Phil Collins recently opened up on his struggle with alcohol after his career ended and his ex-wife took his kids. Speaking with the Daily Mail, Phil said that there was a void in his life he tried to fill with booze. "And, really, retiring — well, not working — and not having the kids, I guess left a big void," he began.
Honeysuckle Hill Farm in Springfield, Tennessee has honored Luke Bryan with its 12th annual corn maze. Seen from the sky, the seven-acre plot has been carved out to depict Bryan's face, along with the text "Nashville Loves Luke Bryan." "During autumn, we feature haunted attractions at night and plenty of activities involving pumpkins during the day!" says Honeysuckle Farms on its website.
Nicki Minaj will host the 20th annual MTV European Music Awards in Glasgow, Scotland this November. The "Anaconda" singer hit Twitter to announce the news, saying, "So excited to announce that I will not only perform, but I have the honorable task of HOSTING this year's #MTVEMA!" She's also been nominated in four categories at the awards.
Thom Yorke has released his new eight song solo album Tomorrow's Modern Boxes. It has been released through the file-sharing service BitTorrent (for $6) and as a white-colored vinyl LP, which can be purchased through the band's website.
Beyoncé has released her official 2015 calendar, featuring shots of Bey for every month by world famous photographers including Yosra El-Essawy, Santiago & Mauricio, Nick Farrell, Robin Harper and Mason Poole. According to Gack Hollywood, the calendar is a classy and sensual addition to any superfan's collection.
John Fogerty has announced his upcoming 1969 world tour set to begin November 7 at St. John's, Newfoundland's Mile One Stadium. The former Creedence Clearwater Revival fronter announced the tour as a tribute to the three classic albums CCR put out in 1969: Bayou Country, Green River and Willy and the Poor Boys.
U2 have revealed the album art for their latest record, Songs of Innocence. The LP cover features a black and white photo of drummer Larry Mullen Jr. as he embraces the torso of a young man, who has now been revealed to be Mullen's 18-year-old son.
Macy Gray has released the music video for "Hands," a single from her upcoming album, The Way, due October 7. The vid, directed by RAGE, features Macy using a nude male model as the medium for her finger painting. Macy talked about the new visual with Entertainment Weekly, saying, "The director, RAGE, came up with it. It's just about affection..."
Noel Gallagher will host a question-and-answer session titled, An Evening with Noel Gallagher, at the Hammersmith Club in London on November 3. The event serves as a benefit for Global's Make Some Noise charity. "Having rarely stopped blowing my own trumpet since April '94, it'll come as no surprise I jumped at the chance to let the people catch me at it again . . ."
After announcing a slate of U.S. dates, Usher has added a slate of dates for Europe. Beginning February 13 in Montpellier, France, the trek hits 24 dates across the continent. "With The UR Experience, I want to give my fans an ever-changing live show full of surprises and special guests. I am really excited to be with my fans . . ."
Maroon 5 have dropped the remix to "Animals" featuring a guest spot from rapper J. Cole. In the verse, Cole raps about his love interest. "This is pain / This is love / This is sent from above / This is a gift from the gods / this was meant to be / You can run, you can hide / you can front / you can lie / but in time you gon' find you was meant for me," raps J. Cole.
Rick Ross has shared a pic of fellow rapper Meek Mill in jail. Meek was sentenced to three to six months in July for violating the terms of his probation. "Meek in da building all OG's roun'm #FreeMeekMill," Rozay posted to Twitter. One shot shows Mill wearing a grey sweatsuit and smiling while leaning against a wall, while another sees him having lunch in the prison yard.
Alicia Keys stopped by The View on Monday, September 29 for a performance of her latest single "We Are Here." She also sat down on the couch to chat with the show's hosts about her pregnancy. "Being a mother has definitely given me more of a fierceness and understanding," she told Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donnell, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace.
Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo have both commented on their recent breakup. The longtime couple parted ways earlier this month and Sparks hit Twitter telling fans that all is well between the two and they're moving on amicably. "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened," the 24-year-old wrote via Twitter.
Muse, AC/DC and Fleetwood Mac are the odds-on favorites to headline Glastonbury 2015, according to London's bookie William Hill. Fleetwood Mac are a 4/1 favorite to close out the fest, while Muse and AC/DC are pegged at 5/1 to perform. Another London bookmaker, Ladbrokes, has Fleetwood Mac at evens with Muse at 8/1, and AC/DC unlisted.