John Fogerty helped out a Philadelphia fan named Bianca Curnane who couldn't afford to buy tickets to his Philly show last week. She posted a plea to Craigslist looking for help. "Just don't have the means to get tickets right now and am a HUGE CCR fan," she wrote. "With the impending storms, I thought maybe some people would back out and not be able to sell their tickets."
Thomas Rhett says that his sophomore record, Tangled Up, is due on September 25. In a presser, Rhett says that the album draws on a number of influences - not just country music. "This album is something we've been working on for two years, and musically, it really pulls from all the things I have been inspired by during that time," he began.
Taylor Swift has announced that her ongoing 1989 world tour has added stops in Singapore and China. The Singapore dates come on November 7 and 8, while the China dates come in Shanghai on November 10 and 11. Tay's current 1989 single "Bad Blood" is the forth-consecutive chart-topping release from the album, and currently holds the record for the most views in a 24-hour period.
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, who served as Chief Creative Officer for Beats and now has a similar role at Apple Music, says the new music service is like "walking into an independent record shop." "I want that feeling of walking into an independent record shop, if there are still any that exist, like Amoeba [Records], and being delighted by the choices . . ."
Katy Perry is embroiled in a legal battle with a group of nuns over a property dispute. A group of five nuns had sold the Immaculate Heart of Mary convent in Los Feliz, California to restaurateur Dana Hollister two weeks ago for $15.5 million, who has already moved in. Now Archbishop Jose Gomez has done his own deal with Katy for $14.5 million cash.
Kendrick Lamar has dropped a new music video for his track "Alright." The seven-minute clip, directed by Colin Tilley, sees Lamar doing donuts in his car while tossing massive stacks of money out the window and hovering above the sidewalk as he travels down the street. Though ultimately "Alright" speaks to a great issue.
Journey drummer Dean Castronovo is facing charges of rape, sexual abuse and assault, stemming from a June arrest which was initially described as a domestic dispute. The Oregonian reports that Deen was initially booked for "three counts of fourth-degree assault, menacing, second-degree criminal mischief, unlawful use of a weapon and coercion."
After rumors surfaced that Kacey Musgraves' "Good Ol' Boys Club" was a Taylor Swift diss track, Kacey has spoken to clear the air. Speaking with Radio.com, Kacey explained the song's genesis. "It's about not wanting to be part of anybody's club, anybody's big machine," she says, addressing the line that some had taken it as a shot at Swift's label, Big Machine Records.
Robin Thicke has released "Morning Sun," a single from the upcoming follow-up to last year's Paula. Thicke dropped a lyric video to accompany the new track, and the cut is also available via iTunes. "You were born a star / But now you're my midnight moon and my morning sun," sings Thicke on the mid-tempo cut.
Beck hit the stage for a secret show at London's The Social on Tuesday, June 30. The private show was open to only 100 guests and was organized by the publishers of his sheet music book, Faber. The "Loser" star played covers by both the Rolling Stones and Prince during the show. "It's a good thing I'm small so that I can make it through the crowd."
Dolly Parton has added a second benefit show for the W.O. Smith School of Music, after the first show, "Dolly Parton: Pure and Simple," sold out quickly. Tickets for the second show, which happens at the Ryman Auditorium on August 1, go on sale on Thursday, July 2 at 10 a.m. "The show won't be flashy, but I will be. I don't have video screens, pyrotechnics and the like," Parton says.
Puff Daddy & the Family have released "Finna Get Loose," a cut featuring Pharrell Williams from Bad Boy family reunion record. "I wanna snatch them out they f-kin' sleep with some sh-t, with some tones they ain't never hear!" said in a promo clip for the cut. Rolling Stone writes that the tune "finds the Bad Boy Entertainment mogul trading rhymes with Pharrell.
My Chemical Romance's Mikey Way will join Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley for a series of shows under the moniker Deryck Whibley And The Happiness Machines. Way will be playing bass for the new emsemble, recently posting on Instagram, "My dude, Deryck Whibley, is playing some shows around town and I'm looking forward to joining him for a few songs!"
Neve Campbell is joining the cast of Netflix hit series "House Of Cards." According to Entertainment Weekly, she is currently filming for season four, but her exact role is unknown. While everyone is keeping tight lipped on what exactly Campbell's role will be, there had been speculation that season four would introduce a new, younger couple to rival Frank and Claire.
Miguel stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform "Coffee," a single from his latest album, Wildheart. In a skit, Miggy surprised a pair of young ladies by serenading them with the tune in a coffee shop. "It's the hope and desperation of the city that I wanted to capture," said Mig on a separate appearance on Good Morning America. "Expect it to be wild."