50 Cent has apologized for mocking Andrew Farrell, who suffers from autism and Asperger's syndrome, a 19-year-old man the rapper thought was drunk. In a video posted on social media, 50 Cent accused the teen, who works as a janitor at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, of being inebriated, not realizing he suffered from the disability.
If you've ever wondered what Carrie Underwood does after she walks off the stage, the country star has answered that question. Underwood answered the question by posting a photo on Instagram shrugging and showing off her laundry basket filled to the brim behind her, using the hashtags "#lame" and "#somebodysgottadoit" in her caption.
Billy Corgan says he's open to the idea of reuniting the Smashing Pumpkins. In a post to Facebook, he spoke about his estrangement from his former bandmates - D'Arcy Wretzky, Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha - and their recent reconciliation. "It's crazy to think that it was nearly 30 years ago that I began this wild and wooly journey . . ."
Kacey Musgraves tops the bill at the upcoming G Fest, put on to honor the late Merle Haggard. The fest goes down Muskogee, Oklahoma's Muskogee Civic Center from June 16 to 18, a town immortalized by Haggard in his hit "Okie from Muskogee." "Artists like Merle Haggard are important because they became legends and set trends not by worrying about money and fame . . ."
In a never-before-published interview, Prince said that he wanted to mentor Chris Brown. The 2014 sit down was published in the wake of the performer's death. The interviewer pointed out that, following Breezy's 2009 assault on Rihanna, many people had found him an "unforgivable" figure. "Unforgivable?" Prince responded.
Tom DeLonge recently claimed that he had been in contact with his former Blink-182 bandmates Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker, and teased a full Blink reunion, but Hoppus says the claims are untrue. In an interview on Kevin Klein Live, Hoppus remarked "I haven't even spoken to Tom in a year and a half."
Newly surfaced video footage shows Bruce Springsteen testing out his dance skills on stage during his recently wrapped The River Tour. During a stop in Oakland, California at the Oracle Arena this past March, Springsteen welcomed a female fan on stage during "Dancing In the Dark," a young girl nicknamed Boo, who promptly broke into the Whip/Nae Nae dance.
Iggy Azalea's much anticipated album Digital Distortion will be released in June. Def Jam gave a date of June 10 but later, on Twitter, Azalea said that that date was incorrect. "With Digital Distortion, rather than following the trend, I was trying to create my own trend," Azalea told Hashtag Legend.
Beck made a moving tribute to Prince with a cover of the latter's "Raspberry Beret" at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, Tennessee on Sunday, May 1. According to Stereogum, Beck has given partial covers on the song in the past, but, on Sunday, gave a full performance. Beck's own tune "Debra," from his 1999 album Midnite Vultures, was inspired by "Raspberry Beret."
Drake did a lengthy interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music's Beats 1 Radio, dishing on a host of topics. He talked about his decision to stay off drugs, his mom and dad, and his respect for Nicki Minaj, despite feuding with her boyfriend Meek Mill. He also had a surprise, when, asked about the subject of film, he responded "I have something coming in May."
Radiohead have dropped "Burn the Witch," likely the lead single from their upcoming ninth studio album. The band released the song, along with a claymation video to its official site. The video, directed by Chris Hopewell, "was conceived, designed, built and animated in 14 days, we finished last Thursday," he said.
Maddie & Tae won Favorite Country Song ("Fly") and Favorite Country Artist at the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards at L.A.'s Microsoft Theater on Saturday, April 30. "When you write songs, you want to believe they touch people," Tae Dye says in a press release. "You send them out; you never truly know. And then you have whole audiences singing 'Fly' back to you . . ."
Van Morrison will release a reissue of It's Too Late to Stop Now, the live album that captured his 1973 tour. The expanded reissue features three additional CDs and one DVD recorded at Los Angeles' the Troubadour, the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and London's Rainbow. The DVD features footage shot in London for a never released BBC special.
Chris Brown has released the single "Grass Ain't Greener," a stand alone single set for release on Thursday, May 5. Breezy announced the news via Instagram, showing off the cover art and noting that the single debut doubles as his birthday. "I HOPEFULLY WILL HAVE THE ITUNES LINK ON MY BDAY," he captioned the pic. Rap-Up speculates that the single may feature on Brown's upcoming album.
Dierks Bentley has released the music video for "Pick Up," the third installment in his four part video series, featuring songs from his upcoming album Black. The series kicked off with "I'll Be the Moon," which pulled the curtain on a love triangle, revealing a host of tensions. Speaking with Rolling Stone, Bentley dished on the latest iteration in the series.