Rascal Flatts have opened up about their performance at the recent ACM Awards admitting that they lip-synced to a pre recorded vocal track. The awards ceremony took place on April 6 and raised questions from some critics including USA Today's Brian Mansfield, who noted that it sounded unnatural.
On the eve of Aerosmith's upcoming tour with Slash, drummer Joey Kramer says that Axl Rose is holding Guns N' Roses fans "hostage" by taking over the band name. During a recent interview with Blog Talk Radio, he said it's unfair of the frontman to ignore the other founding members.
Christine McVie's return to Fleetwood Mac has spawned a renewed interest in the band's back catalog. According to Billboard, physical sales of the band's records have spiked 33 percent while digital sales have jumped 53 percent since word broke of her reunion with the band.
Coldplay have released the music video for "Magic," the first single from their upcoming album, Ghost Stories. The vid, directed by Jonas Akerlund, stars Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) as a magician, while Chris Martin plays her wicked husband. The video - an homage to the silent film era, begins as Martin acts as Ziyi's assistant.
Lady Gaga is looking to release the follow-up to last year's ARTPOP in the near future. Speaking with radio station American Top 40, the Mother Monster said she's already got the songs for another LP. "I wrote a lot of songs when I was creating ARTPOP. When I was done working on them I had a very specific idea of the concept for the first release of ARTPOP," she said.
Taylor Swift broke the all-time ticket sales record in China after her upcoming show in Shanghai sold out in one minute. Sales for Swift's May 14 show at Shanghai's Mercedes Benz Arena marked the fastest in the country's history. According to Country Weekly, Swift sold 18,000 tickets in 60 seconds.