Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have revealed the music video for "Anything Goes," a cover of the Cole Porter classic from their upcoming duets album, Cheek to Cheek. The vid features the two sharing moments in the studio and on stage. The visual also features a cameo from Gaga's French bulldog, Asia.
Alicia Keys and her husband Swizz Beatz are expecting their second child. The pair hit Instagram to post a pic of a pregnant Keys and Swizzy, saying: "Happy Anniversary to the love of my life @therealswizzz !! And to make it even sweeter we've been blessed with another angel on the way!! You make me happier than I have ever known!"
R. Kelly has opted not to appear at Ohio's Fashion Meets Music festival after protest erupted within the community. The fest is sponsored by a local radio station whose license stakeholders include Columbus schools. Columbus folk group Saintseneca opposed Kelly's presence to "his very serious allegations of sexual violence and assault" according to their website.
The release of the cover art for Jeezy's upcoming album, Seen It All: the Autobiography is not a promotion for the Illuminati, says the rapper. The art features the Eye of Providence, an Illuminati symbol, which Jeezy chose for its aesthetic value: "Do not get art and creativity confused with ignorance," he said on Mina SayWhat.
Foo Fighters will headline the Invictus Games Closing Party at London's Olympic Park on September 14. The concert takes place on the Park's south lawn and will be broadcast on the BBC. "Invictus Games, look out . . . THE FOO FIGHTERS ARE COMING," the band wrote on its Facebook page. "What a perfect way to finally return to the UK for the first time in years . . . been waaaay too long!"
Jessica Leigh Robbins of Tampa Bay, Florida has been arrested on charges of stalking Soundgarden fronter Chris Cornell and his family. Investigators believe that Robbins may have broken into the Cornell's home in Miami last year. An FBI agent says the info was taken from an Internet post by Robbins, in which she said she had driven seven hours to talk to the singer.
Motley Crue bass player Nikki Sixx and DJ Ashba (Guns n Roses) say that their joint project, Sixx: A.M., will release its third album October 7. "I think Sixx: AM fans are going to love this record and I think new people will come in and be really surprised by it and become fans as well," said Nikki of the effort.
Florida Georgia Line are finishing up their second full length, which they say is "full of singles." Speaking with Rolling Stone, Tyler Hubbard says the process of picking songs is all about picking the right ones: "All of them have their own flavor, their own taste, and all serve their purpose," he began. "They fit their slot on the record and it's fun to listen."
Taylor Swift was the second highest earning country musician on Forbes list of highest paid country stars, coming in second to Toby Keith. The country-pop starlet pulled in $64 million over the past year, just one mil under Toby's $65 mil. According to Forbes, Swift's earnings came mostly from her world tour, and endorsements with brands like Diet Coke and Keds.
Ja Rule has released the music video for "Superstar," a cut from his 2012 album Pain Is Love 2. In the vid, Ja walks around the Vegas strip, while showing off his bling. It looks like the release of the visual is just the first in a series of projects for Rule, who hit Twitter to promise "new music coming soon."
Thompson Square have released "I Can't Outrun You," the latest single from their album Just Feels Good. Speaking with Radio.com, Keifer Thompson says the song is about the inescapable memory of an old flame: "Everyone's been in that situation, where you've been with somebody for whatever length of time, and it goes south and you try to move away, move across town."
Iron Maiden fans have started an online petition to bring back the graphic artist behind the band's popular Eddie the Head character. The monster was created by artist Derek Riggs, and now fans are clamoring for the return of both the artist and Eddie.
Steven van Zandt, guitarist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, is putting a record together for 60s hitmaker Darlene Love, and he's enlisted several of his famous pals to help. He name dropped some to Rolling Stone: "I'm writing. Elvis Costello's writing. I've talked to Bruce about a song," he began.
Jimmy Page has unveiled a selection of new merchandise on his official website. The merch includes t-shirts, sweatshirts, polos and mugs all bearing the artwork from his most recent release Lucifer Rising.
Lionel Richie will be named Legend of Live at the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards at the upcoming Billboard Touring Conference & Awards at the Edison Ballroom in NYC on November 20. "Though he has received countless awards for his albums and songs, Lionel Richie has never been honored specifically for his contributions to live music, so we are thrilled."