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Janelle Monae Launching Free Tour

The Tightrope hitmaker has joined forces with automobile brand Toyota for The EEPHUS Tour, an invite-only, seven-city trek fans can attend for free. Joining Monae on the tour will be her entire...

Simon Le Bon Thinks One Direction Are 'Cash Cows'

Simon Le Bon has ''great sympathy'' for One Direction.The Duran Duran star says the British boy band, which features members Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne, must be under ''huge pressure'' to...

Duran Duran Confirm All-stars For New Album

The new album, scheduled for release in September (15) will feature Monae and Rodgers on the first single, Pressure Off, and actress Lohan, who provides a spoken-word vocal on Danceophobia. Other special...

Lindsay Lohan Confirmed For Duran Duran Lp

Lindsay Lohan will feature on Duran Duran's new album.The 'Mean Girls' actress, who released her debut record 'Speak' in 2004, has recorded with the band for their 14th LP, 'Paper Gods', alongside other artists including...

Stars React To Cop Shooting Footage

Police officer Michael T. Slager was charged with murder on Tuesday (07Apr15) following the publication of a clip which purportedly shows him opening fire on 50-year-old Walter L. Scott as he fled a...

Duran Duran Sign Record Deal

Duran Duran have signed an album deal with Warner Bros. Records.The world-renowned band - featuring Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor - have announced their 14th album is scheduled to be...

Stars Line Up For Duran Duran's New Warner Bros. Album

The band has signed a new deal with Warner Bros. and their first album with the label - the group's 14th - will be a star-studded affair. The follow-up to 2010's All...

Miley Cyrus, Elton John For Chic Lp

Miley Cyrus and Elton John are set to feature on the new Chic album.Founding member of the group, Nile Rodgers, is currently completing work on their upcoming ninth studio album 'It's About Time', and has...

Jamie Foxx And Janelle Monae Honoured At Trumpet Awards

Actor/singer Jamie Foxx, Janelle Monae and R&B icons The Isley Brothers were among the honourees at the 23rd annual Trumpet Awards on Saturday night (24Jan15).Designer Tommy Hilfiger was also feted at the Atlanta, Georgia ceremony,...

Chris Martin, Ed Sheeran In Stevie Wonder Tribute Show

Chris Martin, Ed Sheeran and Usher are among the performers at a Stevie Wonder tribute concert next month.The trio will join the likes of Willie Nelson and Janelle Monae in taking part in 'Stevie Wonder:...

Janelle Monae Brought To Tears By Young Fan

R&B star Janelle Monae broke down in tears on Queen Latifah's daytime U.S. talk show on Tuesday (02Dec14) after meeting a fan inspired to look and sound just like her.The well-dressed Tightrope singer surprised 10-year-old...

Beyoncé And Jay Z 'Newlyweds' At Solange's Wedding

Beyoncé Knowles and Jay Z acted like ''newlyweds'' at her sister's wedding.The couple, whose marriage was rumoured be on the rocks earlier this year, reportedly looked more in love than ever as they partied at...

Solange Knowles Marries

Solange Knowles has married Alan Ferguson.The couple tied the knot at the Holy Trinity Church in New Orleans yesterday (16.11.14) afternoon in front of 100 friends and family, including the 28-year-old DJ's famous sister Beyonce...

Nile Rodgers Working With Kanye West

Nile Rodgers has been working on new music with Kanye West.The 'Le Freak' hitmaker revealed that the controversial 37-year-old rapper recently sent him a track to work on, although it is not known whether the...

Janelle Monae Performs For The President At Political Fundraiser

Singer Janelle Monae performed for U.S. President Barack Obama at a star-studded political fundraiser in Los Angeles on Wednesday (23Jul14).The event took place at the home of Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes, and was co-hosted by...

Janelle Monae Celebrated By Grammy Boss And U.s. First Lady

Soul star Janelle Monae was the toast of the Grammy organisation on Wednesday (16Jul14) when she was presented with a top prize for her arts education support.U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama introduced the eclectic singer...

Prince Performs With Nile Rodgers

Prince and Nile Rodgers teamed up to pay tribute to David Bowie at the Essence Music Festival.The 'Purple Rain' hitmaker joined the disco legend on state in New Orleans ahead of his own headline set...

Sam Smith, Janelle Monae - The Unexpected Gems Of Bonnaroo Day 1

Happy Bonnaroo weekend! The Tennessee-based arts and music festival effectively kicked off the season on Friday. Per USA Today’s recap, he weather was appropriately mild and the rain that threatened for the entire day never...

Cutest Pregnancy Announcement Ever? Kelly Rowland's New Pair Of Baby Air Jordans

Kelly Rowland is pregnant! Unlike other celebrity pregnancies, the news came straight from the source this time, with the singer posting a photo on her Instagram of a baby-sized pair of Air Jordans. Aw, isn’t...

Janelle MonáE Scraps Australian Tour Due To Illness

Janelle Monáe is ''devastated'' she has had to cancel her Australian tour due to illness. The 'Electric Lady' singer, who was set to perform a number of dates on her Australian and New Zealand leg...

Janelle Monae Scraps Australasian Tour Due To Illness

Singer Janelle Monae has axed her entire Australasian tour after falling ill.The R&B sensation had teamed up with singer Kimbra for the Golden Electric Tour, which kicked off Down Under earlier this month (May14)....

Janelle Monae's Australian Dates Axed Over Illness

R&B star Janelle Monae was a no-show at a gig in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday night (17May14) after suddenly falling ill.The Tightrope hitmaker headed Down Under earlier this month (May14) for her Golden Electric Tour...

Kelly Rowland And Stars Feature On New Pepsi Album

Kelly Rowland, Janelle Monáe and Rita Ora feature on a new soundtrack for Pepsi to celebrate the World Cup. The stars appear on a visual album 'Pepsi MAX Beats of the Beautiful Game', a collection...

Janelle Monae & Skrillex Set For Most Eclectic Bonnaroo Festival Superjam

Janelle Monae, The Doors' Robby Krieger and Skrillex will join Grateful Dead star Mickey Hart for the annual Superjam at this summer's (14) Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee.Warpaint, Chance the Rapper, Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley...

Outkast Were Back In Georgia For Counterpoint Festival 2014, With A Few Special Guests

Outkast returned home to Georgia for their stint at CounterPoint Festival 2014 - and fans were a lot more pleased this time round than they were at their comeback gig at Coachella.Nothing was going to...

Moogfest 2014 Gets To The Heart Of Electronic Music With Shows From Kraftwerk And Pet Shop Boys

Named after America's main pioneer in the world of electronic music, Robert Moog, Moogfest is finally back after a brief sabbatical which saw them miss 2013 - to much disappointment from electronic lovers everywhere.The much-adored...

Paolo Nutini's New Album Finds 'Caustic Love' At Hands Of Critics

Paolo Nutini's new album has been out for nearly a week giving music critics chance to chew over the Scottish singer-songwriter's third studio effort, Caustic Love. Released five years after 2009's five times platinum-selling Sunny...

Counterpoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return Of Outkast

Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring campgrounds, a food court, bars (including a draught house), carnival rides, free water stations and its very own arts...

Janelle Monae: I Felt Connected To Lauryn Hill

Janelle Monae felt ''connected'' to Lauryn Hill. The R&B and soul singer was inspired by The Fugees hitmaker because her values were ''so different'' to a lot of other artists who were starting out in...

Glastonbury Line-up Confirmed: Elbow, Kasabian, Arcade Fire, Jack White...And Who Else?

After months of speculation, the official line-up has been confirmed for the 2014 Glastonbury Festival, which will be held from the 27th to the 29th June this year. The festival tweeted this year's snazzy line-up...

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