T.I. is hitting back in response to allegations that he wrote lyrics for Iggy Azalea. In a video interview with Bijou Star, Tip said that "I ain't no ghostwriter."
Joe Perry says that he was recently in the studio with Paul McCartney, but refused to elaborate on the project. Speaking with the Chicago Sun-Times, he said they spent a good deal of time in the studio: "To spend six or eight hours in studio with him recording! He makes you feel like [you're recording with just another guy]. He just happens to be a motherf—ing huge talent!"
Cissy Houston, the mother of the late Whitney Houston, has appealed to the Lifetime network to discontinue the production of its biopic on her daughter. Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Cissy asked the filmmakers to "please, please let her rest." "Lifetime has chosen to go ahead with the movie about Whitney in spite of my family's objections," she added.
Pearl Jam fronter Eddie Vedder was joined on stage by Cat Power's Chan Marshall last week in Portugul where the two performed their 2011 collab "Tonight You Belong to Me." Fan shot video of the performance is now circulating the web. Eddie brought Chan to the stage by introducing her as "one of my favorite singers of all time without a doubt."
Alan Jackson has been honored with an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and been named the HOF's Artist in Residence for 2014. The exhibit, Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin It Country, opens August 29 and runs through March 2015. Items on display include the water ski from his "Chattahoochee" video, hand written lyrics to his hits "Livin on Love."
KISS are among the acts to be confirmed at the Fashion Rocks show during Fashion Week in New York City. The two hour event, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, airs live on CBS from Brooklyn's Barclays Center on September 9. Other acts to take the stage include Usher, the Band Perry, Miranda Lambert, Afrojack, Duran Duran and Jennifer Lopez.
Susan Sarandon has revealed that she used to be romantically involved with David Bowie, going so far as to call her former lover "extraordinary." "He's worth idolizing. He's extraordinary," she told the Daily Beast. "That was a really interesting period. I wasn't supposed to have kids, and I'm the oldest of nine and had mothered all of them."
Usher is among the acts to be confirmed at the Fashion Rocks show during Fashion Week in New York City. The two hour event, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, airs live on CBS from Brooklyn's Barclays Center on September 9. Other acts to take the stage include KISS, the Band Perry, Miranda Lambert, Afrojack, Duran Duran and Jennifer Lopez.
Love and Theft have released the music video for "Night That You'll Never Forget," the lead single from their upcoming album. The vid features guest spots from Parmalee, JT Hodges, Maggie Rose and Joel Crouse, along with a cast of off the wall characters to make for a memorable party themed visual.
Lady Gaga is hitting back against those who fat shamed her after her recent performance at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. Critics on Twitter were eager to lash out at the Mother Monster after she put on some weight.
"Curvy and Proud," responded Gaga on Instagram, along with a picture of herself.
Jack White has been named as one of the headliners for the upcoming Farm Aid concert at Raleigh, NC's Walnut Creek Amphitheater on September 13. White will be joined by fellow headlining acts Neil Young and Willie Nelson for the event. Other acts on the bill include John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Jamey Johnson.
Dolly Parton has sold 500,000 copies of her album, Blue Smoke - the Best Of collection. The LP, which went gold in the U.K., packages her latest record, Blue Smoke, with a comp of hits from her long career. "Dolly could not be any happier," Dolly's manager Danny Nozell says. "She has worked very hard over the past several years to create the momentum that we have."
Beck has shared a teaser of the music video for "Heart Is a Drum," a cut from his latest album, Morning Phase. The black and white clip shows the songwriter wandering a farm as he encounters various characters. The characters include children, a dead woman, and a guitar-playing astronaut that emerges from a coffin. Beck picks up his current tour on July 27.
Following the flop of his latest record, Paula, Robin Thicke has admitted that his relationship with his wife of nine years, Paula Patton, is over. Sources tell TMZ that Thicke is working on a financial settlement with Patton. "Thicke is saying he will NOT be the one who files for divorce," the insider told the gossip site. "She'll have to do it. But he says he's done."
Cory Barron, a young man who went missing at a Jason Aldean concert in Cleveland, has turned up dead. Barron's family filed a missing persons report the day after the show at Progressive Field on July 18. Barron, 22, was found in a dumpster at a landfill four days later. Investigators found Barron's ID on him along with a ticket stub from the show.