"Blurred Lines" writers Robin Thicke, Pharrell and T.I. are planning to appeal the ruling in the copyright case that awarded 50 percent of all song royalties to the estate of Marvin Gaye. The trio has filed a suit in the 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals. The lawsuit states: "What happened was a cascade of legal errors, warranting this court's reversal or new trial."
Dolly Parton has offered up her new collaboration with Emmy Lou Harris and Linda Ronstadt titled "Waltz Across Texas Tonight." The track was released by the trio in 1994 and is included on a special deluxe edition release of their aptly titled album Trio. "You've been on a road that just don't seem to end / Where that broken old heart of yours won't ever mend . . ."
Alicia Keys has been announced as a headlining performer at the upcoming Apple Music Festival. The event is scheduled to take place between September 18 and 30 in London's Round House venue and will also feature a host of other top headliners. Keys also made recent headlines when she revealed that she has stopped wearing makeup on The Voice.
Corey Taylor says that he thinks people hate Slipknot because "they've been around too long." Taylor told Alternative Press that people assumed Slipknot "would turn into just a gimmick band that really just rested on its visuals," and he also said it was clear "people forgot just how talented we f*****g were."
David Crosby is set to go on tour in support of his new album, Lighthouse. The tour will begin in Atlanta, Georgia on November 11 and wrap up in Ithaca, NY December 16. Crosby's new album is comprised of acoustic tunes. He has given fans a taste of the album by releasing the song, "The City." The album, Lighthouse is scheduled for release on October 21.
Usher has changed the name of his eighth studio album yet again, changing the title from Flawed to Hard II Love. He also announced the album will be released in September. The news comes courtesy of an iTunes pre-order page in New Zealand, which states that the new record is expected to drop September 16.
Attention ladies, Dustin Lynch is single but he isn't looking for anything serious right now. "I am single still, I'm not looking to get tied down at all," he told reporters at South in Nashville. "I can't even record an album right now — I'm so busy — so a relationship is not going to happen." He added that his upcoming new record, the follow-up to 2014's Where It's At.
Britney Spears' story is making its way to the TV screen. A biopic of the "Toxic" and "Oops, I Did It Again" singer has been greenlit by Lifetime. The network and Asylum Entertainment will be producing the TV movie, which is rumored to star Natasha Bassett from Hail, Caesar! as the pop star. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed Lifetime's description of film.
Elton John has been announced as a headlining performer at the upcoming Apple Music Festival. The event is scheduled to take place between September 18 and 30 in London's Round House venue and will also feature a host of other top headliners. John also made recent headlines with news that he has decided to donate $10 million dollars to Africa's LGBT population.
Florence And The Machine have debuted their latest track. The new song is titled "Wish That You Were Here," which is a collaboration between songstress Florence Welch and Tim Burton. It will be featured on the soundtrack for Burton's latest film Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. A statement from Welch reveals she's a fan of Burton's.
A new Beach Boys compilation featuring some of the earliest recordings has been released as a two-disc set on Omnivore Records. The recordings are pre-Capital Records era sessions. These recordings have come out in fragments over the years. Often they were released without permission and therefore suffered from inferior sound quality.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band gave his hometown fans a bang for their buck at two recent shows. The Boss played his two longest stateside performances on August 23 and 25. The two shows both took place in East Rutherford, New Jersey at the MetLife Stadium. The August 23 show broke his personal record for the longest U.S. show clocking in at three hours and 52 minutes.
R.E.M. have announced plans for a 25th anniversary reissue of Out Of Time, their seventh studio album originally released in 1991. The reissue will be available in three different formats: 2-CD, 3-LP, and a deluxe 4-disc set. It will include a remastered version of the album as well as demos of previously unreleased songs and non-album b-sides.
The Country Music Hall of Fame is honoring country legends, Alabama, with a new exhibit. The exhibit includes artifacts dating back forty years. Some of the artifacts on display include signature guitars used by the band, photos and other mementos. Other personal items from band members Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, and Jeff Cook are on display.
Aaliyah has been tributed by a slew of hip-hop and R&B's biggest names on the fifteenth anniversary of her death. One such tribute came via Missy Elliott who took to Instagram, saying that she still thinks of Aaliyah on a daily basis. "15 years later to me feels like just yesterday," she wrote. "I can still hear your laughter, I can clearly see us dancing in the studio . . ."