Joni Mitchell's legal guardians say that, despite rumors, the famous folk legend has not been debilitated by a brain aneurysm. "The truth is that Joni is speaking, and she's speaking well," Leslie Morris, Mitchell's temporary conservator, said. She added, "Joni did in fact suffer an aneurysm. However, details that have emerged in the past few days are mostly speculative . . ."
Brad Paisley says that his next album, the follow-up to Moonshine in the Trunk, will focus on the positive. Speaking with AZCentral, he said he's looking to spread cheer among the masses. "You know that feeling you get in the middle of the week of 'I can't do anything right' or 'It's not going my way?' But every week ends with a Friday, and that's where we excel . . ."
The Foo Fighters will resume their North American tour with hobbled fronter Dave Grohl, who fractured his leg while performing in Europe. "I think I just broke my leg," said Grohl onstage in Sweden on June 12. "I think I really broke my leg." He would go on to receive medical treatment and resume the show while seated.
Jojo, Meek Mill and Future were all in attendance for the Atlantic Records BET Awards post party. The star-studded event took place at Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails in West Hollywood on Sunday night. Other attendees included Kehlani, Ty Dolla $ign and Trevor Jackson.
U2 paid a special tribute to their LGBT fans in Chicago earlier this week offering up a rendition of their classic track "Pride." The performance follows the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states. The performance took place at the United Center in Chicago on June 28 and Bono told the crowd it was a moment to remember for the gay rights movement.
T.I. has offered up a video for his newest single "Project Steps." The track dropped in March and it brings Tip back to his hometown of Bankhead, and finds the MC kicking on the steps of a project with his old friends from the neighborhood. Thus far the track does not appear linked with any specific release. Tip has been keeping busy on the big screen.
Kings of Leon have revealed that they have commenced work on their new album in a 174-year-old mansion outside of Nashville. Speaking with Sirius XM, the band said they fell in love with the building, especially due to the convenience of it being so close to home. "It's a really rad place and I think we can do something cool with it," Caleb Followill said.
Lil Wayne and Charlie Puth have connected on a new track called "Nothing But Trouble." The single appears on Wayne's forthcoming Free Weezy Album, due out July 4. The song will also appear on the soundtrack to the documentary 808.
New historic records reveal that John Lennon's great uncle was a prolific criminal living in Victorian Liverpool. Over 1.9 million legal and criminal records have gone online, with a new digitized database unveiled by the National Archives and website Find My Past.
Jake Owen has released "Real Life" the debut single from his upcoming album. In a presser, Owen says that, with the help of songwriters Shane McAnally and Ross Copperman, he was inspired by moments - some bright some dark - in his own life. "I [told Copperman and McAnally], 'Everything in my life right now — I'm 33, I'm married, I have a kid, my dad beat cancer,'" Owen said.
Tamar Braxton and K. Michelle hit the stage together for a performance at the recent BET Music Awards in Los Angeles. The pair, who have famously beefed for years, met in person for the first time while rehearsing for the show and said that they've finally put their troubles behind them. "Life is all about forgiveness, love, and unity, so tonight, I'm sorry K. Michelle . . ."
Following an unnamed surgery, Jessie J tells her fans that she's not doing so hot. On Instagram she posted a pic of herself on an IV, along with the caption, "I have seen a lot of 'How are you today' comments . . . How am I . . . *Looks up sighs and has to be honest.*" She added, "We all have our moments and one of mine is now."
NeNe Leakes has confirmed that she will leave "Real Housewives of Atlanta" at the end of the upcoming season. Speaking with people.com, the Bravo reality star says that she is relieved to move on from the show but it was a tough choice for her and her family. "This was definitely a hard decision for me," Leakes tells PEOPLE.
Nick Simmons says his dad, KISS fronter Gene Simmons, is "full of s**t." Writing an essay for Vice, Nick notes it's one of life's important lessons for him to learn. "It's important to kill your heroes. And, sometimes, you have to kill your father," he opines. "Kill him so you can love him, and his flaws, better than one can love a hollow archetype."
Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard have released a new video for their collaborative track "Alice in Hulaland." The track appears on their album Django and Jimmie, which was named after their musical heroes Django Reinhardt and Jimmie Rodgers.