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Nicki Minaj Collaborated with Drake for New Album

Nicki Minaj has collaborated with Drake for her new album The Pink Print. The "Pills N Potions" hitmaker has confirmed there will "definitely" be a track with Drake on the upcoming record because she loves his music: "I'm a massive fan of [Drake], that's my baby. And I hope and pray we'll have [a collaboration] on there. I think that we'll definitely have one on there. We're supposed to meet up this week to get …

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Morrissey Pulls Out of Second Gig Due to Illness

Morrissey has had to pull out of a second gig due to illness. The former Smiths star, who is midway through his US tour, canceled a date earlier this week and had been forced to postpone another gig at Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel last nigt. The legendary singer, who will release his new album World Peace Is None Of Your Business this month, is adamant he will be back on stage tonight. "The tour …

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Beastie Boys Awarded $1.7 Million

Beastie Boys have been awarded $1.7 million in a copyright lawsuit. The surviving members of the hip-hop group - Michael "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz - have been handed the payout after winning their legal case against Monster Beverage Corporation, which they sued for the unauthorized use of their music in a video advert. The commercial featured five of the "Fight For Your Right" hitmakers' songs in a "Beastie Boys Megamix" and a …

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Lorde: My New Material Is Totally Different

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Artist News, Upcoming Releases, Pop,

Lorde claims she's working on a new album which is "totally different" than her debut record. The 17-year-old singer, who achieved global success with her album Pure Heroine, feels she has grown as an artist and writer in the past year and thinks her new material is more mature. "I think I've learned so much as a songwriter, there's going to be so much of an improvement because of that. I'm working on stuff quite …

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Iggy Azalea Blasts Her Critics and Fans

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Artist News, Gossip, Hip-Hop & Rap,

Iggy Azalea has blasted her critics for doing nothing with their lives. The "Fancy" hitmaker, who was bombarded with a stream of negative comments from Nicki Minaj's fans, slammed her haters in a series of angry posts on Twitter yesterday, and also hit back at her own supporters for participating in "disgusting fan wars." "Just remember while your all at home online cracking jokes about artists etc that Most of you have done NOTHING. NOTHING! …

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Dr. Dre Sells Beats for $3 Billion

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Artist News, Industry News,

Dr. Dre has secured a deal to sell his Beats Music business to Apple for $3 billion, making him the richest artist in hip-hop. The co-founder, who launched the headphones and streaming service with friend Jimmy Lovine, will leave Interscope, which he founded, to work with Apple alongside his business partner. "I've always known in my heart that Beats belonged with Apple. The idea when we started the company was inspired by Apple's unmatched ability …

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Chris Martin: I Don’t Care That Coldplay Isn’t Cool

Chris Martin doesn't care that people think Coldplay isn't "cool." The "Magic" singer admits the group - also made up of Johnny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion - have never been seen as fashionable but after scoring the fastest-selling album of 2014 with Ghost Stories, they have proved they have longevity. "We have never been the coolest thing or the most fashionable thing. Well, maybe for a period. It just feels like we're able …

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Christopher Lee Releases Metal Abum to Celebrate 92nd Birthday

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Artist News, Rock, New Releases,

Christopher Lee has released a heavy metal album to celebrate his 92nd birthday. The legendary actor reached the enviable age yesterday, and to mark the special occasion has brought out Metal Knight, a seven track collection which features two covers from the Man Of La Mancha musical which is based on the fictional character Don Quixote. Speaking about the inspiration for the LP, Lee revealed, "As far as I am concerned, Don Quixote is the …

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Kings of Leon Are Closer after Their Meltdown

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Artist News, Gossip, Rock,

Kings of Leon are closer after hitting rock bottom in 2011. The "Sex on Fire" hitmakers were forced to take a year long break due to exhaustion, coupled with rumors frontman Caleb Followill was drinking too much, and the family band believe their time out of the limelight has made them stronger. During an interview with Fearne Cotton on UK station BBC Radio 1, Caleb said, "We're brothers and that's never going to change. We'll …

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Queen Releasing New Songs with Freddie Mercury

Queen will release new tracks featuring Freddie Mercury singing later this year. The legendary "We Will Rock You" band's frontman died in 1991, but drummer Roger Taylor and guitarist Brian May have since carried on with the group and are currently putting together a new album including recordings made with Freddie before he passed away. "We found a few more tracks with Freddie singing and all of us playing and they are quite beautiful. It …

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