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.
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.
Carrie Underwood kicked off the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards with a medley performance of hits that included "Before He Cheats," "All American Girl," "Cowboy Casanova," "Blown Away" and "Something in the Water." Underwood was nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, but lost to Miranda Lambert, who also beat out Taylor Swift and Danielle Bradbery.
Madonna has announced she will tour the globe next year in order to celebrate the 30th anniversary of her 1985 debut Virgin Tour. According to a source, Madonna is still in the very early stages on planning the concerts, which will reportedly take place after she releases her new album. "This is going to be one very special tour," the source adds.
Beyoncé celebrated the one-year anniversary of her surprise-release visual album with a short black and white video. In the twelve-minute video, entitled "Yours and Mine," the "Flawless" singer draws together previously unreleased footage from her self-titled album's videos, interspersing the clips with meditations on her inspirations, her fame and sexuality.
Carlos Santana explains why he believes music is a healing force in a new exclusive interview with Ultimate Classic Rock. He also talks about reuniting with his original band. "Music is a healing force because it reminds people on a molecular structure of your own divinity - your own luminosity," he tells Ultimate Classic Rock.