Frank Ocean and Chance the Rapper were invited as special guests to President Barack Obama's last state dinner. The two artists also brought a special guest of their own. Both of the rappers brought with them a parent as a special invited guest. Chance brought along his father, Ken Bennett, who once worked under Senator Obama. Ocean brought along his mother, Katonya Breaux.
Cole Swindell has revealed the official track listing for his upcoming Down Home Session III EP. The new EP coincides with Swindell's third annual Down Home Tour. "I can't wait for my Down Home Tour this year, and am really excited to partner with CMT this time," Swindell says. "The fans in these cities and towns have been behind me since I first played in these clubs — supporting me in every way. Sending me Facebook messages and tweets.
Kings Of Leon performed a cover of "Hands To Myself," a pop song by Selena Gomez, during their visit to the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. Their version proved more mellow and subdued than Gomez's upbeat dance hit from her Revival album. Kings Of Leon performed a similar feat during their previous visit to the Live Lounge, when they belted out their version of Robyn's "Dancing On My Own."
2 Chainz has just released a new song titled "Good Drank," which was produced by Mike Dean. The artist, formerly known as Tity Boi, is joined on the track by both Gucci Mane and Quavo. Photos have emerged on Instagram of the trio on the set of a video they are shooting for the new song. It is unclear at this point if "Good Drank" will be a single from the forthcoming album from 2 Chainz, which is expected to be called BC (Before Chainz).
When it comes time to elect the next President of the United States, former Nirvana bassist Kris Novoselic will be casting his vote for Gary Johnson. Novoselic said that he will not be casting his vote for either of the major candidates, Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton, come November 8 during his recent appearance on Fox Business' Kennedy.
Phil Collins admits that he would have joined The Who if he would have been asked. He added that he would have even left Genesis to join the band. "Absolutely would have joined The Who. I would have left Genesis to join The Who," Collins said during a Guardian webchat. "But they've got a great drummer now in Zak Starkey, he's fantastic. Someone with the balls that Keith Moon had."
Before Amy Schumer's stand up gig in New York City, Madonna introduced the comedian with a little comedy of her own. Madonna promised the crowd sexual favors in an exchange for a vote for Secretary Hillary Clinton. Madonna told the crowd, "If you vote for Hillary Clinton, I will give you a blow job — and I'm good!"
Former Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick has opened up on his excitement for the forthcoming new Act of Defiance release. It's the second album from the band and he explained that the band found a more open creative process involving more people within the group. "We're really excited to be able to have the full band contributing equally."
Celebrity couple Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani were in attendance for President Barack Obama's final state dinner as President and also performed an acoustic version of their duet "Go Ahead And Break My Heart." Stefani was the main entertainment for the evening, having already performed hits like "Sweet Escape" before Shelton joined her on stage. The couple has been dating since November 2015.
A new version of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" is in the works from Warner Brothers. The reboot follows the 1970s era Gene Wilder classic and the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp reboot from 2005. This new version will feature a script from "Saturday Night Live" writer and "Man Seeking Woman" creator Simon Rich. According to variety.com, the new film is not exactly an origin story about Wonka.
What began in jest may soon translate into a big payday for an employee at a British pub who listed a milk glass that was used by Justin Bieber for sale on eBay. Bieber was photographed eating a meal at the King's Oak Hotel with his bodyguard, where he reportedly dined on salmon, mashed potatoes and a glass of milk. An assistant manager at the pub, Amy Potter, decided to save Bieber's unwashed glass to put up for bidding just to see what would happen.
Country superstar Garth Brooks, one of the few remaining holdouts on streaming music, announced that he has inked an exclusive deal with Amazon Music. Brooks' music will be available for streaming through the recently announced Amazon Music Unlimited.
At the outset, fans will have access to Brooks' Ultimate Hits album, his Double Live album and the single "Baby, Let's Lay Down and Dance" from his upcoming Gunslinger album.
Evanescence announced that they will release their first vinyl box set on December 9. The box set, which will be called The Ultimate Collection, will consist of six LPs on 180-gram black heavyweight vinyl. The box set will feature the band's three studio albums, Fallen, The Open Door and Evanescence, as well as the first release of their demo album Origin.
Drake's song "One Dance" has been streamed on Spotify 882 million times. This makes it the most streamed song ever on the music app. The Swedish music, podcast, and video streaming service which was launched in September of 2008, keeps data on all artists it streams. Until recently, Major Lazer's and DJ Snake's "Lean On" held the crown with 875 million plays.
Common has added a verse to Solange's "Cranes In the Sky." The new remix version was sent to Fader, along with a personal email from Common. Common, feels "Cranes In the Sky" is a special song. In the email to the Fader he explained why. Common said, "Every once and a few years, there are certain songs that come out and have the sound of forever. "Cranes in the Sky" is that song for me."