Lady Antebellum star Charles Kelley and his wife have revealed that they are expecting a boy. Charles and Cassie appeared on Good Morning America earlier this week and broke news of their new addition to the family as part of GMA's "fertility week" special. "I was so excited to announce on the show that we are having a baby BOY!" Cassie wrote on her website.
Various rock icons including Alice Cooper and Slash have paid tribute to the late horror film icon Wes Craven. The Nightmare on Elm Street director passed away this week from brain cancer at the age of 76. Craven had a long history of supporting hard rock and heavy metal artists from Alice Cooper, Megadeth, Kiss, Van Halen and Whitesnake.
The Zac Brown Band has confirmed plans for their Castaway with Southern Ground destination concert event. The trip is set to take place on January 27 to 31, 2016 and will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya resort in Mexico. Tickets for the event will start at $1,700 and live performances will include ZBB as well as Kacey Musgraves and Michael Franti & Spearhead.
Kendrick Lamar has opened up about how the crowds at the recent Reading and Leeds festivals compare to audiences in his hometown of Compton, California. During his hotly anticipated headlining set Kendrick said the audiences were more similar than one might guess. "One thing I Love about being out here, it kinda reminds me of Compton," Lamar said after performing "I."
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.