Karrueche Chan, Bow Wow and Tank showed up to a Washington, D.C. court room late last week to show support for Chris Brown, whose trial began late last week. Breezy's mom, Joyce Hawkins, was also in attendance. Judge Patricia Wynn was expected to deliver a verdict on Friday, but delayed the decision until Monday, when the trial begins in earnest.
Wes Scantlin, fronter for Puddle of Mudd, displayed strange behavior while on stage at a Dallas club late last week. According to TMZ, the singer threw his mic into the audience and then began to insult some concert goers. There was also an exchange of beer throwing, although it is unclear who started it.
Foreigner founder Mick Jones says that the material he and co-founder/vocalist Lou Gramm have been working on may be ready for release next year. The pair have been in contact after getting inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame last year. Jones tells Classic Rock magazine that Gramm uncovered some previously unreleased tracks.
Darius Rucker sat down with Dan Rather to talk on the latter's AXS TV show, The Big Interview. The pair discussed a range of issues including Rucker's transition from a pop to country star and the state of country music today. "It was about the music. I wanted to be country. I wanted to play country music," Rucker told Rather of his decision to begin recording country music.
Coldplay has released a remix of their single "Midnight" by Giorgio Moroder. "Midnight" was the first music to drop from the band's upcoming album, Ghost Stories, and now the remix is streaming freely via Soundcloud. According to Idolator, Moroder adds his own touch to the song: "Moroder lays a hypnotic click-click-click disco beat below . . ."
Beck took the stage with Arcade Fire on their Coachella closing Sunday night site, joining the band for a cover of the 1981 Prince tune "Controversy." The guest spot featured Beck wearing an Easter themed Pope Francis bobblehead. Also during Arcade Fire's set, Win Butler announced "some very special guests and we're just going to bring them up up front."
50 Cent has released the music video for "Chase the Paper," a cut from his upcoming album, Animal Ambition, featuring guest spots from Prodigy, Styles P and Kidd Kidd. In the vid, Fiddy and his crew hit the streets on ATVs, dirt bikes and tricked out cars. "You chase the p***y / I chase the paper / You a sucker for love, I'm a money maker," sings 50.
A man who was convicted of stealing luggage belonging to Peter Frampton from the Denver International Airport carousel was sentenced last week. John Allen Papelbon, 52, pleaded guilty to stealing seven items of luggage (several of which belonged to Frampton) from the carousel.
Prince has rejoined his old label Warner Bros. to drop previously unheard music along with remasters. The Purple One split from the label 18 years ago but reunited in time to celebrate the 30th anny of the release of Purple Rain. "A brand new studio album is on the way," added Prince, "and both Warner Bros. Records and Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations."
Rihanna has dropped a multi-million dollar lawsuit against her former accountants following an out-of-court settlement. The singer had filed the suit in 2012 against Berdon LLP and accountants Peter Gounis and Michael Mitnick, accusing them of losing her $9 million due to bad decisions and mishandling of funds.
Alice Cooper admits that he once considered taking up golfing full time. "There was a time when I really considered it. I thought it would be great to actually play the tournament as Alice. It would bring something to the whole game. But you have to be able to back that up," Coop told TMZ.
Kanye West and Common have teamed up to create 20,000 jobs for the youth of Chicago. The partnership includes Com's Common Ground Foundation, West's Donda's House and the Chicago Urban League. "Obviously, one of the biggest reasons our kids are going through what they're going through is because of poverty," Common said in a presser.
The Who have announced the impending release of a new concert film, Quadrophenia: Live in London. The footage is taken from the band's 40th anniversary Quadrophenia show at London's Wembley Arena in 2013. Quadrophenia: Live in London will come in Blu-ray, standard DVD and video download formats, as well as a deluxe edition.
Brad Paisley and his wife will be appearing together in the season finale of "Two and A Half Men." Paisley will join his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, who has been appearing as the recurrent love interest of Alan Harper (played by Jon Cryer). Producers have not revealed which role Paisley will play in the show.
Lee Brice has released the video for "I Don't Dance," the titular single from his upcoming album. Speaking with Radio.com, Brice said that he wrote the song for his wife, Sarah: "In my mind it was a song for Sarah, before we got married. It was kind of about our first dance. Immediately when we finished writing it, I realized it wasn't just a song I was writing for my wife," he added.