Sam Smith will undergo vocal cord surgery following a recent hemorrhage on tour in Australia last month. “I am very upset to announce I have been battling to get my vocal cords better the last 10 days,” the singer wrote in a Facebook post . “But unfortunately they haven’t recovered and I am going to need surgery.
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Look at what the Nashville cat dragged in. 50 Rock Albums Every Country Fan Should Own Nearly 30 years after writing “Every Rose Has its Thorn” in a Dallas laundromat, Poison frontman Bret Michaels has released True Grit , a full-fledged country album featuring new songs, stripped-down Poison hits and rootsy recordings from his previous solo records. Included in the mix is the album’s bro-approved single, “Girls on Bars,” which Michaels wrote with Luke Laird, and a revamped version of “Every Rose Has its Thorn,” recorded at Loretta Lynn’s Tennessee ranch and featuring guest vocals from the country icon herself. (Hear the latter tune below.) Michaels first strummed his way through “Every Rose Has its Thorn” in 1987, during a cross-country tour in support of Poison’s debut album. The band had just played the Ritz, an old movie theater located off Northwest Highway in Dallas, and Michaels needed to wash his stage clothes. Before heading to the laundromat, he picked up the hotel phone and called his girlfriend back in Hollywood, hoping to catch her before she went to bed
The Who have been confirmed as headliners for this summer’s Glastonbury festival.
Foo Fighters will return to Austin’s Zilker Park to headline this year’s Austin City Limits festival alongside the Strokes, Florence + the Machine, Drake, the Weeknd, Disclosure and Deadmau5. The festival will feature more than 140 acts and will take place over two weekends: October 2nd – 4th and 9th – 11th. Watch Foo Fighters’ Explosive ‘Austin City Limits’ Set The lineup, as always, will feature an eclectic roster spanning a wide array of genres, including Bassnectar, Alt-J, Hozier, Alabama Shakes, Of Monsters and Men and Modest Mouse, Tame Impala, Sturgill Simpson, The Decemberists, Ben Howard, Gary Clark Jr., Chance the Rapper, Brand New, TV on the Radio, Walk the Moon, A$AP Rocky, Billy Idol, Twenty One Pilots, Nero and Dwight Yoakam. Like Coachella, nearly every act will play both weekends, with the exception of the Strokes and Alabama Shakes, who will only play the first weekend, and Florence + the Machine and Modest Mouse, who will appear the following week. Three-day passes for the festival go on-sale at 11 a.m.
Paul McCartney has added a few North American performances to his “Out There” international summer schedule, including a few headlining shows and a couple festival appearances. More news: Paul McCartney , Lollapalooza
A lawyer representing Joni Mitchell ‘s longtime friend in her efforts to gain temporary conservatorship over the singer told a Los Angeles judge that Mitchell could be leaving the hospital soon. Following the brief hearing, Superior Court Judge David S. Cunningham III appointed Leslie Morris, Mitchell’s friend for over 40 years, as the singer’s conservator, putting her in charge of Mitchell’s post-hospital medical decisions, The Associated Press reports . Morris’ attorney Alan Watenmaker cited Mitchell’s impending release as one of the reasons why Morris should receive emergency conservator powers.
The crowd at this weekend’s second annual iHeart Radio Country Festival in Austin brought plenty of noise, but it was the Band Perry who brought the funk, thanks to a sizzling, well-choreographed version of the ubiquitous Bruno Mars-Mark Ronson jam, “Uptown Funk.” (Don’t believe us? Just watch a teaser of the performance above.) iHeart Radio Country Festival 2015’s Best Live Photos The Tennessee-born siblings — Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry — adopted their best funkified Minneapolis swagger to deliver the tune, whose original version has dominated the pop charts and inspired countless parody videos on YouTube, including one in which President Barack Obama “recites” the lyrics . Influenced heavily by (or, some would say, borrowing liberally from) such post-disco acts as the Time and the Gap Band, the wildly catchy song has already received country makeovers from Dot Records newcomer Drake White and Arista label newbie Cam. The Band Perry’s own version of “Uptown Funk” isn’t the first time Ronson and the three Perry sibs have worked together, either.
Organisers of the TeamRock-sponsored Ramblin’ Man Fair, which takes place in Kent in July, have announced that Randy Bachman will no longer be appearing at the festival. No reason has yet been given for the cancellation. UK blues guitarist Danny Bryant has been added to the bill.
Tiësto will search for the next wave of great DJs with a new reality competition called Your Shot . In the 10-part Vevo web series, 30 aspiring DJs will undergo extensive training and face off in various competitions before one DJ is ultimately crowned champ. The winner will perform alongside Tiësto at a Las Vegas gig as well as earn a slot at the 2016 Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Registration for Your Shot is open now at the competition’s official site . Inside Tiësto’s Star-Studded Album Release Show Tiësto, voted Number One on Rolling Stone ‘s list of 25 DJs That Rule the Earth , will be among the judges on the six-week-long competition