Iggy Azalea slammed the media after stories about her supposed feud with collaborator Britney Spears went viral. During a recent Twitter Q&A, Azalea blamed poor promotion for the fact that her collaborative track with Spears, "Pretty Girls," didn't chart well. She said "unfortunately I'm just featured," a comment that Spears fan took umbrage with.
The Beastie Boys have revealed that they will no longer play live following the passing of founding member Adam "MCA" Yauch. Speculation about a possible reunion was sparked after the remaining two Beastie Boys filed a trademark application for the group's name for use in live performance. They were contacted by Pitchfork about the potential of any live shows without MCA.
Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris says that, following last year's cancer diagnosis, fronter Bruce Dickinson is recovered and "singing better than ever." Harris spoke with Kerrang, saying Bruce will open up about the ordeal when he feels like it.
Lady Antebellum have released a new music video for "Long Stretch of Love," the lead track taken off of their album 747. The new clip is a visual statement for the band, one full of walls of lights, pulsating strobes, a smoking drum kit, a flaming tire, and band member Charles Kelley jumping through a massive plane of glass.
Bruce Springsteen made a surprise guest appearance during the encore of Brian Wilson's Holmdel, New Jersey show on Wednesday, July 1. The Boss joined the Beach Boys legend for "Barbara Ann" and "Surfin' USA." The appearance appears to have surprised even Wilson's roadies, who are seen in fan shot footage scrambling to find Springsteen a guitar to play.
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Auction house Lelands is putting a dirty cartoon drawn by Doors fronter Jim Morrison on the block. The drawing features characters familiar from Charles M. Schultz's Peanuts gang having an off-color convo. "Charles M. Schultz would be outraged!" writes the auctioneers of the sketch. "Doors frontman Jim Morrison was quite the cut-up . . ."
Blake Shelton is teaming up with NBC for NBCSN's NASCAR Spring Cup Series opening video this season. The video features Shelton singing his song "Bringing Back the Sunshine." In the new clip he is joined by many of NASCAR's top drivers, including Dale Earnhardt Jr., Clint Bowyer, Danica Patrick, Jimmie Johnson and Austin Dillon.
Robin Thicke says that he was going through a "personal hell" during the trial which saw him pay millions to the kids of Marvin Gaye over his hit "Blurred Lines." Thicke and Pharrell Williams were ordered to pay $7.3 million for copying Gaye's 1977 single "Got to Give It Up." "When I did the deposition, it was two weeks after my separation from my wife," Thicke says.
Coldplay fronter Chris Martin surprised patrons of a Delhi bar, teaming up with Indian musician Vishal Dadlani for an impromptu gig. "We were at a dinner together, and he just went 'let's go play somewhere'! And, boom!" Dadlani explained on Twitter after. He added that the gig was "more jam, less gig. Chris did all the work, though. People were going apes**t."
Marisa Tomei has been cast in the FOX program "Empire" as Mimi Whiteman, a billionaire mogul who loves "fashion, hip-hop and women," according to reps. Tomei's character will be a recurring one. Tomei is just one of many already announced guests on season two of the show, which includes spots from Chris Rock, Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz.
Lee Brice has released the music video for "That Don't Sound Like You," the third single from his latest album, I Don't Dance. The video, directed by Ryan Smith, sees Brice belting out the tune on the beach. The visual sees Brice reminiscing about his old flame as the sun sets. The video was shot near Virginia Beach.
Luke Bryan has confirmed the dates for his upcoming 2015 Farm Tour. The dates will kick off at the M&J Farm in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and will run through October 10 when he'll wrap things up at the MJ Taylor farm in Valdosta, Georgia. Each year Bryan takes his band out into some of the country's most rural areas to, as he says, "turn the cornfields into a party."
Tiffani Thiessen has welcomed her second child, Holt Fisher Smith, into the world. Holt joins Thiessen and Brad Smith's four-year-old daughter, Harper, as the newest member of the clan. The star of the Cooking Channel series "Dinner at Tiffani's" posted a pic to Instagram of Harper holding the baby boy, along with the caption, "Yesterday Harper got a little brother!"
The Rolling Stones have announced "EXHIBITIONISM," their first ever major exhibition at London's Saatchi Gallery next year. "EXHIBITIONISM" will open to the public on April 6, 2016 and run through September 2016.
Chris Brown is making a bid to establish paternity of his one-year-old daughter Royalty. Breezy filed docs in a Houston court, which will give him the right to challenge the girl's mother, Nia Guzman, over child support and custody. Currently, Brown is paying $2,500 per month in child support, but Nia is asking for $15,000.