Queen guitarist Brian May has cancelled all of his remaining 2016 activity due to, as he puts it, a "persistent illness which is destroying my energy and my will." According to a post on his official website, this includes the cancellation of his annual December candlelight concerts with Kerry Ellis.
Lauryn Hill made a guest appearance on the Charlie Rose show. At the show she performed her hit song "Rebel/ I Find It Hard To Say" The song is an updated version from her 2012 version. The original cut appeared on her MTV Unplugged album. In a tweet discussing the song, Hill said "Old tune, new Version, same context, even more relevant now . . ."
Ke$ha's record label says that the embattled singer will be releasing new music soon. "Creating a new album takes time, and everyone's goal is to deliver a high quality album consistent with Kesha's past releases," a Sony Music representative told BuzzFeed News. "We hope to share exciting new music with Kesha's fans soon."
Former Blink 182 member Tom DeLonge has addressed his appearance in leaked emails from Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, in which he attempted to meet with Podesta in Washington, D.C. to discuss UFO matters. "I am still here. Wikileaks really messed some important stuff up," DeLonge wrote on Instagram.
Keith Urban had a special guest at a recent Los Angeles performance. The country star brought out writer, producer, and disco legend Niles Rodgers to jam with him on a song. The two performed a song they had co-written together titled "Sun Don't Let Me Down." The song is off Urban's latest album, Ripcord.
Drake has announced that he will be dropping a new album called More Life before the end of the year. Announced during a special birthday episode of OVOSOUND RADIO, Drake describes his new album More Life as a "playlist" and not a mixtape and will contain all original music. He also explained that his goal is to "provide a soundtrack to your life."
Pete Townshend, the legendary guitarist of The Who, recently admitted that he really doesn't enjoy performing live. He claims to not get any thrill or natural high out of the experience. Townshend stated in an interview with The Times that "I would be a liar if I said, 'It was really fun, man. It was great!' It wasn't great. It was a gig. I did it and I got paid."
While the leaves may be dying, love is blooming this fall. Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock celebrated their three-year anniversary on October 20. The couple marked their anniversary in an adorable child-like manner. The two carved their initials into a tree. The carving features a pierced-heart atop their carved initials "B+K" followed by an equal sign below.
Dustin Lynch gave concertgoers a special treat during his recent performance for WPOC's "Weekend In the Country." Lynch debuted his new song "Love Me Or Leave Me Alone," live at the two-day concert fest. The singer-songwriter sang the tune while playing a clean electric guitar and poured his heart out over the sad country song about heartbreak.
Courtney Love, the widow of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, and their daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, have chosen a pair of managers to help them oversee his estate. They have selected Heather Parry, the President of Live Nation Film and Television, and Guy Oseary, the manager for both U2 and Madonna.
Lil Wayne talks suicide in a new excerpt from his prison journal Gone 'Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island, which chronicles the eight months he spent in the New York prison in 2010. "There wasn't that much going on in the dayroom, so I headed back to my cell to escape in my thoughts," Wayne wrote in a chapter titled "Harshness." "I ended up thinking about all types of s**t."
Brad Paisley has promised a Randy Travis tribute at this year's CMA Awards. Paisley, who sang "Forever and Ever, Amen" in tribute to Travis when he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on October 16, says that he plans to do more of the same during the CMA Awards. "Although most of you weren't there for this, I can't wait to honor him again . . ."
R. Kelly's new Christmas album 12 Nights of Christmas is now available for streaming online. 12 Nights of Christmas, R. Kelly's first Christmas album, was expected to be released in 2014, but was postponed until now. The new album features 12 tracks of original holiday cheer from Kelly, including songs such as "My Wish for Christmas," "Home for Christmas" and more.
Katy Perry has been named as global ambassador for Alibaba's Singles Day gala, its annual shopping festival with transactions reaching billions of dollars. In addition to serving as the global ambassador, Perry will also perform her Olympic anthem "Rise" at the 11.11 Countdown Gala Celebration. "Katy Perry uses her music to inspire positivity among her audience," Alibaba said.
Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz says that Green Day had a major effect on him when he was growing up because they were a band that spoke to him. "They defied expectation multiple times," Wentz told NME. "When Dookie broke I remember thinking 'this is a band that speaks to me, that sounds like me, that looks like me and they're played on the radio and MTV."