Music News and Festival Updates 13th January 2014

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Jay Z Invites Fan Hoping To Get Record Deal On Stage

Jay Z has offered a 19-year-old fan a shot at stardom following the teenager's performance at a gig in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday night...

13th January 2014 1:32

Beyonce Hosts Star-studded Bash For Mum's Birthday

Beyonce and Solange Knowles joined forces to host a star-studded party for their mum, Tina Knowles, on Saturday (11Jan14) to celebrate her 60th...

13th January 2014 1:32

Kylie Minogue Losing Sleep Over The Voice Judging Job

Kylie Minogue is suffering sleepless nights over the stress of her role as a judge on British Tv talent show The Voice.The Spinning Around hitmaker...

13th January 2014 1:32

Pharrell Williams Happy To Be Back At The Top Of The U.k. Singles Chart

Hip-hop star Pharrell Williams has beaten out Pitbull and Ke$Ha to reclaim the top spot on the U.K. singles chart with his song HaPPY.Pitbull and...

13th January 2014 1:32

Professor Green's Nightclub Searching For A New Home

The nightclub owned by British rapper Professor Green has closed its doors just five months after opening in London's Leicester Square.The rapper,...

13th January 2014 1:32

The Things They Say: 4020933

"I'm a homebody. For one month straight, I watched The Devil Wears Prada until I fell asleep every night. I enjoy doing laundry... I'm the best cook...

13th January 2014 1:32

The Things They Say: 4020934

"He was really fast - I was really impressed. He's really funny. He got everything in one or two takes. Such a pro." New Girl star Zooey Deschanel on...

13th January 2014 1:32

Dr Dre's Beats Music To Launch New Music Streaming Service This Month

The hip-hop legend and music mogul Dr Dre is currently waiting for his, and Jimmy Lovine's, Beats Electronics newest product to be released.Beats...

13th January 2014 2:00

Fergie: Make-up's My 'Passion'

Fergie admits make-up is her ''passion''.The Black Eyed Peas singer has teamed up with beauty brand Wet n Wild to come up with her own line of...

13th January 2014 3:00

U2 Hit The Stage At Sean Penn's Help Haiti Home Benefit Gala In Surprise Gig

U2 reunited for a surprise gig at Sean Penn's Help Haiti Home benefit gala on Saturday night (Jan 11th).The Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills hosted the...

13th January 2014 3:49

John Mayer Hires Lady Gaga's Ex-manager

John Mayer has hired Lady Gaga's former employee, Troy Carter, as his new manager.The Daughters hitmaker split from his manager Michael MCDonald in...

13th January 2014 8:07

U2 Win Golden Globe For Best Song

U2 took home their second Golden Globe award on Sunday (12Jan14) for their song Ordinary Love from the film Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.The Irish...

13th January 2014 8:07

Katy Perry Scores Third Million-selling Album

Pop superstar Katy Perry has scored her third million-selling album in the U.S. with her latest record, Prism.In just 11 weeks, the Roar hitmaker has...

13th January 2014 8:07

Carrie Underwood And Luke Bryan To Headline First Iheartradio Country Music Festival

Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan are set to headline the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival in Austin, Texas.The popular iHeartRadio concert has...

13th January 2014 8:07

Jb Jonathan Gill Praises Prince William For Putting Farming In The Spotlight

Jls star Jb Gill has heaped praise on Prince William for bringing focus on to the importance of the farming industry.The singer, whose band split in...

13th January 2014 8:07

The Things They Say: 4021261

"I was going to come and push you down the stairs. I was like, she'll crack up! She would really love that!" Jennifer Lawrence jokes about tripping...

13th January 2014 8:07

Fascinating Fact: 4021262

Rapper Drake was given the honour of introducing the starting line-up for his hometown basketball team the Toronto Raptors on Saturday (11Jan14). The...

13th January 2014 8:07

Sheryl Crow Cries Over Cruel Comments

Sheryl Crow has cried over cruel comments on Twitter.The nine-time Grammy award winner admits she isn't an avid user of the social networking site...

13th January 2014 8:21

Pharrell Reclaims The UK No. 1 Spot From Pitbull & Ke$ha

Pharrell is the UK's No. 1 single artist once again, as his song 'Happy' climbed to the top of the Official UK Singles Chart to reclaim the spot it...

13th January 2014 9:53

Red Hot Chili Peppers Join Bruno Mars For Super Bowl Show

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to perform with Bruno Mars during the Super Bowl Half-time Show. The 'Count on Me' hitmaker has enlisted the help...

13th January 2014 10:00

U2 Wins Golden Globe Award For Mandela Track

U2 won the award for the Best Original Song at the Golden Globes last night (12.01.14) in California.The 'Elevation' rockers were honoured with the...

13th January 2014 10:00

Oasis To Reform In 2016?

Former Oasis manager Alan McGee believes the band will reunite in 2016.The record label owner is confident the 'Wonderwall' hitmakers will reform for...

13th January 2014 10:00

Alt-j Assure Fans Of Band's Future After Guitarist Quits

The remaining members of British rock act Alt-J have promised fans they will continue performing together after bassist Gwil Sainsbury quit the...

13th January 2014 12:04

Melanie Chisholm Turns 40 With Star-studded Gig

Former Spice Girls star Melanie Chisholm celebrated turning 40 with a special concert in London on Saturday night (11Jan14).The singer, who hit the...

13th January 2014 12:04

Justin Bieber Linked To Blockbuster Movie Role

Pop sensation Justin Bieber is lined up as the next new member of The Expendables, according to action man Terry Crews.Former football star Crews,...

13th January 2014 12:04

Kiss Walk The Runway At Milan Fashion Week

Veteran rockers Kiss donned their iconic band make-up and sharp suits to walk the runway for designer John Varvatos at a fashion show in Italy.The...

13th January 2014 12:04

Pixie Lott Celebrates Birthday With Strip Club Trip

British pop star Pixie Lott showed off her naughty side by visiting a strip club on her 23rd birthday.The Boys and Girls hitmaker headed out in...

13th January 2014 12:04

Embrace Return After Seven Years

British rockers Embrace are to make a return to the charts seven years after the release of their last album.The band has remained largely out of the...

13th January 2014 12:04

Paris Hilton Signs Dj Residency Deal - Report

Socialite Paris Hilton is stepping up her music career by reportedly signing a deal for a Dj residency at a casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.The...

13th January 2014 12:04

Halt-j? No Way - Mercury Winners Alt-j Will Continue Despite Gwil Sainsbury Exit

In an unexpected shakeup of one of 2013’s most talked-about bands, Gwil Sainsbury left Alt-J following their Mercury win; but that doesn’t mean...

13th January 2014 12:17

Introducing: Norwegian Nuances From Making Marks

Making Marks is set to bring a lot of new surprises beginning with debut album 'A Thousand Half-Truths'.Having met in 2007, keyboardist/vocalist Nina...

13th January 2014 13:11

Lily Allen Sends Us Daydreaming With Her Infectious New Single 'Air Balloon' [Video]

Lily Allen will unveil a brand new single entitled 'Air Balloon' as she gears up for what looks to be a very busy year for the star.Lily unveils 'Air...

13th January 2014 14:10

Lily Allen Tests Songs On Kids

Lily Allen tests out her new songs on her children. The 'Hard Out Here' singer hasn't sample her kid's voices on her new tracks like Beyoncé and Jay...

13th January 2014 16:06

Brian May Has Good News On Cancer Tests

Brian May has had ''good reports'' back after undergoing several tests for cancer over the festive period. The 66-year-old guitarist - who had a knee...

13th January 2014 16:06

Christine Mcvie To Rejoin Fleetwood Mac - Report

Christine Mcvie has fulfilled her dream of winning back her place in Fleetwood Mac after a 16-year absence, according to a new report.The singer quit...

13th January 2014 16:07

Lady Gaga Blasts Artpop Critics

Pop superstar Lady Gaga has accused music critics of slating her album Artpop because they failed to understand its concept.The Poker Face singer...

13th January 2014 16:07

Sheryl Crow Wept Over Callous Rape Remark

Rocker Sheryl Crow broke down in tears after a blogger likened her singing to a rape attack.The All I Wanna Do hitmaker rarely reads online comments...

13th January 2014 16:07

Beyonce Writes Essay On Gender Equality

Pop superstar Beyonce has written an essay on gender equality as part of an initiative by Maria Shriver.The singer has given her opinion on issues...

13th January 2014 16:07

Paul Weller To Play Forest Gigs

British rock veteran Paul Weller has signed up to play a run of gigs in forests across England over the summer (14).The former The Jam star has...

13th January 2014 16:07

Brian May Shares 'Mainly' Good Health News With Fans

Queen rocker Brian May is keeping his fingers crossed after initial health tests to rule out a cancer scare came back negative.The veteran guitarist...

13th January 2014 18:59

Outkast To Celebrate 20th Anniversary With 40-Date Festival Tour

Hip-hop duo Outkast's comeback is complete - Andre 3000 and Big Boi will perform at over 40 festivals around the world in 2014.Last week...

13th January 2014 18:59

Teen Arrested For Shooting Death Of Wiz Khalifa's Uncle

A Pennsylvania teenager has been arrested and charged over the shooting death of rapper Wiz Khalifa's uncle last week (ends10Jan14).The Black and...

13th January 2014 18:59

Art Garfunkel Kicking Off Tour Following Vocal Issues

Art Garfunkel is set to embark on a tour of American theatres after a four-year hiatus, prompted by his vocal issues.The singer has cancelled several...

13th January 2014 18:59

Beastie Boys New Street Corner Honour To Go Before Officials On Tuesday

Officials in Manhattan, New York are to vote on whether to approve proposals for a Beastie Boys honour on Tuesday night (14Jan14).Fans of the rap...

13th January 2014 18:59

The Things They Tweet: 4022923

"happy birthday to one of my favorite artists off alllllll time @waynecoyne." Miley Cyrus remembers the Flaming Lips frontman as he turns 53 on...

13th January 2014 18:59

Fascinating Fact: 4022924

A one-off Ferrari sports car once driven by Michael Jackson is set to go under the hammer in Scottsdale, Arizona. The black convertible Testarossa...

13th January 2014 18:59

The Things They Say: 4022925

"It's actually good because my mother is funny, she's cool. She gets it, so she gives me my space when I need it. She's doing really good, by the...

13th January 2014 18:59

Justin Bieber To Face Deposition Questioning Over Multiple Paparazzi Run-ins

A paparazzo who is suing Justin Bieber over an alleged bust-up in Miami, Florida last year (13) has been granted permission to have the superstar...

13th January 2014 22:00

Reo Speedwagon And Chicago To Tour Together

Classic rock bands Reo Speedwagon and Chicago are set to embark on a co-headlining North American tour this summer (14).The groups will play 15 dates...

13th January 2014 22:00

Blur's Alex James Returning To Britpop Name For Beverage Line

Blur bassist Alex James is hoping to expand his foray into the food and beverage industry with the release of his own line of drinks.The guitarist...

13th January 2014 22:00

Victims In Doe B Bar Shooting Sue Over Injuries

Three victims caught up in an Alabama bar shooting which resulted in the death of rapper Doe B have filed suit against the venue's owners.T.I.'s...

13th January 2014 22:00

Singer Juan Francisco Santana Dies

Dominican singer Juan Francisco Santana has died at the age of 84.The musician passed away on Saturday (11Jan14) after slipping into a diabetic coma,...

13th January 2014 22:00

The Things They Tweet: 4023148

"I get called an ugly lesbian a lot more than one would think. Or maybe not. Can u at least call me an interesting lesbian. I hate the U word." Miley...

13th January 2014 22:00

The Things They Say: 4023149

"I find it grating to lump everyone into a really awkward, pun-centric name. People joke about it on Twitter, 'You should call us The Disciples....

13th January 2014 22:00

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