Marvin Gaye's family has given the green light to Jamie Foxx to chronicle the life of the late singer in a new biopic.
John Mayer and members of the Grateful Dead are set to resurrect Dead & Company for a new tour next summer.
Eli Young Band bassist Jon Jones and wife Sarah have welcomed a new member of their family, a new baby girl.
The Rolling Stones have released Blue & Lonesome, their first new studio album in over a decade. It also marks the veteran bands first ever blues album.
Granger Smith suffered serious injuries after falling from the stage during a recent performance. The singer managed to finish his set, but was taken to the emergency room after the show.
Neil Young has announced the cancellation of his 2017 Bluesfest appearance. The event is scheduled to take place in Australia next year and news of the cancellation comes shortly after Young's agent announced the cancellation of his entire tour in the region. "Although I have been aware of this as a possibility for a couple of weeks now, I have been appealing to Neil's management . . ."
Alicia Keys and Maren Morris hit the stage together on a recent edition of the show CMT Crossroads. The show brings together artists from within the country genre along with those from other genres and often finds them covering one another's material. "It's cool to see an artist that is so iconic in her own right — in every right really — singing words that I wrote . . ."
Jack White and his Third Man Records label have announced a partnership with a school at the protestor encampment in Standing Rock, South Dakota. The rock icon and his label will offer support to the school, which works with the children of those protesting the planned oil pipeline in the area. The label shared news of the support for the cause in an open letter.
Bob Dylan skipped a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House with the rest of the American Nobel Prize winners. "Unfortunately, Bob Dylan will not be at the White House today. So everyone can relax," Obama's top spokesman, Josh Earnest, told reporters. He did not explain why Dylan decided not to attend.
Drake and French Montana have shared their "ten commandments" for hookups. The latter shared a photo of the list via Instagram on which the pair refer to their partners as "tings," hookups as a "splash" and the dating process as "hunting." Some of the rules on the list include: "Thou shall never pillow talk or discuss business with a ting."
Lynyrd Skynyrd has been forced to cancel a pair of shows due to a family emergency with singer Johnny Van Zant. The band was scheduled to perform at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas on December 2 and 3, but announced that the shows have been cancelled and that the band will return to the venue next year. No specific details regarding the nature of the family emergency were announced.
Katy Perry penned a deeply heartfelt thank you to Hillary Clinton on Instagram. "First and foremost, I am incredibly grateful to have received the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award from my hero @HillaryClinton. This award will be a constant reminder to get out of my bubble and back into the field to shine a light on issues that matter most . . ."
Elton John will reportedly retire next year in order to spend more time with his family. John is looking to retire in 2017 after he wraps up his current musical commitments, according to reports. The singer will also turn 70 next year. John originally announced plans to retire in 2018, but has pushed the date up to focus on his two sons Zachary and Elijah.
Kelly Rowland is lending some advice to new moms in her first book, Whoa, Baby!: A Guide for New Moms Who Feel Overwhelmed and Freaked Out (And Wonder What the #*@& Just Happened). Rowland penned the new book alongside OB-GYN Dr. Tristan Emily Bickman, which she culled from her real life mothering experiences with two-year-old son Titan Jewell.
Randy Travis made a surprise appearance onstage at Charlie Daniels' 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam in Nashville. Daniels was stunned as Travis walked onstage to help present him with the Rare Country Humanitarian of the Year Award, which he earned for his efforts with the Journey Home Project.