Passion Pit fronter Michael Angelakos says he's been forced to rest after a diagnosis of bronchitis and pneumonia. The rest days will cause PP to miss fest dates at Way Home Festival in Canada, as well as Detroit's Mo Pop Festival. "I am so sorry to let you know that I will not be able to perform this weekend."
Jennifer Lopez showed off her impressive body on Saturday night, celebrating her 46th birthday, wearing a cutout Boa Tranchi dress. "Damn!!!!! How hot does @jlo look!!!!! She will forever be my idol!!!! #BodyGoals," wrote an admiring Kim Kardashian on Twitter. Lopez was spotted out with Casper Smart at a Southampton, New York club.
The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan used at the Newport Folk Festival 50 years ago returned to the fest on its first day over the weekend. In 2013, the guitar was bought at auction for $913,000 by Jim Irsay, owner of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts. "[Dylan's guitar] is such an important part of musical history, and Dylan was our generation's Shakespeare, so it's our way to give back."
Major Lazer has released the music video for "Powerful," featuring guest spots from Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley. The vid, directed by James Slater, sees Riley and Goulding at a diner using magic powers to levitate objects, including, at one point, a waitress. "Powerful" features on the new group album from Diplo, Peace Is the Mission.
According to Ahmed Best, even though the role of Jar Jar Binks in the 1999 movie Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace was given to him, it possibly could have been handed over to Michael Jackson; however, the film's director, George Lucas, wouldn't give the King of Pop the part.
Weezer have released the music video for "Go Away," the latest single from their 2014 release Everything Will Be Alright in the End. The vid, which spoofs on the dating app Tinder, sees Rivers Cuomo trying to woo guest singer Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast with a series of goofy profile pics.
Josh Thompson has signed a deal with ole Digital to release a "lost" record, Change: the Lost Record, Volumes 1 and 2, as two EPs. The record was left by the wayside after Thompson left RCA for Show Dog-Universal, but now he's planning again to put it out. The first volume lands in September while the second half's release date is undecided.
Roger Waters performed an acoustic set at the Newport Folk Festival with My Morning Jacket as his backing band over the weekend. The boys played a set of Pink Floyd classics ("Wish You Were Here," "Mother," "Brain Damage," "Eclipse"), a couple of Waters' solo cuts ("Amused to Death," "The Bravery of Being out of Range") and even a couple covers.
Blake Shelton had to cut short his Friday night concert in Eau Claire, Wisconsin due to inclement weather. The appearance, at the Country Jam USA fest, was Blake's first since his divorce from Miranda Lambert was made public. "Sorry we got cut short Eau Claire," Shelton wrote on Twitter, along with a pic of a stormy sky. "Next time we'll make up for it!!!"
Drake released two new cuts - "Hotline Bling" and "Right Hand" - during his Beats 1 OVO Sound Radio show over the weekend. "Hotline Bling" sees Drizzy rapping over a sample of the D.R.A.M. hit "Cha Cha," while the Vinylz-produced "Right Hand" sees him serenading his "go-to" chick. In addition to "Hotline Bling" and "Right Hand," Drake also dropped "Charged Up."
Billy Corgan has once again shared his thoughts on the state of rock and roll, saying that Radiohead were the last band that have broken new ground with the guitar. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, the Smashing Pumpkins rocker said it's an uphill battle for guitar-based bands.
Billy Joel and Elton John have reportedly smoothed things over after several years of bitter media feuding. Billy opened up about the dust up to Entertainment Weekly and says they actually patched things up ages ago. "We made up a long time ago," he told Entertainment Weekly.
Leah and Brandon Jenner have welcomed their first child into the world. The couple broke news of the new family addition over the weekend and Leah says her early journey into motherhood has been life changing. "On Wednesday, July 22nd I became a Mom. It has without a doubt been the most profoundly beautiful time in my life but also emotionally, spiritually and physically challenging too . . ."
Kid Rock has announced plans for a new annual fish fry to take place in Nashville. The Detroit rocker will start the tradition this year on October 9 and 10 at the Fontanel in Music City, and the event will include live music, food and rides for kids.
Elizabeth Banks and Diane Kruger have joined the jury at the Venice Film Festival, which runs from September 2-12. Director Alfonso Cuaron helms the panel, which also features director Emmanuel Carrère, Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski, Italian director Francesco Munzi, Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien, and British director and Lynne Ramsay.