Nicki Minaj has joined the cast of Barbershop 3. The hip-hop star will play Draya, a beautician in the barber shop's beauty salon. A release date for the film has yet to be announced. Barbershop 3 will also star Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Regina Hall and Common.
Hot Chocolate lead singer Errol Brown has passed away at age 71, according to BBC News. Brown, who is known for hits, such as "You Sexy Thing," "It Started With A Kiss" and "I Believe in Miracles," had been suffering from liver cancer, confirmed his manager Phil Dale. Dale paid tribute to Brown by calling him "a wonderful gentleman."
Taylor Swift has denied rumors that she will be collaborating with Kanye West. The 1989 singer said in an interview that she has no plans to team up with West but that they have talked about collaborating, telling "ET," "We've never been in a studio together, but he's got a lot of amazing ideas."
Prince held a Dance Rally 4 Peace, a tribute to Baltimore man Freddie Gray, who was killed while in police custody. The singer urged party goers at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota to wear the color grey to honor the slain man. Tunes performed at the event included "Chaos & Disorder," "Dreamer," "Crimson & Clover," "Guitar" and "PLECTRUMELECTRUM."
The Foo Fighters have signed on for a headlining set at this year's upcoming Austin City Limits Festival. This year's event will bring over 140 acts to Austin, Texas' Zilker Park and is set to kick off over two weekends - October 2-4 and October 9-11. This year the Foos join an impressive lineup of fellow artists set to take the stage including Strokes.
Drake has signed on for a headlining set at this year's upcoming Austin City Limits Festival. This year's event will bring over 140 acts to Austin, Texas' Zilker Park and is set to kick off over two weekends - October 2-4 and October 9-11. This year Drake joins an impressive lineup of fellow artists set to take the stage including Strokes, Florence + the Machine and more.
According to Roger Waters, there's no chance that Pink Floyd will ever get back together. In an interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, he called the reunion "out of the question." "A reunion is out of the question," he began. "Life, after all, gets shorter and shorter the closer you get to the end of it and time becomes more and more precious . . ."
Slipknot guitarist Jim Root says he is already at work writing songs for the band's next album. The release will follow their fifth studio release, 2014's 5: The Gray Chapter and Root says the band is hoping to get this album released sooner rather than later. "We haven't been able to do two albums back-to-back since our first one and 'Iowa'," Root said.
Las Vegas police have named Chris Brown as a suspect in a misdemeanor battery case after he was accused of punching a man during a basketball game. The supposed victim said he was playing ball with Breezy when the latter allegedly assaulted him. "A verbal altercation on the court led to a physical fight and the victim was punched by another male subject who was later identified . . ."
Zac Brown Band have canceled a gig at Evansville, Indiana's Ford Center after fronter Zac Brown lost his voice. The band kicked off their summer tour on May 2 in Nashville, but after the gig Zac's pipes gave out on him. "Zac has lost his voice, and we won't be able to perform tonight. Consequently, we need to postpone our date at the Ford Center and apologize to all our fans."
James Taylor has written a new song, "Angels of Fenway," a track celebrating the Boston Red Sox. According to Taylor, the song focuses on the team's 2004 championship year, in which it won its first World Series in 86 years. "In 2004, that miracle season, that incredible thing that happened and what it meant to Red Sox fans, and to the city of Boston, to all of New England . . ."
Roger Daltrey needs time to rest his voice, prompting the Who to cancel three upcoming shows: May 5 at Kansas City's Sprint Center, May 7 at St. Louis' Scottrade Center, and May 9 at Louisville's KFC Yum Center. "It is with great regret that the Who are postponing the next three shows of their 'The Who Hits 50!' North American tour based on doctors' advice . . ."
An upcoming Morrissey concert at Madison Square Garden will be meatless, thanks to the efforts by the tireless advocates for animal rights. Moz will play the NYC venue on June 27. "We'd have to close half the floor," one staffer told the New York Daily News, while Daily Burger owner Drew Nieporent claimed that it was "the first time I'm hearing about it."
The Rolling Stones will re-release their 1971 album Sticky Fingers in standard, deluxe and super deluxe formats on June 9. As a teaser, they've dropped a previously unheard extended version of "B***h" via Vevo. The group also posted some info on the never before heard cut. "The alternate version of "Bitch" is a longer, looser, earlier take that, like the final version . . ."
Courtney Love has landed a role in the upcoming film from James Franco, The Long Home. Love will star alongside Josh Hutcherson in the movie adapted from a 1999 novel by William Gay. The plot centers on carpenter Nathan Winer (Hutcherson), who is forced to accept work from Dallas Hardin, the man responsible for his father's murder.