Prince has been tapped to headline the 20th anniversary Essence Festival, scheduled to rock New Orleans over the Fourth of July weekend. Booking the "Purple Rain" icon for milestone events has become something of a tradition for Essence, which featured the artist at its 10th anniversary in 2004.
After ringing in 2014 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, Billy Joel is moving into Madison Square Garden.
The New York City events arena announced Tuesday that it will house a monthly concert series starring the Piano Man. While the partnership has no end date in sight, the first four shows, which kick off Jan. 27, already have sold out.
This week, Joe Jonas opened up about sex, drugs and Disney Channel's definition of rock 'n' roll, and while he does explain the recent breakup of the Jonas Brothers and what kind of solo career he hopes to pursue next, he also repeatedly bashes the network on which the trio first rose to international fame.
"I don’t think that the real enemy of the music industry is illegal downloading," Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr., professionally known as Perez Hilton, tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I think the real enemy of the music industry is radio."
RZA is grieving for the late Paul Walker through music. The Wu-Tang Clan leader, who met Walker on the set of the upcoming film Brick Mansions, uploaded a song called "Destiny Bends" to his SoundCloud account in honor of the actor's passing.
The Pixies have parted ways with recently added bassist Kim Shattuck.
"Super disappointed to learn that my time with the Pixies ended today," Shattuck wrote Friday on Facebook (viaPitchfork). "Amazing experience. Looking forward to focusing my attention back on the Muffs and our upcoming new album. All the best to everyone."
"Touch me in the dark / Put your hands all over my body parts," Lady Gaga demanded in the family special that earned the post-Charlie Brown Christmas slot on ABC this year. But there's getting felt up, and then there's feeling up actual felt, which brings us to her co-stars, the Muppets. Alas, there was little suggestion of a love triangle between Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and Miss Gaga, interspecies love apparently being too taboo for the usually daring pop provocateur.