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img2-022015.jpg Thomas Rhett says that his sophomore record, Tangled Up, is due on September 25. In a presser, Rhett says that the album draws on a number of influences - not just country music. "This album is something we've been working on for two years, and musically, it really pulls from all the things I have been inspired by during that time," he began.

taylor-swift-051215.jpg Taylor Swift has announced that her ongoing 1989 world tour has added stops in Singapore and China. The Singapore dates come on November 7 and 8, while the China dates come in Shanghai on November 10 and 11. Tay's current 1989 single "Bad Blood" is the forth-consecutive chart-topping release from the album, and currently holds the record for the most views in a 24-hour period.

TrentReznor-102009.jpg Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, who served as Chief Creative Officer for Beats and now has a similar role at Apple Music, says the new music service is like "walking into an independent record shop." "I want that feeling of walking into an independent record shop, if there are still any that exist, like Amoeba [Records], and being delighted by the choices . . ."

katyperry-020713.jpg Katy Perry is embroiled in a legal battle with a group of nuns over a property dispute. A group of five nuns had sold the Immaculate Heart of Mary convent in Los Feliz, California to restaurateur Dana Hollister two weeks ago for $15.5 million, who has already moved in. Now Archbishop Jose Gomez has done his own deal with Katy for $14.5 million cash.

KendrickLamar-022513.jpg Kendrick Lamar has dropped a new music video for his track "Alright." The seven-minute clip, directed by Colin Tilley, sees Lamar doing donuts in his car while tossing massive stacks of money out the window and hovering above the sidewalk as he travels down the street. Though ultimately "Alright" speaks to a great issue.

journeymusic-060710.jpg Journey drummer Dean Castronovo is facing charges of rape, sexual abuse and assault, stemming from a June arrest which was initially described as a domestic dispute. The Oregonian reports that Deen was initially booked for "three counts of fourth-degree assault, menacing, second-degree criminal mischief, unlawful use of a weapon and coercion."

Kacey-Musgraves-012714.jpg After rumors surfaced that Kacey Musgraves' "Good Ol' Boys Club" was a Taylor Swift diss track, Kacey has spoken to clear the air. Speaking with Radio.com, Kacey explained the song's genesis. "It's about not wanting to be part of anybody's club, anybody's big machine," she says, addressing the line that some had taken it as a shot at Swift's label, Big Machine Records.

RobinThicke-101409.jpg Robin Thicke has released "Morning Sun," a single from the upcoming follow-up to last year's Paula. Thicke dropped a lyric video to accompany the new track, and the cut is also available via iTunes. "You were born a star / But now you're my midnight moon and my morning sun," sings Thicke on the mid-tempo cut.

Beck-052512.jpg Beck hit the stage for a secret show at London's The Social on Tuesday, June 30. The private show was open to only 100 guests and was organized by the publishers of his sheet music book, Faber. The "Loser" star played covers by both the Rolling Stones and Prince during the show. "It's a good thing I'm small so that I can make it through the crowd."

dollyparton-010612.jpg Dolly Parton has added a second benefit show for the W.O. Smith School of Music, after the first show, "Dolly Parton: Pure and Simple," sold out quickly. Tickets for the second show, which happens at the Ryman Auditorium on August 1, go on sale on Thursday, July 2 at 10 a.m. "The show won't be flashy, but I will be. I don't have video screens, pyrotechnics and the like," Parton says.

diddy2-092809.jpg Puff Daddy & the Family have released "Finna Get Loose," a cut featuring Pharrell Williams from Bad Boy family reunion record. "I wanna snatch them out they f-kin' sleep with some sh-t, with some tones they ain't never hear!" said in a promo clip for the cut. Rolling Stone writes that the tune "finds the Bad Boy Entertainment mogul trading rhymes with Pharrell.

gerard-092214.jpg My Chemical Romance's Mikey Way will join Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley for a series of shows under the moniker Deryck Whibley And The Happiness Machines. Way will be playing bass for the new emsemble, recently posting on Instagram, "My dude, Deryck Whibley, is playing some shows around town and I'm looking forward to joining him for a few songs!"

miguel2-052011.jpg Miguel stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform "Coffee," a single from his latest album, Wildheart. In a skit, Miggy surprised a pair of young ladies by serenading them with the tune in a coffee shop. "It's the hope and desperation of the city that I wanted to capture," said Mig on a separate appearance on Good Morning America. "Expect it to be wild."

AvrilLavigne-110811.jpg  During an interview with Good Morning America, Avril Lavigne broke down in tears while describing her battle with Lyme disease. She says she was misdiagnosed to begin with and spent several months lying in bed thinking she was dying. "I was in Los Angeles, literally, like the worst time in my life and I was seeing, like, every specialist."

RollingStones-110409.jpg The Rolling Stones have released Sticky Fingers Live, a new digital-only release commemorating the band's performance at a secret club gig on May 20, in which they performed their 1971 classic album Sticky Fingers. The album captures the Stones' rare and intimate show at the 1,200-seat Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, which served as a warm-up gig for their Zip Code tour.

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