Prince once singled out Foo Fighters fronter Dave Grohl for a private jam. Grohl tells Rolling Stone that in 2011 the opportunity came while the Purple One was playing a 21-date run at L.A.'s Forum. I walk into the Forum Club and bump into somebody from a road crew I'd work with before. He says, 'Prince knows you're here and he wants to jam," Grohl said.
Mariah Carey skipped a scheduled taped TV performance for the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas event on NBC. According to FOX, she was a no-show for the 7 PM start time, showing up 3 and a half hours later. By then, NBC had dismissed the crowd, and told Mimi to go home as well. "Last night's situation was beyond my control. I apologize to all that showed up," she said.
Paul McCartney has announced the impending release of "Hope for the Future," a single from the video game soundtrack for Destiny. The cut, due December 8, comes in several different mixes, including a so-called "thrash" mix. "I was intrigued by the intricacy of the music because in a game if you go one route a certain piece of the music plays," Macca told NME.
Whitney, a new biopic about the life of Whitney Houston is set to air on January 17, 2015 on the Lifetime network. Directed by Angela Bassett, Whitney stars Yaya DaCosta and will follow the life of Houston and husband Bobby Brown, while also depicting the late singer's musical career. Lifetime has hired Deborah Cox to handle the vocal work.
Madonna is in the number one spot on Wealth-X's list of the richest recording artists, with an estimated net worth of $800 million. The "Material Girl" beat out Paul McCartney ($660 million), Dr. Dre ($650 million) and Sean "Diddy" Combs ($640 million) for the top spot. According to Wealth-X, Madge's wealth comes in part from her $120 million Live Nation contract.
Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift had a pajama party ahead of the Victoria Secret fashion show in central London on Tuesday, December 2. Grande spoke with press beforehand, saying that the two were planning on a "girl's night." "I want to hang out with the girls before the show. She's doing something incredibly special for pop and I love pop. Her album is actually selling."