Florida Georgia Line are setting the record straight - they are not anti-police. The accusation stemmed from incidents at a pair of concerts in Iowa and Wisconsin. The band was performing at Wisconsin's Country Thunder music festival on July 22, then played the Great Jones County Fair in Monticello, Iowa on July 23.
The band Heart 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 Usher, Sheryl Crow Michael Bolton, John Mellencamp, Cyndi Lauper, Josh Groban and Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds for a new video.
LeAnn Rimes has released a new music video for her latest single, "The Story." The new clip finds Rimes seemingly frozen in time amidst a bevy of clips that flash around her; bright lights, a rose garden and a cloud-filled sky among them. The new video was directed by Steven Sebring. "All of my friends who think that I'm blessed/ They don't know my head is a mess . . ."
Toni Braxton has announced a new run of tour dates dubbed The Hits Tour. The new trek will open on October 8 in Oakland, California traveling to Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore and Houston before wrapping up in Atlantic City on November 12. Braxton will perform some of her biggest hits including "Un-Break My Heart" and "He Wasn't Man Enough" throughout the tour.
Keith Urban welcomed actor Miles Teller to the stage for a rendition of the 1960's classic "My Girl" at a recent stop in Albuquerque, New Mexico on his current Ripcord World Tour. The two traded off verses and choruses of the timeless Temptations classic with Teller improvising "What can make me feel this way? Keith Urban!"
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.