The King of Pop will be resurrected — at least in the studio. Nearly five years after his death, Michael Jackson’s estate has given Epic Records C.E.O./executive producer L.A. Reid and Timbaland permission to “contemporize” eight previously unreleased tracks for the album Xscape, due May 13.
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You’re gonna hear her roar — as long as you live in or near one of 46 cities on Katy Perry’s upcoming Prismatic tour roster.
Following a string of U.K. dates revealed last November, the singer has now announced her full U.S. schedule: The four-month jaunt begins June 22 in Raleigh, NC — and will rotate opening acts Kacey Musgraves, Capital Cities, and Tegan & Sara throughout the dates.
Find the full list of shows after the jump:
Taylor Swift, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and more added to Grammys performance roster
The 56th annual Grammy Awards ceremony is shaping up to be one giant all-star luge race of live performances –the latest names to be added are Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Keith Urban, and Sara Bareilles with Carole King. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, who will accept the 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award for the Beatles, will perform as well.
They join a roster that already includes Lorde, Katy Perry, Daft Punk with Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams, and Stevie Wonder; Kendrick Lamar with Imagine Dragons;Metallica and Lang Lang; P!nk and Nate Ruess of fun.; Robin Thicke and with Chicago, and a special performance with Merle Haggard Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and Blake Shelton.
The show airs Sunday, Jan. 26 on CBS at 8 p.m. EST/PST (meaning that it will be live on the East coast but delayed on the West, for those in the Pacific Standard Zone gagging for spoilers and/or wishing to avoid them on social media).
Phil Everly, who, along with his brother Don, made up the musical duo The Everly Brothers, died Friday in Burbank, Calif. due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. He was 74 years old.
The Everly Brothers rose to prominence in the late 1950s and early ’60s and created classic hits such as “All I Have to Do Is Dream,” “Bye Bye Love,” and “When Will I Be Loved.”
Everly was born in Chicago on Jan. 19, 1939, and moved across the country with his very musical family during his childhood. He had a brief solo career in the ’70s before reuniting with his brother for a concert in London in 1983. The two were among the first inductees at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
Don, who is two years older than Phil, is still living.
More to come…
Singer Ke$ha today announced she has entered rehab, seeking treatment for an eating disorder.
In a statement, the “Timber” singer said she plans to spend 30 days in treatment.
Her full statement is below:
“I’m a crusader for being yourself and loving yourself but I’ve found it hard to practice. I’ll be unavailable for the next 30 days, seeking treatment for my eating disorder…to learn to love myself again. exactly as I am.”
Just three days ago, Ke$ha released a music video for her single, “Dirty Love,” which was also the singer’s directorial debut.
A “deep rift” has now become a permanent one — the Jonas Brothers are no more. (Well, they’re still brothers, but no longer bandmates).
After abruptly cancelling their 19-date tour two days before its scheduled Pennsylvania kick-off due to “a big a disagreement over their music direction,” the trio has announced that they are officially no longer together. “It’s over for now,” Kevin Jonas, 25, told People magazine, and Joe, 24, calls the decision “unanimous.”
Youngest brother Nick, 21, said, “I was feeling kind of trapped. I needed to share my heart with my brothers …. It’s really hard to say ‘forever. We’re closing a chapter, for sure.”
Since 2006, the Jonas Brothers have released five albums and sold some 8 million copies; they also found success on television via the Disney series JONAS (later Jonas L.A.) and the 2008 TV movie Camp Rock and its sequel.
All three have pursued solo projects over the last several years — Nick released a 2010 album with his own band, Nick Jonas & The Administration, and starred in Broadway’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in 2012; Joe has made various guest appearances on television, and Kevin stars with his wife Danielle on the E! reality show Married to Jonas.
With most of the music world’s eyeballs fixed on one point — the MTV VMAs — Eminem took advantage of the moment to announce the name and release date of his upcoming eighth album. As his official site teases, the new album will be out Nov. 5.
The site calls the release MMLP2, which likely stands for The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Also announced was the name of a new single, “Berzerk,” to be debuted this Tuesday.
UPDATE: A rep at Interscope has confirmed that the album’s formal title is indeed The Marshall Mathers LP 2, and that “Berzerk” will be on sale via iTunes on Tuesday, 12:01am Eastern. The song was produced by Rick Rubin, who with Dr. Dre co-produced the entire album.
The announcement also came with a snippet of the new song. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY
The feud has escalated.
What started out as a seemingly simple battle of celebrity words (Lady Gaga accused Kelly Osbourne of bullying, and Sharon Osbourne responded with a long Facebook post) took a turn Monday on The Talk. In the days since Osbourne wrote her response, she and her family have received threats of violence from Gaga’s fans. So Osbourne took to her talk show to address the Little Monsters and to ask Gaga to live up to the mission statement of her Born This Way Foundation.
“My opinion is, Gaga wants a kinder world. Don’t let your fans be so hideously damaging, hurtful, violent, spread violence on your website,” Osbourne said. Click past the jump to watch Osbourne’s impassioned plea.
T.I. famously served two stints in prison at the near-height of his career, and that time is one of the many subjects the rapper delves into in tonight’s Behind the Music on VH1. The hour of television — which EW has an exclusive video sneak peek of below — is an update to the 2009 episode the series originally produced on T.I.
Of course, after T.I. (born Clifford Harris) was released from jail in 2010, he embarked on a media tour that found him talking about his time behind bars — and one of those appearances, a portion of a Larry King interview, is included in the exclusive clip below.
But T.I. also does a fresh interview with VH1, where he expresses some of the hardships of serving time. “I don’t think I have to sell the fact that prison sucks,” the rapper and father of six says in the exclusive clip below. “When you have your liberties and the loves of your life taken away from you, it puts a lot of things in perspective.”
You can catch the entire Behind the Music: T.I. episode tonight at 10 p.m. on VH1, but until then, whet your appetite with this exclusive sneak peek at the hour here on EW.com:
Gym Class Heroes' Travie McCoy talks kicking his drug habit on VH1's 'Behind the Music' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
VH1′s long-running docu-series Behind the Music is on a roll of juicy reveals: So far this season, Train gave us the story behind hit ‘Drops of Jupiter’; Ne-Yo detailed his relationship with the late Michael Jackson; Carrie Underwood took us inside her marriage to hockey star Mike Fisher; and last week, former ‘X Factor’ judge Nicole Scherzinger revealed her battle with bulimia.
Now, it’s Gym Class Heroes frontman Travie McCoy’s turn for the Behind the Music treatment. Among other things in the episode which airs this Sunday at 9 p.m. on VH1, the rapper reveals how he kicked his drug habit, as seen here in this exclusive preview clip below.
Catch the full episode this Sunday, but for now get a glimpse of what’s to come here:
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