Common released his new track "Blak Majik" featuring songstress Jhene Aiko. The rapper mentions his ex-girlfriend Erykah Badu in the song when he raps, "Who in the game had the baddest hoes?" He mentioned why he wanted Aiko to guest on the song to Rap-Up TV. "I wanted to team up with [Jhené] and do a song that was fresh."
Lou Gramm was forced to cancel his appearance at the Lake Festival of Nations in Sherbrooke on Saturday, July 19. Organizers found out about the cancellation in an email the Thursday before the scheduled event. "A doctor's note confirms his inability to travel by air and perform on stage in this state," spokesman Jean-Pierre Beaudoin said during a news conference.
Christina Milian is readying her new mixtape, Tina Turn Up, for release. The singer revealed the title of the mixtape and that it will be dropping before her new album in an interview with Splash News. "I'm actually thinking of maybe doing a mixtape, which is cool because I'll have the opportunity to release music instead of letting any song sit, and put out songs . . ."
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, along with Coldplay's Chris Martin, Bon Jovi's Jon Bon Jovi, System Of A Down's Serj Tankian, Matisyahu and Wyclef Jean, will all be featured on Avicii's new album. The forthcoming album will be the Swedish DJ's follow-up to 2013's True.
The George Harrison memorial tree was ironically destroyed by beetles. The pine that was killed by the insects was planted in 2004 near L.A.'s Griffith Observatory in honor of the late Beatle, local councilman Tom LaBonge told The Los Angeles Times. In 2013 the tree had grown to be 10 feet tall, but with the onslaught of beetles could not be saved.
Panic! At The Disco's donated $1,000 to a gay rights campaign after the Westboro Baptist Church engaged in homophobic picketing at the band's Kansas City show. The band vowed to give $20 to Human Rights Campaign's Pride 2014 gay movement for every person who picketed with the Westboro Baptist Church at their show.
Nicki Minaj is featured on August Alsina's remix for his song "No Love." The original track is part of the singer's debut album, Testimony, which was released on April 15. In the song the New Orleans crooner professes he does not want a relationship at the moment, but Minaj tries to convince him otherwise.
U2 has plans to release new music before the end of the year, according to a recent report from The Sun. It has been said that the band will reportedly release their new album in November. This disc will be their follow-up to 2009's No Line On The Horizon. Over the past few months they have been recording in the studio with Danger Mouse.
A hotel inspired by Bob Dylan's life called The Hotel Dylan has opened in Woodstock, New York. The upstate New York hotel is located a few miles away from where Dylan used to record near Route 28. The new structure is at the center of a new complex, which is designed by Paul Covello and architects Cortney and Robert Novogratz.
Matthew McConaughey is reportedly in talks to appear in a forthcoming new espionage biopic titled "The Company Man." The film will center on the life of Ed Wilson, a former Marine who entered the CIA in the 1950s and played an integral role in U.S. intelligence during the Cold War. Wilson had initially worked with the CIA throughout the Cold War and beyond.
Former Destiny's Child member Farrah Franklin was arrested in near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina early Sunday morning for disorderly conduct. The 33-year-old had been hanging out with NFL players Daquan Bowers of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Ricky Sapp of the Houston Texans when she was arrested by police. She was booked at 4:55 a.m.
Kristian Bush is set to make his solo debut at the Grand Ole Opry on July 18. The show, which is hosted by Brad Paisley, will also feature Sarah Darling, Mark Wills and Striking Matches. "I thought how cool it would be if we tried to give away money from a guitar case instead of ask for money," Bush tells Rolling Stone Country.
FX has confirmed plans to renew their hit series "Fargo" for a second season. The new season will once again be written and produced by Noah Hawley and will feature and entirely new case and will be reset in a new time period. "We could not be more proud of Fargo," said John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks.
The Chinese government has placed a ban on fruit drinks that are made to look like blood and are sold in blood bags, which have become popular among fans of shows, such as "The Vampire Diaries." The government has also banned all products packaged in fake blood bags. The Wall Street Journal reported that the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) released a statement warning consumers.
T-Pain has announced a new 17-city Drankin Patna tour, named after his single of the same name. He will be joined by Snootie Wild, Bando Jonez, Rich Kidz and Mykell Vaughn for the new trek, which kicks off on August 11 in Orlando and wraps August 27 in Chicago.