Not only does Kanye West feel guilt over the death of his mother Donda in 2007, he even goes so far as to blame himself for what happened. Donda West passed away at the age of 58 in November 2007, due to complications following liposuction and breast reduction surgery.
Marilyn Manson has revealed that he and Jonathan Davis of Korn are working on new music, describing it as "acoustic" and "Southern-sounding." After previously stating that he and Davis were planning on working on something completely unexpected, Manson says in a Reddit AMA that he is planning an unplugged record.
Lionel Richie rocketed to number one on the charts following his performance at Glastonbury. His 2003 album, The Definitive Collection, shot to number one after the Sunday gig. "When they told me this morning, I was screaming like a kid with his first hit record," Richie told the BBC. "I'm trying to be very calm about this, but there's no way you can be calm about this."
Fans of KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick now have the chance to hear some early recordings of his first band, KKB, an act which featured singer/bassist Mike Katz and drummer Guy Bois. Songs from those recordings have been remixed and remastered from the original session tapes . . .
Kanye West performed the Queen song "Bohemian Rhapsody" at Glastonbury over the weekend, prompting mixed reviews from fans. One observer used the opportunity to mash up Ye's performance with vintage footage of Freddie Mercury laughing. In the clip, Mercury drinks a beer and chuckles as West gives his rendition. The live performance didn't go so well either.
Kip Moore has revealed that he wrote his upcoming new studio album Wild Ones twice. The album, scheduled to drop at the end of the summer, was initially to be released last May. "Because of 'Dirt Road' stalling and me having more time than I thought, I scrapped the record and started over," Moore tells Rolling Stone Country.
Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus says that the band has enough new material for at least two albums. Speaking with VerdamMnis Magazine, Fortus says they've been hard at work in the studio compiling new songs, but thus far only Axl Rose knows when any of it may surface.
Iggy Azalea slammed the media after stories about her supposed feud with collaborator Britney Spears went viral. During a recent Twitter Q&A, Azalea blamed poor promotion for the fact that her collaborative track with Spears, "Pretty Girls," didn't chart well. She said "unfortunately I'm just featured," a comment that Spears fan took umbrage with.
Dave Grohl says that he has not yet watched the Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck. He opened up about the doc with the Washington Post, saying that the film would likely hit a little too close to home. "All the footage of him as a child, I think that might make me sad," Grohl said. "Then the dark stuff at the end I think would bum me out."
Beyoncé has released an Instagram video to celebrate the Supreme Court decision which ruled in favor of marriage equality throughout the nation. The singer dons a sexy rainbow themed outfit as she prances to the beat of her song "7/11." "Never too late #LoveWins," she captioned the vid.
Disclosure have released a new music video for their track "Holding On." The new clip portrays a dystopian world and is apparently the first of a four part series. The track features a guest appearance by singer Gregory Porter.
Tamar Braxton has released the music video for "If I Don't Have You," featuring fellow reality stars NeNe Leakes and Shateria Moragne-el from Real Housewives of Atlanta, and Malika and Khadijah Haqq from Keeping Up with the Kardashians. "If I Don't Have You" features on Braxton's upcoming album Calling All Lovers, due July 31.
Brantley Gilbert and Amber Cochran are now married. The two became engaged last October. The couple tied the knot this past weekend at Gilbert's home in Georgia, according to Country Aircheck. Gilbert's cousin, who is one of the most prominent Christian counselors in the Southeast, officiated the wedding.
Mumford & Sons have released a music video for "The Wolf," a cut from their album, Wilder Mind. The vid features footage of the band performing live at Bonnaroo, along with lots of goofing off. The cut sees Mumford & Sons in a more rocking way than their previous songs - a conscious decision according to fronter Marcus Mumford.
Sonia Manzano, a familiar face on "Sesame Street" since the 1970s, is leaving the show. Manzano played Maria over the course of 44 years, garnering two Emmy nods for her acting, and earning an additional 15 awards for her writing on the program. In a 2004 interview with the Archive of American Television, Manzano says she remembers the first time she saw the show as a drama student.