U2's Bono claimed John Lennon and all the other members of the Beatles as Irish during an event in New York City on Wednesday, July 29. The frontman attended a ceremony on Ellis Island to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Lennon receiving his U.S. green card. While at the event Bono addressed the 1974 iconic portrait of Lennon at Ellis Island holding up a peace sign.
Jessie J says she'd like to have a baby sometime in the future. Speaking with Business Standard, the U.K. star, who is currently dating R&B star Luke James, stops short of committing. "Have a baby - not today! But that's something that I hope that I'm blessed with in my life," she began. "I would love to build a school in Africa. I would love to write a book."
Carly Rae Jepsen will play two shows in South Africa in support of her EMOTION release. The dates come at the Grand Arena, Grand West, Cape Town on October 21 and the Monument Amphitheatre, Pretoria on October 24. EMOTION is the follow-up to Jepsen's debut album Kiss. "Call Me Maybe," the mega hit from Kiss climbed to number one on the iTunes singles charts.
Madonna continues to announce additions to her upcoming Rebel Heart Tour, this time revealing that her stage show will feature pole dancing nuns. The nuns can be seen in a new teaser video for the tour that has surfaced online. Another teaser clip shows scores of dancers doing their thing during rehearsals, giant wooden staffs and a giant cage as well as a drum team.
After releasing the diss track "Charged Up" earlier this week, Drake is again taking aim at Meek Mill in the new freestyle "Back to Back." On the new three-minute track, Drake dives right in and addresses the ghostwriting charges from Mill head on, rapping, "This for ya'll that think that I don't write enough / They just mad 'cause I got the Midas touch."
Dierks Bentley and his wife have put their Nashville home on the market, listing it for $1.7 million. According to Village Real Estate, the 4,428-square-foot home was built in 1930. Photos show a fully renovated and modernized house, with four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen, full formal dining room, fireplace and finished basement.
Justin Bieber has announced "What Do You Mean?" the lead single from his upcoming album. The pop phenom announced the release while being interviewed by Ryan Seacrest. "It's fun, it's summery . . . Definitely the first single is amazing. I worked really hard on it with a guy named Poo Bear," he revealed.
Morrissey says that he was sexually assaulted by security at San Francisco International Airport. Posting on the fan site, True To You, Moz detailed the alleged incident. "I went through the usual airport security procedure including the stand-up 'scanner', and all was well - no bleeps and nothing unusual," he began.
Dr. Dre is prepping the release of the upcoming NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton, according to former NWA member Ice Cube, who dished to Philly radio station Power 99. The new film, directed by F. Gary Gray, will feature a companion album of new music by Dre, added Cube. "Dre is dropping an album inspired by the Compton movie."
Five Finger Death Punch have pushed back the release date of their new album Got Your Six. Originally set to land August 28, the band has announced that the album, their sixth studio offering, will now be released on September 4, in order to coincide with the kick off of their tour with Papa Roach, In This Moment and From Ashes to New.
Miguel has released the music video for "NWA," a vid featuring Kurupt and Miggy driving around Southern California. "NWA" is a cut from Miguel's most recent album, Wildheart, which also features a guest spot from Lenny Kravitz. Mig recently kicked off his summer tour, which picks up on July 29 at Atlanta's Tabernacle. He's joined on the trek by Dorothy.
Liam Gallagher referenced brother Noel in an unknown song played during an impromptu set at a pub in Charlestown, on the west coast of Ireland.
Liam surprised patrons of JJ Finan's pub by joining local musicians in the bar where he played a few songs on his guitar.
Janelle Monae has announced her upcoming Eephus tour set to begin August 12 in Philadelphia and continue to eight cities across the U.S. Along for the ride are several acts from the Wondaland Records roster, including Roman GianArthur, Deep Cotton, St. Beauty and Jidenna. "The moment has arrived! Wondaland #EephusTour is coming to a city near you!"
A documentary chronicling the making of Keith Richards' new solo album Crosseyed Heart, Keith Richards: Under the Influence will premiere on Netflix on September 18, the same day the album comes out.
Jace Alexander, director of "Law & Order," has been arrested on felony charges of promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child. "On July 24, 2015, an investigator from the Westchester County District Attorney's Office downloaded child pornography from an IP (internet protocol) address in Westchester County," reads a statement.