new album and DVD, Live: Back to Macon, GA this summer, which was recorded during a January 14, 2014 performance at the Grand Opera House. The two-disc album and DVD include much of the same material; the video also features some interviews with Allman, who recorded the shows with his eight-piece solo band in front of an intimate crowd.
Reba McEntire has shared some good news about her brother Pake, who recently suffered a stroke after back surgery. "This week we have seen small steps of improvement each day," McEntire writes on Instagram, under a photo of her brother. "This morning he opened his eyes and even watched a little bit of the news before going back to sleep."
Tamar Braxton has teased a new single with an acapella performance video shared via Instagram. The Braxton Family Values star recently dropped a new single titled "Let Me Know" and released the new teaser vid just as the show's new season is set to kick off. The show resumed earlier this week and Tamar posted the video to her official Instagram account.
Sting and James Corden have both lent their voices to the legions of celebrities paying tribute to David Letterman. The Late Show host signed off this week and the pair teamed up for their tribute song together on Corden's Late Late Show, immediately following Dave's final episode earlier this week.
Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig says that the band is getting ready to begin work on a new album. "Right now we're definitely gearing up to start working on another album but, we're not in a zone of like getting in there everyday or anything. There have been discussions, of course there's . . . in some ways, you know, we're always working," he said in a new interview.
John Rich has announced that he will headline St. Jude Presents John Rich and Friends, a special event set for June 9 at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Memphis. Lee Greenwood, Lorrie Morgan, T.G. Sheppard, John Conlee, Frankie Ballard and comedians Williams & Ree will join Rich for the evening.
Christina Milian has revealed a daring new hair-do featuring a heart shaved into her upper neck. In new images shared by People, Milian was seen cruising around Los Angeles earlier this week with the new heart and line design. It's just the most recent of Milian's new style choices, as the 33-year-old singer also recently acquired a Lil Wayne-inspired tattoo.
A man convicted of burgling Miley Cyrus' Los Angeles home last December has been sentenced to two years in prison. Rusty Sellner, who stole what the prosecution described as "a large amount of personal property" from the singer's Toluca Lake home, was sentenced in Los Angeles.
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo teamed up earlier this month for a special cover tribute to Johnny Cash. The pair, who are married and have two daughters together, took the stage together at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium for the show to sing a mash-up of their signature hit "Heartbreaker" with Cash's classic "Ring of Fire."
Randy Houser has given the gift of free groceries for a year to one lucky Army veteran. In partnership with Eckrich foods and Operation Homefront, Houser presented Army Corporal Aaron Woods with a certificate entitling his family to a whole year's worth of free groceries at their local Albertson's store — $260 per week for 52 weeks.
Taylor Swift may have got her start on the country circuit, but these days she's got no plans of putting on a country show. Speaking with Rolling Stone, she says her 1989 tour will be a departure from the past. "I was very adamant that every decision I've made creatively in the past had to be almost flipped," she began. "You're not going to see me playing the banjo."
A lost collaboration between Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga has surfaced online. The track, "Partynauseous," which was originally slated to appear on Lamar's 2012 album good Kid, mAAd city, was initially scrapped by Gaga due to disagreements with his team.
Gene Simmons says that KISS are not putting away their stage boots anytime soon. Speaking with Classic Rock, the bassist noted that they plan on heading back into the studio soon. "It will happen when we have time," he began. "I have music in me that needs to come out. I recently wrote a song called 'Your Wish Is My Command.' It feels like a Kiss song . . ."
Lamb of God's Randy Blythe says that the band's new album title, VII: Sturm Und Drang (German for "storm and stress") indirectly refers to his experience of being arrested in the Czech Republic in 2012. Blythe was arrested at the Prague, Czech Republic airport on June 27, 2012 and accused of shoving a local fan off the stage during a May 2010 concert in the city.
A lost collaboration between Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar has surfaced online. The lost track, "Partynauseous," which was originally slated to appear on Lamar's 2012 album good Kid, mAAd city, was eventually scrapped by Gaga due to disagreements with K-Dot's team.