Before we go any further, let's respect artistry and note that Beyonce didn't release a new song this week and was ineligible for inclusion in Mandatory Music.
Florence and the Machine
After hinting at their upcoming third album just a couple of days ago, thankfully, Florence and the Machine aren't making us wait much longer for more details.
That Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine doesn't mess around. The singer is an anti-brawler, and she proved it on Sunday (Dec. 9), when she intervened to break up a fight during the band's show at the Exhibition and Conference Centre in Aberdeen, Scotland. Jeez, a girl can't just play a show and do her thing? She has to wear multiple hats and provide both security and entertainment? That's a lot to ask, but Florence is up to the task.
Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine joined rock icons the Rolling Stones onstage last night (Nov. 29) at the second of the band's two gigs at the O2 Arena in London, where the were celebrating 50 years of rocking and rolling. The old guard collided with the new in this hellfire performance. It was certainly a marriage of generations of English musicians.