Vince Gill has partnered with America's Communities Initiative to revitalize small towns and cities across America. The country singer will be serving as the ambassador for the $10 million competition. "There's a lot of small-town community in me," said Gill. "I have a small-town mentality."
Courtney Love attended the premiere of the documentary Cobain: Montage Of Heck at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, February 24. Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of Love and Kurt Cobain, also attended the premiere. She also served as an executive producer on the project. The documentary is directed by Brett Morgen.
Bob Dylan has offered to give AARP members a free copy of his new album, Shadows in the Night. According to Ultimate Classic Rock, 50,000 random copies of AARP's February 3 issue of the magazine will include Dylan's new CD. Shadows in the Night is a covers album from Dylan, which features ten standards from the Great American Songbook.
TLC has succeeded in raising their Kickstarter campaign goal of $200,000, which will be used to pay for costs to record their fifth and final album. The girl group, comprised of T-Boz and Chilli, launched the Kickstarter campaign on Monday, January 19. As of Monday, January 26 the group has raised over $230,000.
Lee Ann Womack has released her new single "Send It Down," which is featured on her latest album, The Way I'm Livin'. The country singer sings emotional lyrics on the track, such as, "Jesus, can you save me / From going crazy? / I need some help getting out of this town / Are there any answers / Up in the hereafter? / Oh, if you got something, won't you send it on down . . ."
Usher and Kanye West were celebrated at the most recent BET Honors, which was taped at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, January 24. The event, which is in its eighth year, recognizes African-American trailblazers in art, music, theater, technology, and business. The 2015 BET Honors will air on February 23 at 9 p.m. ET on BET.
Death Cab For Cutie has released the new song "Black Sun," which will be featured on their upcoming album, Kintsugi. This new album, produced by Rich Costey, will be the first since founding member Chris Walla left the group in 2014. Frontman Ben Gibbard says he hopes the band's recent offerings won't affect fans' enjoyment of their new album.
Tom Petty has been awarded songwriting royalties for Sam Smith's hit song "Stay With Me."
In April 2014 when Smith's "Stay With Me" was released listeners began to point out the resemblance to Petty's 1989 song "I Won't Back Down." Petty's lawyers followed suit, recognizing the similarities, which resulted in Petty and Smith settling out of court back in October.
Kip Moore recently released his new single "I'm To Blame," which is a track he's been performing live for the past few years.
The country singer sings on the track, "If it ain't broke, you can bet that I'm gonna break it / If there's a wrong road, I'm damn sure gonna take it. / Where there's smoke, my pocket lighter sparked the fire / Where there's blue lights, just read me my rights."
Chris Brown and Tyga released the tracklist for their upcoming collaboration, Fan Of A Fan: The Album. The duo is getting a talented crew together to assist on them on the sequel for their 2010 mixtape of the same name. Some of the guest artists on the project include 50 Cent, Pusha T, Boosie Badazz, T.I., Wale and Ty Dolla $ign.
Paul McCartney has teamed up with Kanye West and Rihanna for Rihanna's latest single. "FourFiveSeconds" features McCartney on keyboards and acoustic guitars while Rihanna sings, "I think I've had enough. / I might get a little drunk / I say what's on my mind / I might do a little time / 'Cause all of my kindness is taken for weakness." West also raps on the track.
Beck is set to release his new album before summer, according to a biography on Oslo Norway's Oya Festival website. The festival, which the Los Angeles-based alternative rocker is headlining this summer, has made the announcement that he is "currently working on a new album which will be out before the summer."
Rihanna has released her latest single, "FourFiveSeconds," which features collaborations with Kanye West and Paul McCartney. The track features a laid-back acoustic feel, with McCartney jamming on guitar while Rihanna sings, "I think I've had enough / I might get a little drunk / I say what's on my mind / I might do a little time."
Nicole Kidman's phone was tapped during her marriage to Tom Cruise, according to a former top official of the Church of Scientology. Mark "Marty" Rathbun told the makers of the new HBO documentary "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," says the church, which openly distrusts psychologists and psychiatrists, disapproved of Cruise relationship with Kidman.
Lindsay Lohan risks going back to jail after failing to complete her court-mandated community service. Lohan has fifteen days of community service pending which she must complete by Wednesday. Lohan is arguing that she had to put off her community service, which she was completing at the Community Service Volunteers agency in London.