Former R.E.M. front man Michael Stipe says he is sure to return to singing at some point in the future. The confession came during a recent interview with CBS This Morning: Saturday's Anthony Mason and Stipe says that he's not exactly sure when it will happen again.
Beyoncé, Jay Z and Timbaland have been sued by a Hungarian singer called Mitsou for allegedly illegally sampling her voice for the song "Drunk in Love." "Mitsou's incredible voice is widely considered unique and ethereal, and since the 1990s, she has been in high demand for countless international collaborations as a featured guest singer," reads a document.
Shania Twain is featured in a new public service announcement intended to raise awareness for domestic violence. The country star speaks out against all forms of interpersonal abuse in the spot. "Sometimes home is where the hurt is," the singer says, adding, "It's really confusing to be hurt by someone you love. Whether it's physical, sexual or emotional, abuse is abuse."
Keith Urban is in the midst of promotions for the upcoming 14th season of American Idol, and says that this year he's looking to find a star. "First of all, I never think of it in terms of finding the next anybody," he began. "We want to find the first of anyone, and that sort of individualism and uniqueness is what I'm always waiting for with Idol . . ."
Alicia Keys has released "Somewhere in the City," an outtake from her 2012 album Girl on Fire. The piano ballad dropped via Keys website in conjunction with her 12 Days of Christmas giveaways. "Somewhere on an island like mines, the world is shaking / Somewhere on an island like mines hearts are breaking / Seas are rising, birds are diving, dreams may wash away . . ." she sings.
Green Day are among the artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when the institution welcomes the 2015 class on April 18. Green Day will be joined at the ceremony by fellow inductees Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Bill Withers, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Lou Reed.