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GarthBrooks1.jpg Garth Brooks says that the record of his latest album, Man Against Machine, came before the song of the same name. He spoke with Indiana radio station WKDQ on the process of naming the LP. "The album was always titled Man Against Machine, but as we're cutting this thing, [I] start[ed] to realize how much the music is up against," he said.

KeyshiaCole-050211.jpg BET has aired the final episode of its video countdown program 106 & Park. The farewell feature saw appearances by the shows original hosts Free Marie and A.J. Calloway, along with performances by Keyshia Cole and Wale. "They tryna get rid of this. They tryna get rid of our voice. They tryna get rid of our style. They tryna get rid of our culture," said Wale

robertsmith.jpg The Cure performed a massive 40 song set at their Christmas show at London's Hammersmith Eventim on Sunday, December 21. It was the first night of a three night residency, and the band celebrated with a setlist packed with favorites and rarities. Highlights included the live debut of The Head on the Door B-side "A Man Inside My Mouth."

Joe-cocker-122314.jpg Joe Cocker, most well known for his hit duet "Up Where We Belong" with Jennifer Warnes, has died at the age of 70, after losing his battle with lung cancer. Joe's agent Barrie Marshall said, "he was without the doubt the greatest rock/soul voice ever to come out of Britain- and remained the same man throughout his life."

Dream-10042009.jpg The-Dream has released a new song called "Fruition," a seductive slow jam that finds him praising a woman. "It's so hard to find someone like you / I've searched under stars and many a moon," he croons on the cut. According to Exclaim, the track finds Dream at his most smooth. "It's as smooth as one would expect from the R&B singer, pairing his velvety vocals with sappy love lyrics."

mileycyrus-110713.jpg Miley Cyrus posted a picture of herself to Instagram as a crazy elf. In one pic she pretends to drink from a pitcher filled with dollar bills, while in another she poses with a giant stuffed reindeer. In another photo she wears a colorful cowboy hat and sparkly leggings while wielding a toy machine gun. The next day she added a selfie in a pink wig with gold gift-bow nipple pasties.

AliceCoopers.jpg Alice Cooper hosted his annual Christmas Pudding benefit show in Phoenix this year, and the event featured appearances from members of Night Ranger, Rainbow and the E Street Band. The event raises money for the Solid Rock Foundation, a local organization Cooper started with his wife Sheryl that encourages youth to get involved with the arts and their community.

MeghanLinsey-032013.jpg Meghan Linsey has released the music video for "Love Never Sleeps," a cut from her recently released self-titled EP. The video features Linsey on her daily commute in Nashville, singing about love. "Oh I can't get enough of what we've got / Call it lucky but forget me not / Just keep it comin' baby don't you stop, oh no, no no," she sings.

usher.jpg Usher took over the stage on The Graham Norton Show to perform his hit "Good Kisser." Ush is set to hit Europe on his The UR Experience tour early next year, and gave fans a preview of what to expect with the performance. In late November, the R&B star released a five-minute promo for the trek, titled "The UR Experience (VEVO Tour Exposed)."

tombrokaw-122214.jpg Tom Brokaw has announced that his cancer is in remission, sending a note to NBC to share the news. "A year ago my future was more uncertain than I cared to acknowledge but now I face the New Year with very encouraging news," he wrote. "The cancer is in remission and I will shortly go on a drug maintenance regimen to keep it there."

Eltonjohn-071511.jpg Longtime partners Elton John and David Furnish have wed, tying the knot in a ceremony in the U.K. on Sunday, December 21. The date coincided with their ninth anniversary together. David and Victoria Beckham, musician Ed Sheeran and actor David Walliams were in attendance at the event. "The perfect end to the perfect day."

kourtneykardashian-113011.jpg Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick have unveiled the name of their new baby boy, Reign Aston. It's their third kid for Kourtney and Scott, who are already parents to Mason, 5, and Penelope, 2.

theStrokes-020510.jpg Julian Casablancas + the Voidz have pulled out of several dates in Australia and Asia citing logistical complications. The band broke news of the canceled dates in an official statement, noting that they hope to reschedule the dates. "Unfortunately, due to unforeseen logistical circumstances, we must cancel our planned trip to Australia and Asia," it said.

AdamLevine-080311.jpg Maroon 5 have released a remix to "Animals" featuring a guest verse from Big Boi. The latest version follows a September remix that saw J. Cole adding a verse. "I run my fingers over that cleavage like I'm reading braille / She's the leading lady in every one of my freaky tales," raps Boi on the track. According to Music Times, the cut features the usual M5 fare.

Mjackson-072712.jpg The estate of Michael Jackson has renewed its long time relationship with BMI, the firm which maintains rights to the King of Pop's catalog. "We are pleased to announce our continued representation of Michael's extraordinary and vast catalogue," BMI president and CEO Mike O'Neill said in a statement. "Since 1976, we've had the privilege of licensing his works."