Radiohead's Thom Yorke has been labeled a "sinner" and a poster boy for "8 things that Satan uses to enslave you and destroy you" by a Christian group. The group, called New Generation for God, posted a picture listing the "8 things that Satan uses to enslave you and destroy you," which includes drugs, pornography, avarice, atheism and witchcraft, on Twitter.
Usher and Sheryl Crow are the latest artists to stand up to politicians who are using their songs at rallies and campaign events without their official consent. They teamed with a host of other artists such as Heart, Michael Bolton, John Mellencamp, Cyndi Lauper, Josh Groban and Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds for a new video message.
Miley Cyrus has been spotted wearing a mysterious new ring on her ring finger, according to Us Weekly. The 23-year-old singer flashed some new bling while hanging out poolside with a female friend on Sunday, July 24. In the Instagram photo she posted, Cyrus is wearing a bikini with Seth Rogen's character from the 2008 comedy Pineapple Express on it.
Lady Gaga was named godmother to her childhood friend's baby girl, according to People. While the singer also recently called off her engagement to her fiancé Taylor Kinney, she was all smiles while attending the baptism of baby Sistilia, who is the daughter of her jazz bandleader Brian Newman and his wife, Angie Pontani on Sunday, July 24.
Lollapalooza creator Perry Farrell says that he wants to move on from the established annual festival and onto a new "scene-making" venture. "I hate EDM. I want to vomit it out of my nostrils," Farrell told the Chicago Tribune in response to Lollapalooza's increasingly electronic line-up. "I can't stand what it did to what I love, which is house music . . ."
Donald Trump has been getting a lot of backlash for using artists' material in his campaign. The most recent being from George Harrison's estate. As Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump introduced her father, the Beatles tune Here Comes the Sun played in the background. Harrison's estate took to Twitter to speak on the song usage.
Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus says that while they aren't greedy, it is a bit disheartening for the group to not have won a major country music award since 2009. "I love what Dale Earnhardt used to say: 'I'm not greedy, I'm just stingy,'" DeMarcus tells The Boot. "I'd like to win them all. When you're up for them, you like to win them."
At a recent Guns N' Roses show in New Jersey, 30 people were arrested. Among some of the charges brought up was, possession of marijuana, solicitation, criminal trespassing, resisting arrest and open lewdness. The group has just recently reunited. They are currently out on their Not In This Lifetime tour.
This past weekend at the Summer Sixteen Tour show in Kansas City, Drake announced a new project he is working on. The rapper announced he is currently working on a new mixtape. This comes as his album Views spends its eleventh non-consecutive week at number one in the Billboard 200. While few details of Drake's new project have been released, rumors are abounding.
Little Big Town recently performed a cover of Oasis' "Wonderwall" on the ABC show Greatest Hits, according to The Boot. The band covered the mid-1990s song, which comes from Oasis' What's the Story Morning Glory album. Little Big Town's most recent album, Wanderlust, highlights the band's ability to play genres of music outside country.
Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder joined Sting and Peter Gabriel onstage during their tour stop in Seattle on April 21, according to NME. Vedder teamed up with Sting to perform the Police track "Drive to Tears." The two previously performed the song together during a Pearl Jam concert in New York City earlier this year. Vedder also joined Gabriel for "Red Rain."
The Allman Brothers Band has announced that they may be reuniting, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. Bassist Oteil Burbridge says that Gregg Allman is trying to get the band back together. Burbridge says he's "always waiting for that call," he told the San Diego Union-Tribune, and that "Gregg texted us not long ago . . ."
Garth Brooks has hinted at possible Australian and European tour dates once he finishes his North American leg of his world tour, according to Taste of Country. The country singer is scheduled to finish up his North American leg in 2017. Prior to his shows at New York City's Yankee Stadium on July 8 and 9, Brooks told the media he may be headed to Europe and Australia.
En Vogue took to Greatest Hits to perform one of their greatest hits. The 1990s pop trio took the stage alongside the all-girl quintet June's Diary to perform "Free Your Mind" on the ABC series. A video of the full performance was posted on the June's Diary official Twitter on July 22.
This fall, the musical, Lazarus, which was co-written by David Bowie is set for a four month run in London's King's Cross Theatre. The opening night will take place October 25 and run through January 21. The musical is based around Walter Tevis' novel, The Man Who Fell To Earth. The book had a heavy influence on Bowie's early career.