The members of Pink Floyd had reportedly managed to keep the legendary inflatable pig from their album cover for Animals out of a recent auction. The pig was set to hit the auction block as part of a sale from Air Artists, who are the prop company that made the original pig, who is named Algie. "We made a list of all the inflatables that we weren't going to store anymore . . ."
Chris Brown has revealed that he has used a portion of his hard earned wealth to purchase 14 Burger King franchises. He revealed the details in Us Weekly's "25 Things You Didn't Know About Me" column, in which he also opened up about his eating habits and hobbies. He also revealed the he plans to name is forthcoming new album after his daughter, Royalty.
On the 25th anniversary of Stevie Ray Vaughn's death, Bob Seger says he wrote "Hey Gypsy," a cut from his Ride Out record, in memory of the blues virtuoso. "I wrote kind of as a tribute to Stevie, who I've always been a huge fan of," Seger says in a video tribute. "I remember the last time I saw [him]; it was at an Eric Clapton concert."
Legendary horror filmmaker Wes Craven has died at the age of 76. He directed such beloved films as the original "Nightmare on Elm Street" as well as the "Scream" franchise and lost his battle with brain cancer earlier this week. Craven is survived by his wife Iya Labunka, who is a film producer and former vice president at Sony Films. He continued working until the very end of his life.
Former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora is currently developing a new series for HBO. Sambora told ABC that the show is about "the toil, trials and tribulations" that a young rock band endures on its journey to the big time. He added that he came up with the idea for the show after being approached to write his autobiography.
Rihanna, the Brand Ambassador and Creative Director at Puma, is featured in a new ad for the clothing and shoe company. In the black and white pic, Riri poses in workout pants and a sports bra. "Proud to be on the team!!! @PUMA X BADGAL #ForeverFaster," Rih posted in a July Instagram shot. Rihanna's duties as Brand Ambassador and Creative Director at Puma include designing her own line.
Carlos Santana is currently working on putting together a jazz fusion supergroup he's called Supernova, according to Billboard. Billboard reports that Supernova will feature Santana and his wife, drummer Cindy Blackman, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, keyboardist Herbie Hancock and guitarist John McLaughlin.
Rap and hip-hop tastemakers are remembering Lauryn Hill's The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill in the 17th anniversary of its release. "My impression when I first heard the album is I couldn't stop playing it," Ed Lover told AllHipHop.
U2 have released the music video for "Song for Someone," a cut from the band's latest album, Songs of Innocence. The vid, directed by Matt Mahurin, was shot in Malibu and sees footage of Bono interspersed with clips of the desert and nighttime skies. It's not the first vid that the group has released for the song; last month they released a nine-minute short film.
Nicki Minaj will celebrate her third time performing at the MTV Video Music Awards by opening the show, MTV has announced. MTV has also announced that a host of other stars will be performing during the annual awards event.
Lenny Kravitz will release a new concert film later this year via Eagle Rock Entertainment, simply titled Just Let Go. "Shot over the course of three months in the fall of 2014 during the European leg of Kravitz's world tour, Just Let Go features spectacular live performances of some of the best loved tracks from the artist's legendary career," Eagle Rock says of the release.
Janelle Monae and her Wondaland record labelmates took part recently in a Don't Shoot PDX protest. According to KGW, Monae performed her protest song "Hell You Talmbout," which lists names of black men and women killed by police, in front of a crowd of about 200 protestors. "So you say their name, call them out, lift them up," event organizers said.
Toby Keith was moved to tears during a concert in North Carolina after hearing a speech from a 93-year-old veteran. Keith was performing at PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, where he introduced Lt. Colonel Harry Frizzell, Sr.
Singer Jazmine Sullivan recently relived a past abusive relationship on her Instagram. Posting a picture of her standing in a Pier 1 Imports store, Sullivan wrote "The last time I was in this store was during my abusive relationship with my ex 3-4 years ago. I used to come and walk around this store for hours just to get away from him and the house," she wrote. "I would cry in here."
Adele is planning to release her third album this November, according to Billboard. Billboard reports that the currently untitled record, rumored to be called 25, will include a song written by Tobias Jesso Jr, as well as input from producer Danger Mouse, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder and pop writer-producer Max Martin.