Belgium's Stromae brought in a fellow superstar from across the Atlantic, Kanye West, in a surprise Sunday on the final day of the Coachella festival. Stromae was performing his dance-and-song show at the festival in the southern California desert when West suddenly appeared -- to applause -- to join "Alors On Danse," a major hit in the French-speaking world in 2009 and 2010, according to numerous social media posts. While unannounced, the appearance had history to it as West previously recorded a hip-hop remix of "Alors On Danse" aimed at the North American market. Coachella, one of the most influential global music festivals, is well-known for its surprise appearances, although they have generally been more common in the first of the two weekends.
By Lisa Maria Garza ARLINGTON, Texas (Reuters) - Luke Bryan won the fan-voted top prize of entertainer of the year at the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, which drew more than 70,000 fans to the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The home of the Dallas Cowboys was at near-capacity and broke the Guinness Book of World Records for most attendance at a live awards show - logging 70,252 guests. Bryan and fellow country music star Blake Shelton hosted the awards, broadcast on CBS, for the third year running. "They say everything is bigger in Texas," Bryan told the crowd.
Unveiled earlier this week, Guitar Hero Live is an overhaul of Activision's classic plastic-guitar rhythm game. Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg took to the stage in New York City earlier this week to explain. Guitar Hero's Facebook page has 10 million active users. "Guitar Hero has five times that and we haven't had a game in five years," he said.
It's become fashionable for a handful of musicians and singers to bemoan how services like Spotify, Pandora and others are "killing music." Pop superstar Taylor Swift went so far as to pull her music from streaming services, complaining that artists need to be paid.Well, music industry veteran Miles Doughty, of the popular band Slightly...
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Tina Turner has gone from private dancer to public bus driver while a purple-jacketed Prince is driving something larger than a little red Corvette. The city of Cleveland has kindly asked its downtown trolley-bus drivers to get in the spirit of this week's 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dress up like a rock star, or simply a music great. The 7,000 riders who travel daily on the free downtown line could find Ray Charles, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan or Lionel Richie behind the wheel.