Kanye West has thrown his support behind embattled comic Bill Cosby. The disgraced funnyman is facing charges of sexual assault and Yeezy has spoken out sharing his beliefs that Cosby is innocent. Kanye put the world on notice via Twitter writing, "BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!! — KANYE WEST."
Randy Travis offered up a touching performance at the recent funeral of a winery founder in the state of Texas. The country legend traveled to East Texas on February 3 to give the performance at the funeral of Pierre de Wet, founder of the Kiepersol Estates winery.
Deftones have been announced for the 2016 Rock on the Range festival, which marks the tenth anniversary of the music fest. "Rock on the Range has always been a show we enjoy playing," frontman Chino Moreno said. "To be a part of the 10th year is particularly exciting for us, especially with a new album in tow."
Martina McBride has revealed the details of her forthcoming Band Against Cancer tour. The tour will mark a new partnership between McBride and Sarah Cannon, the global cancer institute of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). "Helping families who are facing cancer has always been a cause that is near and dear to my heart," says McBride.
Sam Hunt busted out several covers during his performance at the 2016 Country Radio Seminar at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on Tuesday night. The star offered up covers of Reba McEntire ("Fancy"), Trisha Yearwood ("She's in Love with the Boy"), and Mariah Carey's ("Always Be My Baby"). Hunt also played a handful of his own hits.
BJ the Chicago Kid has released "The New Cupid" a cut from his debut album, In My Mind, featuring a guest spot from Kendrick Lamar. The cut features a sample from Raphael Saadiq's "Oh Girl" along with smooth verses from BJ and K-Dot. The pair previously collaborated on the cuts "Faith," "R.O.T.C. (Interlude)," "Kush & Corinthians (His Pain)" and "His Pain."
Miguel will perform a tribute to Michael Jackson at the upcoming Grammys, performing a cover of "She's Out of My Life," to celebrate this month's reissue of Jacko's 1979 album Off the Wall. Miggy is nominated for two awards - Best Urban Contemporary Album (Wildheart) and Best R&B Song ("Coffee") - at this year's event.
Justin Bieber is featured on the cover of GQ magazine's latest issue. "Let us now forgive Justin Bieber," reads the cover copy, as the Bieb dons a slick gray suit. On the inside, Bieber spoke on his tune "Sorry" and misinterpretations of it. "People ran with that—that I was like, apologizing with that song and stuff," he says. "It really had nothing to do with that."
A Queen tour recorded in 1975 and supplemented with documentary footage will be released as Queen: A Night in Bohemia. The footage was shot on Christmas Eve at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. Supplemental footage includes previously unseen footage of Freddie Mercury and the band, interviews and backstage clips.
Arcade Fire have released footage from their New Orleans parade which honored the life and career of their friend David Bowie. The band's Win Butler and Regina Chassagne were joined by the Preservation Jazz Hall Band and thousands of fans, many of whom were dressed in costumes from various stages of Bowie's career.
Toby Keith and Martina McBride have joined the lineup of performers paying tribute to Kris Kristofferson for the upcoming concert "The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson" which goes down at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Mar 16. Hank Williams Jr., Jennifer Nettles, Lee Ann Womack, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley and Willie Nelson.
Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder was joined by comedians Adam Sandler and Norm MacDonald for a cover of the Who's classic "My Generation" at a comedy show hosted by Rob Schneider on Wednesday night. Sandler played acoustic guitar, while, vocally, MacDonald was unable to get much going. Vedder eventually helped out, taking over the mic.
Taylor Swift will perform a song from her latest album 1989 to open the Grammys. Organizers did not say which song she will play. In 2013, Swift kicked off the show with her performance of "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." Swift is nominated for seven awards at the event, including Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album (1989); Record Of The Year.
T.I. says that those criticizing Beyoncé's Super Bowl halftime performance are in the wrong. At the game, Bey performed her Black Power anthem, "Formation," which featured a Black Panther theme. After, a group of viewers rallied together online to put together an "Anti-Beyonce Protest" at NFL headquarters in Manhattan.
A schoolgirl from Albany, New York was late for school after watching Bruce Springsteen play for three and a half hours the night before. The girl, Isabelle Pipino, was written a note of excuse by her dad Patrick, and the Times Union picked up the letter and printed it. "To Whom It May Concern. Please excuse Isabelle's tardiness to school today," wrote Pipino.