The George Harrison memorial tree was ironically destroyed by beetles. The pine that was killed by the insects was planted in 2004 near L.A.'s Griffith Observatory in honor of the late Beatle, local councilman Tom LaBonge told The Los Angeles Times. In 2013 the tree had grown to be 10 feet tall, but with the onslaught of beetles could not be saved.
Panic! At The Disco's donated $1,000 to a gay rights campaign after the Westboro Baptist Church engaged in homophobic picketing at the band's Kansas City show. The band vowed to give $20 to Human Rights Campaign's Pride 2014 gay movement for every person who picketed with the Westboro Baptist Church at their show.
Nicki Minaj is featured on August Alsina's remix for his song "No Love." The original track is part of the singer's debut album, Testimony, which was released on April 15. In the song the New Orleans crooner professes he does not want a relationship at the moment, but Minaj tries to convince him otherwise.
U2 has plans to release new music before the end of the year, according to a recent report from The Sun. It has been said that the band will reportedly release their new album in November. This disc will be their follow-up to 2009's No Line On The Horizon. Over the past few months they have been recording in the studio with Danger Mouse.
A hotel inspired by Bob Dylan's life called The Hotel Dylan has opened in Woodstock, New York. The upstate New York hotel is located a few miles away from where Dylan used to record near Route 28. The new structure is at the center of a new complex, which is designed by Paul Covello and architects Cortney and Robert Novogratz.
Former Destiny's Child member Farrah Franklin was arrested in near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina early Sunday morning for disorderly conduct. The 33-year-old had been hanging out with NFL players Daquan Bowers of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Ricky Sapp of the Houston Texans when she was arrested by police. She was booked at 4:55 a.m.
Kristian Bush is set to make his solo debut at the Grand Ole Opry on July 18. The show, which is hosted by Brad Paisley, will also feature Sarah Darling, Mark Wills and Striking Matches. "I thought how cool it would be if we tried to give away money from a guitar case instead of ask for money," Bush tells Rolling Stone Country.
T-Pain has announced a new 17-city Drankin Patna tour, named after his single of the same name. He will be joined by Snootie Wild, Bando Jonez, Rich Kidz and Mykell Vaughn for the new trek, which kicks off on August 11 in Orlando and wraps August 27 in Chicago.
Anna Kendrick believes that Taylor Swift would be a perfect fit for an upcoming sequel to Pitch Perfect. "She could have been like a Barden Bella for the day and it would have been amazing," Kendrick tells Disney Dreaming. "We would have all like sat around and listened to her and play guitar with her. It would have been phenomenal."
Tim McGraw is denying reports that he slapped a female fan during a recent concert in Atlanta. In a fan shot video posted online, McGraw can be seen swatting at a woman who grabbed his jeans and pulled on them while he was attempting to slaps fans hands during a performance of "Truck Yeah" at Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood in Atlanta. The fan can then be seen being removed by security
Beck, Pharrell And Kasabian have been announced to perform for the 2014 iTunes Festival. The concerts will take place throughout September at London's Roundhouse. Some of the other acts up for gigs include Robert Plant, Blondie, Sam Smith, Maroon 5, David Guetta and Five Seconds of Summer.
Tom Petty has reportedly slammed the Catholic Church and the nation's one percent in a pair of songs featured on his forthcoming release, Hypnotic Eye. The classic rocker has made it a point to stay away from controversial topics in the past, but has now decided to bring up a few he feels strongly about in his songs.
Lady Antebellum has unveiled the cover art, track list and release date for their new album, 747. The forthcoming album will be their fifth and set for release via Capitol Records Nashville on September 30. "We unanimously knew that our album title had to be '747,'" Hillary Scott says. "The track itself has this pushing, driving spirit . . ."
Jon Bon Jovi has vowed to keep the Buffalo Bills in Western New York instead of moving the team to Toronto, Ontario in Canada, if his group of investors ends up purchasing the team. For the past couple years it has been rumored that the Bills might be traveling over the border, especially since each year they have played one regular-season game there.
Zendaya Coleman, who was set to play Aaliyah in the upcoming Lifetime biopic, has explained why she stepped down from the role. Originally it was reported that Coleman left the project due to fan complaints over her being cast in the role. There was also talk of Aaliyah's family being upset with the overall production of the film.