Green Day fronter Billie Joe Armstrong sat down with Rolling Stone magazine to discuss the 20th anny of the band's landmark album, Dookie. Armstrong says he had rather low expectations for the potential success of the LP: "I remember thinking: 'Let's just record this thing, and make sure we have money left over, so we can pay our rent, in case anything happens."
Paul McCartney's manager Scott Rodger has won the manager of the year award at the annual Artist and Manager Awards. The event was held on April 3 at the Troxy in London and Rodger was honored alongside a mix of the industry's other top managers. Those included Sam Evitt and Jack Street won the Breakthrough Manager Award as the manangement team behind both Disclosure and Sam Smith.
Katy Perry has confirmed that "Birthday" will be her next single. The pop queen broke the news and shared the single's cover artwork, which is a "throwback Thursday" image of her and her sister at a childhood birthday party.
Kings of Leon fans have be warned to watch for measles symptoms following an outbreak of the illness linked to the band's performance in Washington State on March 28. Health officials from the state have issued an official statement on the outbreak and are encouraging the band's fans to get tested for the illness.