ZZ Top has been forced to postpone a slew of tour dates after bassist Dusty Hill suffered a hip injury. According to a message on PalaceNet.com, the official website of the Detroit area's DTE Energy Music Theatre, Hill injured his hip the previous night when he slipped and fell on his band's tour bus. The message adds that the injury "requires immediate attention."
The Beatles have been named America's Favorite Band in a new poll from Harris Poll. The firm interviewed 2,306 U.S. adults between July 16 and 21, 2014, finding that the Fab Four edged out Elvis Presley and Beyonce to take the top spot. Led Zepplin took fourth place, while George Strait rounded out the top five. Bruno Mars was six.
Trisha Yearwood has released "Prize Fighter," a new single featuring a guest spot from Kelly Clarkson. "When you're sweating from the fear/ You're looking it in the eye/ Turn the sound of defeat into your battle cry/ Stakes are down, you're out of luck/ Look at you smiling with a shiner/ Standing higher/ Prize fighter," sings Trisha on the tune.
Keith Richards honored his friend and musical inspiration Chuck Berry when the latter was awarded the Polar Music Prize in Sweden earlier this week. Richards sent a video message to be broadcast at the ceremony, which Berry was also unable to attend.
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo will soon be starring in a sitcom based on his life. The show, DeTour, is a single-camera comedy funded by Fox and scripted by Steve Franks (Psych). The semi-autobiographical series will focus on events from Cuomo's life, including his sabbatical from the band to attend Harvard.
Martin Scorsese is working on a biopic about the Ramones, according to the band's estate manager. Jeff Jampol tells Billboard, "We're gonna do something moving forward, but it's gonna be Ramones. We're all gonna focus on the Ramones, and it's that whole thing of, 'United we stand, divided we fall.' The legacy is the Ramones, the music is the Ramones . . ."
Britney Spears has dropped boyfriend David Lucado after a video surfaced of the latter dancing and making out with another woman. According to TMZ, the video was shot in early August. "David is very, very in love with Britney. This is unfortunate and he hopes that it all works out," a rep for Lucado told TMZ. Spears also hit Twitter to boast of her new relationship status.
Morrissey has compiled a track list for the upcoming Ramones comp, Best of the Ramones. According to the Morrissey fan site True To You, Moz was invited to do so by the management of the punk rockers: "Morrissey has compiled the track-listing for the forthcoming Best of the Ramones CD/LP which is due for release by Sire-Rhino. Morrissey has also chosen the sleeve image . . ."
Homer Simpson of "The Simpsons" is the latest celeb to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. FOX posted animated footage of Homer nominating "Flanders, Lenny and Flanders again" to take the challenge before getting doused. Homer dumps a glass of ice water over himself, before an array of larger, colder objects begin to fall on him from above.
Allison Tolman ("Fargo") will guest star on an upcoming episode of "The Mindy Project." The third season of the FOX program returns this fall. Tolman, according to TV Guide, plays a romance novelist who goes on a bad blind date with Peter (Adam Pally). Tolman appears on two episodes. Shonda Rhimes, Rhea Perlman and Rob McElhenny are also set to star in episodes of the program this season.
The Kinks will not be reuniting without both Ray and Dave Davies, the band said, denying previous reports to the contrary. Earlier this week, Ray Davies reportedly told Mojo "Dave's invited to the party, but if he doesn't want to do it, [the reunion] will happen anyway," a comment the band claims he actually never said.
Jennifer Hudson has released the official track list for her forthcoming third studio album JHUD. JHUD features the single "I Can't Describe (The Way I Feel)" featuring T.I., who isn't the only guest appearance on the album, as Iggy Azalea, Timbaland and R. Kelly are also featured contributors.
Mathew Knowles believes that the highly publicized elevator fight between Solange Knowles and Jay Z was nothing more than a clever marketing ploy. Knowles claims that the incident was simply a viral tool to promote Beyonce and Jay's 'On The Run Tour.' "You have to sometimes ignite that tour. It's called a Jedi Mind Trick," he explained to radio station 104.1 KRB.
Joaquin Phoenix ("The Master," "Her") is in "final talks" with Marvel to play the lead in the studio's upcoming film "Doctor Strange," according to the Collider. The site adds that the signing has been delayed because Phoenix does not want a Marvel contract to prevent him from moonlighting in smaller films. Another actor mentioned for the lead was Benedict Cumberbatch.
David Hyde Pierce ("Fraiser") has landed a recurring role on season six of "The Good Wife." He'll debut in the seventh episode of the upcoming season. CBS announced that Pierce plays a highly respected cable news legal commentator who is so disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago that he decides to run for office in order to affect change.