With the arrival of Princess Roc-A-Fella and the return of her svelte figure, Beyonce is chomping at the bit to get back on stage where she was last seen during four intimate nights at New York’s Roseland Ballroom in August 2011 performing her latest album 4 along with hits from the Destiny’s Child back catalog. With a starring role in Clint Eastwood’s upcoming remake of A Star Is Born, Beyonce is still a triple threat who can act, sing and dance with the best of them, not to mention her elusive fourth trait, killa swag. Look out for her first post-pregnancy appearances in Atlantic City in May and further Beyonce tour dates to be announced in April.
As one of the more lyrically complex hip hop artists in the game right now, Drake definitely staked out the throne last year with the release of his dark, conflicted ode to break-ups and young money, the critically acclaimed Take Care. Tickets for Drake’s Club Paradise tour were some of the most sought after all year and now he’s back for round two, this time bringing along a few up and coming soldiers to amp up the crowd including Waka Flocka Flame, J.Cole, French Montana, 2 Chainz and Meek Mill. “It’s like why I gotta be all that but still I can’t deny the fact that it’s true.”
In addition to crafting about as perfect a rock song as their ever was in the blueprint for "Dream On," Aerosmith have managed that other seldom mentioned feat in rock and roll, staying alive. As Francis Ford Coppola famously said on the set of Apocalypse Now: “we had access to too much money, too much equipment, and little by little we went insane.” After 40 years in the business, that is the business of putting things up their nose, Steven Tyler and the boys pulled out of a vicious tailspin long enough to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the strength of such memorable tracks as "Dude Looks Like a Lady," "Angel," "Janie’s Got a Gun," "Love in an Elevator" and so many more. Tyler even landed himself a gig on one of the most conservative shows on TV doing his weird shtick. Though he bombed his recent National Anthem at the AFC Championship game, it was more a case of misplaced talent. If you want to see Tyler doing what Tyler does best, catch him on the Aerosmith Global Warming tour dates with Cheap Trick.