Katy Perry, Paul McCartney in News Notes

Katy Perry announced Monday (July 27) that her fifth album, Smile, will be delayed until August 28 due to production delays. The album was expected to be released August 14… 

Paul McCartneyOutkastArcade Fire, and Chance The Rapper are among the artists whose past Lollapalooza headlining sets will be streamed from July 30 to August 2. Also streamed will be sets from LCD SoundsystemMetallicaJane’s AddictionRun the JewelsYeah Yeah Yeahs, LordeHindsTyler the CreatorAlabama ShakesEllie GouldingTove Lo, H.E.R.Kali UchisTank and the BangasKaskade, Pink Swet$, YungbludAlison Wonderland, and others… 

Ringo Starr announces 80th birthday charity show

Ringo Starr has announced an 80th birthday show, July 7, the night of Starr’s birthday, a virtual charity concert to hit YouTube at 8 p.m. EST that evening that will feature performances and unearthed concert footage from Paul McCartneySheryl CrowGary Clark, Jr.,Sheila EBen Harper, and others. The show will also include the debut of a guest-laden version of Starr’s 2017 “Give More Love,” which will include Jackson Browne, Jeff Bridges, Elvis Costello, Willie Nelson, and others. In addition, Starr will debut a number of tribute performances from Steve EarlePeter Frampton, and Judy Collins

Paul McCartney, Elton John, Eddie Vedder to perform at One World COVID-19 charity special

Paul McCartneyElton John, and Eddie Vedder lead a star-studded lineup who will perform at the One World COVID-19 charity special which is being curated by Lady Gaga, and will be hosted by Jimmy FallonJimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, and the cast of Sesame Street

The event will live stream online April 18 at 8 p.m. ET and will serve as a celebration of healthcare workers. Donations raised by the show will benefit the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, as well as local and regional charities providing food, shelter and healthcare to those in need.

Other musicians and celebrities set to take part in the special include Stevie Wonder, Billie EilishChris MartinJohn LegendJ Balvin, Kacey MusgravesIdris and Sabrina ElbaLizzoKeith UrbanBillie Joe ArmstrongAlanis MorissetteKerry WashingtonMalumaDavid Beckham and Burna Boy.