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JCole-081517.jpg J. Cole has signed on as the executive producer of a new docu-series titled Raising Bertie. The series focuses on the challenges of growing up poor and black in rural North Carolina. The series is directed by Margaret Byrne and will run as part of PBS' POV series.

ArethaFranklin-110909.jpg Aretha Franklin has revealed plans to open a nightclub in downtown Detroit according to The Detroit Free Press. The venue would be named Aretha's.

calvinharris-012717.jpg Calvin Harris will perform at Rihanna's third annual Diamond Ball in New York City. Harris will join fellow performers Kendrick Lamar and host Dave Chappelle for the event, which benefits Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation.

scorpions-122316.jpg Former Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee says that joining the Scorpions was a 'big, big challenge.' "[The band] is easy to get into but it's so hard to get into at the same time, because they have their routines, they have their way of working and the whole thing, and so do I," Dee told the Talking Metal podcast.

garth-brooks-070916.jpg Garth Brooks has added a show in Indianapolis to his ongoing World Tour. The show will take place on October 7 at 7:30PM at the city's Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Tickets will hit the market on August 25 at 10AM ET and a strict limit of eight tickets per purchase will be in effect.

RobZombie.jpg Rob Zombie will host "Rob Zombie's 13 Nights Of Halloween" on HDNet Movies this Halloween season. Some of the films that will be featured during the thirteen-night event include The Last House On The Left (1972), The Blob (1958), The Devil Inside (2012) and Case 39 (2009). The full schedule and list of films is forthcoming.

britney-spears-071316.jpg Britney Spears' debut album ...Baby One More Time is set for a special vinyl release in November. The limited run of 2,500 pink and white swirled records will be sold exclusively at Urban Outfitters. Pre-orders for the vinyl release are already underway.

queenlatifah-100413.jpg Queen Latifah will receive the Icon Award for her accomplishments in music, film and TV at Diddy's fourth annual Revolt music conference in October. Throughout her career, Latifah has won numerous awards in both the worlds of television and music, including an Emmy, Golden Globe and a Grammy Award.

ChrisStapleton-021617.jpg Chris Stapleton has been added to the lineup of performers for the 2017 ACM Honors, joining the also recently added Alan Jackson. Stapleton and Jackson will perform during the 2017 ACM Honors ceremony, the Academy of Country Music announced, along with the previously announced George Strait, Kelsea Ballerini, Vince Gill, Toby Keith and more.

red-hot-chili-peppers-070916.jpg Flea says that cutting music education from public schools is the equivalent of child abuse. "It's child abuse," he told Rolling Stone. "It's just wrong. I worry about a lot of things that that guy says, but that affects my worldview personally," he said of President Donald Trump.

slash-072916.jpg Slash has been named Gibson's first ever Global Brand Ambassador. The rock legend is the first ever artist to have the distinction with the iconic guitar brand. In the new role he will help develop and promote new products in the company's Gibson Custom, Gibson and Epiphone brands.

lionelrichie-070116.jpg Lionel Richie has confirmed plans for a new residency in Las Vegas. The run will take place at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and will include 14 shows starting in late November. He opened up about the new residency explaining that there's truly no place like Vegas.

LilWayne-071317.jpg Lil Wayne has signed on for a headlining performance at the upcoming Rolling Loud festival. This year's event is set to take place at Shoreline Festival Grounds in Mountain View, California on both October 21 and October 22. Tickets will be going on sale Tuesday, August 22 at 12:00 p.m. P.S.T.

kansas-062316.jpg Kansas has announced plans for a new live album, Leftoverture Live & Beyond, their first live album since 2009. Leftoverture Live & Beyond, which was produced by Jeff Glixman, features nineteen songs selected from twelve shows recorded during Kansas's spring 2017 "Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour".

alice-in-chains-070916.jpg Alice In Chains have confirmed plans for their annual fantasy football league. Funds raised in the leagues are donated to the MusiCares charity and they have also launched an eBay auction of gear used by the band and memorabilia.

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