Mumford & Sons star Ted Dwane is at home recovering after having brain surgery.
The 28-year-old bassist had emergency surgery last week after a scan revealed a blood clot on the surface of his brain, but he is now convalescing and has thanked fans for their messages of support. In a posting on the band's website - accompanied by a picture of him sporting a shaved head - he revealed, "Bear with a sore head! Thanks so much for all the well wishing, it seems to be working! I'm home."
Avril Lavigne didn't want to sound like "everybody else" on her new album.
The "Sk8er Boi" rock chick feels the music industry has changed since she first broke out in 2002 and she was determined not to fall into the same trends as other artists on her upcoming fifth studio album. "The state of music now is very track-oriented -- modern dance. Sometimes with that type of music you have to be quite careful because it doesn't last long and I always try to have my songs mean something. You have to be careful with changing too much because people fall in love with you and they want you to stay that way. If you do exactly what the sound was at the time, then you sound like everybody else. People who follow the trend and rip all of the other sounds off, they start sounding the same," she explained.
However, fans shouldn't expect the angst-filled lyrics Avril, 28, was once known for on the new record. The "Girlfriend" singer says she is in a different place in her life since becoming engaged to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, and her love life has informed the lyrical content of the untitled album. "Lyrically, I talk more about other stuff these days instead of boy-bashing and break-up songs. Typically, in the past, my natural go-to in songs was boys and love," she added.
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Scott Disick gives a disturbing debut acting performance in Kanye West's album promo.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star - who dates Kanye's girlfriend Kim's older sister Kourtney Kardashian - channels Christian Bale's American Psycho role as Patrick Bateman in the short video teaser for the rapper's new record Yeezus. He appears alongside Kim's best friend Jonathan Cheban, who takes on Jared Leto's character Paul Allen in Kanye's spoof video.
Britney Spears is to release her new album this year. The "Gimme More" hitmaker says her eighth studio album will debut before the end of 2013 and has revealed she's taken a leap in a different direction with her sound and believes her fans will be "surprised" by the new material.
"It's definitely in the beginning stations right now. I want to take this album and have a new approach with it, make it different from anything I've ever done," she told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show. When asked if fans can expect new music in 2013, she replied, "By the end of the year, yeah."
The 31-year-old singer has confirmed will.i.am will be featuring on her upcoming record and has teased that British producer William Orbit will be working with her next week to produce some songs: "will has some really interesting tracks. There's a lot of guitar. I think people will be surprised. I think William Orbit is coming into town for me to work with next week. I've never worked with him before so I'm so excited."
Britney premiered her new single "Ooh La La" today, which she has recorded for upcoming animated movie The Smurfs 2.
Jay-Z has announced his new album Magna Carta Holy Grail. The "Run This Town" rapper will release his twelfth studio album worldwide on July 4 in a unique new deal with mobile phone company Samsung.
Jay announced the new record in a three-minute commercial for Samsung, which aired on TV last night during the NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs. In the clip, the rapper is seen recording new music in the studio with a slew of top collaborators including Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Swizz Beats and Rick Rubin. "The idea is to really finish the album and drop it. Giving it to the world at one time and letting them share it, and it goes out," he said.
The album will first be made available for free to one million lucky fans who own the Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S 4 or Galaxy Note II. The phone users will be able to download the record at 12.01am on July 4 through a special app on their mobile phones, while the album's general release will follow 72 hours later.
"A lot of people wanted to try to make me the white Nicki Minaj. That's not what I'm trying to do. I love 'hood' music, but my talent is as a singer."
- Newly-single Miley Cyrus addresses the comparisons to American Idol judge Nicki Minaj.
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Demi Lovato's new album helped get rid of her demons.
The "Heart Attack" singer found writing her fourth record, Warrior, very "therapeutic" and healing after spending time in rehab for an eating disorder and self-harm issues in 2010.
"My life has changed so much. I am vulnerable and honest in this record, the way I've always wanted to be. I was ready to come out of the darkness. Writing this album was therapeutic, it helped me get rid of my demons. I am a warrior now - I've been through so much in the past years, it was hard to find the courage to get out of it and write about it, I was afraid no one would understand my message."
The 20-year-old star admits being catapulted to fame on the Disney channel in her teens left her confused as to which direction to go in, and she fell prey to "temptations." Demi said, "I spent so much time trying to figure out what the right thing to do was, that I got distracted along the way by fun and temptations and that's why I ended up in rehab at 18."
Robert Pattinson is writing songs to help get over his split from Kristen Stewart.
The 27-year-old actor is not planning on landing a record deal but is penning tracks in a bid to take his mind off his Twilight co-star, after they split for a second time last month. "Rob's always had half a mind on his music, but when his film career and relationship with Kristen both took off at the same time, something else had to give. He's really enjoyed picking up his guitar again properly and it has given him something to focus on during the break-up. Everyone's saying that he's really talented, but he's adamant we'll only be seeing him in films for the time being," a source close to the actor said.
The pair split for a second time after Kristen got back in touch with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, who she confessed to having an affair with last year behind Robert's back.
Matthew Morrison wants a musical collaboration with Adam Levine.
The Glee singer-and-actor was snapped up by the Maroon 5 frontman for his new record label and the pair have discussed joining forces on a song, despite having different musical styles.
While Matthew's new album, Where It All Began, is more jazz and blues inspired, Adam is best known for making thumping pop-rock songs with his band. "We've certainly talked about [a collaboration]. Our styles and sounds are quite different but he loves my album so much and he's a big fan of that type of music. But you wouldn't think it because he's such a rock star," Matthew said.
Although he's used to being in front of the camera after playing glee club teacher Mr. Schuester for four years, Matthew insists filming his first music video was completely "different" to his usual work: "They are so different but I love both. With Glee, you learn lines, you show up and you're good to go. But with a music video, you get involved with everything and it's a lot more personal."
Kanye West has cast Scott Disick as the lead in his latest music video.
The rapper is keeping business in the family by asking Scott, who is in a relationship with Kourtney Kardashian, the sister of Kanye's pregnant girlfriend Kim Kardashian, to be in the promo. The promotional video will be inspired by the film American Psycho - about Manhattan businessman Patrick Bateman, played by Christian Bale, who is also a delusional serial killer. According to the New York Post newspaper, the video will be shot in Brooklyn and will re-create Bale's lines about Huey Lewis and the News - which he utters to Jared Leto's character Paul Allen - but with references to Kanye and his forthcoming album Yeezus substituted for "The Power of Love" hitmakers. Leto's part in the video is going to be recreated by Kim's close friend Jonathan Cheban.
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