Justin Timberlake has opened up about the making of the film Trolls, fatherhood and his new music coming in the future. J-Tim not only lent his voice to the film, but was also enlisted as the music director for the film. "I kept bringing up 'Saturday Night Fever' with this movie," he says. "The filmmakers say they were inspired by the two sides of the '70s . . ."
Marilyn Manson has signed on to appear in the role of a ruthless hitman in the new film Let Me Make You A Martyr. The film is set to premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal and initial footage shows Manson's character delivering a frightening ultimatum. "Look, you would have shot me if you were man enough when I walked through the f*****g door . . ."
Alicia Keys has revealed some new music during a recent show in Los Angeles. The show came earlier this week at the legendary Troubadour venue in Hollywood and found the R&B star backed by a 6-piece ensemble. Speaking with the audience, Keys noted that all the new music will be featured on a new album and that she considers it her best work yet.
Kip Moore has offered up his cover of a Josh Turner song for a recent St. Jude's Children's Hospital charity. Moore shared a video from his visit to the hospital during which he offers up his version of Turner's song "Your Man." Moore has long been a supporter of children's charities and also recently shared a video of two children of different races sharing a long hug.
Killers bassist Mark Stoermer has released new details for a forthcoming solo release. The new album is titled Dark Arts and is set for release on August 5. It features singer David Hopkins, who appears regularly with the band Bombay Heavy. "It's writing a song together and basically texting each other a line at a time."
Gwen Stefani recalled working with the late Prince on the track "Waiting Room," which appeared on No Doubt's 2001 album Rock Steady. For the session, Stefani recounts that she went to Paisley Park after Prince had reached out to Stefani to collaborate. Prince had re-written the song and, as Stefani recalls, was on "a whole 'nother planet, level" of talent.
After a few weeks of rest, Joe Perry is set to rejoin the Hollywood Vampires after collapsing backstage on July 10. The band broke the news of Perry's return on their official Facebook page. Blabbermouth reports that sources close to Perry and the band told Premiere Networks that a combination of dehydration and exhaustion caused Perry to collapse backstage in Brooklyn, New York.
Lynyrd Skynyrd's Garry Rossington underwent heart surgery recently, which is why the band was forced to cancel the next few weeks of their current tour. "The Lynyrd Skynyrd band is canceling or rescheduling the next 2 weeks of touring, while Gary Rossington recovers at home from heart surgery to repair blockage in his arteries," the group announced on its Facebook page.
On the second night of his 'Summer Sixteen Tour,' Drake took aim at Joe Budden. "We got that good energy going on," he said at one point in the show. "I should've brought Joe Budden up here to let him do 'Pump It Up' one time… F**k them ni**as, man." Budden responded on Twitter in a tweet that has since been deleted. He said "He want attention lol."
A new David Bowie boxset Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976) will include Bowie's complete unreleased album The Gouster. Pitchfork reports that Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti wrote the liner notes for the upcoming set. While the set is due out Parlophone, there is no official track listing or release date.
Willie Nelson's new premium line of cannabis, Willie's Reserve, will be available in select marijuana vendors in Washington and Colorado by August, with plans to expand to future legal states as herb advocates seek to end marijuana prohibition in the U.S. "I've smoked enough, and I want to give back," Nelson said in a press release. "Now that legalization is spreading across the country."
Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard is giving up on all social media so that he can get back to focusing on real life. "I've done a lot of thinking and praying about this for the last few days and I think it's time for me to take a break from social media indefinitely," he writes Instagram. "I spend way to much of my valuable time worrying about my next post."
Catfish and the Bottlemen have been busy promoting their most recent album, The Ride, released this past May. In support of the new album, the group just unveiled a new music video for the track "Twice." The video, which was directed by Jim Canty, is shot entirely in black and white footage.
Lady Gaga has voiced her support for the Black Lives Matter Movement. "I pray for the black community who suffer fear of prejudice, violence & injustice. We need lawfulness, fairness, unity," she tweeted, followed by the hashtag #BlackLivesMatters. Gaga is speaking out after a pair of shooting deaths, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
Mariah Carey cozied up to Leonardo DiCaprio at a fundraising gala for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in St. Tropez. Carey stunned in a black gown that featured a daring plunging neckline and thigh-high slit, complete with fishnet stockings. Though they arrived separately, Carey attended the event with billionaire fiancé James Packer.