A pair of Elton John's iconic heart-shaped glasses have been stolen from a museum. According to TMZ, the glasses were taken from the Rock 'n' Soul Museum in Memphis, even though the case that contained them was locked. As of now, nobody knows how the thief managed to break into the display and steal the glasses.
Rascal Flatts admits that the reason they had to let some personnel go was done in order to continue to evolve as a band. "We sat down at the end of last year, and it was a very difficult decision. We decided to make a change with three of the personnel we had," Joe Don Rooney told reporters at a recent media event.
Common has been cast in the upcoming Warner Bros. film Suicide Squad. The rapper (whose role has yet to be revealed) joins a cast including Jared Leto (as the Joker), Will Smith (as Deadshot), Joel Kinnaman (as Rick Flag), Jai Courtney (as Boomerang), Margot Robbie (as Harley Quinn), and Cara Delevigne (as Enchantress).
Ed Sheeran has accomplished something that no other British artist, and only one other overall, has ever done. Sheeran has officially passed the two billion stream mark on Spotify, joining Eminem as the only artists in history to accomplish the feat.
Alt-J, Royal Blood and Hozier have been nominated for this year's Ivor Novello Awards. Nominated for Best Contemporary Song are Alt-J for their track "Every Other Freckle," which will face off against FKA Twigs ("Two Weeks") and Clean Bandit ("Rather Be").
Blake Shelton has confessed that he passed on a potential collaboration with Pitbull, admitting that he did it for his fans. The Voice judge says that he turned down the chance to work with the hit-making artist because he felt it wouldn't go over so well with soccer moms everywhere.
Tool has responded to reports that copies of one of their EPs mistakenly ended up inside the sleeves of U2's vinyl release of their 2014 album Songs of Innocence. Tool's 1992 EP Opiate was released on vinyl for Record Store Day, but, as reported, fans who purchased the U2 album got home to discover that inside the packaging were copies of Opiate.
Rihanna has released "James Joint," a minute long track on which she professes her love for marijuana. In an interview with V magazine, she called the track an "interlude." "Dude, I'm in love with my interludes. This one called 'James Joint' is on constant repeat." So far, her eighth studio album has no set release date.
The Smashing Pumpkins announced plans for their first acoustic tour this June before they hit the road with Marilyn Manson. According to the band's website, the In Plainsong tour will not only feature acoustic renditions of Smashing Pumpkins songs, but also Zwan tracks and selections from frontman Billy Corgan's solo catalogue.
Ne-Yo was among the artists to honor what would have been Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday, during a concert attached to the Tribeca Film Festival. Sinatra died 17 years ago. Ne gave his rendition of "I Could Have Danced All Night," while Brandon Flowers of the Killers performed "The House I Live In" and "Come Fly With Me."
"Everybody Loves Raymond" actor Sawyer Sweeten has taken his own life at the age of 19. He appeared on the series between 1996 and 2005 in the role of Geoffrey Barone, the son of Ray Romano's character. Sweeten's agent Dino May confirmed news of the actor's passing earlier this week and his family also released a statement about his death.
Reba McEntire has finally offered up an explanation for why she turned down a role in 1997's Titantic. McEntire was originally slated to appear in the 1997 blockbuster film as Molly Brown before declining the role when it became apparent that film production would extend beyond its schedule date.
Vin Diesel has confirmed that the next installment of the "Fast and the Furious" franchise will hit theaters in 2017. Diesel broke the news during a panel discussion at CinemaCon in Las Vegas earlier this week and thanked the audience, mostly comprised of cinema owners. The announcement came two years after he and the late Paul Walker broke news of "Furious 7" on the same stage.
Brandon Flowers was among the artists to honor what would have been Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday, during a concert attached to the Tribeca Film Festival. Sinatra died 17 years ago. Flowers performed "The House I Live In" and "Come Fly With Me," while Ne-Yo gave his rendition of "I Could Have Danced All Night."
Neil Young fans rest assured - there was no autotune used in the making of The Monsanto Years, a new album he recorded with Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah. The record, which features protest songs against controversial agricultural company Monsanto, will be released on June 16.