Thomas Rhett's latest track "Crash and Burn" has officially been certified Gold by the RIAA, meaning it has surpassed the 500,000 sales threshold. "It seriously blows my mind to think half a million people have already bought 'Crash,'" Rhett says.
Peter Frampton has announced his first-ever completely acoustic tour. "This is a first for me and I'm very excited about doing a whole show acoustically," Frampton says of the tour in a press release.
Dave Grohl has been employing a different sort of physical therapy as he recovers from a broken leg, revealing that he drums along to Led Zeppelin songs three times a day to regain strength in the injured limb. Speaking to Q, Grohl stated that his leg is "doing fine" but that recovery is a "slow process."
Only a few days after it was finalized, the divorce records of Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton have been sealed, which may be illegal. Last year, Oklahoma legislators passed a new law that, according to the Oklahoman, allows judges to seal civil, divorce and other court records that are normally public only if there is a compelling privacy-related reason.
Dierks Bentley and his wife have put their Nashville home on the market, listing it for $1.7 million. According to Village Real Estate, the 4,428-square-foot home was built in 1930. Photos show a fully renovated and modernized house, with four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen, full formal dining room, fireplace and finished basement.
Katy Perry teased fans with a presidential run, posting a picture of herself with the United State's 42nd and 43rd presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, along with the caption, "42, 43, 46?!" Even if she were serious, she would have to wait until 2020 or 2024 to become the 46th president, as the winner of the 2016 race will become the 45th president.
After releasing the diss track "Charged Up" earlier this week, Drake is again taking aim at Meek Mill in the new freestyle "Back to Back." On the new three-minute track, Drake dives right in and addresses the ghostwriting charges from Mill head on, rapping, "This for ya'll that think that I don't write enough / They just mad 'cause I got the Midas touch."
Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige are set to star in The Wiz, the latest live musical adaptation from NBC. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Latifah will play the Wiz, who holds the keys to the Emerald City, while Blige is set to play the Wicked Witch of the West. Latifah has previously starred in Chicago, while Blige appeared in Rock Of Ages.
Taylor Swift danced with Left Shark, the oddball costumed dancer popularized during Katy Perry's Super Bowl performance earlier this year, at a show in Massachusetts over the weekend. The apparent diss, which came during Swift's rumored Perry diss track "Bad Blood," is rumored to have come in response to Perry's remark that Swift "capitalizes on the take down of women."
Joe Jackson, the father of the late Michael Jackson, has been hospitalized in Brazil after suffering a stroke on his 87th birthday on Saturday. Jackson is currently under observation in the intensive care unit of a Sao Paulo hospital. He posted a statement of thanks to his supporters to his website. "To my family, friends, acquaintances and fans all over the world."
Miranda Lambert has created a scholarship for female students at Belmont University's Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, providing over $40,000 in funds to women pursuing an education in the music industry. "I am so excited to establish this scholarship fund at Belmont University's Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business," Lambert says in a statement.
Tame Impala fronter Kevin Parker says there's no psych music scene in Australia, telling the Guardian that the scene consists of "maybe 10 or 15 people." "We've got our friends in Perth, like all the guys from Pond. We've all lived together at some point, a circle of friends of maybe 10 or 15 people," he added.
Jay Z has signed Bayern Munich footballer Jerome Boateng to his Roc Nation management company, making the German born soccer pro the first from the sport to sign with Roc. "We mostly talked about music and football. Jay Z knows about football and has watched numerous games," Boateng told Welt am Sonntag of his meeting with Jigga.
According to oddsmakers William Hill, Radiohead are now the frontrunner for recording the theme song to the latest James Bond film. Hill suspended bets after getting a five figure wager from an anonymous customer. The wager puts Radiohead ahead of Sam Smith, last week's favorite. Hill closed betting on the identity of the theme maker, after money came pouring in on Smith.
The Who guitarist Pete Townshend says that he rejected offers from Morrissey to record two albums, following the latter's departure from the Smiths. Speaking with Q, Townshend says Moz sent him a letter asking "Will you produce an album for me?" But Pete says, although he "really loves the Smiths," he said no.