In the last couple of years, Elton John has made some less-than-flattering comments about Billy Joel in the press, criticizing him for not releasing any new music. But Billy says that maybe that's just Elton's motherly instincts coming out.
Speaking with the New York Times Magazine, Billy says of Elton's complaints that the Piano Man hasn't released a pop album in 20 years, "That’s his opinion. I don’t...Read more
A rep for Kelly Clarkson told the Hollywood Reporter that the singer will not be a judge on season 13 of American Idol, but it appears that Jennifer Hudson may take the job.
Nick Carter is especially busy with side projects outside of his work with the Backstreet Boys. Earlier this week, it was reported that he and his fiancee, Lauren Kitt, are shopping a reality show about his personal life and their upcoming wedding.
It seems Carter intends to reveal even more about himself in a memoir. Facing the Music and Living to Talk About It will focus on his music career and his struggles with drugs and alcohol.
Last year, Lionel Richie made a major comeback with his album Tuskegee. This year, he's still on roll: this summer, he'll perform for tens of thousands of fans in London's famed Hyde Park. But the music legend says the thing that convinced he'd become cool again was that Bruno Mars, of all people, asked him for advice.
Speaking to the British paper The Daily Star, Lionel...Read more
Hootie & the Blowfish have been absent from the pop music charts since lead singer Darius Rucker launched his super-successful solo country career. But Darius says he and the rest of the band may regroup next year to mark a special milestone: the 20th anniversary of their debut album.
Darius tells The Hollywood Reporter, "We might do a month tour next year to commemorate Cracked Rear View, but that...Read more
American Idol ratings this past season weren't great, to say the least, and now the winner's record sales seem to be suffering as well.
Yahoo Chart Watch reports that winner Candice Glover's single "I Am Beautiful" has entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart at #94. That's the lowest chart debut ever for an Idol winner's coronation song. The title was previously held by Kelly Clarkson's "A Moment Like This," but that...Read more
Looks like Billy Joel's decided he still enjoys playing live. Following high profile appearances at the New Orleans Jazz Fest and at a rock festival in Australia, the Piano Man has now booked his first concert in seven years in Ireland.
According to U.TV, the show will take place at Dublin's O2 arena and will be Billy's first ever indoor concert in the Emerald Isle. Tickets go on sale May 30. Fans are still waiting to see if...Read more
Taylor Swift's already proven that she can poke fun at herself: she told Billboard that she thought the "goat" version of her hit "I Knew You Were Trouble" was "brilliant." Now, she's giving Katy Perry props for making fun of the song as well.
Katy randomly tweeted on Wednesday, "I knew you were truffle when you walked in," and added the hashtag "#dinnertime." Taylor wasted no time in retweeting her comment, and then...Read more
Backstreet Boy Nick Carter is the latest pop star to document his personal life in a reality show. Deadline.com reports that the singer is executive-producing and starring in the series with his fiancee, Lauren Kitt.
According to Deadline, the half-hour series will "chronicle [Nick's] life as he tries to make amends with his past and prepare for his upcoming nuptials." It's currently being shopped around; Deadline reports that...Read more
Katy Perry has forked over a good amount of cash to acquire two homes.
The Huffington Post reports Katy has purchased two properties encompassing three adjoining lots and approximately four acres of land in Hollywood Hills. The total cost: 11.2 million dollars.
Katy's newly-acquired properties include two homes, one of which was previously owned by Bruce Springsteen's drummer Max Weinberg -- who was Conan O'Brien's...Read more
Carole King was honored by President Obama at the White House on Wednesday night as she was awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
Obama remarked, "For an entire decade, behind so many of the songs that touched our hearts and stirred our soul, there was Carol forever joyful and uplifting."
Several artists paid tribute to King by performing her music, including Billy Joel, James Taylor, Gloria Estefan, Trisha Yearwood, Jesse McCartney and Emeli Sande.
A few days ago, Train posted a photo on Twitter of lead singer Pat Monahan photoshopped to look like Captain Stubing from the classic '70s TV show The Love Boat. The caption was a line from that show's theme song: "Come aboard, we're expecting you." It was the band's way of teasing what they finally announced on Wednesday: their own ...Read more
When Mariah Carey released her new hit "#Beautiful," many people wondered why she included the hashtag in the song title. After all, she and duet partner Miguel don't sing "hashtag beautiful" in the song, so what purpose does it serve? Well, turns out it's standing in for a naughty word.
The explicit version of "#Beautiful" is now on iTunes, and while linking to it on Twitter, Mariah wrote, "Find out what the hashtag means :)."...Read more
American Idol loves to bring back its former contestants to perform on the show, but now, there's a possibility that the Fox show will bring back its alumni and sit them behind the judges' table.
New York magazine's Vulture column quotes people with "knowledge of the situation" as saying that serious consideration is being given to including former Idol contestants among the judges, or perhaps having an entire panel of former contestants. The sources claim...Read more
The first wave of the Teen Choice Awards nominations have been announced, with Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Phillip Phillips and Pink among this year's nominees.
Bruno is up for Choice Male Artist and Choice R&B Artist. In that first category, he's competing against Phillip Phillips, Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake and rapper Pitbull. Taylor is up for Choice Female Artist, along with Rihanna and Pink.
Each year on American Idol, at least one contestant ends up with a nickname, usually bestowed upon them by Ryan Seacrest or, occasionally, one of the judges. This year, it was runner-up Kree Harrison who hit the nickname jackpot: She'll now and forever be known as "Kreedom," thanks to judge Nicki Minaj. Kree says she doesn't mind -- and she also likes all the other variations she's heard on her unusual name this season.
"I think all of the Kree nicknames are funny," she told ABC News Radio backstage at Live with Kelly & Michael. "There's, like, 'Kree-per,'...Read more
Michael Buble's been famous for 10 years now, and you'd think that all that fame -- and fortune -- would have brought him contentment. But while he's deliriously happy now, thanks to his marriage and his baby on the way, he tells Vanity Fair that for a long time, he was extremely unhappy, mostly due to his insecurity.
"I was not a happy man for many years. Insecure. I never thought I could hold a relationship. No way," he reveals. "Because how could...Read more
Carole King will receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at the White House on Wednesday. On the eve of that event, she was celebrated at the Library of Congress with a concert featuring Colbie Caillat and other artists.
King remarked at the Tuesday night concert, “The greatest joy for me is to hear someone interpret my song.” She performed herself, too, entertaining those in attendance with “Now and Forever” and “You’ve Got a Friend."
King also acknowledged the victims of the Oklahoma tornado, saying she would...Read more
Justin Bieber's recent plea at the Billboard Music Awards for people to focus solely on his music and not the other "bull" that surrounds him evidently didn't reach the ears of Jon Bon Jovi. In a new interview, the Bon Jovi frontman warns Justin that if he doesn't do right by his fans, he runs the risk of being seen as an "a**hole."
The odds of a Shakira or Usher protégé winning The Voice are pretty slim after Tuesday night's results show.
Team Shakira’s Kris Thomas and Team Usher's Josiah Hawley were eliminated, leaving eight artists still standing in the competition. Amber Carrington of Team Adam Levine and The Swon Brothers of Team Blake Shelton were both saved in the final minutes of the results show.
Usher and Shakira's teams each have only one artist left: Michelle Chamuel and Sasha...Read more
Despite the fact that George Michael's rep said the singer only suffered "superficial cuts and bruises" in a car crash last week, he's still in the hospital, reports the BBC.
George was a passenger in a Range Rover that was involved in a car accident in the U.K. last Thursday, and he was found on the road by paramedics, the BBC says. He was then airlifted to a medical center in London.
Madonna's MDNA tour, which just won her the Top Touring Artist honor at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night, is coming to DVD in September.
That's according to the star herself, who told Billboard that despite rumors she's been working on a new album, "I just finished editing the DVD of my concert, so I haven't had any free time."
Speaking with...Read more
Since a devastating tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, on Monday, killing at least 24 people, the world has taken to Twitter to express their support, prayers for love, and to talk about how people can help. Among those reacting were many of music's top stars. Here's a roundup of some of their thoughts:
Rob Thomas: "Please send thoughts, prayers, blood and donations to Oklahoma. Truly devastating and heartbreaking."
Cher, who celebrated her birthday on Monday: "My birthday was joyous! Family came over..Oh The CAKE ! 1 thing made...Read more
Maroon 5 has rescheduled several upcoming European tour dates due to what the band describes as "unforeseen scheduling conflicts."
Adam Levine and company were supposed to visit the U.K., Scotland, Ireland, France and the Netherlands in late June and early July. Those dates have now been postponed until next January.
Robin Thicke will appear at the rescheduled shows, which you can review on Maroon5.com.