Weezer took to the stage for the first time with frontman Rivers Cuomo's father, Frank Cuomo, at L.A.'s Burgerama Festival this past weekend. The festival, which took place March 28-29 at The Observatory, also featured acts like Black Lips, Ariel Pink, Fidlar, Gang Of Four and Bone Thugs N-Harmony.
Russell Crowe has revealed that Michael Jackson used to prank call him. The King of Pop supposedly continued prank calling the actor after he had found out what fake name Crowe booked his hotel rooms under. "For two or three f*****g years, I never met him, never shook his hand, but he found out the name I stayed in hotels under, so it didn't matter where I was, he'd ring up . . ."
Willie Nelson is launching his own line of marijuana, and other related products, under the name Willie's Reserve. It's no secret that the 81-year-old country singer has been a longtime advocate of marijuana use. "Well, you know, Willie has spent a lifetime in support of cannabis, both the industrial hemp side and the marijuana side," said Michael Bowman.
Flo Rida has released his new track "I Don't Like It, I Love It," featuring Robin Thicke and Earth, Wind & Fire bassist Verdine White. The track is taken from the rapper's upcoming EP, My House. Other artists collaborating on tracks included on the release are Chris Brown on "Here It Is" and Sage the Gemini on "GDFR."
Film mogul Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual assault by 22-year-old Italian model Ambra Battilana. She came forward this week claiming that Weinstein groped her breasts, attempted to put his hand up her skirt and demanded a kiss during an event at the Tribeca Film Center on Friday. Battilana had previously made headlines when she shared her testimony against Silvio Berlusconi.
Bruce Springsteen has released his New Year's Eve show he played in 1980 at the Nassau Coliseum Concert. The release is the fourth offering, which is part of his campaign to reissue classic concerts from his archives. This particular release, which is known to bootleg collectors as Nassau Night, features the Boss performing 38 songs and was the final show in a three-night stand.
Jennifer Hudson and Iggy Azalea teamed up to perform their duet "Trouble" at the 2015 Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, March 28. Azalea donned a yellow jumpsuit that read "Trouble 060790," which is her birthdate. Hudson strutted her stuff in black and blue dress resembling a cop uniform. The two performed in front of a yellow jail cell.
Brandon Flowers has released the music video for his latest track, "Can't Deny My Love," which is featured on his upcoming solo album, The Desired Effect. In the clip, which is based on the Puritan short story "Young Goodman Brown," written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1835, Flowers is taken back to the 19th century.
Zac Brown Band have announced they will be performing at the 2015 Summerfest, which is taking place from June 24-28 and June 30-July 5 at Milwaukee's Henry Maier Festival Park. The band will be one of the acts headlining the Marcus Amphitheater, which also include concerts from Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Kings Of Leon and Linkin Park.
Paul McCartney and Ed Sheeran have joined forces with British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to release a duet to promote healthy eating. The song, which will be used to support Food Revolution Day, was co-written by Sheeran while McCartney helped create the backing music. It will be released for free on May 15.
Kendrick Lamar have announced they will be performing at the 2015 Summerfest, which is taking place from June 24-28 and June 30-July 5 at Milwaukee's Henry Maier Festival Park. The band will be one of the acts headlining the Marcus Amphitheater, which also include concerts from Kings Of Leon, ScHoolboy Q, Zac Brown Band and Linkin Park.
The schedule of events for Dollywood's 30th anniversary celebrations this year has been unveiled. Dolly Parton will be returning to her namesake park to kick off the Showcase of Stars with four concerts on August 8 and 9. This will be her first performance series at the park since her last Dollywood show in 2005.
Slash has announced a new release, Live at the Roxy 25.9.14, which is a performance at the Roxy in Los Angeles last September. Last year when Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators released their album, World On Fire, they celebrated with this show, which will be released on DVD and Blu-ray, and also as a two-CD and three-LP collection.
Destiny's Child reunited to perform at the 2015 Stellar Gospel Music Awards over the weekend. The girl group took the stage for the first time since their Superbowl performance, which was two years ago. Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland joined Michelle Williams to perform the latter's song "Say Yes," from her 2014 album Journey To Freedom.
Neil Diamond performed his first formal show ever in his native city of Brooklyn on Thursday, March 26 at the Barclays Center. The singer, aside from a surprise gig at his alma mater, Erasmus High School, in Flatbush in September, had never played an actual show in Brooklyn over his 50 year career. "I grew up in this fair borough," Diamond said. "It was a great place to grow up."