Craig Morgan has announced his 11th overseas tour for the troops. Touring with Armed Forces Entertainment and Stars for Stripes, he'll present a series of acoustic shows in Southwest Asia this spring. "As a former soldier myself, it is so important to me to have another opportunity to support our troops and do whatever I can to help keep morale high," says Morgan.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have noted their discontent with the news that their music was used during torture sessions at Guantanamo Bay. Drummer Chad Smith said that the act is contrary to the band's "positive" message: "I've heard that they use more ... like, hard rock, metal ... Our music's positive man, it's supposed to make people feel good and that's ..."
The family of the late Michael Jackson have issued a warning to his ex wife Debbie Rowe stemming from concerns that Rowe may attempt to get custody of her two kids, Prince and Paris. The children's uncles - Tito, Randy, Jermaine and Jackie - issued a statement to TMZ insisting that Debbie took a payout in 1999 forsaking her right a lawsuit.
Justin Moore has been named Humanitarian of the Year by by the Armed Forces Foundation. Moore received the award alongside Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta for their service and commitment to the morale and welfare of military families through the Crown Royal "Your Hero's Name Here" contest.
Band of Skulls have confirmed a full slate of tour dates throughout the UK for next fall. The run kicks off at the Academy in Dublin on October 29 and continues through November 14 when it wraps at the Eventim Apollo in London.
Debbie Harry made a surprise appearance at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival with Arcade Fire. The band closed out Coachella 2014 with the iconic Blondie frontwoman, who took the stage and sang her 1978 hit "Heart of Glass" with Regine Chassagne.
Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic has opened up about the experience of playing with Joan Jett during the band's recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. "I feel we conjured the spirit of the band, and we could not have done that alone," he wrote on his blog.
Flo Rida has settled with the US government over a whopping $1.2 million tax bill. The tax lien was filed against Flo earlier this year, claiming he owed a total of $1,197,655 in back taxes from the years 2009 - 2011. It's not yet clear whether Flo paid the full amount or settled for a lower pay off.
Nikki Sixx has publically criticized Sebastian Bach for using the moniker 'former Skid Row singer' when referring to himself. On his Sixx Sense radio show, Sixx referenced Bach using the title for his appearance on an upcoming reality television singing series. "A new celebrity singing competition is coming to TV, like we haven't had enough," he said.
The Rolling Stones have sent their fans a 'postcard,' in the form of a new promotional video, titled "A Postcard from Asia." Recorded during their recent 14 On Fire tour overseas, the two minute clip features a montage of the tour's crowds, cities and concert footage, along with commentary from each of the band members.
Brandy has confirmed her slit from fiancée Ryan Press. Following rumors that swirled earlier this year, a rep for the 35-year-old confirmed the news to Us Weekly. "They are no longer together," the rep said in a statement. "The engagement is off, but the friendship is still on. "They decided to take a step back and reevaluate the relationship."
After teasing it last week, Alicia Keys has released the new music video for "It's On Again," which features Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams and composer Hans Zimmer. The vid sees Keys clad in a superhero-esque skin-tight black outfit as Pharrell leads surveillance efforts from inside a truck.
Luke Bryan has been added to the list of performers at this year's Billboard Music Awards. Bryan joins Imagine Dragons, OneRepublic, John Legend and Jason Derulo as acts who are set to take the stage.
Mariah Carey says that she was once convinced she didn't want children.
Carey revealed that she never saw herself as a mother, telling E! Canada: "I remember being a little girl and going, 'I don't think I'm going to have babies when I grow up' . . . for a while I was probably convinced of that, and I just realized things change and that's what happens."
Deftones have released "Smile," a previously unreleased cut featuring the departed bass player Chi Cheng. The song was slated to feature on Eros, the album the band was working on before Chi died. Instead, they have released "Smile" on the one year anny of Chi's passing. "Chi, We miss you today and everyday," wrote the band's fronter Chino Moreno on Twitter.