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Beyonce-061917.jpg Beyoncé was unable to get a lawsuit surrounding her song "Formation" thrown out in court. Spoken word from the late Anthony Barre (Messy Mya) is featured on the song, and his estate sued in February for copyright infringement, among other claims. Barre's voice is heard saying "What happened at the New Orleans," "Bitch, I'm back by popular demand" and "Oh yeah baby."

FGL-062716.jpg Florida Georgia Line has signed on to appear on an upcoming edition of the CMT series Crossroads. The series finds top country acts paired with non-country artists to perform together and even cover one another's music. FLG's partner on this episode will be pop icons the Backstreet Boys.

U21-080416.jpg U2 was joined by Patti Smith at the Paris stop of their Joshua Tree 30th anniversary tour for a performance of "Mothers of the Disappeared," which featured Smith adding in lyrics from her 1988 single, "People Have the Power." The powerful rendition of the track closed out the night. "I was dreaming in my dreaming/ of an aspect bright and fair," Smith sang.

ThomasRhett-061316.jpg Thomas Rhett will release his third studio album Life Changes this September. Rhett co-wrote 10 of the 14 songs on Life Changes, including "Sweetheart," which Rhett's father, Rhett Akins, helped him pen. Akins also co-write a tune called "Drink a Little Beer," on which he is featured. "I want people to come in from different genres . . ."

MariahCarey-041117.jpg Mariah Carey has debuted a new holiday track titled "The Star" in the trailer for a new animated film of the same name. The Diva shared the news via Instagram and captioned: "I'm so excited to share the trailer for the new movie The Star." The holiday film will be based on Carey's classic track "All I Want for Christmas is You" and will feature Mimi as the narrator.

Madonna-072717.jpg Madonna gave a surprise guest performance at Leonardo DiCaprio's recent fundraiser event in St. Tropez, France. The charity auction has raised over $30 million in its four years and benefits the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. During her performance, Madge offered up a selection of her biggest hits. She later shared a video via Instagram.

JustinBieber2-072117.jpg Justin Bieber allegedly struck a photographer with his vehicle while driving in Hollywood earlier this week. The incident took place near the Saban Theater at 9:24 p.m on Wednesday night and local authorities have confirmed that the victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Bieber was reportedly near the area's City Church and was attempting to leave the church.

Stonepilots-111816.jpg Stone Temple Pilots' seminal release Core is set to be reissued in honor of its 25th anniversary. The Core 25th Anniversary Super Deluxe Set will feature four CDs, a DVD, a vinyl record, and a photo book. There's also a two-disc "deluxe version" that includes demo versions, and a simple, single-disc album remaster.

Gregg-Allman-110510.jpg Gregg Allman will release a posthumous new album titled Southern Blood later this year. The album is set to drop on September 8 and will feature the lead-off single "My Only True Friend." Guitarist Scott Sharrad spoke on the new single and says that Allman had the track kicking around for a while before it was released. "We performed it live one time . . ."

HeartBand-062113.jpg Heart rocker Nancy Wilson's side project Roadcase Royale has confirmed that their debut album is set for release this fall. The release is due from Loud and Proud Records in September and reps from the label say they're thrilled to represent a new sound from legendary artists.

Rihanna-061616.jpg Rihanna took time out of her busy schedule this week to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife. She had the meeting to promote her Clara Lionel Foundation which engages in various charitable sectors on behalf of women and girls.

trent-061616.jpg Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor recently took some time to meet with a terminally ill fan named Paula at the FYF Fest in Los Angeles. A GoFundMe campaign was launched last month to raise funds so that Paula could attend the concert.

keith-urban-062316.jpg Keith Urban and Frankie Ballard shared the stage at the Great Jones County Fair in Monticello, Iowa earlier this week, teaming up for a cover of Georgia Satellites' 1986 Southern rock hit, "Keep Your Hands to Yourself."

phoenix-band-111816.jpg Phoenix has added a new string of dates to their previously confirmed slate of shows. The new shows will all be in North America and will kick off on October 10 in Columbus, Ohio at Express Live! The dates will continue through October 21 when they wrap in Monterrey, Mexico on November 19 at the Live Out Festival.

kelly-061616.jpg R. Kelly has reportedly hired former Bill Cosby lawyer Monique Pressley as he faces allegations that he is holding women captive against their will. "Pressley is well-known for her appearances as a legal contributor across the news networks," The Daily Mail reports. "Pressley stepped down as a member of Cosby's legal team in his sexual assault case last August . . ."

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