The Killers have found a legendary new collaborator for their upcoming album. In an interview with Shazam, Elton John revealed that he is helping the band's frontman Brandon Flowers write songs for their follow-up to 2012’s Battle Born. The legendary artist said that he’s long been a Killers fan and that he and Flowers regularly bounced creative ideas off of each other. There’s no word yet on a release date for the new record, but John said he is planning on joining the band in their Las Vegas studio soon. Discuss

Kanye West recently called into “The Neighborhood” radio show to discuss his upcoming album (which is yet to be officially titled after being renamed three times), and had some interesting thoughts about its content. He told the hosts that the album represents a “God dream,” which he says he was taught in church is a “dream that can’t happen without God,” explaining, “I’m only doing 1 percent, 2 percent of the work, and God is doing the rest of the work.” He also mentioned several families who are deceased (his mother, his father-in-law) who he said have been helping him from heaven.

He also addressed some early statements in which he referred to the record as a "gospel" album. Describing his collaboration with Kirk Franklin, he said, "When I was sitting in the studio with Kirk, Kirk Franklin, and we're just going through it, I said, 'This is a gospel album, with a whole lot of cursing on it, but it's still a gospel album ... The gospel according to Ye.' It's not exactly what happened in the Bible, but it's this story of this idea of Mary Magdalene becoming Mary.” Huh. There’s been evidence that the new album would have spiritual themes. Along with possibly being titled So Help Me God, according to a track listing released on Twitter, the album contains a two-part song called “Father Stretch My Hands.” We’ll have all of our questions answered soon. The album comes out on Feb. 11. Discuss

5 Worship Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Liz Vice, Rend Collective, John Mark McMillan and more. Read More

Carpool karaoke is quickly becoming one of the best things on late night TV. On this week’s Late Late Show, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin joined host James Corden for some singing, interviewing and some talk about the band’s upcoming Super Bowl Halftime performance. Like always, it's a lot of fun. Discuss

Long-time rock vocalist Jon Bunch has died at the age of 45. Bunch’s career dates back decades, and he has worked with numerous notable bands over the years. Back in 1986, he formed the hardcore outfit Reason to Believe and later Sense Field. He also served as the singer for the indie band Further Seems Forever from 2004-2006, and recorded the album Hide Nothing with the group. Most recently, Bunch had released an album with his new project War Generation. In a statement from Rise Records last night on Facebook, the label said,

We are devastated with the news of the passing of Jon Bunch. He was a great person and of course vocalist. We were lucky enough to sign his band War Generation a couple of years ago but most of you will know him from the bands Sense Field and Further Seems Forever. Rest in peace Jon, you will be missed.

No cause of death has been released. Since his passing, fellow artists and fans have taken to Twitter expressing their disbelief, condolences and memories of Bunch.


This weekend, pop star Justin Bieber shared a devotional passage with his 56 million Instagram followers. Alongside the caption “Happy Saturday,” Bieber posted an image of a page from Sarah Young’s best-selling daily devotional Jesus Calling, which calls readers to “Worship me only. Whatever occupies your mind becomes your god … Guard your thoughts diligently; good thought-choices will keep you close to Me.” (You can read the whole passage here.)

In the past year, Bieber—who has at times in his career been known more for tabloid appearances than his music—has discussed rediscovering faith, proclaimed his admiration for Bethel Music, brought a pastor on stage at a concert and has been open about his struggles with parts of Christian culture, that he says, leave “a bad taste in people’s mouths” by being “overly churchy and religious.” He told Complex, “I just wanna honestly live like Jesus. Not be Jesus—I could never—I don’t want that to come across weird. He created a pretty awesome template of how to love people and how to be gracious and kind.”