Taylor Swift pulled off a one-of-a-kind birthday surprise for her best friend Abigail Anderson's 25th birthday. Anderson, who is famously mentioned in Taylor's song "Fifteen," is a huge Dashboard Confessional fan and Taylor enlisted none other than the group's frontman Chris Carrabba to sing at Abigail's birthday party.
A new book about Beyoncé has been issued a release date. The book, Becoming Beyonce: The Untold Story, will be released on October 27 and tells the story of Beyoncé's rise, chronicling the superstar's early days in pageants and talent contests through her years with Destiny's Child and into her solo career.
Steven Tyler has confirmed a deal with Big Machine Label Group, which label's roster also includes Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Florida Georgia Line. Tyler recently confirmed rumors that he'd be releasing a country solo album. "My earliest influences put me somewhere between the Everly Brothers and the Carter Family . . ."
Earlier this week, Miley Cyrus tweeted the phone number of Arkansas Senator Tom Curry to raise awareness for his comments regarding Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Speaking on CNN, Curry said, "I think it's important we have a sense of perspective about our priorities. In Iran, they hang you for the crime of being gay."
Styx have announced a massive vinyl box set titled Styx: The A&M Albums 1975-1984. The collection, which recasts their A&M Records releases, contains eight discs on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. Some of the albums included in the box set are 1975's Equinox, 1976's Crystal Ball, 1977's The Grand Illusion, 1978's Pieces Of Eight and more.
Fox commentator Chris Wallace has issued an apology to Kelly Clarkson following statements about the singer's weight. The comments came during an interview with a radio host after their conversation turned to pizza. When Clarkson's name popped up Wallace was quick to take a shot at Clarkson, saying, "Holy cow, did she blow up!"