Sean "Diddy" Combs tops The Forbes Five list of Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists for a fourth consecutive year. His $700 million is an increase of $120 million from last year thanks to his ever-growing brand that continues to grow with the addition of Revolt TV, the music network of which he's the majority owner. Dr. Dre places second with $550.
George Jones is gone but not forgotten, and his fans intend to prove the point by holding a celebration on the one year anny of his death. The event goes down in Nashville at Woodlawn Cemetery on April 26. "This day is going to be bittersweet," George's widow Nancy Jones says in a statement.
"I know how much people loved George, and the love has continued even a year later. I
2 Chainz will release a new EP, Freebase, on May 5. The new five track offering is expected to feature the Young Chop-produced "A-Rod" featuring French Montana. "It has been a minute since the release of my album B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time and I wanted to give something special to my fans while I record my follow-up album," 2 Chainz told RapUp.
Miranda Lambert says that she plans to take a break from touring later this year. The Nashville star revealed the news earlier this week in an official statement, saying that the road has been a way of life and that it's a scary but needed change: "This is the longest break I've ever had since I was 17, since I started playing music," she began.
Beck has revealed that he hopes to release the followup to his most recent release Morning Phase later this year. He broke news of the plan during a radio interview, noting that he's already hard at work on the music and it has a different feel from his previous work.
"I've been working...
Dolly Parton has put her own unique spin on Bon Jovi's "Lay Your Hands On Me." The new cover tune will appear on Parton's 42nd studio album Blue Smoke. While the song may mean one thing from Bon Jovi, Parton found a completely different meaning: "When I first heard that song, years ago, I thought, 'Wow, that sounds so much like a gospel tune' . . ."
Rush have ended their brief hiatus with the announcement of a "long tour," according to guitarist Alex Lifeson. The decision means that the band will be celebrating their 41st anniversary out on the road. "The three of us had a meeting," Lifeson began.
The Rolling Stones have confirmed rescheduled dates in Australia and New Zealand, following the band's temporary hiatus of the 14 On Fire tour after the death of Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott. The dates have been reset for the fall, beginning at Adelaide's Oval on October 25 and wrapping at Auckland's Mt. Smart Stadium on November 22.
Following his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Peter Gabriel has hinted that a Genesis reunion is not completely out of the question. Speaking backstage at the ceremony, Gabriel told Rolling Stone that a reunion is possible if not likely: "I never say never. It really didn't happen last time. I think there's a small chance, but I don't think it's very high."
Jamie Foxx is featured in the trailer for the remake of Annie, featuring Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) in the titular role. Foxx, who plays Benjamin Stacks, is joined by Cameron Diaz in the role of Miss Mannigan. Wallis replaced Willow Smith who was initially tapped for the lead role.
50 Cent has dropped "Hustler," the latest single from his upcoming album, Animal Ambition, due June 3. The cut dropped to iTunes on Tuesday, April 15 along with a video. "From the beginning it was written I suppose / I break a hole in the 36 oz / And move it out, / I'm a hustler baby I'm a hustler baby," raps Fif on the record.
Jay Weinberg has been rumored as the replacement for former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison. Weinberg is the son of long time Bruce Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg, and has already worked up an impressive resume, including gigs with Bruce, hardcore band Madball and punk rockers Against Me!.
Echo And The Bunnymen have unveiled two new songs from their upcoming new album Meteorites. The tracks released for preview are "Lovers On The Run" (which is the first track from the new album) and "Holy Moses," which band member Ian McCollouch says is an exploration of faith: "If Moses can't find God, then how can I? Are we praying to someone who just isn't there?"
Ed Sheeran has announced his first solo arena tour to support his upcoming sophomore album, x. The dates commence August 22 at Seattle's Wamu Theater and wrap September 18 at Toronto's Air Canada Centre. So far 15 dates have been announced with more forthcoming. Tickets go on sale April 25. Supporting acts have not been announced.
AC/DC is rumored to have had a wrench thrown into its 40th anny plans with Malcolm Young beset by health issues. The news comes from Australian radio station 3AW News Talk, which reported that "has returned to Australia to live with his family and for his own personal reasons may not want to continue with the band."