Kanye West has been cleared of a past altercation with a member of the paparazzi, reports TMZ. West pled no contest to the misdemeanor battery charge in 2014 and has put in more than 250 hours of community service since. He also had no issues within the 24 months of probation he was serving. The conviction will be officially expunged from his record.
Styx paid tribute to Prince and David Bowie with their tour kick of show in Pensacola, Florida last night. Keyboardist/singer Lawrence Gowan played the Prince tune "1999" and the Bowie tune "Changes." Styx are currently on tour with Def Leppard, and later will be joined by Tesla, before eventually embarking on a solo trek.
If you're planning on jumping on stage at a Smashing Pumpkins show, be prepared to deal with frontman Billy Corgan. New video footage has surfaced of Corgan threatening to punch a man who hopped on stage during the band's performance at the Orpheum in Memphis, Tennessee.
Gwen Stefani appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where she performed her latest single "Make Me Like You," and had an odd argument with the host over the spelling of the word bananas. Stefani's hit "Hollaback Girl" has Stefani spelling the word, which the skit played off. "It's one of my favorite songs. I'm just kind of a stickler when it comes to spelling."
On the heels of the release of the lyric video for "Dammn Baby," Janet Jackson continues to tease the official video with a new video clip. "Hey you guys, I love and miss you!" she tweeted along with a Gif of herself sashaying and flinging her gorgeous mane of curly hair.
Chris Young has extended his "I'm Comin' Over Tour" with an additional 25 dates.
Young's new tour dates begin on September 29 in Bakersfield, California and will wrap up on December 10 in Lexington, Kentucky. Cassadee Pope will serve as a special guest at all of Young's fall tour stops.
Pearl Jam gave a friend of frontman Eddie Vedder's what he wanted for his birthday - a cover of the Doobie Brothers' "Takin' It To The Streets." "I've got this friend, right? And I've known him long enough where he could give me some s—," Vedder told the crowd at New York City's Madison Square Garden.
Aretha Franklin paid tribute to the late Prince by performing a cover of "Purple Rain" at the White House. The performance came as Franklin took part in an all-star concert to celebrate International Jazz Day. "He was definitely an original and a one-of-a-kind," Franklin has said of Prince.
Jennifer Nettles appears in a deleted scene from Dolly Parton's made-for-TV movie Coat Of Many Colors. In the never-before-seen clip, Nettles, who plays Parton's mother, is seen talking to her oldest daughter Willadeene and instilling some confidence and love into her. The clip is featured as bonus content on the Coat Of Many Colors DVD.
Beyoncé has cancelled her upcoming performance in Nashville, only a few days after kicking off her Formation World Tour. The show, scheduled for May 5 at Nissan Stadium, will be rescheduled to a later date. While no official explanation was given for the cancellation, an unofficial Twitter account for the tour said the move was "due to stadium construction" . . .
Garbage will hit the road this summer for a 20-date North American trek in support of their upcoming album Strange Little Birds, their first new record in four years. Along with tickets, the site is also offering VIP packages through Adventures in Wonderland that include early entry, meet-and-greets, soundcheck access and Q&A sessions at each stop.
Kate Upton and Justin Verlander are engaged, and Upton recently showed off her huge ring, designed by her fiancé, at the 2016 MET Gala. "I'm really excited, he asked me right before season started so we've been keeping it on the down low for quite a while," she told E! News. "So I'm excited to finally be able to share it with the world!"
Britney Spears will become the third ever recipient of the Billboard Millennium Award at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, the awards show has announced. The award, which "recognizes outstanding career achievements and influence in the music industry," has been given twice before - in 2011 to Beyoncé and in 2012 to Whitney Houston.
U2 guitarist The Edge is the first rock artist ever to perform at the Sistine Chapel. He performed an acoustic set for the Cellular Horizons conference, playing the U2 tracks "Yahweh," "Ordinary World," and "Walk On," along with a cover of the Leonard Cohen cut "If It Be Your Will." "When I was asked to perform in the Sistine Chapel I didn't know what to say . . ."
The Rolling Stones have issued a cryptic tweet hinting at a possible appearance at a new fall music festival that is being referred to as a "classic rock Coachella." The update was only a 30-second song snippet, Exile on Main St. track "All Down the Line," and one word: "October." Billboard reports that Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and more.