Macklemore performed his latest single "White Privilege II" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday, February 8. The cut is the follow-up to Mack's 2005 cut "White Privilege" and he played the full nine-minute track live on Colbert. Speaking with Hot 97, Macklemore explained the motivation behind the track.
Luke Bryan will participate in the Lionel Richie tribute taking place at the upcoming Grammys. The homage will also feature appearances from John Legend, Demi Lovato and Meghan Trainor. According to a presser, the group of stars will perform a medley of solo Richie hits, as well as songs from the Commodores.
John Legend will participate in the Lionel Richie tribute taking place at the upcoming Grammys. The homage will also feature appearances from Luke Bryan, Demi Lovato and Meghan Trainor. According to a presser, the group of stars will perform a medley of solo Richie hits, as well as songs from the Commodores.
Alice Cooper wasn't surprised by the reunion of the original lineup on Guns N' Roses, saying he had a feeling it was going to happen. "I had a feeling it was going to happen," Cooper tells Rolling Stone. "Guns N' Roses is always unpredictable, which makes them exciting. I think those gigs will go through."
Billy Currington will headline Country On The River 2016. Currington isn't the sole headlining act however. He joins Kid Rock and Lee Brice as a Country on the River 2016 headliner. Additionally, the Eli Young Band, Montgomery Gentry, Joe Nichols,Eric Paslay, the Swon Brothers, Granger Smith, LoCash are added.
E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg recalls what went into his preparations for the River Tour, where Bruce Springsteen and company will be performing their 1980 album in full. "I listened quite a bit to The River before the tour," he told Rolling Stone. "I was playing a lot of drums on that record."
Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has interviewed Savages about the release of their sophomore album Adore Life. In an excerpt from the interview published online in Magnet Magazine, Homme asks if the band's singer Jehnny Beth if she regards love as "a treatable mental illness?" or "a maze that one can be trapped in." Beth replies, "Both."
Keith Urban accepted the Artist Humanitarian Award as part of the Country Radio Seminar's annual festivities in Nashville. During his acceptance speech, the country superstar mused on the importance of community in country music. "One of the questions I get asked a lot is, 'What is country music?'" Urban said from stage. "There's always so many answers to that . . ."
Corey Taylor is urging fans of heavy metal music to rally and fight against racism. The rally cry comes in the wake of Down frontman Phil Anselmo, who was forced to apologize after being caught on film making a Nazi salute and shouting "White power" at the end of his performance at Dimebash 2016, a festival held in Hollywood last month.
Beyoncé has opened up about the importance of her new single "Formation." Lady Bey offered up a performance of the track during the Super Bowl and has now spoken about the track, saying that she wanted to share a sense of pride with the black anthem. "It makes me proud. It's what I wanted. I wanted people to feel proud, have love for themselves," Bey says.
Drake has revealed that he will not be amongst the artists performing at the upcoming Grammy Awards. The rapper broke the news via Twitter in response to a Grammy commercial that ran during the Super Bowl and mentioned him by name.
Video of new Blink-182 singer - Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba - laying down vocals for a new song has been released. Blink member Mark Hoppus posted the footage to Instagram without comment. "What's the point of saying sorry now?" Skiba sings in the new clip. Blink drummer Travis Barker also shared video of himself pounding the skins.
Kelly Clarkson has announced she will be releasing her first children's book, which will be called River Rose and the Magical Lullaby. "It was a cool thing to be on a plane with my daughter," Clarkson said in a video on Twitter. "I started writing down these little fun stories . . . and I thought I'd write little stories for her and put pictures with it."
Rihanna's latest album ANTI has topped the Billboard 200 after moving 166,000 units in its debut week. The singer hit Twitter to thank her fans for the chart topping effort. "#ANTI is the number 1 album on the Billboard #Hot200 chart!!! That damn Navy!!! Thank you for your love." Kevin Gates's Islah took the number two spot, while Adele's 25 rounded out the top three.
Janelle Monae, Aretha Franklin, Usher and Babyface have been added to the Miami Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival, which goes down from March 18-20 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Other performers include Kool & the Gang, Michael McDonald, the Average White Band, Brian Culbertson and Fred Hammond.