Garth Brooks has announced that the second stop on his world tour will be in Atlanta on September 19 at the Phillips Arena. The Atlanta visit comes after his ten dates at Chicago's Allstate Arena, beginning September 4. Garth broke his own previous ticket sales record by selling 180,000 tickets to his upcoming Chicago residency in under three hours.
Tool fronter Maynard James Keenan has announced that he is the proud father of a baby girl. Maynard hit Twitter to make the news public, posting a pic of the little girl, whom he and his wife named Lei Li Agostina Maria. Lei is the second child for Maynard, following his son Devo, who was born in 1995. It's his fist with current wife, Lei Li.
Jagged Edge have released the music video for "Hope," a single from their upcoming album, J.E. Heartbreak Too. Speaking with Yahoo, singer Brian Casey, says the song takes real life as its inspiration: "Everything we write is always a combination of either Brandon's life, my life, or some of our friends told us a story," he began.
Chris Brown hit the beaches of Saint Tropez, France earlier this week where the paparazzi caught him sunning shirtless, relaxing with pals, jet skiing, swimming and generally enjoying the Mediterranean climate. "Team Breezy! I'll be hosting my party at the VIP ROOM in St Tropez July 31st!" he wrote on Twitter. On Instagram, he posted some pics on a yacht on the French Riviera.
Keyshia Cole stopped by Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club on Wednesday to talk about the dissolution of her marriage to Daniel Gibson and subsequent lesbian rumors. In response to the question whether she'd been with a woman, Cole played coy: "I'd rather not answer that." She noted that following her break up from Gibson she had to rely on herself for sexual satisfaction.
Alice Cooper paid tribute to long time collaborator Dick Wagner, the songwriter who passed on Wednesday at the age of 71 from respiratory failure. "Even though we know it's inevitable, we never expect to suddenly lose close friends and collaborators," Cooper said in a statement. "Dick Wagner and I shared as many laughs as we did hit records. He was one of a kind."
Brian Jones biographer, Terry Rawlings, has repeated claims made in his 1994 book, Brian Jones: Who Killed Christopher Robin, that Rolling Stone co-founder was murdered. In an interview with Mojo, Rawlings says that Jones "was definitely murdered and there was a cover-up." Jones drowned in his pool on July 3, a few weeks after being fired from the band.
Sean Murphy, 18, was arrested after a Keith Urban concert in Massachusetts and charged with raping a teenage girl. The assault occurred on the lawn of Mansfield's Xfinity Center among a throng of concertgoers, according to a police statement. "Officers conducting the investigation were assisted by patrons that had been concerned and took photos and video of the assault," police said.
Tom DeLonge of Blink-182 is selling the band's set list from their first ever gig, along with several items of Blink memorabilia through a new app created by his wife, Jennifer. The set list retails for $499. "My first set list as a limited-edition art piece on @Reissued (the app) with many other Blink-182 Archived items! Now," wrote DeLonge on Twitter.
Minor internet sensation DJ Baron Von Luxxury says that it is pointless of the Eagles to have made him take down his remix of "Hotel California." Luxxury's remix racked up 300,000 Soundcloud plays before Warner Music Group filed a complaint. "The whole point is to get these into the hands of DJs all over the world who then play it to thousands of people," he complained.
Brad Paisley has unveiled "River Bank," the debut single from his upcoming LP Moonshine in the Trunk. The cut features a guest spot from country rapper Colt Ford. "I was trying to figure out where to go from here, what to write and what felt like what I wanted to do," Paisley said of the cut.
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have revealed the music video for "Anything Goes," a cover of the Cole Porter classic from their upcoming duets album, Cheek to Cheek. The vid features the two sharing moments in the studio and on stage. The visual also features a cameo from Gaga's French bulldog, Asia.
"Breaking Bad" star Krysten Ritter has reportedly signed on to appear in the upcoming second season of NBC's "The Blacklist." Ritter will make a guest appearance on the September 22 episode of the show and will play a troubled data analyst named Rowan Mills. Ritter is perhaps best known for her role as Jane on "Breaking Bad," the drug-addled girlfriend of Aaron Paul's character Jesse Pinkman.
Alicia Keys and her husband Swizz Beatz are expecting their second child. The pair hit Instagram to post a pic of a pregnant Keys and Swizzy, saying: "Happy Anniversary to the love of my life @therealswizzz !! And to make it even sweeter we've been blessed with another angel on the way!! You make me happier than I have ever known!"
R. Kelly has opted not to appear at Ohio's Fashion Meets Music festival after protest erupted within the community. The fest is sponsored by a local radio station whose license stakeholders include Columbus schools. Columbus folk group Saintseneca opposed Kelly's presence to "his very serious allegations of sexual violence and assault" according to their website.