Jack White spent his Friday playing more than music. The frontman for the White Stripes participated in a celebrity baseball tournament at the University of North Alabama. White batted and played first baseman for his team Third Man Records in Florence, Alabama on Friday, August 26. The Third Man team dressed in black and yellow uniforms.
Kanye West reportedly recreated scenes from his "Famous" video during a recent stop at an art exhibit. The unannounced opening took place in Los Angeles and found Yeezy displaying the wax figures of nude celebrities bodies previously displayed in the video. The initially controversial video featured West and wife Kim Kardashian's nude wax likenesses.
Thomas Rhett has offered up the first in his Thomas Rhett and Friends concert series. The concert series will serve as a charity fundraiser for the group 147 Million Orphans and will be held at the Old School venue in Nashville on October 4. The charity group pledges to "provide food, water, medicine, shelter and education to vulnerable children in the name of Jesus . . ."
Mariah Carey has offered up a first look of her appearance as a guest star on the upcoming season of Empire. The clip finds her character in the studio tracking a duet with Jussie Smollett's Jamal Lyon and helping "dig deep to overcome personal difficulties and reach a musical breakthrough." News of the guest appearance broke earlier this month.
Blue Oyster Cult have offered up a live clip of their signature track "Don't Fear the Reaper" for a new concert film set to air on the Audience Network. The clip shows the band playing the song on a warehouse-like soundstage for the new concert doc, which will air on September 2 on DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Britney Spears took the stage for a performance of her current single "Make Me . . ." alongside G-Easy at the recent MTV Video Music Awards. The appearance marked her first performance at the VMA's since her panned 2007 performance of the track "Work Bitch." Spears has been hard at work in her Las Vegas residency but took time out for the event.
Tim McGraw has released a new lyric video for the single "How I'll Always Be." The track is pulled from McGraw's most recent release Damn Country Music and finds lyrics to the new track placed over video footage of McGraw in the studio, on the road, and hanging out behind the scenes. McGraw is the latest musician urging fans to help out victims of the Louisiana flood.
Scottish pop act Chvrches dedicated a track to the late famed gorilla Harambe at the Reading Festival. The animal was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo earlier this year and has since drawn tributes from various celebrities. Before playing their track "Under the Tide," band member Martin Doherty exclaimed "RIP Harambe!"
John Lennon's murderer has been denied parole for the ninth time. Mark Chapman, who shot the Beatles legend in New York City on December 1, 1980, met earlier this month with a three board parole committee who has extended his prison term for at least another three years. Chapman was sentenced to 20 years to life for killing Lennon.
Ariana Grande and ,Nicki Minaj have collaborated on a new song, "Side To Side." The two pop stars just put the music to a film, which is akin to a workout video. The video features Grande and Minaj doing various workout routines. Many of the workout modes require a complete makeover, so their look changes throughout the video.
Eddie Vedder connected earlier this month with Elvis Costello for a rendition of the latter's track "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?" at the Ohana Festival in California. He also appeared during the set of former Pearl Jam drummer Jack Irons. Eddie's also has made some non-musical connections recently as he was cradled by Dennis Rodman.
Trace Adkins has reportedly signed on to appear in the new project Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story. The film is set for release this fall and features Adkins in the starring role as Nathaniel Reed, a reformed gunslinger who is forced to come out of retirement to defeat an old foe. News of the film comes at a busy time for Adkins, who also recently released his newest single "Lit.
Beyoncé has won big at the recent Video Music Awards. Queen Bey took the Video of the year award for "Formation," as well as "Best Female Video for "Hold Up," Best Pop Video for "Formation," Breakthrough Long-Form Video for "LEMONADE," Best Choreography for "Formation," Best Direction for "Formation," Best Cinematography for "Formation," and Best Editing for "Formation."
Bruce Springsteen gave the engagement gift of a lifetime to one lucky couple, pausing his recent show and inviting them up on stage for the proposal. The show took place at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium and the Boss put a hold on his track "Jersey Girl" when he noticed the possible proposal going on in the front row. "What's going on down there?" asked The Boss.
Pete Wentz has opened up about the current status of Fall Out Boy and says the band is currently working on new material. During a recent performance at the Reading Festival the bassist admitted to the crowd that the band would soon be back "with new music." He also admitted before the show to NME that it's still a thrill to play such fests.